Do you have a knack for scary, haunted things? Do you crave to learn about the supernatural activities happening in the world? Do you have a liking for movies like Insidious, Conjuring and other movies of the same sort? If you nodded vigorously to all the above questions, here is your chance to explore the dangerous. We bring to you the spooky list of 6 (Devils number) Haunted places to see in India.
1. Bhangarh Fort, Alwar Rajasthan
Hearts of people at Archeological survey of India starts beating faster when you mention Bhangarh Fort which is located in Alwar in Rajasthan. The ASI has prohibited any one from entering the premises of the fort after sunset because of the various legends that surround it.
Legends say: According to legends, the princess of Bhangarh fort, Princess Ratnavati was extremely beautiful and many people fell in love with her. Amongst the various people who fell in love with her, one of them was the black magician Tantrik Singhia who tried to lure her into loving him by making a magic potion. But the Princess got to know of this plan by the tantrik and ordered for him to be killed. Before dying, the tantric cursed the whole city and apparently the curse stood true. He cursed that the city we see its ruins and anyone who lived in the fort will die.
Our thoughts: There is also a legend that the Tantrik cursed that the villagers living in place will never find peace and will always be roofless. We don’t know if he meant it literally or figuratively, but we do know that several residents of the village still live without a roof, as they think it will collapse due to the curse!
2. Ramoji Film city
Film cities are usually characterized by fun and joy and jolly thoughts beaming around the whole place. But the very air in Ramoji film city is perturbed by the spookiness of the various tales that surround it. Apart from the supernatural part of the film city, you can also indulge in some fun there as well.
Legends say: Most people agree that the battle ground of the Nizams was in this area and the various people who died in the war haunt the place even today. As you might know, there are various hotels in the place but most of them are said to have observed supernatural activities. Plates breaking, glass shattering, lights falling are some of the many things that is said to have happened there.
Our thoughts: If you’re reading this, you are probably into all this ghostly things. And if you’re into all this, this might be the perfect place for you. But let me warn you, you would need more than money to find supernatural beings there. You would need a bit of your imagination as well!
The beautiful fort located in Pune is not only an aesthetic sight, but if you listen to the haunted tales which surround the place, will definitely make you see it in a different light (or no light, if you are visiting in the night). The fort which featured in the famous movie Bajirao Mastani, does not just spin the tale of love, but it also speaks of the tale of brutality and vengeance of a small boy.
Legends say: The ghost of a young Peshwa roams the verandahs of the fort. When the uncle of young Narayan Rao brutally murdered him, apparently it did not stop him from protecting his fort. The young prince was killed by his own blood, but even today he is remembered and the air of suspicion still lurks in the area. The spirit of the young prince is said to be in full form during the full moon.
Our thoughts: As a person who is a fan of both history and supernatural stuff, I find this place to be very alluring. When I visited this place, I was unaware of these stories which shrouded the fort, but after knowing them, I am still not sure if I actually heard a little boy screaming!
4. Dumas beach, Surat
The black sand and the eerie noises are just a few of the characteristics of the otherwise serene beach of Dumas in Surat. Not a very popular place to visit (maybe because of the sightings), this place has definitely intrigued the whole mind and my next trip to Gujarat will definitely cover this beach.
Legends say: The now peaceful beach is considered to be a burial ground which is home to several troubled souls. People claim to have heard voices which seemed upset and angry. The black sand adds to the mystery of the whole picture with faces emerging on the sand of crying children and other people. And the part which seriously gives me the chills is the legend that many people who have visited the beach at night have not returned from their midnight stroll yet!
Our thoughts: Beaches are something which always captures my attention. But this one takes it for a toll. I still cannot picture the various people gone missing in the black background of the sea and the sand. Maybe the proverb “between sea and the demon” came up from this beach only.
5. Morgan House, Kalimpong
Built in the 190s, Morgan House was constructed to celebrate the marriage of Mr. George Morgan who was a jute baron. The place located in Kalimpong district of West Bengal. The “house” if seen in pictures, will seem like the most normal house ever! But listen to the story that surrounds the house, you will seriously get your heart beating fast.
Legends say: After the marriage of Mr. George Morgan (after whom the place is named), Morgan and his wife hoisted elaborate parties which quickly increased their popularity. They seemed to be happy. But what they didn’t have was an heir to whom they could pass of the grand Morgan house. After their death, the house passed from hands to hands without a proper heir. This is said to have evoked the presence of George Morgan who comes and roams the verandahs of the house.
Our thoughts: It’s tough to say if we believe in this story or not, but whatever it is, it is more than fascinating to listen to them and more than that, visit them in person. So if you ever find yourself in Bengal, go visit the beautiful place of Kalimpong, and find out for yourself if the ghost of George Morgan does actually communicate with you.
6. Dow Hill in Kurseong, Darjeeling
The beautiful town of Darjeeling is not only known for is picturesque locations, but it is also known for its mist covered sites of DEATH! The Dow hill which has the infamous Dow Hill Boarding school for girls has many legends attached to it. Some of them are given below.
Legends say: There have been several sightings of ghosts in the mist covered areas of the hill. People from different parts of the country have come to the place and have claimed to see a little boy who roams the land there, but there’s a tiny catch to it. The boy is headless! And also there have been several deaths in the place.
Our thoughts: This place seems far too dangerous to explore but the interiors of my weird, messed us brain are telling me to flee to these mist covered hills and talk to the headless boy. But who is to say that he will talk back?