My family and I are casual ghost hunters. If you are interested in ghost hunting because maybe you had a supernatural encounter that you couldn’t explain when you were a kid. Or you like unrevealing the mysteries that science cannot explain then keep on reading. Here is my recommended list of India’s most haunted sights that you have to visit whether you are a believer or not. Even if you don’t catch a ghost’s glimpse, you’d still have an amazing expedition.
1. Agrasen’s Baoli, New Delhi
It is a 60 meter long step well in New Delhi, India. Its origin is a mystery but it is believed that this step well was built at least six centuries ago. Although it is a tourist destination in the capital of India but people don’t dare coming here after sunset. The well is not open for anybody after 5 pm. In the past several incidences have been reported about multiple shadowy figures hurdling around. While most of these sightings are reported by ghost hunters, there is still a number of visitors who experience hearing voices during the day time as well.
2. Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan
This fort was built in the 17th century and is well-preserved. It is located near a very famous forest. According to legend, the fort is cursed. Apparently, there was a wizard who fell in love with the princess of the palace. Because the wizard was no match for the princess he plotted to cast a love spell on her. The princess foresaw his actions and didn’t drink the potion. Outrages, he hexed the fort which eventually led to its doom.
This fort is disintegrated but it still draws tourists from all across India and the rest of the world because of its mysterious history. It is my second favorite on the list.
3. Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai
One of my absolute favorite sights to visit is the infamous Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai. Not to be confused with the actual Taj Mahal, it was constructed in the early 20th century. The old wing is supposed to be haunted by the chief architect Chambers who wasn’t satisfied with the end design of the hotel. It is said that guests often complain about hearing footsteps. This hotel was also subjected to a terrorist attack in 2008. Despite its bitter history it is a must visit place.
4. Jamali Kamali Mosque, Delhi
It is a doomed archeologist masterpiece. Shortly after its construction it was deserted. It is said that people see flashes of light. Often locals complain about animals growling at it or getting actual slaps on their faces if they enter at night. People say that it is haunted by Djinns. Djinns are legends that come from Muslim literature. They believe that Djinns have the power to appear and disappear as they wish. They also possess mystical magical abilities and can play with someone’s mind. They live in isolated locations and, once disturbed, can physically harm the other person.
5. Mukesh Mills, Mumbai
This mill was built by the East India Company in the late 19th century. After just a few years a sudden outburst of fire caused it to shut down. It hasn’t been functional ever since. Even though there are a lot of paranormal activities that are reported by the visitors, this sight a famous Bollywood shooting ground for horror movies too. It is in complete ruins and tourists see shadows of people running about in the dark rooms.
6. GP Block, Meerut
All of the paranormal activities that occur here are a bit too much for the faint of heart. A women in red dress of often seen wandering around. A red dress is associated with a bride. Mostly they claimed that the woman was a “Pichal Peri” or twisted feet. It is a famous legend in South Asia. A twisted feet woman is a necromancer’s spirit who curses everyone it sees. When this place was still inhabited locals reported about seeing a small group of men drinking in the shadows as well.
7. Raj Kiran Hotel, Maharashtra
Talk about haunted hotels, this is number second on my favorite haunted hotels to visit and seven on this list. The entire hotel itself is not haunted. There are specific areas where staying guests see blue light flashes. One of the most haunted places within the hotel is its room near the reception desk. Guests recount that they wake up in the middle of the night hearing strange noises coming from under the bed. If you are interested in having your blankets pulled while you slept soundly or someone hitting your bed, then it is a perfect spot for you to spend the night.
8. South Park Cemetery, Kolkata
One of the most dangerous places for ghost hunters is the South Park Cemetery located in Kolkata. Reports of women in white and red have been heard. It is risky to visit the cemetery at night because explorers have often been frightened by ghosts sneaking up on them. None of the statements about this cemetery is exaggerated. It has it all – from shadows to walking ghosts and women in white.
9. Towers of Silence, Mumbai
It is a Parsi cemetery sight. Parsis have this ritual that instead of burying or burning their dead, they leave their bodies on the top of this tower for the birds to feats upon. Bones and carcasses can be easily seen when one climbs at the top. No one dares to go near this tower anytime of the day. Just a mere glimpse of the rotten dead bodies would give you nightmares for days.
10. House Number W-3, Greater Kailash, New Delhi
The story of this house sounds straight out of a horror movie. An elderly helpless couple was murdered here. For a few years the house remained abandoned. Eventually residents came and they were not what anyone had hoped for. They say that the couple who was brutally assassinated has come back from the dead. Screams, laughter, footsteps, and thing falling on their own are the most common reoccurrences. It goes under the category of India’s most haunted.