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A List of Spookiest, Scariest and Most Haunted Places in India

Ever wondered, which are the most haunted places in India? Some people have a fascination towards paranormal things which drives them to set off on a quest of the supernatural.

There are several places in India, which have acquired the status of being haunted. Obviously, there are some reasons, rumors or stories of cursing or death behind these popularly held beliefs of haunting at these places in India.

But one boon these ghost stories have bestowed on these mysterious places in India is that they are now popular tourist places in India and well taken care of in some cases these haunted places in India are protected by ASI and are well maintained and restored to promote tourism.

If you are a fan of paranormal things, here is a list of spookiest, scariest and most haunted places in India.

Bhangarh village, Alwar, Rajasthan

Bhangarh Fort
Bhangarh Fort - Staying after sunset is strictly prohibited in this area
Without a grain of doubt, Bhangarh remains the most haunted place in India. The tales of why this place was cursed, destroyed and abandoned differs but not the fact that after the sunset this place becomes one hell of scary and creepiest places not just in India but the world.

According to one of the 2 narratives regarding Bhangarh being cursed, a black magician named Guru Balu had warned the maharaja Madho Singh that the fort that was being constructed should not rise to that extent where its shadow shall fall on the place where he practiced his magic.

In ignorance, Ajab Singh, son of King Madho Sing raised it to such height that the shadow fell on that forbidden place and thus Bhangarh was cursed and destroyed.

According to yet another legend, it is said that a tantric (practitioner of occult magic) named Singhia was enamored by the ravishing beauty of the princess Ratnavati. He was well aware that princess would not accept his advances so he cast a magical spell on the oil that was to be used by princess in order to seduce her. But the princes herself was adept in magic and foiled the advances of Singhia. Frustrated and enraged, he cursed the town and hence the doom fell on Bhangarh.

So creepy and haunted is this place that it is officially recognized by ASI as one of the haunted places in India. The sign board put up by the Asis at Bhangarh warns the visitors to not enter this haunted fort before the sunrise or after the sunset. Entrance to Bhangarh is legally prohibited after darkness envelops this ghost town.

Brij Raj Bhawan Palace in Kota, Rajasthan

Brij Raj Bhawan, Kota
Brijraj Bhawan Palace at Kota in Rajasthan
This heritage hotel in Rajasthan was formerly the official residence and palace of the Kota’s royal family. It is reportedly haunted by the ghost of Major Burton and his sons who were killed here during the Sepoy uprising of 1857. The ghost is often sighted after dark in the central hall of the hotel.

The ghost of Mr. Burton never harms or scares the visitors and guest of this palace turned hotel but does give a tight slap to any of the watchmen who are found sleeping during his duty hours. It is belived that the watchmen had not warned the Major in advance when the mutineers arrived at Brij Raj Bhavan and murdered him and his 2 sons.

Dumas Beach, Gujarat 

Dumas Beach, Gujarat
The Dumas beach - one of the most haunted places in India
Located 21 km from Surat, Dumas beach is known for its black soiled shore. Traditionally, the dead of the Hindu community living nearby Dumas were cremated here. The popular version goes that this place in Gujarat is haunted by the ghosts of the evill and unsatisfied souls of dead.

A beautiful beach during day, Dumas becomes the hunting ground of malevolent ghosts who warn visitors to return if they venture close to the shore. A widespread belief is that those who don’t heed these warnings and continue towards the shore vanish.

Dogs, who are considered better when it comes to sixth sense and detection of paranormal activity, are said to behave strangely when at Dumas Beach.

Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad 

Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad
Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad
The ghost story of the Ramoji Film City is that it has been built on the war grounds and is being haunted by the ghosts of the dead soldiers. Torn clothes,  knocks on the doors and creepy shadows have been reported in the hotels of the film city.

