The much awaited trailer of #BhoolBhulaiyaa2 is out! Surely, the trailer seems exciting! Bhool Bhulaiyaa part one was a huge blockbuster success, and it seems like the second part is going to be scarier than the original. The horror-comedy definitely has a lot of fun and suspense in-store and you must be looking forward to May 20th to watch it on the big screen.

But, wait a minute!

Why wait till May 20th to watch reel horror when you can experience real horror and paranormal activity with your own eyes. You must be wondering, where in India, can you visit a real haunted place, and not just a movie set? India is full of history, culture, beautiful landscapes, delectable food and a lot of haunted tales and ghostly historical stories. Tales of horror lurk around every corner. If you are interested in all things paranormal, take a journey into some of the most haunted places in India.

Fasten your seatbelts, as we share just a few of our favorite Indian haunts. Then, perhaps you can plan a trip to see if these stories are real – if you dare.

1. Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan

Panoramic view of a temple by the side of ruined fort, Rajasthan, India.
Panoramic view of a temple by the side of ruined fort, Rajasthan, India.
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Monuments Of India: Haunted Fort Bhangarh Rajasthan.
Monuments Of India: Haunted Fort Bhangarh Rajasthan.
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Situated in Alwar district of Rajasthan between Delhi and Jaipur, the 17th-Century Bhangarh Fort is said to be one of the most haunted places in India. Entry has been banned after 5 pm due to the high volume of paranormal activities and scary stories. There have been stories of several mysterious vanishings and unknown voices from inside the Fort reported by locals and tourists alike. If rumours are to be taken seriously then people here have even gone missing.
Though there is no concrete evidence, but the entire township was obliterated in a day. According to folklore, the Fort was cursed by an evil magician after being rejected by the Princess of Bhangarh. To this day, the oasis remains largely uninhabited due to the alleged curse.
The sprawling ruins of Fort Bhangarh has over a dozen temples, dedicated public chambers and the royal Palace. Inspite of rumours of being haunted, the Bhangarh Fort is visited by thousands of tourists from around the world during the day time. And if you love exploring all things spooky, you should start with the Bhangarh Fort. We don’t know if the Fort is really haunted, but it does deserve the title of hauntingly beautiful.

2. Lambi Dehar Mines, Uttarakhand

Haunted Ruins of Lambi Dehar Mines
Haunted Ruins of Lambi Dehar Mines
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Haunted Ruins of Lambi Dehar Mines
Haunted Ruins of Lambi Dehar Mines
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: FrstHand

Situated in Uttarakhand, the Lambi Dehar Mines has a heartbreaking story attached to it. It is believed that in the 90s, more than 50,000 lost their lives due to inappropriate mining practices. Most of them had an agonizing death by coughing and choking on blood. The Lambi Dehar Mines was shut down forever. Since then, there have been reports of Paranormal activities, frightening shrieks, voices crying in pain. Moreover, strange road accidents are common in this deserted region. The spirits of the 5,000 dead mine workers are said to haunt the place.

3. Dumas Beach, Gujarat

Dumas Beach, Gujarat
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The seemingly mysterious Dumas beach in Gujarat is one of the spookiest places in India and is known for two things; its black sand and for being haunted. There are many legends about ghouls and spirits. The beach was once used as a Hindu burial ground and the black sand formation is due to the remains of the people supposedly buried here. Therefore the scary tales of spirits of dead people roaming at the beach at night.
Being a popular tourist destination in Surat, the beach is visited by many during the day who leave, as soon as, it starts to get dark. Apparently, people who tried to stay beyond dark either disappeared or returned with worst experiences. Those taking strolls along the beach at night have often heard whispers and laughter of people when there was no one there. Though these are only stories that we’ve read online and they can be totally made-up and fake, Dumas beach is surely a scary and creepy place at night.

4. Dow Hill, Kurseong, West Bengal

Tall pine trees covered in mist at Dow hill road in Kurseong.
Tall pine trees covered in mist at Dow hill road in Kurseong.
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India is full of haunted places but Dow Hill, a small hill station in Kurseong West is the mother of all haunted places. Renowned for its exquisite vistas, thick hills, picturesque landscapes, orchid gardens and lush-green tea plantations, Kurseong seems more like a ghost town with mysterious forests, haunted buildings, death roads, a headless ghost, loud whispering, footsteps and countless real ghost stories. For years, locals had seen and heard some truly odd happenings. If you feel like exploring a haunted stretch, consider taking a road trip to Dow Hill, Kurseong (about 47 km from #Siliguri), West Bengal.

