Updated: Jun 5, 2021
Do you like watching horror movies? If yes, then we love it too. Isn’t it just so exciting to watch the spirits appear on screen? But why to see such spirits on screen when you can actually see them and feel their presence? ;)
1. Bhangarh Fort
The Indian Ghost Town of Bhangarh, Rajasthan is one of the scariest places in India to visit, in addition to being one of the most abandoned places in India. However, this tag has not perturbed visitors from making frequent trips to this ghost town. Here is the bhangarh fort horror story.
Located near a famous forest in the area, this town is now slowly luring visitors from around the area, and country, to visit it. However, it should be noted that if you decide to visit the town after sunset, you will not be allowed. In fact, there is a strict warning that it is out of bounds after the sun sets. The story which this town is well-known for tells the tale of how a magician who was in love with the local princess of the area was forbidden to ever fall in love with her. Unhappy with the decision, he decided to cast a spell on her to make her surrender to him. However, the princess, who was also a disciple of the occult learned of his plans and found a way to kill him. Before his death, the magician cast a dark spell on the palace which caused its doom. Despite the story surrounding the ruins, it still is a fascinating place to visit. In fact, it has also been officially promoted as a tourist destination. However, once night falls, the place becomes deserted, leaving the darkness to engulf it once again till morning comes.
2. The Shaniwarwada Fort
This fort in Pune is a historical delight in addition to being one of the ghostly places in India. In fact, there are many who are of the opinion that the story that is associated with this fort is one of the most chilling stories. Lauded for its architectural brilliance, this fort has witnessed various strange occurrences. Legend has it that during a full moon, the level of supernatural activity increases. The mysterious story surrounding this fort talks about how a young prince was brutally murdered by one of his very own relatives in the fort. Therefore, his spirit still haunts the place and in the night, sounds of him shrieking almost violently can be heard. There are many locals who actually camp at night on the fort grounds just to hear that little boy’s scream for help. A chilling story indeed. However, most visitors prefer to visit the fort during the morning hours as it is desirable. In fact, the fort is deserted at night except for maybe a caretaker doing the rounds.
3. Kuldhara village
This village in Rajasthan that is said to be haunted. There is a horrifying evil aura in this town. According to the legend, residents who had dwelled here for centuries vanished overnight. Since the 1800’s this village has been deserted.
According to the tale, Kuldhara village was initially inhabited by very wealthy people, the Paliwal Brahmins. The stories claim that there was a Minister named Salim Singh, who fell in love with one of the villager’s daughter. He threatened all the villagers that if he wasn’t allowed to marry this girl, then he would burden them with irrationally high taxes.
The villagers from Kuldhara left the village and moved elsewhere, in order to protect the girl and themselves from the Minister’s tyranny. It is said that when they left they cursed the village, because of which no one dwells in this area. One of us had even visited this place. She found there underground tunnels, which may have been used to store treasures. °-° Unfortunately, she didn’t get a chance to go inside it.
4. Dow Hill in Kurseong, Darjeeling
may not necessarily be considered as one of the abandoned places in India but it can surely be one of the most haunted places in India. This small township is famous for some of the best boarding schools in West Bengal . The Dow Hill Boarding School for Girls is at the centre of supernatural activity by all accounts.
There have been many reports of the school’s corridors being haunted. Additionally, the forest that surrounds the school is also considered to be haunted. In fact, many woodsmen who visit the forest have reported seeing a headless boy who suddenly appears and then disappears into the forests. Legend has it that there were innumerable murders which took place in this forest area.
5. The Brij Raj Bhavan Palace
This place in Kota, Rajasthan should also be on your itinerary as one of the most ghostly places in India. This old palace which has now been converted into something of a heritage hotel is apparently haunted by a British ghost who was killed during the Revolt of 1857.
There are some who also add that a Major Burton (the ghost) along with his sons was shot right inside the palace and therefore, he haunts the place. In fact, in this palace, considered by many as one of the most mysterious places in India, the ghost of the Major does not really harm anyone, but during the night, there have been reports of guards getting slapped in the face. Therefore, visit the palace at your own risk.
Indian Ghost Town of Bhangarh – Ajabgarh, Rajasthan
The Shaniwarwada Fort- Pune
Kuldhara Village- Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Dow Hill in Kurseong- Darjeeling
The Brij Raj Bhavan in Kota- Rajasthan