In India, there are numerous places that boast a mysterious history of some of the dreaded areas. In general, Well, mostly cemeteries, forts, and abandoned houses are considered to be haunted and scary, but India’s haunted spots include schools, hospital buildings, libraries, hotels, courts, and even metro stations. However, the tales have been passed on from generation to generation and thus the attached tag or taboo continues to grow stronger with passing years. Some of the most haunted places in India are shrouded in mystery, while others are much newer, and steeped in their tragic pasts with plenty of sightings and creepy experiences.
Most Scariest places in India
1. Kuldhara, Rajasthan
Kuldhara is an abandoned village located in the Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan, India. Lying 17 kilometers to the west of Jaisalmer, it was once a prosperous village inhabited by Paliwal Brahmins and has a story some 300 years old. According to the legend, this place is believed to have been abandoned by the inhabitants due to the evil eyes of Salim Singh, who threatened the village to fell on the daughter of the village head if they did not adhere to his wish. Now, it is totally an abandoned place where nobody dares to enter. Also, it is said that people who have tried to stay there at night have been chased away by the strange paranormal phenomenon.
2. Fernhill Hotel, Tamilnadu
Fern Hill Hotel in Ooty was once the erstwhile summer residence of the Maharaja of Mysore. Built in1844 as a private residence in Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India, the palace resembles a Swiss Chalet. The Palace is spread out over 50 acres and encompasses carved wooden bargeboards and ornamental cast iron give it that characteristic appearance. Also, there is a church-like indoor badminton court on the grounds. However, it was shut down ten years ago, as it had the reputation of been haunted.
3. The three kings’ Church, Goa
On a hill called Cuelim, there lies a lonely church which has been famous for mysterious reasons. It is known as the Three Kings Church and is named after the three scholar-kings who went to visit Lord Jesus at the time of his birth in Bethlehem. The three Portuguese kings once ruled the land and their greedy for power made one of them poisoned and killed the other two. Many people say that the bodies of these three kings are buried under the church and their spirits roam around the church and the village and haunt the place.
4. Agrasen Ki Bauli, New Delhi
Located in the narrow lane of Hailey road, Agrasen Ki Baoli is a renowned monument that is visited by tourists from each and every corner of the country. It is maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India and was built during the Maharashtra Era by Maharaja Agrasen. The place was constructed to serve as a reservoir of water in the earlier times. The Agrasen Ki Baoli is often claimed to be the house of evil spirits because many people have tried to commit suicide here and it is believed that the depressed souls gave up their lives by jumping into the well. There is a dilapidated mosque in the western end of this structure.
5. Shaniwarwada, Pune
Shaniwarwada, also known as Shanwarwada is a historical fort located in the city of Pune, Maharashtra, India. Built in 1732, it was the royal seat of the Peshwas of the Maratha Empire until 1818, when the Peshwas lost control to the British East India Company after the Third Anglo-Maratha War. Just after the rise of the Maratha Empire, it became the center of Indian politics in the 18th century. However, the fort was largely destroyed in the year 1828 by an unexplained fire, but the surviving structures are now maintained as a tourist site.
6. Mukesh Mills, Maharashtra
Standing on its deplorable history, Mukesh Mills is undoubtedly one of the most famous haunted places in India. The structure looks very much creepy and dreadful. Mukesh Textile Mills Pvt. Ltd. was established in the year 1870, by Muljibhai Madhvani, who was the owner of East African Hardware Ltd. In the year 1982, a disastrous fire forced to shut down these mills forever, but the cause of the fire remains unexplained and since then, this textile mill has been abandoned and untouched until a few years ago.
7. The Savoy Hotel, Uttarakhand
The Savoy Hotel is one of the oldest luxury hotels in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand. The hotel is built in English Gothic architecture style that flourished in England during 12th to 15th century AD and it is built mostly in wood and spans over 11 acres (45,000 square meters). It was opened in the summers of 1902 in competition to The Cecil at Simla and The Carlton at Lucknow. But, it is believed that the halls and the corridors of the historic Savoy Hotel are haunted by the ghost of Miss Garnett-Orme, who was found dead under mysterious circumstances about one hundred and three years ago thus making it really a haunting destination. Also, guests at the hotel have heard flushes going off and doors opening mysteriously and they have often sighted something which looked like an apparition of a lady.
