Most Haunted Places in India – Stories

Map of haunted places in India

Map of haunted places in IndiaWe were coming back from the office in a cab and discussion on ghosts and spirits is common especially when it is dark outside and road is lonely. While passing through Delhi Cantt, a friend of mine narrated her experience with spirit. She was a little girl and staying in Cantt area with her parents. Because of vacations there was no one except for their family in the society. One evening, she and her sister went out for a walk and while coming back they saw a female in white sari with hair open. They found it very unusual because for them she was their mother who was dressed up very differently. Both the sisters came back home and asked their mother why she did not responded when they called her. Mother said that she was not there and had not gone outside home. It was scary! People who do not believe in ghosts normally perish such thoughts. Let us check out some of the most haunted places in India. If you have visited any do share with us.

Stories of Haunted and Cursed Places in India

1. Bhangarh ruins , Rajasthan

Rajasthan depicts a true picture of royal India with its majestic palaces and royal chambers. Amidst of all these are the haunted and ruined forts in the state. Bhangarh ruins are considered to be the scariest place in India. You are not allowed to visit the place after Sunset. Houses near Bhangarh have straw roofs instead of bricks because whenever villagers tried to build roof these get collapsed.

The ruins have more than dozens of temples of Hanuman ji, Gopinath , Keshav Rai, Mangla Devi , Ganesh just next to the main entrance. Local people state that paranormal activities can be observed at night at Dancers’ Haveli and Jauhari Bazar in the ruins.

Sign board stating not to stay inside fort after Sunset and before Sunrise has also been put on the fort gate by the Archeological Survey of India.

2.Dumas Beach, Gujarat

Dumas beach located near Surat is one of the most mysterious and haunted places in India. As per old beliefs the place was once a burial ground. Many people have disappeared in mystery while walking on the beach. One can also hear whispers in air while strolling.

3.Lambi Dehar mines, Mussoorie

Located in the outskirts of Mussoorie, Lambi Dehar mines gives a very creepy feeling. It was once full of people and in early 1990s near about 50,000 people used to work in these lime mines. Lime if inhaled turn lungs into stone and a person dies of a very painful death. Soon because of many accidents at that place and violation of safety laws, the mines were shut down. Since then no one has been living in that entire city of 1500 people. Lambi Dehar mines are located in a deserted land, trees have grown out of the houses and no one living there makes it even scarier. People have experienced strange incidents and heard sounds at night.

4.Jamali Kamali, Mehrauli

Jamali Kamali is the mosque of Sufi saints Jamali and Kamali. The place is their preaching and burial ground. It is said that the tomb and mosque is now home of jinns, who are neither generous nor wish granting. Visitors have heard growl of animals. Some visitors have even been slapped and reported to have regular nightmares after visiting the place.

5.Dow Hill, Kurseong, West Bengal

The Dow Hill forest has witnessed number of murders in the past. Footsteps heard even if no one is seen walking in the corridors of Victoria Boys School during the December-March vacations. Many woodcutters have seen headless boys while cutting woods and then vanishing into the forest.

6.Golkonda Fort, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

This 13th century structure has seen many dynasties and the original home of Koh-i-noor diamond. But the fort is also popular as a haunted place by the spirit of Taramati. She was courtesan turned queen and many times spotted in the fort. Because of spookiness, visitors are not allowed to stay after dark in the fort.

7.Svovy Hotel, Mussoorie

Mussoorie is often linked with ghosts and famous for eerie experiences. Svovy Hotel is one such example. In 1910 a woman named Garnet died under mystifying conditions. Her spirit is still found in the hotel finding her murderer, a person who poisoned her.

8.Delhi Cantt

This is one of the most talked about haunted places. People have seen a lady at night asking for lift. If you don’t stop the lady will run after your vehicle at the same speed. Generally she will stick to the boot of the car, roll over and cause accident.

9.Brij Raj Bhavan Palace, Kota, Rajasthan

Major Burton and his two sons were murdered here by Indian sepoys during 1857 Mutiny. It is said that harmless spirit of Major Burton still roams in the palace.

10.Grand Paradi Towers, Mumbai

Several suicides have been committed from Grand Paradi Towers. Hence the management considers it a haunted place.

11.Lothian Cemetery, Delhi

It is a 200 years old cemetery which had seen mass burial after 1857 revolt. It is a place of paranormal activities. Lothian Cemetery is also said to be haunted by the headless ghost of a British soldier Sir Nicholas who gave up his life for his love for Indian lady.

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