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14 Most Nerve-wracking Haunted Places in India 2024

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Who doesn’t out there in the real world like haunted stories that shake you up at night and keep you scattered in the dreams. Yes, though they sound scary no matter how much, you do want to listen to them. Some are real, some not. So why not get to know the Most Haunted Places in India that could make you think of going there? Following are the list of Top 14 Most Haunted Places in India that people frequently talk about.

14 Most Haunted Places in India

1. Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan
2. Dumas Beach, Gujarat
3. Lambi Dehar Mines
4. Tunnel no. 103, Shimla
5. Brij Raj Bhawan
6. GP Block Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
7. Karkardooma Delhi Court, Delhi
8. Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad
9. Feroz Shah Kotla Fort, New Delhi
10. Writer’s Building, Kolkata
11. Dow Hill, West Bengal
12. Dagshai, Himachal Pradesh
13. Shaniwar Wada, Pune, Maharashtra
14. Kuldhara Village, Rajasthan

1. Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan

bhangarh fort rajasthan

The top most haunted place in India is the Bhangarh Fort of Rajasthan. It is a deserted place that is prohibited to be entered after sunset and till sunrise. According to the legend, the city of Bhangarh was cursed by Guru Balu Nath which resulted in the haunting of this place. Villagers around here say that anything constructed in this place collapses and does not remain stable and whosoever goes in the fort at night does not return thereafter making us to count it in the list of most haunted places in India.

Timing: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Ticket price: For foreigners: Rs. 200, for Indians: Rs.25

2. Dumas Beach, Gujarat

dumas beach gujarat

The Dumas Beach in Gujarat (21kms south west of Surat) also famous for the black sand is a very popular tourist spot in Gujarat. This place is at the 2nd position in the list of most haunted places in the India. Dumas beach has a lot of paranormal activities that take place and weird sounds of screaming have been reported by the locals living there which made us to consider it in the list of Top 14 Most Haunted Places in India. Even dogs behave in a weird manner near this place, and is way too dangerous to venture as told by locals.

Timings: Open 24 hours (Best time 07:00 am – 05:00 pm)
Ticket Price: No entry fee

3. Lambi Dehar Mines

lambi dehar mines

Situated on the outskirts of Mussoorie, this place once had a strip of mine and lime quarries that had over 5,000 workers working in 1990s. This mine was shut down due to irregularity and irresponsibility of work and limited safety that caused a number of trucks to fall off the road down the hills. What more? There were a number of workers who died severe and painful deaths due to the coughing blood and lung disease and improper mining. Today that place is known as a ghost town with strange sounds reported at night.

Timings: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ticket price: No entry fee

4. Tunnel no. 103, Shimla

tunnel no 103 Shimla

How is it possible that any place/story related to ghosts does not include Himachal Pradesh or Shimla. These two places are the most often talked of places that include haunted places and such a place is the Tunnel no. 103 on Shimla-Kalka railway line. It has been reported that people have seen apparitions of women and long wailing noises across the journey.  With all this there have been stories of a man walking and lighting his cigarette. Most of these apparitions have been reported by people who have gone through the tunnel on foot.

Timing: Open 24 hours
Ticket price: No entry fee

5. Brij Raj Bhawan

brij raj bhawan

The Brij Raj Bhavan Hotel is situated on the banks of the beautiful Chambal River, near city of Kota, Rajasthan. It has the ghost of the Sepoy Mutiny which is still active, the ghost of Major Charles Burton who was killed in the revolt of 1857 against the British. This building was the residency of the British Major who was abandoned by his servants except the camel driver. He sent his 2 sons to the room above and told them not to come down till the help did not arrive. But the mutineers ascended from the terrace and the 2 sons and Major Burton himself were murdered after being cornered. Post to that, the Maharani saw the ghost of the Major many a times with a cane in his hand.

Timing: Open 24 hours
Ticket price: No entry fee

6. GP Block Meerut, Uttar Pradesh

gp block meerut uttar pradesh

If you are planning to visit GP Block Meerut, go at your own risk. The three buildings in this block are said to be haunted by evil spirits. Witnesses have reported a woman sitting in red clothes on the rooftop. Others have reported four men drinking inside the building. These events have led to the belief that the place is haunted. As there is no private ownership, it open to visit for anyone during any time of the day.

Timing: Open 24 hours
Ticket price: No entry fee

7. Karkardooma Delhi Court, Delhi

karkardooma delhi court delhi

As soon as the sun set, the spirits at Karkardooma Delhi Court gets awakened. CCTVs have video footages of paranormal activities and sightings of a shadowy figure. Although they have not caused any harm to anyone, but their presence is surely felt.

