Top 10 Haunted Places in India

With its rich culture, India is known as the most diverse country in the whole world. The rich history and numerous tales about its mythological history, Top 10 Haunted Places in India is considered as one of the most religious countries in the world, as well.

However, India isn’t well known for its rich, diverse culture and religion; the country has some pretty haunting places that make our spine chilling.

Here are the top 10 haunted places in India that would have you in trepidation. Though, those of you who enjoy hearing ghost stories are inevitably going to enjoy.


Bhangarh Fort- Rajasthan

This list won’t be complete if one doesn’t put this place under a Top 10 Haunted Places in India post.

Since the site is forbidden to visit after sunset and before sunrise by the Government of India itself.

There’s a board that says anyone who dares to enter the fort’s premise would be punishable under Indian law.

Bhangarh Fort wasn’t always notoriously known for its haunted reputation; it was once a substantial affluent kingdom.

Bhangarh fort

King Bhagwant das constructed the fort in 1573 for his younger son Madho Singh.

He had two sons- Man Singh and Madho Singh. Man Singh was the renowned general of Mughal emperor Akbar.

The fort was named after the grandfather of Madho Singh and Man Singh- Bhan Singh. Hence the name Bhangarh.

The fort remained prosperous for a long time since it has the support of the Mughals.

Though after the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb passed away, the Mughal Empire weakened.

It was when Jain Singh II attacked Bhangarh and added Bhangarh to his state out of force in 1720.

The story behind the fort speaks of two specific legends; one related to Balu Nath and the other one related to Rani Ratnawat.

Though both of them have various versions of their story, as well, it is said that before the fort was even established a monk by the name Balu Nath resided here.

Bhangarh fort pic

He wasn’t ready to comply with the commencement of the fort. However, Bhagwant das convinced him.

Balu Nath was convinced under one condition that the shadow of the fort shouldn’t touch the place he meditates, if ever it does, that day would be doomsday for entire Bhangarh.

Decades passed, people slowly forgetting Balu Nath’s curse, and Bhangarh was still thriving until Ajab Singh came to rule.

He re-constructed the Bhangarh fort and added three layers of floor to the remaining levels.

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As anticipated, the shadow touched Balu Nath’s complex and soon the whole Bhangarh perished.

The second legend is about beautiful Rani Ratnawat who was known for her majestic beauty in the whole Rajasthan.

She had many admirers amongst them was tantric by the name Singha. He became so obsessed with her that he was determined to win her over by putting a spell on one of her scented bottles.

Bhangarh Fort

However, the princess found out about his evil deed and crashed the bottle on the rock, as soon as the bottle touched the stone it rolled towards the tantric and squashed him. On his last breath, he cursed the whole town.

The souls are still trapped here; there were several incidents were the visitors have met with tragic occurrences.

Some had accidents after spending a night in the fort, and some had died when they were on the way to the hospital.

Kuldhara- Rajasthan

Top 10 Haunted Places in India Kuldhara is a small village situated in Rajasthan. Roughly 200 years ago the village was abandoned by its inhabitants.

The village was home to Paliwal Brahmins. It was in this time when Salim Singh, the tax collector of Jaisalmer, had his eyes on the daughter of the village chief who was very beautiful.

On the other hand, Salim Singh was known for his depravity and indirect tax collecting methods.

He was adamant on having her and told the whole villagers if they’d come in his way, he’d charge heavy taxes on them.


Scared of his rage, the entire people living in the village left overnight, leaving everything behind. No one saw the villagers leaving the place.

However, as they were leaving, they cursed the entire town- that no one would be able to reside here, ever again.

Shaniwar Wada Fort- Pune

Top 10 Haunted Places in India Known for its correlation with legendary Bajirao Peshwa, Shaniwar Wada fort is a momentous site in Pune.

After the death of Madhav Rao, son of Nana Saheb, Narayan Rao was next in line.

Narayan Rao was only 16 years old when he was made the Peshwa. And, since he was young and wasn’t competent enough to handle the state affairs all by himself, he was assisted by his wicked uncle, Raghunath Rao.

Both Raghunath and his wife conspired against Narayan; everyone knew about the bitter relationship Narayan had with the Gardi tribe.

Anandi Bai Raghunath’s wife took this as her advantage and urged her husband to write a letter to Gardi tribe’s head to capture Narayan Rao.

Shaniwar Wada fort- Pune

However, prior to the letter was sent, she dexterously modified a word in an attempt to make it look like a message to kill Narayan Rao.

When Narayan Rao was killed he kept screaming for help; however, no one came.

It is until this date people could hear him screaming those who live nearby. It is forbidden to visit the site on a no full-moon night.

Dumas Beach- Gujarat

Top 10 Haunted Places in India Situated by the Arabian Sea, Dumas Beach considered as the most haunted place in Gujarat. The beach is famous for two things- black sand and the hauntings.

It is believed that the beach was once a burial ground for the Hindus and as a result, the beach is encompassed by numerous spirits that couldn’t leave the world.

Locals say that the black sands are the result of the number of ashes developed by burning the dead which got blended with the sand that later adopted a darker colour.

Dumas beach- Gujarat

Many people claimed to have heard voices coming from the beach. Some have heard crying voices, whilst others have heard laughs coming out of the beach.

There have been multiple paranormal activities reported whenever there’s a full moon.

Locals have reported seeing white apparition and orbs moving with countless other mysterious events that are unexplainable.

