Do you believe in energies that stay even after death? People are skeptical about it. Also, the people who believe in Ghosts try to avoid any such encounters. However, few people like knowing or even visiting haunted places. Though many don’t believe in such claims. However, there are places where people have experienced paranormal activities. The places on our list have been studied thoroughly and only then added to the list as top haunted places in India.
There are many haunted places in India. As per claims, there is at least one such place in every city of India. They include everything from old forts, hotels, resorts, villages, and even courtrooms. Whether you believe in it or not, these stories will surely give you chills. Here are the top 7 scariest places in India that are professed to be haunted:
1. The Shaniwarwada Fort – Pune
Known for its sheer architectural brilliance, this fort has witnessed various spooky occurrences. It is believed that the level of supernatural activity is on its zenith on every full moon night. The mysterious story behind the strange activities suggests that a young prince was brutally murdered here which is maybe why his spirit haunts the place and when the night falls, sounds of him shrieking can be heard.
Many locals camp at night on the fort grounds just to hear the little boy’s scream. However, It is preferable to visit the fort during day hours since the fort is deserted at night except for maybe a caretaker. Visit this place at your own risk as this would be the scariest haunted place in Pune, India.
2. Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad
The big film city of Andhra Pradesh is known as the world’s largest integrated film studio complex covering 6.42 square kilometers. Ramoji Film City has an amusement park and is a popular tourist destination.
At the entrance, two hotels are considered to be haunted. Bathroom door knocking, strange writings in Urdu on the mirrors, leftover food scattered over the floor of rooms, etc have been witnessed. Even paranormal activities while shooting has been reported.
3. The Royal Calcutta Turf Club (the Race Course) – West Bengal
Well, there’s a story about some George Williams, a race maniac, whose only love in the whole world was his pearl white horse, Pride. She was the then chain winner of races who’d win wealth, fame, and name for her master. However, this “Queen of Tracks”, like other living creatures, started slowing down with age, and one fine morning, after losing the Annual Calcutta Derby the earlier day, she was found dead on the tracks.
However, that’s not the end of the story, on moonlit Saturday nights, if you pass the racecourse and if you’re looking around, you’d invariably spot a charming white horse galloping across the racecourse. The locals call her, William Saheb ka Sada ghora.
4. Putulbari or the House of Dolls – West Bengal
If the name is so spooky, just imagine how creepy the place is going to be. Located at Ahiritola just opposite the vast Ganges, this huge building with dolls of archaic, Roman designs adorning the terrace is sure to send a thrilling chill through anyone’s spine just by a look of it. Although this building is still inhabited by some people, no one dares to live in the upper stories of the building, especially post-dusk.
If you’re daring enough to venture into this haunted place, you’re sure to feel the creepy presence of the unseen everywhere while you’re inside the palatial structure. This place was originally inhabited by wealthy zamindars who would sexually exploit women here and, it is their souls that hover around this place.
5. On The Ganges, Under The Howrah Bridge – West Bengal
Well, you don’t have to jump straight into the Ganges to know about this. The wrestlers, who daily practice at the Mullick Ghat and Zanana Bathing Ghat, in the morning, see hands flailing in the water. According to them, those are the spirits of people who gave up their lives, accidentally or by committing suicide, by jumping into the Ganges.
Moreover, it’s difficult to understand whether it’s a “real” person struggling for breadth or is the workings of some spirit!
6. Kuldhara – Rajasthan
The village of Kuldhara is popularly known to be a deserted ghost village that has been abandoned since the 1800s. It is said to carry a curse on some villagers. They vanished from there overnight, after having lived there for over 7 centuries.
The village lies in ruins. Established in 1291 by the Paliwal Brahmins. They were a very prosperous clan and known for their business acumen and agricultural knowledge. One night in 1825 all the people in Kuldhara and nearby 83 villages vanished in dark. All of a sudden and without any warning.
Tales about this mystery include the story of Salim Singh. He was the minister of the state. Once he visited this village and fell in love with the beautiful daughter of the chieftain who wanted to marry her. The minister threatened the villagers by saying that if they did not marry the girl to him, he would levy huge taxes. The chief of the village along with those of adjoining villages decided to abandon and migrate elsewhere to protect the girl’s honor.
Nobody saw them leave nor did anyone figure where they went, they simply vanished. It is said that the villagers also cast a spell on the village as they left. They cursed everyone who tried to inhabit the land.
7. Bhangarh Fort – Rajasthan
The most haunted place in India is Bhangarh Fort in Rajasthan. The Bhangarh was cursed by a Tantrik, Singhia. He was in love with the beautiful princess Ratnawati of Bhangarh. Singhia added a love potion to a bowl of oil that belonged to the princess. However, Singhia’s hopes were dashed (literally) when Ratnawati hurled the bowl on a wall that collapsed and buried him.
A dying Singhia cursed the kingdom of Bhangarh saying that the city would be wiped out overnight. Moreover, it would never be inhabited again, except for the temples. Shortly after the death of Singhia, the whole city was sacked and destroyed in the Bhangarh-Ajabgarh wars.
Villagers say that whenever a house is built there its roof collapses. People also say that nobody returned from there after dark. Also, the archaeological survey of India (ASI) has put up a signboard. It says ” staying after sunset is strictly prohibited in this area”. Thus, it is one of the top haunted places in India