8. Dumas Beach, Gujarat
While this beach looks like God’s home during the day time, but it becomes the devil’s paradise after the sun goes down. Dumas beach is visited by hordes of travelers and tourist every day but as it starts getting dark, people leave the place for the better good. Located along the Arabian Sea, Dumas beach is renowned for its black sand and also for being haunted. It was once used as a Hindu burial ground and hence is possessed by several haunting spirits that never left the region. It is believed that the existence of black sand is because of the amount of ash created by burning the dead which got mixed with white sand of the beach and turned dark in shade. People also claim that they heard weird sounds coming from the beach, even when there’s not a single soul present.
9. D’Souza Chawl, Mahim, Mumbai
D’Souza Chawl in Mahim is also considered as one the most haunted places in India where one particular well in the chawl which is considered to be haunted. People residing there believe that there was a woman, who while filling water from the well, plunged to her death since the well was boundary-less. Therefore, ‘the lady of the well’ is said to haunt the area surrounding the well every night. However, the residents believe that the lady just walks around the area without actually harming anyone who happens to visit the area once the sun comes up, she vanishes into thin air only to appear ag
10. Tunnel No. 33 on Shimla-Kalka Train Route
One of the longest tunnels on the Shimla-Kalka route passes through a tunnel no. 33. This tunnel lasts for over two minutes and this is said to be haunted by the ghost of an English officer Colonel Barog who was in charge of creating a tunnel through a mountain in the Kalka – Shimla Railway. After the death of Colonel Barog, many people claim that they have seen the ghost of the Colonel in and around the tunnel. The tunnel is quite scary with its wet and damp walls. It is 140 yards long, water drips from its ceiling, and only after a few steps, it gets very dark in the tunnel.
11. Bhangarh Fort, Alwar
Located at the borders of the Sariska Tiger Reserve in the Alwar district of Rajasthan, the Bhangarh Fort invites you to explore the best among the most haunted places in India. It was built by King Madho Singh, the younger brother of Emperor Akbar’s general called Man Singh. It is really a very haunting place which forbids visitors and locals from hanging around the vicinity of the fort once the sun sets. People often claim to have heard voices of women crying, sounds of bangles in the rooms, and eerie smells after dusk. Ghostly shadows, strange lights, and unusual sounds of music and dance have also been reported. The brave hearts who dared to stay back after dusk have failed to appear alive the next morning.
12. Malcha Mahal in Delhi
Malcha Mahal in Delhi is the restricted part of the forest behind the Buddha Jayanti Park (Buddha Garden). Also, known as Bistdari Mahal, it boasts a history that dates back to the time of India’s freedom. It was the large hunting lodge built in the time of Feroz Shah Tughlaq in the 14th century. When the Mughal empire was falling, other small states stood independently and the state of Oudh was one of the most powerful states of that period.
13. Delhi Cantonment Area
Delhi Cantonment is an almost 10,000 acres of area near Delhi University and the nearest Bus Stop Daula Kaun. It is said that Delhi Cantt is a shelter of a lady ghost, who was supposed to be killed in a car accident. Many people who have visited the area alleged that a woman clad in a white saree, standing on the roadside, asking the drivers for a lift around midnight. When the same is denied, for obvious reasons, the spirit is said to run beside the car at a speed that will put even Michael Schumacher to shame.
14. Jatinga, Assam
Jatinga village is a popular destination for its unexplained phenomenon of bird suicides. Most of the migratory birds visiting the area never leave the village and suddenly they are found dead for no reason on the streets. This phenomenon is more common between 06:00 p.m. to 09:30 p.m. on the moonless nights of September and October. These mass suicides only occur on a specific 1 mile by 600 feet strip of land and this phenomenon is said to have occurred year after year without a break for more than a century. Scientists have yet not been able to prove any of the theories behind this phenomenon though, and it continues to haunt and intrigue the minds of the travelers visiting the place.
15. Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad
Ramoji film city is a famous shooting site for movies located in the city of Nizams i.e. Hyderabad. It is also one of the most haunted places of Hyderabad and has a horrifying mystery. According to local beliefs, this place was once a war ground where Nizams fought. Today, this place is extremely haunted by dead soldiers. Also, many actors heard ghostly footsteps, when they checked there was nothing, especially at the resting time. Many of them saw ghostly figures that appear and then dissolves. In fact, Some rooms in the film city are locked due to terrible happening by those ghost soldiers. Also, in the dressing room ladies often finds their dresses torn, food left is found scattered here and there.