There are two types of people in the world, first those who like to stay away from supernatural or haunted things, and those who avoid going to such places which are haunted and spooky in appearance. And the other kind of people who love to explore such haunted places, do you happen to be someone who is attracted to the supernatural? There are also a large number of people who like to be surrounded by the mysterious unknown.
There are also some such haunted places in Rajasthan, Delhi in this list whose stories can give you sleepless nights. If you want to push the boundaries and explore the supernatural, here are some of the scariest places in India that are a must-see
BHANGARH FORT, RAJASTHAN
This abandoned town in Rajasthan, home to a majestic fort, is reported to be the most haunted place in India. Bhangarh Fort India is considered to be so dangerous that even the Archaeological Survey of India has legally prohibited anyone from entering the fort after dark. Reportedly the time with the highest paranormal activity on the premises.
According to one of the tales about Bhangarh, a Tantrik priest fell in love with the princess Ratnavati, who was described as ‘the jewel of Rajasthan.’ The priest planned to cast a spell on her so she would fall for him as well. However, when the princess came to know of this plan, the priest was killed. Before dying, he cursed the town making it one of the haunted places in Rajasthan.
Now, it lies in ruin and is inhabitable for anyone. It is believed that the roofs of the temples and houses fall the moment they are built. Those who have dared to stay in the fort overnight have reported hearing footsteps and the screeching of a woman. Nearby locals believe that anyone who visits the Bhangarh Fort India after dark will never return, so go here at your own risk.
MUKTI KOTHARI, LOHAGHAT
Mukti Kothari is one of the scariest places you can visit in Uttarakhand. People living around this place have heard scary noises coming from this place. This place was initially a bungalow owned by a British couple. They donated it to a hospital to help the district which later became one of the scariest places in India other than the haunted places in Delhi or elsewhere.
This hospital was successfully built and became very popular with the crowd coming in 24×7. The facilities, services, etc., everything made this hospital run smoothly until one day a new doctor joined who had an unusual ‘skill’. He had a ‘skill’ to predict patient’s future and not just anything but their death date. Pretty strange right? Whenever a new patient got admitted, he used to predict his/her death date and the scariest thing?
They used to die the exact time and day he told them. Locals believe that there was a big secret hidden behind all this. The innocent patients were in a room called ‘Mukti Kothari’ and the doctor killed them to prove his prediction right. Now, the ghosts of those innocent patients roam around the bungalow, which is counted among the top 10 haunted places in India.
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 are believed to be the residence of many spirits whose footsteps can be heard echoing through the hallways.
There have been countless murdered bodies found in the wood surrounding the schools, and several locals and tourists report being followed by a headless boy who then disappears into the woods. Another place from the top 10 haunted places in India.
Tower of Silence
The scariest and hair-raising haunted stories owe their origins to the Tower of Silence. Towers of Silence are associated with the Parsi ritual of leaving the body after death in the open, for vultures to feed on. The Zoroastrian connotation of leaving their dead out in the open comes from their belief in keeping the environment clean and uncontaminated by a dead body. After Bhangarh Fort India, this place is another horrifying place.
They believe that earth and fire are polluted by a dead body, and hence a dead body is left for putrefaction in the open air on these Towers of Silence. This enigmatic ritual makes the Tower of Silence a dreadful destination. Imagine walking by a tall tower full of rotting dead bodies.
Kuldhara Village, Rajasthan
Kuldhara is one of the most haunted places in India. The Kuldhara village was originally inhabited by Paliwal Brahmins the lore speaks of the sudden disappearance of all the villagers of Kuldhara also like 83 other nearby villages in 1825 into nothingness, leaving no trace of their whereabouts. It’s said that the minister of state had fallen crazy with a woman from the village and had threatened to impose huge taxes upon the whole village unless they married her to him. To guard the honor of the girl, the chief of Kuldhara, and surrounding areas abandoned their villages and cursed the land to stay unoccupied for eternity. Indeed, becoming one of the haunted places in Rajasthan.
Shaniwar Wada, Pune
The story of Shaniwar Wada is real horror and creepy. It is said that the ghost of a 13-year-old child resides in this fort, especially on the full moon night. According to locals, a prince and heir to the Peshwa throne were brutally murdered in Shaniwar Wada. Today, painful screams of “kaka mala Vacha” (Uncle, save me) reverberate in the fort after dark, especially during the full moon.
Delhi Cantonment Area
If you are from Delhi then you must have heard about this place Delhi Cantt one of the most beautiful spots in Delhi, but by night it’s a different story. You can be lucky or unlucky enough to experience the spine-chilling spooky side of this region, which is unquestionably one of the most haunted places in Delhi. Locals and passersby claim to have seen a woman in a white saree asking for a lift. And those who have agreed to give her lift are never seen again. And those who do not stop have claimed that the woman runs parallel to their window, matching the speed of the car or motorcycle until they reach the limits of Delhi Cantonment.
Lambi dehar mines, Mussoorie
Once a fully operational lime mine employing thousands of workers, the Lambi Dehar Mines of Mussoorie are now abandoned and are considered to be one of the scariest places in India. These haunting tales started in 1990 when around 50,000 mineworkers died due to wrong mining practices during that time. But even after that incident, accidents and strange paranormal sightings are witnessed, along with cries and wailing at night, making this place count among the top 10 haunted places in India.
Tunnel No. 33 On Shimla
Tunnel No. 33 on the Kalka-Shimla train route is one of the most haunted places in Himachal Pradesh. British engineer Captain Barog was assigned the responsibility for constructing this tunnel en route to Shimla Kalka Highway.
The British fined him, and he killed himself out of humiliation. His spirit is rumored to roam in the tunnel, and has friendly conversations with those who see him. Many people have also seen a woman walking along the rail track and disappearing gradually.
Pari Tibba , Mussoorie
Famous writer Ruskin Bond has mentioned Pari Tibba in many of his stories Nestled amidst the densely wooded trees in Mussoorie, this paranormal spot is susceptible to lightning strikes. If you ever visit this place, you will notice numerous burnt trees which have Grey and black marks due to lightning. There are several stories attached to this hill, out of which one is a story of lovers. It is believed that two lovers died at this spot when lightning struck them. After a few days, their scorched bodies were recovered but their spirits continued to wander in the woods.
These are just a few of the scariest and top 10 haunted places in India, and each of them has a tragic and spine-chilling story. They have become popular among those who are fascinated with ghosts and spirits. If you’re one of them, you know where to head! However, do take all the necessary precautions in this regard.