5. Mukesh Mills, Mumbai

Mukesh Mills, an old dilapidated structure in South Bombay.
Mukesh Mills, an old dilapidated structure in South Bombay.
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Located in Mumbai’s Colaba area, Mukesh Mills was established in the 1870’s by East India Company which was later closed due to unreasonable losses in the business as the mill was completely destroyed by a devastating fire, origin of which is still unknown. The premises was deserted and untouched until a few years ago when a film director started shooting a horror movie. Soon, the cast & crew started experiencing paranormal activities during the shoot. Among the many stories, there is also an unverified story of a film actress getting possessed and warning everyone in a manly voice to leave the place immediately. Though there have been no reporting of ghost sightings here but film crew have had unnerving experiences here — strange noises, shadows, apparent possessions — forcing them to wrap shooting by sunset. Many actors like Bipasha Basu and Varun Dhawan have been reluctant to shoot here as there have been incidents which scared them. The mall can be seen in the famous SRK movie ‘Om Shanti Om’.

6. D’Souza Chawl, Mumbai

D’Souza Chawl, Mahim
D’Souza Chawl, Mahim
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When it comes to opening the book of Mumbai’s spookiest stories, the first chapter cannot be anything but the story of D’souza Chawl’s wandering spirit. 
The D’Souza Chawl in Mahim, Mumbai is also considered as among the haunted places in India. The chawl is said to be haunted by the spirit of a woman who fell into the well and died an unwanted death. The spirit roams around the well after sunset and disappears during the dawn. Though the spirit is said to be harmless, the residents of the chawl are warned against going near the well at night.

7. Raj Kiran Hotel, Lonavala

The haunted Raj Kiran Hotel in Lonavala
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Situated in Lonavla. Raj Kiran Hotel is a small hotel but with big mysteries and horror in it. One particular room located behind the reception is said to be haunted. Guests who have stayed in this room have complained of experiencing strange activities in the room such as bedsheet automatically getting pulled off in sleep, strange blue light in the middle of the night, ghostly apparitions floating in the room etc. Due to repeated complaints from the guests, the room was locked forever.

8. Three Kings Church, Goa

Three Kings Church, South Goa.
Three Kings Church, South Goa.
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Three Kings’ Church is the most haunted place in Goa. Named for the 3 Wise Men, but 3 Portuguese kings also once ruled here. Two of the Kings were killed by the rival King as he was greedy for power and wanted the entire kingdom to himself. Due to the public outcry, he poisoned himself rather than suffer mob justice. Since then, the church is haunted by the spirits of the three kings. Visitors often feel a strange, ominous presence in and around the church. While there is a perfect sunset point that draws in a lot of crowd, majority of the crowd leave the premises by afternoon due to its infamous horror tales.  

9. Shaniwarwada Fort, Pune

The historic Peshwa Fort Shaniwarwada
The historic Peshwa Fort Shaniwarwada
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The Shaniwarwada Fort in Pune is known for its historical significance and association with the renowned Bajirao Peshwa. What’s more interested is that it’s haunted. Apparently. the former Peshwa Narayan Rao, grandson of the great Bajirao, was brutally killed by his guards at the age of 17. His cries are still heard on a full moon night at the ShaniwarWada! Major section of the Fort was destroyed by fire and the undamaged structures are maintained as a tourist site. Tourists will see a lot of history that intertwines in this beautiful Fort but only the lucky will encounter the soul from the past, if a trip is planned around the full moon time.

10. Delhi Cantt, New Delhi

Delhi Cantt, New Delhi
Delhi Cantt, New Delhi
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The haunted Delhi Cantt in New Delhi is the stuff real horror stories are made of. Rumour has it that a mysterious woman in while haunts the streets of Delhi Cantt once the eerie silence of the night falls. As per locals, a woman was brutally tortured and murdered, while hitchhiking or asking for directions. People travelling through the Delhi Cantt at odd hours have had strange encounters with a woman, who asks for ride and if not given, paces right next to their vehicles till the Cantt road ends or jumps right in front of the vehicle causing severe accidents.

These are just a handful of locations in India known for their haunting, but there are plenty of other places which we’d add to our list soon. So, while we hope you enjoy our article about India’s most haunted places, we also hope you’ll plan a road trip around these places, so as to experience it up close and personal. From abandoned buildings to spooky hotels and restaurants, a haunted road trip is the perfect vacation. Plot out a few of these places, or find other haunted locations along your route.

Do you know of any other super haunted places in India.? Let us know in the comments?

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