Do ghosts and spirits fascinate you? Or do they send a chill down your spine? Here’s a list of some of the most haunted places in India which you may choose to visit when around or drop out from your bucket list.

P.S. for the faint hearted, grab on to something tight, you may need it!

1) Bhangarh Fort: The ghost town of Bhangarh is one of the scariest, spookiest places you could possibly imagine, not to mention, one of the most haunted places in India. This Fort in Rajasthan has been listed as a location with paranormal activity. In case you have plans of visiting this spooky tourist destination be sure to do so before sunset as by government regulations visiting beyond dawn is forbidden. Like every place, this also has a unique story behind it. There was once a magician who fell in love with the local princess of the town. Not everything was as per the magicians wish and the match between the princess and the magician was unimaginable. Being quite the master of dark magic, he decided to cast a spell on her to make her surrender to him. However, the princess learned of his plans and found a way to kill him. Before his death, however, the magician cast a dark spell on the palace which caused its doom.

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2) Shaniwarwada Fort: This magnificent fort located in Pune is often the topic of conversation when it comes to haunted places, as it is for its architectural marvel. It is believed that the level of supernatural activity is on its zenith on every full moon night. The mysterious story behind the strange activities suggests that a young prince was brutally murdered here which is maybe why his spirit haunts the place and when the night falls, sounds of him shrieking can be heard. This place is definitely not for the faint hearted!

3) Jatinga: Located in a small village in Assam, it is popular worldwide for its unexplained phenomenon of bird suicides. Most of the migratory birds visiting the area never leave the village. The case gets even more inscrutable as these birds always plummet to their death between 06:00 p.m. to 09:30 p.m. on the moonless nights of September and October.
These mass suicides only occur on a specific 1 mile by 600 feet strip of land and this phenomenon is said to have occurred year after year without a break for more than a century. No scientific phenomena or reasoning has been found to support this unusual activity.

4) Ramoji Film City: Being one of the biggest film cities in the country, this place is home to a lot of hotels which have been involved in a lot of controversy because of the reported “supernatural activities” in and around them. The lights kept on the ceiling have been observed falling down without any explainable reason. Light and camera men sitting with the lights have been pushed and suffered grievous injuries, and no other person is reported nearby. The ghosts and spirits in this place are said to attack women more. Food left in the rooms gets scattered on the floor and strange marks are found on mirrors. Must visit haunted place in India in case you want to experience the paranormal for yourself.

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5)  The Brij Raj Bhavan Palace: Located in Kota, this is one of the most ghostly places in India. This old palace converted into a heritage hotel is haunted by a British ghost who was killed during the Revolt of 1857. Major Burton (the ghost) along with his sons was shot right inside the palace and therefore, he haunts the place. The ghost however is believed to be harmless, except on a few occasions when night guards have reported being hit by an invisible hand.

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6) Agrasen ki Baoli: Situated in Delhi, this location gained popularity after the movie PK. An Ancient Step Well situated right in the heart of central Delhi takes you by surprise if you are out on the streets for a walk. Ironically, it is actually quite impossible to miss having a unique blend of architecture with a signature design known to have existed only centuries ago. An invisible body is said to follow you as you walk around this place and the pace rises as you start speeding up.

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7) Chandan Nagar: A small colony located in Pune, Chandan Nagar is one locality which is avoided my most locals during hours post sunset.  The ghost of a little girl who roams the night in a white frock, cradling a doll in her hands! She appears at the strike of the midnight hour and comes screaming at you if you happen to cross her path. There is a story behind this just like most other spooky places. About 10 years ago the girl was killed at a construction site and has haunted the place since then. People have reported that she smiles at you if you look at her.

These are just a few of the many haunted and spooky places in India. Almost every village in India has a haunted tree or a well which grandmothers advise not to go near. For all you brave hearts and explorers, the mystery’s don’t end here!

Some of these places are actually very scenic and worth a visit. It is just important to keep in mind the specified timings for visit and also to have company with you in case you require help. Visit the QuickSearch website and find a travel agent who will craft you your perfect Halloween vacation!

Written by Taarini Chandramouli

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