India is a land of enigma. There are many haunted places that we are curious to explore, but unaware of historical facts behind them. The mysteries of the unknown have always fascinated the human mind. It’s not surprising for experts to say that 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 reality.
Tossing on the paranormal topic, there are many mysterious places in India that are full of mystery and sense of eeriness. Here are 13 places that you must only go to if you have balls of steel.
1. Lambi Dehar Mines, Uttarakhand
So apparently these mines were shut down because workers died coughing blood due to improper work conditions. Locals also say that the location is haunted by a witch who makes unnerving noises at night.
2. Dumas Beach – Gujarat
Beaches are the best spots to relax. But not this one. Dumas beach is a cremation ground for the Hindus. This beach has reported of mysterious disappearances at night. If you’re brave enough to take a stroll, beware of the spooky whispers you hear on the shore (when there’s actually no one around!) therefore it is said that the tormented souls and the ones who did not seek ‘moksha’ loiter on the beach post sunset.
3. Kuldhara Village – Rajasthan
The village of Kuldhara is popularly known to be a deserted ghost village that has been abandoned since 1800s. It is said to carry a curse of the villagers who vanished from there overnight, after having lived there for over 7 centuries. Haunting shrieks, moving shadows and hand imprints, spending a night here is impossible! It is so said that, this place is the deadliest place ever found in India.
4. Dow Hill, west Bengal
People never loiter in the dense area of Dow Hills because of its horrid past. The hills have witnessed many deaths and therefore remain secluded. People in there tell that there might be a headless boy following you!
5. The Shaniwar Wada Fort – Pune (Maharashtra)
You might have heard about the place if you’ve watched Bajirao Mastani. Spooky occurrences are reported every full moon night here and no one knows why. The Shaniwar Wada Fort is one of the most haunted places in India.
6. Bhangarh Fort – Rajasthan
Located in the Alwar district of Rajasthan, this fort is notorious for shocking paranormal activities. There is a legend that explains why the place is haunted. Apparently there was a tantrik named Singhiya who was in love with Princess Ratnavati. He used his black magic on the princess, but it backfired on him and he died. But just before he did, he cursed the fort, saying that all who dwelt in the fort shall die. Till date people are warned not to visit the fort after sunset.
7. GP Block – Meerut (Uttar Pradesh)
GP Block in Meerut is also very notoriously known for all the paranormal activity it beholds. Despite being a popular zone, there have been reportedly a lot of strange sightings.
For instance people who pass this place claim to have seen four males sitting together and enjoying an alcoholic beverage by the light of a single candle. At first, this was not considered spooky for it could just be four friends having a good time but once it was established that it was indeed four ghosts, people in and around the area became increasingly interested. In addition, some claim to also witness a young girl coming out of the house in what many people believe to be a red dress. With time people have abandoned that place for obvious reasons but it continues to catch the fancy of those who love the paranormal.
8. Malcha Mahal, Delhi
A family with a royal past stays in the palace. However, it is said that they have no connection with the world outside the palace, and that they stay with their ferocious dogs. Nobody tries to trespass the locality, as it looks horribly terrifying from the outside.
9. Sanjay Van – New Delhi
It is said that a mysterious apparition of a lady clad in white can be seen near the cremation grounds. Stay until late at your own risk.
10. Kishtwar Kailash Road – Jammu and Kashmir
This is one of the most perilous roads in the world. One small mistake can send you on a head-first downward spiral into the valley of the dead. Are you game?
11. North Sentinel Island – The land of isolated tribals
Try establishing contact with the ‘last isolated tribe in the world’ and the next moment you’d find a sharp spear, flying straight at you. The message is clear: “No outside contact”.
13. Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad
Imagine a scary story coming from a film city where so many movies are being shot! It is said that there are occurrences of paranormal activities like lights going off on their own and people disappearing.