Ghosts are everywhere. Many people are afraid of ghosts, but fear comes from a simple lack of understanding something. If you believe in life, you must believe in death. If you believe in God, you must believe in Ghost. If you believe in the alive, you must believe in the dead.
Everybody has heard a real-life story or two about some of the scariest places in India. Some people act brave, but the fact remains that a few strange stories are scary, like actually spooky. Blame it on circumstances, but spine-chilling accounts confirm the presence of ghosts and spirits, specifically when they come from locals
India is often considered as a land of undiscovered mystery. For centuries, travelers from around the world who have made their journey to India have been fascinated by the mystical energy that surrounds the country. From religious practices to rituals that are quintessentially Indian, these traits have made India a popular tourist destination. Therefore, when it comes to listing the most haunted places in India, there is not better country to start with.
These abandoned places in India have become places of interest for those who are fascinated by the supernatural. For those who are too afraid to visit these places in person, reading about and sharing stories of these mysterious places in India might be the next best thing.
List of Most Haunted Places in India
Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan
Bhangarh Fort has gained notoriety as one of the most haunted places in India. In fact, even the government is aware of the fact that spirits prowl its ruins which is probably why they have banned visitors from entering after sunset. Strict warnings have been issued about the dangers at the historic structure, which is said to be cursed by a magician.
Bhangarh, a deserted town in Rajasthan, was established in 1613 by King Madho Singh, son of great Mughal general, Man Singh of Amber. Bhangarh was abandoned soon after being built and supposedly after it was cursed by a magician. In ignorance Ajab Singh, the grandson of Madho Singh, raised the palace to such a height that the shadow reached the forbidden place. Hence the devastation of entire town of Bhangarh happened. Local villagers say that whenever a house is built there its roof collapses. People say that nobody returned who stayed there after dark. And the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) sign board put up there says, “Staying after sunset is strictly prohibited in this area.”
Figure 1: Bhangarh Fort, Rajsthan
Dumas Beach- Gujarat
Dumas Beach in Gujarat already has an ominous ring to its name. Therefore, it is not surprising that it is considered as one of the most haunted places in India. This beach is located very near Surat, one of the developed cities of the state. This particular beach draws countless visitors almost every day as legend has it that the winds which blow fiercely come along with whispers. Famous scenic Dumas Beach of Gujarat has many stories to tell about spirits. If one goes by the story, Hindus burn their dead bodies on the beach, and this area has been reported numerous of times for its paranormal activities. People have reported experiences like hearing strange whispers on Dumas beach. It`s like the wind around this area is full of spirits of dead people. Some tourists have been even known to have disappeared while taking walks on the beach at night.
Figure 2: Dumas Beach, Gujrat
Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad
Ramoji Film City, one of the biggest film cities in the country, is actually a haunted place in India. According to witnesses, the spotlights have been seen falling off, light men have been pushed, strange marks have appeared on mirrors, and many crew members have had severe injuries. Females have even experienced their clothes being torn off by a mystical force or being locked in rooms from inside. The ghostly story behind Ramoji film city is that it is built on the war grounds and is said to be haunted by notorious ghosts of dead soldiers. A lot of paranormal activities have been reported during film shootings. These stories though well-known are not revealed officially due to business reasons. Torn clothes, shadows in the changing rooms, knocks from the bathroom doors locked from outside are common in the hotels of the film city.
Figure 3: Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad
GP Block, Meerut
Although not well known, GP block of Meerut in Uttar Pradesh has been reported as a haunted place. On a number of occasions, four guys have been seen sitting inside a house with a single candle lighted and drinking beer. It happens to be the most common sight for people passing through that area. Some of them also said tha0074 they have even seen girls in red dress coming out of the house. The house is doublestoreyed and people have seen the boys sitting on the roof-top. People have stopped going to that place now. Ranked among the North India’s most haunted places, GP Block in Meerut is known for its numerous ghosts. Several locals have spotted ghosts of girls in red dresses and ghosts of men drinking right outside the building though none of the witnesses could figure out who these people really were. The ghosts disappeared whenever any brave-heart dared to go close to them.
Figure 4: GP Block, Meerut
Kuldhara – Rajasthan
Kuldhara is a village in Rajasthan that is said to be haunted. There is a horrifying evil aura in this town. According to the legend, residents who had dwelled here for centuries vanished overnight. Since 1800’s this village has been deserted. The stories claim that there was a Minister named Salim Singh, who fell in love with one of the villager’s daughter. He threatened all the villagers that if he wasn’t allowed to marry this girl, then he would burden them with irrationally high taxes.
The mystery of the vanishing villagers is quite intriguing. Though a story talks of Salim Singh, then minister of state, who fell in love with the beautiful daughter of the village chieftain. He threatened the villagers of huge taxes, should they fail to get him married to her. The chief of the village, along with those of the nearby 83 villages, decided to abandon their villages. It is also said that the villagers, before leaving, cursed the village that no one could ever inhabit the land.
Figure 5: Kuldhara, Rajasthan
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 Abhishek Daga, “35 Most Haunted Places in India”, available online at: http://www.thrillophilia.com/blog/most-haunted-places-in-india/
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