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iXiGOers May 02 2013

which are the most haunted places in india

Reet Cheema May 02 2013
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If you are fascinated by the chills of a haunted place and want to experience the paranormal of which they all keep talking about, here is a list of haunted places in India. So, pack your bags and get set to feel the shiver going down your spine!


Kuldhara, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Kuldhara village near Jaisalmer has a unique history according to which the people who inhabited Kuldhara and 83 villages around it vanished overnight in 1825. The residents being Paliwal Brahmins known for their intelligence were inhabiting this place for more than 500 years.

There are many stories on the reason of their disappearance, the most popular one being that the king of Jaisalmer happened to lay his eyes on the village chief’s beautiful daughter and wanted to take her as his wife. The king was known for his debauchery and his unethical ways. All the residents evacuated these villages in one night. As the Brahmins left, they cursed death on anyone who ever attempts to live in these villages. It is said that no new structure can be built here and there has been evidence of an otherworldly presence.

Forts of Bhangarh, Alwar, Rajasthan

The fort of Bhangarh was built in 1573 by Raja Bhagwant Das as the residence for his second son Madho Singh. The population of this town continued to decline in the following years and the place is said to have been abandoned since the famine in 1783.

According to one of the myths, the place was cursed by a magician who has sanctioned the construction of the town on one condition, "The moment the shadows of your palaces touch me, the city shall be no more!" In ignorance, a descendant prince raised the palace to a height such that the shadow reached the forbidden place and thereby leading to the devastation of entire town. According to local villagers, whenever a house is built there, its roof collapses. Entry to this place is legally prohibited between sunset and sunrise. A signboard posted by ASI(Archaeological Survey of India) saying, “Staying after sunset is strictly prohibited in this area” also justifies the presence of otherworldly force.

The Savoy, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

Built in Mussoorie in 1902, The Savoy Hotel is listed as one of the most haunted hotel in India. The tale of this hotel goes back to 1910 when one of the guest, Lady Garnet Orme was found dead under mysterious circumstances. Apparently, strychnine had been slipped into her medicine bottle but the case was never solved and her doctor was found dead a few months later.

Its said that the halls and corridors of this hotel are haunted by her ghost. The case also served as an inspiration to writer Agatha Christie for her first ever murder mystery, The Mysterious Affair at Styles. Witnesses have mentioned various mysterious activities and IPS has recorded the sound of a woman whispering.

Dumas Beach, Gujarat

This urban beach famous for its black sand is located at a distance of 21 kms from Surat, Gujarat. Being a popular tourist place, this place also stands at 2nd position among the most haunted places in Asia. Hindus have a tradition to burn the dead bodies on this beach. 

Several paranormal activities have been reported on this beach. People have reported to hear strange whispers here especially at night. Also, dogs, who have a slightly wider spectrum to notice paranormal, behave weirdly around the beach. Some tourists have been known to have gone missing while taking walk on the beach at night.

Dow Hill, Kurseong, West Bengal

Kurseong, also known as land of white orchid is a small hill station situated in Darjeeling state of West Bengal. Dow hill in Kurseong is often reported to be the centre of paranormal activities and various accidents have taken place in the vicinity of the locals.

The forest there has an eerie feeling in the atmosphere despite all the scenic beauty. Locals have also reported to hear footsteps in the corridors of Victoria Boys School during vacations when the school is shut. Woodcutters there have also claimed to see a young headless boy walking down the road and disappearing in the forest. All these things sum up to make this place one of the most haunted in India.

Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad

Being the world’s largest film studio complex, it also serves as a tourism and recreation centre. The Film City is believed to have been built on war grounds of the Nizam sultans. 

The hotels here are believed to be haunted by ghosts of dead soldiers. Apparently, there have been a number of unexplained events and lot of paranormal activities have been reported during film shootings.

Brij Raj Bhavan Heritage Hotel, Kota, Rajasthan

This 178-year-old palace of the former royal family of Kota was turned into a heritage hotel in 1980s. This place is said to have a resident ghost, namely that of Major Burton, who, while serving as the British resident, was killed by Indian sepoys during the 1857 Mutiny.

The sepoys killed Major Burton and his two sons in the central hall of the palace. An elderly man with a cane in his hand, the ghost of Major Burton does not harm anybody and only slaps guards if they are dozing away on duty.

GP Block, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh

Although not very well known, GP block in Meerut has been reported as a haunted place. The house is double-storeyed and on a number of occasions, four guys have been seen sitting inside a house with a single candle lighted and drinking beer. Some people have even seen girls in red dress coming out of the house. Locals have even stopped going to that place now. 


So, we hope now you are thrilled enough from their fabled histories to inspire a visit to these scary places in India and feel the eerie ambience all around you.

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