Exploring the Eerie: India’s Scariest Haunted Places

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Did you know that ‘ghost tourism’ is really big globally? In fact, on my trip to Ireland a few years back, I was asked by an Irish tourism executive if I was interested in having a tryst with the paranormal, and go on a ‘ghost trail’, needless to say, a petrified me scooted… the opposite direction. But it did get me thinking.

So for TheGlitz, I stepped into the ‘ghostly’ terrains of India and came out feeling super scared! So tighten your seatbelt and get ready to be very afraid as TheGlitz lists some of the spookiest places in India.

Spooky Places

India is home to numerous haunted places that send shivers down the spine of even the bravest souls. From abandoned forts to spooky forests, these eerie locations have captured the imagination of thrill-seekers and paranormal enthusiasts alike. Let’s delve into the darkness and uncover some of India’s scariest haunted places.

Bhangarh Fort, Bhangarh, Rajasthan:

Bhangarh Fort
Bhangarh Fort

Nestled amidst the Aravalli Range in Rajasthan, Bhangarh Fort is perhaps India’s most famous haunted site. Legend has it that the fort was cursed by a sorcerer, leading to its abandonment and subsequent haunting. Visitors have reported experiencing eerie phenomena such as disembodied voices, strange apparitions, and an overwhelming feeling of unease. The Archaeological Survey of India has even prohibited entry to the fort after sunset, further fueling its reputation as a paranormal hotspot.

Dumas Beach, Surat, Gujarat:

Dumas Beach
Dumas Beach

Dumas Beach, located near Surat in Gujarat, is known for its picturesque shoreline and stunning sunsets. However, beneath its serene exterior lies a darker side. Dumas Beach is said to be haunted by the souls of restless spirits, drawn to its shores by the tragic events that have unfolded here over the years. Visitors have reported hearing mysterious whispers, seeing shadowy figures, and experiencing an inexplicable sense of dread as they walk along the beach at night.

Dow Hill, Kurseong, West Bengal:

Dow Hill
Dow Hill

Dow Hill, situated in the picturesque town of Kurseong in West Bengal, is home to Victoria Boys’ High School, which is said to be haunted by the ghost of a headless boy. Locals claim to have heard the sound of footsteps echoing through the empty corridors, as well as chilling cries emanating from the surrounding forest. The area has a palpable sense of foreboding, with many visitors reporting feelings of being watched or followed as they explore the haunted hillside.

Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad, Telangana:

Ramoji Film City
Ramoji Film City

Ramoji Film City, one of the largest film studios in the world, is a popular tourist attraction in Hyderabad, Telangana. However, beneath its glitz and glamour lies a darker side. Rumors abound of paranormal activity on the film sets, with staff and visitors alike reporting encounters with restless spirits. Strange occurrences such as lights flickering, equipment malfunctioning and unexplained noises have led many to believe that the studio is haunted by the ghosts of actors and crew members who lost their lives during filming.

Brij Raj Bhavan, Kota, Rajasthan:

Brij Raj Bhavan
Brij Raj Bhavan

Brij Raj Bhavan, a heritage hotel located in Kota, Rajasthan, is said to be haunted by the ghost of Major Burton, a British officer who was killed during the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857. Guests have reported encountering his spirit wandering the halls of the hotel at night, dressed in full military regalia. Some have even claimed to have been touched or spoken to by the ghostly apparition, leaving them shaken to the core.

Boooo… Ghosts are here!

India’s haunted places are steeped in mystery, legend, and folklore, drawing inquisitive visitors from far and wide in search of thrills and chills. Whether you’re a skeptic or a true believer, exploring these eerie locations is sure to send shivers down your spine and leave you questioning the boundaries between the seen and the unseen. But remember, as you embark on your journey into the unknown, tread lightly and respect the spirits that call these haunted places home. After all, you never know what secrets lie waiting in the shadows.

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