GP Block- Meerut

Top 10 Haunted Places in India GP block is famous for its haunted reputation.

Once it was the pride of the city, however, today this grungy building what once was known to be the delight of the town now is filled with fear.

People talk differently about this building. Gp block is supposedly haunted by four men who are seen inside the building.

People have seen them sitting around a table with a single candle lit in the middle of the table, enjoying their beers.

GP block- Meerut

They have seen a lady in red coming out of the building, as well. The sightings consistently happen frequently all around the building starting from the first floor, the second floor, stopping at the terrace.

The sightings have been described as chilling and uncanny, which is why it is under the top 10 haunted places in India.

Vrindavan Society- Thane

The project was completed in the 90s; however, there weren’t many people inhabited nearby the location, so half of the flats were left out.

Initially, the reason for abandoning the property was the lack of population, now the idea is something different.

It is reported that a man committed suicide in the building 66B to be precise. No one knows as to why the man killed himself; he was an elderly man who jumped off the balcony.

Top 10 Haunted places in India - Vrindavan Society

Ever since his death, the people have felt an un-friendly presence surrounding them.

Residents living there have reported feeling someone’s watching them in their own house, inexplicable noises coming out of their bedroom.

One of the incidents took place with the security guard of the society wherein he said that he was slapped by someone he couldn’t get the sight of.

Grand Paradi Tower- Mumbai

Top 10 Haunted Places in India The Grand Paradi Towers came into the limelight a few years ago.

Situated in south Mumbai, in kemps corner, Malabar hills, it was built in 1975. The building is amongst the oldest and biggest residential societies.

The reason why it is known as the most haunted places in India is due to the fact an elderly couple committed suicide by jumping from the balcony.

They left a suicide note behind them in which they stated the reason behind such a horrifying act.

Top 10 Haunted places in India - Grand Paradi Towers

They blamed their son and daughter in law behind their suicide; both were torturing the old couples over some property matter.

However, they both got arrested soon after this incident took place. They eventually, too committed suicide along with their 19-year-old daughter just like their parents did several years ago.

It is said that three generations of a family, five people, forced to their death from the same apartment, at the exact spot, from the same balcony.

This incited a series of numerous suicide events in the locality. About 20 people have taken their lives by jumping off of their balconies.

Though there isn’t any substantial proof to it, people say that the towers were built over a burial ground.

And numerous bodies were unearthed while constructing the building and the bodies were shifted to a different place, which urged an idea amongst people that the hauntings might be of those angry spirits who were moved during the construction.

Residents have complained about hearing voices telling them to kill themselves in a whispering voice.

They believe that the reason behind the suicides is these voices that give them such ideas.

Those who are depressed tend to fell prey to these killer whisperings and took the suggestion from the mystery presence.

Ramoji Film City- Hyderabad

Top 10 Haunted Places in India Ramoji film city is known amongst the haunted places and believed to be haunted by deceased soldiers that encompass the location of the city.

It is believed that the site was a war ground where the Nazims fought.

Several actors have confessed sighting ghosts in the mirror either in the course of their shooting or getting ready for the shoot.

People working there have claimed of sensing as if someone is trying to push them forcefully, down from the wall. Even the security guard tends to be more cautious once the sun sets.

Ramoji film city- Hyderabad

Some incidents include appearances of some random Urdu words in the mirror, leftover foods’ found in the room, and sensation of a ghostly presence is always present in most of the hotel rooms.

Jatinga Bird Suicide- Assam

Top 10 Haunted Places in India Assam in the northeast is well known for its rich culture, vernaculars, literature, silk, wildfire, diverse ethnic group, old petroleum resources, forest products, world heritage site, and salt reforest.

Another distinct feature that I’d like to add in order to make the place more intriguing is the mass bird suicide in ‘Jatinga.’ Heard of this place before? No? Well, now you know.

In a small town, with a population of mere 2500, Jatinga is a place where bird suicide has become a common occurrence every year.

The mystery behind their suicide remains widely unsolved regardless of studies done by India’s famous ornithologists.

Jatinga bird suicide- Assam

The suicide occurs during the rainy season, between September- Octobers.

Legends have it that the villagers in the past put three women to death when they were suspected as witches.

Therefore, the villagers believe that these are the spirits of these three women who are cursing the village in the shape of birds.

Currently, scientists are still trying to examine the cause behind these mass Jatinga Bird Suicide.

The real reason why birds commit suicide is still a rare phenomenon that needs to be solved.

Sanjay Van- Delhi

Top 10 Haunted Places in India Sanjay van is situated near in South Delhi near Vasant Kunj.

It is a heavily wooded forest and is shelter to heaps of birds, making it a safe place for the people who love nature.

Apart from it being densely populated with birds the forest has numerous graves place within, nearby Sanjay Van.

Top 10 Haunted places in India - Sanjay Van

These graves are surrounded by the remnants of Qila Rai Pithora. There were some mausoleum of Sufi saints were found, as well.

Now, the story that goes around here is that people hear crying of a child and scratching noises comes right from the graves.

People have also reportedly seen a woman in the middle of the road late at night that run towards the forest.

She asks for a lift from those whoever passes through the road and vanishes in the middle without leaving any trace.

These places might seem unreal to those who don’t believe in the supernatural.

The only way one could believe in whether the place is really haunted is by visiting the place.


And see for yourself if these stories the places possess are true or just some legends coming out of a conventional mind-sets.  

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