The mysteries of the unknown have always fascinated the human mind. It’s not surprising for experts to say that India is a beautiful yet deliciously mysterious country that beholds the secrets and stories of a lot of palaces and their kings, of treasures and their keys, of those who died a painful death and are now a part of the broken synchrony that is reality. Which is why a lot of forts or palaces or beaches or even a ‘just another’ valley in India has a history or a twist of mystery attached to it or something which makes a more interesting case.
Believe it or not, there are more haunted places in India than you can count. If you pack your bags today and start visiting these places, you might take almost a month to visit them all. What’s interesting is the reason that makes these places popular. If rumours be believed ‘Ghosts’ do exist, and some of these places have managed to remain haunted for years. While the subject of existence is a matter of argument, we bring you the complete list of all the allegedly haunted places in India, in alphabetical order.
Bhangarh Fort – Ajabgarh, Alwar, Rajasthan The ghost town of Bhangarh is one of the scariest, spookiest places you could possibly imagine, not to mention, one of the most haunted places in India. Situated near a popular forest, this town is now slowly luring visitors from around the area, and country, for all the wrong reasons. It should be noted that if you decide to visit this place after the sun has gone down, you won’t be allowed to. In fact, there is a strict warning about how dangerous this place becomes after sunset.
Kuldhara – Rajasthan The village of Kuldhara is popularly known to be a deserted ghost village that has been abandoned since 1800s. It is said to carry a curse of the villagers who vanished from there overnight, after having lived there for over 7 centuries. The village lies in ruins, established in 1291 by the Paliwal Brahmins, who were a very prosperous clan and were known for their business acumen and agricultural knowledge. It has been said that one night in 1825 all the people in Kuldhara and nearby 83 villages vanished in dark. All of a sudden and without any warning.
GP Block in Meerut is also very notoriously known for all the paranormal activity it beholds. Despite being a popular zone, there have been reportedly a lot of strange sightings. For instance people who pass this place claim to have seen four males sitting together and enjoying an alcoholic beverage by the light of a single candle. At first, this was not considered spooky for it could just be four friends having a good time but once it was established that it was indeed four ghosts, people in and around the area became increasingly interested. In addition, some claim to also witness a young girl coming out of the house in what many people believe to be a red dress. With time people have abandoned that place for obvious reasons but it continues to catch the fancy of those who love the paranormal.
Dumas Beach, Surat- Gujarat Situated along the Arabian Sea in Gujarat, this beach is known for its black sand and mystical activities. Many unexplainable and puzzling incidents have been known to occur like strange whispers being heard, people disappearing during night etc. In fact, it is believed that a lot of people have lost their lives exploring this mysterious beauty.
Ramoji Film City – Hyderabad Being one of the biggest film cities in the country, this place is home to a lot of hotels which have been projected to a lot of controversy because of the reported “supernatural activities” in and around them. Witnesses report the lights kept on top keep falling off, the light men- who sit with the lights on top have been pushed so many times and many have had grievous injuries. The food left in rooms also gets scattered around the room and strange marks are left on the mirrors.
Agrasen ki Baoli - New Delhi are very famous among tourist for its topless beaches and nude natural beauty. Lakshadweep beach Islands and are rich in coral reefs, lagoons and water related sports. Agatti Island Beach is famous for naturally unspoilt, undisturbed and unseen. These beaches are covered with coconut grove and palm trees and it is the paradise for the tourists.
Bengal Swamps – West Bengal Aleya lights also known as marsh ghost lights are the unexplainable ghost lights reported in the marshes generally by the local fishermen. These lights are said to confuse fishermen causing them to lose their bearing. It may lead to drowning if one starts following these lights moving over the marshes. Many bodies have washed ashore on these swamps that locals attribute to Aleya lights. Residents believe that these strange hovering marsh-lights are in fact ghost-lights representing the ghosts of fisherman who died fishing. Sometimes they confuse the fishermen while sometimes they help them avoid future dangers.
South Park Cemetry, Kolkata Its one of the oldest cemetery build in the year 1767. Many people have reported that they have seen a shadow in white dress and some even fell ill after visiting this haunted place.
Tunnel 33, ShimlaTunnel number 33 is the longest tunnel on the Shimla-Kalka railway stretch, situated next to the Barog Train Halt. Often claimed to be the straightest tunnel in the world, this feat of engineering has an interesting history. The task of construction was given to a British engineer named Captain Barog who failed to complete it. He was later fired from the job, mocked and driven to depression. One day he went into the tunnel and shot himself.The tunnel was completed by someone else but named after him. Apparently his ghost still haunts the tunnel but is a friendly one.