For decades people have been trying to determine the existence of the supernatural. While science is inclined towards denying the actuality of subjects such as ghosts, psychic powers or celestial beings, I was taught at a young age that it’s better to believe in them than to not. After all, it’s undeniable that there have been spine-tingling events that science has yet to explain even to this today.
If your New Year’s resolution is to certify the existence or inexistence of supernatural spookies, to lead an exciting spook-busting lifestyle like Scooby-Doo and friends, or more simply, to visit an exotic Asian country, this list of haunted locations in India might just be the thing to get your plans started.
The following is a list of haunted places in India suggested by local Kanika Nevatia. Being mere writers and not scientists, we don’t know for sure if the following places are truly spooked so… we guess the only way to find out is to personally plan a trip down there!
Bhangarh Fort, Alwar
If legends and mythical stories delight you, the Bhangarh Fort, which also happens to be one of the “spookiest and most abandoned places” known in India, is believed to be cursed by a magician. Apparently, perhaps as a result of said curse, the roofs of houses built on that land end up in shambles, and entry into the area any time between sunset and sunrise is even forbidden by law.
Shaniwarwada Fort, Pune
Yet another fort with a story, the Shaniwarwada Fort looks majestic by day, but word is that on nights when the moon is full, the cries of Narayanrao Peshwa, a boy king who was unfortunately murdered when he was 13 years old, echoes through the place.
Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad
If you’re a fan of Bollywood movies, this location might interest you. The Ramoji Film City is one of the biggest film production complexes in India which is, at the same time, a recreation and tourism spot. The entire facility is said to be erected on war grounds of the Nizam sultans, and thus haunted by the lingering spirits of deceased soldiers. There have also been numerous reports of hair-raising happenings, and these unexplained mysteries have contributed to the Film City’s reputation of being one of the most spooked places in Hyderabad.
Fortune The Savoy, Mussoorie
More on spooky hotels, Fortune The Savoy Hotel in the city of Mussoorie is said to have been the location of a mysterious fatal incident that took place in 1910. Lady Garnet Orme, one of its guests, was found dead with her medicine bottle laced with poison. As the mystery thickens, her doctor, too, was found dead a couple of months later. The case remained unsolved, and it is said that Lady Garnet Orme’s spirit now roams the hallways of the establishment, and some visitors have heard the whispers of a woman’s voice.
Agrasen Ki Baoli, New Delhi
But of course, spooky things don’t only occur in hotels and forts. A step well in Agrasen Ki Baoli, New Delhi, is believed to have been filled with black water that lured people into throwing themselves into it. No one knows how many people have fallen victim to the mysterious well, but even today, it is said that visitors tend to feel as if a dark shadow lurks behind them, and the presence of it increases if they pick up their speed. You might want to keep your visit short though, as the locals believe that visitors who linger around after dark will be cursed with an evil spell.