Timing: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Ticket price: No entry fee

8. Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad

ramoji film city hyderabad

This film studio, one of the largest one in India, has stories about the place being haunted by the spirits of soldiers who died here during the rule of Nizams. Strange voices, automatic opening of the doors and writings on the mirrors have been experienced by the actors and other staff working here. Bollywood actress Tapsee Pannu has also shared her spooky experience of seeing “strange figures” in mirrors while dressing up.

Timings: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Ticket Price: Adult: Rs.1,350, Child: Rs.1,150

9. Feroz Shah Kotla Fort, New Delhi

feroz shah kotla fort new delhi

This place is overshadowed by stories of djinns, who live in the dark corners of the fort and mainly prey on young women while they are alone. Screaming voices from the graves can also be heard. It is suggested not to visit this place after sunset. People visit this place and offer oil and flowers to seek the blessings of djinns, who they believe will fulfil their wishes.

Timings: 06:00 am – 07:15 pm
Ticket Price: Indian citizens and SAARC members Rs. 5, for others Rs. 100 and free entry for children up to 15 years of age

10. Writer’s Building, Kolkata

writer’s building kolkata

Once a graveyard, Writer’s Building, Kolkata has reports about scary cries of people, rattling of windows on windless nights and sound of heavy marching boots at night. Many influential people like Birendra Krishna and Soumitra Chaterjee have documented about this place. Don’t dare to stay there during the night and to explore the truth. Even the security staff would not accept this dare.

Timings: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Ticket Price: No entry fee

11. Dow Hill, West Bengal

dow hill west bengal

Located near Darjeeling, a popular tourist spot among the visitors, is the Dow Hill, where there is no dearth of ghost stories. Whether its day or night, paranormal activities never stop here. The ‘Death Road’, which runs between Dow Hill and the Forest Office, has sightings of a headless boy, who disappears in the woods. Only the sound of walking and running can be heard.

Timings: Open 24 hours
Ticket Price: No entry fee

12. Dagshai, Himachal Pradesh

dagshai himachal pradesh

Dagshai cantonment town has horror stories about Mary, who was the wife of a British medical practitioner. She died eight months into pregnancy. Her grave was believed to be able to bestow boons to childless women if they took away a part of her grave which was engraved in marble. Her spirit is believed to wander around here, trying to defend her grave from people with an intention to destroy it.

Timings: Open 24 hours
Ticket Price: No entry fee

13. Shaniwar Wada, Pune, Maharashtra

shaniwar wada pune maharashtra

Constructed by Peshwa Bajirao I, there lies a heart wrenching story behind the ghost stories at Shaniwar Wada. The site of Narayanrao’s murder is said to be haunted by his spirit, which moves around the fort pleading his uncle to save him. People who live nearby claim to have heard his cries on specific nights. After sunset, entry to the fort is strictly prohibited.

Timings: 9:30 am to 05:00 pm
Ticket Price: Rs.5 per person for Indians, Rs.125 for foreigners, Rs.25 per person for light and sound show 
Ticket booking timings for light and sound show: Everyday 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

14. Kuldhara Village, Rajasthan

kuldhara village rajasthan

Once a prosperous village, locals of Kuldhara believe that people who deserted Kuldhara invoked a curse on anyone who tries to settle here. Footsteps echoing on the empty streets and disembodied voices have been heard here. With only a handful of people around, this village may give you goosebumps as you walk on the streets.

Timings: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Ticket Price: Rs.10 per person & Rs.50 by Car

Conclusion

Ghost stories have been a part of the childhood stories which were narrated to us by our grandmothers and parents. Many a times parents get things done from their children just by mentioning about some kind of imaginary ghost that may take them along if their children did not follow them. The more we read about them, the more we become interested to know more about the other spooky places that exist around us. People who had encounters with ghostly spirits have strong belief about their existence, while others may not take it very seriously. However, by reading about the most haunted places in India, it is difficult to deny the fact about their existence.

FAQs: Haunted Places in India

Q1. What is the most haunted place in India?

Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan is believed to the most haunted place in India. Entry in this fort is prohibited after 5pm. Daring adventurers, who don’t follow the rules and some other villagers have recordings of certain paranormal activities.

Q2. Which road in India is the most haunted one?

Kashedi Ghat road is well known for its knife-edge sharp edges and more importantly, for its haunted path. People have claimed to have scratches on their face and back as they move along the road. It is said that this road is the home to blood-sucking witches.

Q3. Which is the most haunted hospital in India?

The title for the most haunted hospital in India would go to ‘Dow Hill Hospital’, located in West Bengal. It is a commonly visited place for paranormal enthusiasts. Although any organization has not defined it as haunted, the experiences of the people define it as the most haunted one.

Q4. Which are the haunted places in Rajasthan?

The list is long, but making it brief, the haunted places in Rajasthan would include Bhangarh Fort, Kuldhara Village, Nahargarh Fort, Rana Kumbha Palace, Brij Raj Bhavan and Jagatpura.

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