Mysteries, unexplainable phenomena and spooky events and haunted places never fail to catch the attention of people. These haunted places are spine-chilling ghost stories or something else. India, also known as the land of superstitions, has many uncanny stories of black magic, ghosts, spirits and unexplainable deaths to narrate. Not just this, there are many haunted places in India with spooky backstories being told from decades. So, here are India’s top haunted places for those who are brave enough to explore them.
1 : Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan
Located in Rajasthan, it is said to be the most haunted place in India.It has been associated with several cases of mysterious dissapereances of people who visited the fort.
2 : Savoy Hotel, Mussorie
The story of this haunted hotel began in 1911. A spiritualist named Miss Frances Garnett-Orme was poisoned in the Savoy, and the mystery remains unsolved to this day. Guests have claimed to have seen Miss Garnett-Orme’s ghost roaming around the hotel and heard the echoes of her footsteps.
3 : Shaniwar Wada, Pune
Huge forts at night are scary anyway, but Shaniwar Wada is something else entirely. Screams for help from a young boy are said to be heard by night. According to legend, a prince and heir to the Peshwa throne and was brutally murdered in Shaniwar Wada. Today, painful screams of “kaka mala vacha” (uncle, save me) echo through the fort after dark, especially during a full moon.
4 : Agrasen Ki Baoli, New Delhi
It is very popular for its antiquated architecture, but unfortunately has no records of who built it and when. According to the sources, people who have visited this Agrasen ki Baoli claim that something invisible followed them and the faster they ran the quicker it chased.
5 : Mukesh Mills, Mumbai
Mumbai too has a contender for the most haunted places in India. Built in the 1870s, this mill in Mumbai’s Colaba area, was once a centre of bustling activity till it shut in 1982 owing to a strike. A few months later an unexplained fire broke out in the mill which left it in a dilapidated state.
6 : Ramoji Film City, Andhra Pradesh
One of the largest film complexes in India, Ramoji Film studio is also said to be home to various spirits that roam around the grounds and the hotels in the area. Built on a battlefield, Ramoji is supposedly surrounded by the spirits of the dead soldiers that are still active on the field. Odd marks on the mirrors, props and crew members falling to the ground in unexplained circumstances and phantom food being scattered around are just some of the common occurrences reported in the studio.
7 : Dumas Beach, Surat, Gujarat
This black-sand beach in Gujarat was once an important Hindu cremation ground so the history that gives it an eerie edge. The cheery morning atmosphere fades with the setting sun, and by night local people avoid Dumas Beach as much as possible. From spooky shrieks to whispers, people have reportedly heard haunting sounds coming from Dumas, said to be the spirits of tormented souls.
8 : Dow Hill, West Bengal
According to locals, terrifying ghosts reside in the small hill station of Dow Hill, the surrounding forest, and the nearby Victoria Boys School. A number of accidents and murders have taken place here in the forest, and the ghosts of various children have been sighted. The most common is one of a headless boy, who roams around in the forest and follows people .
9 : Vas Villa- St. Marks road – Bangalore
She was stabbed to death in her own room; her misery did not end here. Her soul wandered there ever since then. The Vas villa at St. Marks Road in Bangalore has witnessed an awful past. The villa was occupied by daughters of a very prominent lawyer Mr. Vyas.
10 : Jatinga – Assam
Mass suicide has always managed to freak us out. Imagine walking on a road and watching birds fall to death. These are mass suicide committed by birds. Jatinga a village in Assam has witnessed this paranormal phenomenon for years.
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