India has been the land of mysteries and paranormal activities. Many parts and states of India are still considered to be haunted or abrupt for human beings to stay or live. While some stories could be claimed to have been made up, till some of the still existing archaeological sites which have particular banned visiting hours, every historical site has some or the other story hidden behind them. India being a place rich in stories and ancient fables, a lot many places in this country have had mysterious happenings which remains unexplained till date. There are rumors to proofs and witnesses, yet there is always something spooky and unbelievable about some of these particular places. So here is the list of some of the most haunted places which still exist in India and which are still visiting by thousands of people each day and are popular places till date.
10. Forts of Bhangarh, Alwar (Rajasthan)
Built in the year 1613 by the great Kind Madho Singh, the son of great Mughal General Man Singh of Amber, this site is one of the oldest and scariest forts existing in India. This fort is believed to have been cursed by a famous Tantrik, Guru Balu Nath, which basically restricting or stopped people from building roofs over their houses. Only temples and other holy shrines were allowed to have a roof, else the whole place consisted of houses with no roof tops. The place is still believed to have witnessed break downs of a couple of houses with roof tops, and the locals there also believe that people who visit the fort after dark have returned. Due to some unexplained disappearances, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has banned the entry of visitors in this fort after sunset, and there is a board right outside this fort stating and warning about the same.
9. GP Block, Meerut (Uttar Pradesh)
The GP Block in Meerut is now one deserted lone lane in some corner of the city. It is a double storey building which is deserted and without any occupancy. People have claimed to see the spirits of four boys sitting at the edge of the terrace of that building. Others have claimed to have seen a woman coming out of the building in a red saree. The other locals also have apparently seen or witnessed the sight of four boys sitting around a table lit by a candle in the centre, and having beer. Such strange happenings and encounters have led to people avoiding that route at all, and today no one passes by this unknown yet haunted place.
8. Dumas Beach, Surat (Gujarat)
This beach is one beautiful beach in the city of Surat in Gujarat. This lovely place is known to be haunted as some people have mysteriously disappeared from this beach while taking a walk along the same beach during the night. This place is claimed to have been the place where ancient Hindus used to bury dead bodies for their funeral. The spirits of those dead bodies are said to have been lurking around this place since then, mysteriously whispering to people to not go forward and warning them to leave the beach and go back. A lot of whispering sounds have been reported from this beach, under very mysterious circumstances. There has been occurrences of paranormal activities taking place in this beach, the reason which remains unexplained till date. It is known to be the most spookiest beach of the country, very much contradicting the calm and peaceful atmosphere of the rest of the beaches. people who have visited this beach claimed to have witness some unusual happenings and that the presence of this beach itself is very negative and unfavorable.
7. Brij Raj Bhavan Heritage Hotel, Kota (Rajasthan)
Today known to be the residence of the spirit or lurking ghost of the British Army Major Burton, this palace once belonged to a very reputed Rajasthan princely family. Major Burton was killed by the Indian sepoys in the 1857 Mutiny. His sons were also killed in the battle by the Indian sepoys. Therefore, this place is believed to be haunted by the Major. There has been an existing myth that if any security guard is found sleeping or been lax during this duty time, the spirit or ghost of the Major comes and slaps the sleeping guard, alerting him to perform his duties.
6. Dow Hill, Kurseong, West Bengal
Reports of people being murdered had been coming from this forest. The Dow Hill region is a lush green forest, with people claiming this place to have a very spooky and eerie feeling and atmosphere around it. With a very unfavourable and scary ambience, the locals of this region are believed to have seen a headless boy walking among the forest and then have seen him disappearing into the trees. It is also rumoured that some mysterious sounds of footsteps have been heard very frequently from the corridors of the Victoria Boys School during the December- March vacations. Such unexplained events have led to this beautiful lush region being isolated and lone.
5. Delhi Cantt, Delhi
The Delhi Cantonment area (Delhi Cantt) has been claimed to be haunted by the ghost of a hitchhiker. People have witnessed a lady clad in a white sari down the Delhi Cantt road, especially at nights where she is seen to ask for lifts to alone passengers in cars or bikes. On refusing to give her a lift, the ghost of this lady starts chasing that vehicle with the same speed, or sometime even faster than the speed of the vehicle. She is believed to have been a hitchhiker while she was alone, hence her ghost still lurks around the forest asking lifts from alone passers-by.
4. D’Souza Chawl of Mahim, Mumbai, Maharashtra
The D’Souza Chawl of Mahim, located in Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra is also known to be one of the most haunted places in the country. The story goes with a lady drowning into an existing well in this area while fetching water for her. She had accidently drowned and her ghost is believed to have been lurking around in the D’Souza Chawl. The residents there have seen and witnessed an apparition of the ghost of the lady, though many people believe that the spirit is completely harmless.
3. Tunnel No. 103, Shimla
This tunnel, named Tunnel No. 103 lies in the Shimla-Kalka Railway line. This tunnel is said to one of the oldest tunnels existing in the country, and is also considered to be scary and frightening, especially due to the damp, wet and dingy atmosphere of the tunnel. This tunnel is claimed to have been haunted by the spirit or ghost of an Englishmen during the really olden times. The ghost resides inside and he answers any questions asked while being inside the tunnel. Other ghostly apparitions have also been seen and witness by the locals of Shimla, thus making it evident of a place which is haunted by multiple spirits.
2. Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
The Ramoji Film Studios or the Ramoji film city is one of the most famous tourist spots in the country, and now one of the most haunted places in India too. This film studio is believed to have been built on the war grounds of the Nizams. Thus, this place is believed to be haunted by the ghosts and spirits of the dead soldiers. Mysterious events and occurrences have been reported in this film city such as observance of torn clothes, camera-men falling off the high bars while shooting a movie, disturbance in the movie such as lights falling off the ceiling, bathroom doors being knocked and banged heavily at times, and shadows seen in the changing room.
1. Shaniwarwada Fort, Pune, Maharashtra
The Shaniwarwada Fort located in Pune; Maharashtra is known to be one of the most scariest and haunted places in the country. this fort remains one of the historical places in the country but people try avoiding going there. This fort was built by a Maratha Emperor for a Peshwa heir in 1747. On a new moon night, this 13 year old Peshwa dynasty heir, Narayana was brutally assassinated by one of his own relative. While his relative was chasing him on the ground of this fort, the boy was running all over the fort shouting and crying out for help. People say that even till today, his shouts and cries of help could still be heard among the walls of the fort, especially on every new moon night. The full moon nights are considered to be even scarier due to some more mysterious mishaps and occurrences.