Dow Hill, Kurseong 

Dow Hill, Kurseong
Dow Hill forest that has left an eerie feeling in the atmosphere
A number of gruesome and mysterious murders in the Dow Hill forest are the reason behind this place being haunted by rancorous souls. It would not be wrong to compare Dow Hill with the Hollywood film ‘Sleepy Hollow’, the only difference is that instead of mysterious headless horseman, a headless boy has been spotted by locals numerous times.

A small township in West Bengal, Dow Hills is famous for some of the best boarding schools in the state but it is also home to accursed forests. One boarding school that falls within its perimeter - The Dow Hill Boarding School for Girls - is at the hub of spooky and scary activities by all accounts.

It’s not just that the surrounding forest is haunted but the ghosts roam free in the corridors as the building has been encroached into their territory. Several headless kids are reportedly spotted in the jungle and visitors are cautioned against venturing on their own in the dense forests of Dow Hills.

The locals who visit the forest have reported seeing a headless ghost who suddenly appears and then disappears into the forests. The forests of Dow Hills have reportedly witnessed countless murders which took place in this forest area.

D’Souza Chawl, Mumbai 

D’Souza Chawl, Mumbai
A well in the D`souza Chawl area of Mumbai
Owing to D’Souza Chawl, Mahim has acquired the status of being haunted. It is said that a women, fell into the water, while pulling water, fell to her death in the well. Most people have witnessed the apparition of a ghostly woman near the well.

As the story goes, the elderly women fell into the well as it was without boundaries.  She screamed for help but it wasn’t heard and she drowned. Locals often report the ghost sighting of the old lady during night.

Thankfully the ghost of the lady is not vengeful and people of D’Souza Chawl have never encountered any untoward incident. Ghost hunters frequent the well at the Chawl during night to catch a glimpse of the ghost of old lady.

Delhi Cantt 

Delhi Cantonment Rail station
Delhi Cantonment Rail station,Delhi
Delhi has several locations which are believed to be haunted. Also referred to as “the City of Djinns”, Delhi with its medieval structures and densely forested Ridge has its many a places that have their resident djinns and ghosts.

The most common ghost sightings around India include approached by or seeing a lady clad in white sari sometimes referred to as chudails so much so that there’s a popular adage that goes “bargad ki chudail” (witch that resides in banyan tree ). Delhi Cantonment referred to as Delhi Cant. with its dense forest is one such haunted places in Delhi.

It is reported that a lady in white sari approaches the passing vehicles late in the night and asks for hitch from the riders. Now if the riders don’t offer lift and speed away their vehicle are chased by the ghost lady who runs at a speed similar to your car.

Shaniwar Wada, Pune

Shaniwarwada Fort
Full Moon nights are very much haunted in Shaniwarwada Fort, Pune
The full moon nights at Shaniwar Wada  are believed to be very haunted. As per the story, this fort is haunted by the ghost of a 13 year old prince who was brutally assassinated by one of his relative.

GP Block, Meerut 

GP block, Meerut
GP block of Meerut in Uttar Pradesh
Notorious for spooky incidents that take place, GP Block in Meerut is one of the most haunted places in India. Despite being frequented by visitors, several stories of strange sightings do the round. After dark, the GP Block dons a creepy aura and visitors seldom go there alone.

The rumors of ghost sightings include mention of four males sitting by the light of a lone candle and drinking alcoholic beverages. Yet another story that does the round is of a young girl in red dress coming out of a house.

Vrindavan Society, Thane

Vrindavan Society,Thane
A man had committed suicide in one of the buildings in Vrindavan Society,Thane
Known for its luxurious apartments, the Vrindavan Society in Thane, Maharashtra doesn’t appear haunted by its outward appearance in any sense. However strange and inexplicable incidences have took place here after the darkness shrouds this society during nights.

The ghost that haunts this society in Mumbai is reportedly that of a man who lived in the society and committed suicide. On several occasions watchmen on night duty have reported being slapped and the search for the culprit never leads to any person.

Other stories that do the round is the society residents sensing a presence when coming late to their home. Despite being haunted, Vrindavan Society is a reputed and affluent society in Thane district of Mumbai, Maharashtra.

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