The mysteries of the unknown have always fascinated the mind. 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 a reality. This is why a lot of forts or palaces or beaches or even a ‘just another’ valley in India has a twist of mystery attached to it and are considered some of the most haunted places in India.
If you are one of those who love to turn the pages long sealed and kept hidden from the human eye, if the word ‘supernatural‘ gives you an adrenalin rush, you, my friend, like me and many others, are someone who likes to push the boundaries a little and take a peek into what’s happening in the strange, mysterious world out there. This post is for all the travelers who are done with the monotony of life and are looking forward to exploring the most haunted places in India.
A majestic abandoned fort is reported to be one of the most haunted places in India. Bhangarh and its ruins are closed to visitors from sunset to sunrise, reportedly the time with the highest paranormal activity on the premises. The traveler who has dared to stay in the fort overnight have reported hearing footsteps and the screeching of a woman.
1911 is the time, The story of this haunted hotel began. It is known Miss Frances Garnett-Orme was poisoned in the Savoy, and the mystery remains unsolved to this day. Guests who stay the night have claimed to have seen Miss Garnett-Orme’s ghost roaming around the hotel and heard the echoes of her footsteps.
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.
A huge number of ticket draw for ghost hunters and ‘ghost lovers’, Ramoji Film City is said to be haunted by notorious ghosts of dead soldiers. This film city is built on the war grounds of Nizams and if locals are to be believed then this place is haunted big time!
The largest library in India is much more than a haunt for just book lovers. This treasure trove for bibliophiles attracts the lovers of ghost stories in equal numbers. Add to it the mystery of the hidden chamber that was discovered by the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) in 2010, a chamber that is rumored to have served as a torture chamber during the British rule in India. As per witness accounts, such paranormal experiences increased all the more after 12 laborers lost their lives in an accident during some renovation work at the site. It sounds like some grist for the rumor mill.
For those of you who have watched the Shah Rukh Khanstarrer “Om Shanti Om”, this story may sound oddly familiar. Mukesh Textile Mills in 1870 was established by the East India Company and shut down in 1980 after a sudden fire outbreak. This abandoned haunted place in India serves as an excellent location for shooting Bollywood horror movies. However, some directors, as well as actors, refuse to shoot here after experiencing paranormal activities.
There are instances of people sighting apparitions, lights, animals growling and even the eerie feeling of someone’s breath on your neck. Imagine someone closely watching you from behind the pillars but disappear in a wisp of air as you approach them.
As per the Islamic Legends, Jinns live in a parallel universe to that of humans. It is believed that God made humans out of sand and Jinns out of the fire. Hence they have their world of existence and also the power to cross worlds. Sometimes, they never leave and decides to stay at abandoned places, and when troubled by human presence, they hurt people who visit the masjid. Hence, the best ever paranormal activity people experienced is getting slapped by an invisible force. (jokes apart).
Owing to D’Souza Chawl, Mahim has acquired the status of being the most haunted place in Mumbai. It is said that a woman fell into the water and died crying for help in the well. Probably that is why most people say that they’ve witnessed a woman lurking around the well and the nearby area.
Fernhill Hotel, which is now shut down after re-occurrence of haunting events, gained much name after spooky incidents during the shooting of movie Raaz. “Once Sarojji and her troupe checked in late at night and were kept awake by someone rearranging the furniture in the room above. Dancers had an early morning shoot tried calling reception but the phone was dead. Desperate for sleep, some went down to complain, only to have the receptionist escort them outside and point upwards to show that there was no floor above” Said Bipasha.
Parsi Graveyard, Nagpur
Villagers of Nagpur will be told, and you will hear the same thing, Parsi Graveyard is the home to the devil. If you are looking for some supernatural experience have tried visiting it and haven’t got up for a week or two. Almost every visitor reports about an eerie sound followed by a manifestation of what is believed to be a human-like spirit.