Haunted Places in India You Need to Avoid

Haunted Places in India You Need to Avoid!!

The curiosity to find out more about the unknown has inspired people to travel to all four corners of the world for many centuries. While some feel an adrenaline rush exploring haunted places, others prefer to stay away. India, the land of thousands of untold stories, has its own share of eerie destinations.

1. Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan

This abandoned town in Rajasthan, home to a majestic fort, is reported to be one of the most haunted places in India. Bhangarh and its ruins are closed to visitors from sunset to sunrise, reportedly the time with the highest paranormal activity on the premises.

According to one of the tales about Bhangarh, a Tantrik priest fell in love with the princess Ratnavati, who was described as ‘the jewel of Rajasthan’. The priest planned to cast a spell on her so she would fall for him as well. However, when the princess came to know of this plan, the priest was killed. Before dying, he cursed the town. Now, it lays in ruin and is inhabitable for anyone. It is believed that the roofs of the temples and houses fall down the moment they are built. Those who have dared to stay in the fort overnight have reported hearing footsteps and the screeching of a woman.

2. Mukesh Mills, Mumbai

Built-in 1870, this mill is a notoriously spooky location. Shut down after a massive fire in the 1980s, the mill was left in a dilapidated, eerie state. Now a major shooting location for Bollywood films, several stars and crew members have claimed to be witness to paranormal activity in certain areas of the mill. Some have sworn never return to the place because the few who do wrap up their work well before sunset.

3. The haunted Shaniwar Wada, Pune

Huge forts at night are scary anyway but Shaniwar Wada is something else entirely. Screams for help from a young boy are said to be heard by night. According to legend, a prince and heir to the Peshwa throne and was brutally murdered in Shaniwar Wada. Today, painful screams of “kaka mala Vacha” (uncle, save me) echo through the fort after dark, especially during a full moon.

4. Haunted Dow Hill, West Bengal

According to locals, terrifying ghosts reside in the small hill station of Dow Hill, the surrounding forest, and the nearby Victoria Boys School. A number of accidents and murders have taken place here in the forest, and the ghosts of various children have been sighted. The most common is one of a headless boy, who roams around in the forest and follows people. So Constant laughter and footsteps can be heard in the school, even during vacations and weekends when nobody is around.

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