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Top 15 Most Haunted Places In India and Stories Behind Them

India is known to be a land of mysticism and mystery. Travellers often come all the way from their homelands to discover the enchanting aura that surrounds our country.

Most Haunted Places In India

Many of the places here have been declared as haunted. Many people have felt the presence of a supernatural energy at these places. There are several scary stories attached to these places.

Here is a look at the top 15 most haunted places in India.

1] Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan

This one tops the list when it comes to the most haunted places in India. It is an abandoned fort. People are not allowed to enter it after sunset. In fact, people do not even dare to.

Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan

It is said that those who go inside during late evening hours never return. The place is apparently haunted by evil spirits. The locals tell many different tales that led to this place being haunted.

2] The Shaniwarwada Fort, Pune

Shaniwar Wada (Pune)

This beautiful fort turns into the scariest places in the world as the sun sets. Many supernatural occurrences have been witnessed here. A young prince was murdered in this fort and it is believed that his spirit still roams around here. Visitors claim that his screams are heard at night.

3] Mukesh Mills, Mumbai

Mukesh Mills, Mumbai

A very tragic incident occurred here in the year 1980. The place caught fire and was shut down. Later, the film industry began using this place for shooting horror movies. Many actors and crew members claim to have witnessed supernatural activities here.

4] Tunnel 33 – Shimla

There are several tunnels in the Shimla-Kalka rail route. None has grabbed as much attention as tunnel 33 also known as Barog Tunnel. It is the longest and the creepiest tunnel on the stretch.

Barog Tunnel #33

The engineer who was assigned the task to build it was fired before its completion. This did not go down well with him and he shot himself in the tunnel. It is said that his spirit haunts this place even today.

5] Dumas Beach, Gujarat

Dumas Beach, Gujarat

Located near Surat, Dumas Beach continues to scare people since long. It is said that as the wind blows along this beach, people hear scary whispers. People who dare to walk on the beach around mid night even hear warning not to go deep into the sea. There are claims that people have disappeared from this beach.

6] Towers of Silence, Mumbai

Located in Mumbai’s Malabar Hills, this is a place where the Parsis leave the bodies of their deceased relatives. The Parsis do not bury or burn the bodies like others. They leave the bodies to be eaten by the vultures.

Towers of Silence, Mumbai

The Towers of Silence sees several such bodies being thrown every day. People avoid going near this place as paranormal activities have been seen here.

7] Dow Hill in Kurseong, Darjeeling

This town houses many boarding schools. Some of these schools experience paranormal activities. Many such incidents have particularly been seen in The Dow Hill Boarding School for Girls.

haunted Dow Hill of Kurseong

Students as well as wardens claim that the school’s corridor is haunted. There are stories of a headless boy roaming around the forest near this school.

8] Jatinga – Assam

Jatinga - Village in Assam

Jatinga freaks everyone out as people have seen mass suicide by birds at this place. This intriguing practice has been going here since years. This happens at a particular stretch on no moon night during evening hours which makes it creepier.

9] Kalpalli Cemetery, Bangalore

Kalpalli Cemetery, Bangalore

There are tales that a ghost like figure roams in and around this cemetery. Many people have witnessed it during late evening hours. It is advised to avoid this road particularly at night.

10] Chandan Nagar, Pune

Chandan Nagar, Pune

People often see a little girl in white dress in this area. It is believed that it’s the spirit of a young girl who was murdered here few years ago. People who happen to cross this road at midnight claim that the girl is seen with a doll in hand.

11] Writers Building – Kolkata

Writers' Building, Calcutta

Photo: Flickr (Matt Stabile)

This old building is said to be haunted by Late Captain Simpson who was murdered here. It is said that the sound of footsteps and strange whispers are heard here at night.

12] Three Kings Church, Goa

Three Kings Church, Goa

Photo: Flickr (Navin Sigamany)

Legend has it that, there were three powerful kings who battled it out to acquire this place and killed each other in the event. The place is haunted since then. It is said that the spirits of these kings roam around this place.

13] Savoy Hotel, Mussoorie

Savoy Hotel, Mussoorie

Photo: Flickr (Nick Kenrick)

A lady was found dead in mysterious condition in one of the rooms here decades ago. The hotel staff hesitates going to the room even today. It is said that strange voices are heard from the room. Guests steer clear of this room too.

14] Ramoji Film City – Hyderabad

Ramoji Film City Hyderabad

The hotels in Ramoji film city are said to be haunted. Many paranormal activities have been experienced by the guests as well as the care takers. It is said that the place where the city has been built was once the war ground of the Nizams and several warriors were killed here. Their spirits roam around at this place.

15] The Brij Raj Bhavan Palace, Rajasthan

Brij Raj Bhawan Palace in Kota

Located in Rajasthan, this palace is said to be haunted by the ghost of a British who was brutally killed during the 1857 revolt. Guards are reportedly slapped at night by an unknown entity. Though the place has now been turned into a beautiful heritage hotel, people hesitate staying here.

There are many other places in India that are said to be haunted but these are the creepiest of the lot. Many people have tried to prove these beliefs wrong but haven’t been able to.

About the author

Shailja Sharma

Shailja is a post graduate in English Literature. Writing comes naturally to her and she is content doing what she does best - writing and editing. An avid reader, a nature lover and a travel enthusiast are some of the other terms that describe her.

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