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India has a long list of Haunted places and each of them has a frightening and mysterious past. Most people chose to avoid visiting such places, whereas some people find it adventurous to visit haunted places. While many people don’t believe in ghosts, some even claim to have experienced several terrifying events.
Among the top haunted places, the list includes abandoned forts, abandoned villages, old mines, hotels, and even schools. If you are interested and wish to visit any of such places, then below are some of the most haunted places in our country.
7 Most Terrifying Haunted Places in India
1. Bhangarh Fort
Bhangarh Fort was built in the 16th century by Bhagwant Das. Situated in the Alwar region of Rajasthan, The Bhangarh Fort is the most popular among the haunted places in India. It is one of the most uncanny as well as the most terrifying haunted places in India. It is prohibited to visit Bhangarh fort after evening even by the Archaeological Survey of India. It was built in the 16th century by Bhagwant Das.
As per some historians, the palace was cursed by a tantric or magician named Singhia who made it miserable for everyone who lived there. Singhia received a death threat as he tried to win the princess named Ratnavati by using a love potion.
Singhia’s evil plans were revealed even before he could have succeeded and was sentenced to death by the princess herself. He cursed the place because of his rage towards the princess.
2. Kuldhara Village
Kuldhara Village is another most haunted place in Rajasthan after Bhangarh Fort. It is situated near Jaisalmer and is known to be inhabited by the Paliwal branch of Brahmins.
According to mythology, the villagers suddenly disappeared along with 83 other villages in 1825.
Stories concluded that the state minister fell in love with a village girl and tried to marry her by force. He even threatened the villagers with imposing huge taxes if they wouldn't let him marry her. The chief of the village decided to abandon the entire village in order to protect the girl’s honor.
3. DownHill Girls School
Based in Kurseong town of Darjeeling, the Downhill Girl’s School is known as the home of several spirits. Some people have even claimed to have heard the voices of footsteps in the hallways. Countless dead bodies have been found near the forest surrounding Downhill Girl’s School. Many locals and tourists have seen a headless boy wandering within forests and suddenly disappears.
4. Bombay High Court
One of the courtrooms in Bombay High court is believed to be haunted by a tortured spirit who prevents the entry of someone who is accused of murder. The same thing has been happening for the last 3 decades.
5. Lambi Dehar Mines
Situated in Mussoorie, The Lambi Dehar Mines was believed to be fully operated during its time and it once had thousands of workers. Countless workers died while working in Lambi dehar mines due to accidents and hazardous working conditions. The mine is now believed to be haunted by the workers who died here as several voices and screams can be heard on a regular basis.
6. Agrasen ki Baoli
Situated in Delhi, Agrasen ki Baoli is one of the oldest built ponds. It is widely regarded as an architectural masterpiece because of its extraordinary interior. It is under the protection of the Archaeological Survey of India. Many locals believe it to be haunted by several spirits and even claimed to be followed by shadows within the baoli.
7. Jamali-Kamali Masjid
The Jamali-Kamali Masjid is situated around 500 meters away from Kutub Minar in Mehrauli Archaeological Park. The Mosque was built in the year 1528 by Shaikh Fazl al-Allah, widely known as Jalal Khan Jamali.
Within the Jamali-Kamali Masjid, there are tombs of Jalal Khan and his wife Kamali. Not only this, there are several other tombs and graves outside the entrance gate of the mosque.
It is believed that many Jinns reside near the Mosque. Some people have claimed to have heard uncanny sounds and even a white vision which is believed to be Jinn by the locals.