India’s Most Haunted Places - Want to run into an experience that will turn your eyes blood shot, even when you narrate it to friends and family? We might scream, yell also deny but that scary screech that comes out from our throats makes it worth-it! Secretly, we all enjoy getting little scared (the horror movie industry is flourishing) while exploring places. So, what is supernatural and paranormal? The dictionary defines it as — attributed to some force beyond scientific understanding or the laws of nature. Does it ring a bell now? How many of us believe in ghosts? Do they actually exist? Can they be felt? Believers will reply in the affirmative and nonbelievers will perish the thought. But there are certain places that everybody should take a trip to. The conclusions should be drawn from our individual experiences. In India, there are certain cities, coastlines, mountains and rivers that have been reported of unnatural tales. While we often forget the fairy tales but always remember the ghost stories.Here is the list of haunted destinations in India.Read on at your own risk.
REGION: Alwar, Rajasthan Rated as the most haunted place in India — Bhangarh Fort is located on the way to Alwar and Jaipur in Rajasthan in India. The town was established in 1573 during the rule of Bhagwant Das. Centuries later when the Mughal Empire became weaker after the death of Aurangzeb, Jai Singh II attached Bhangarh to his state by force in 1720. After this, Bhangarh diminished in population, and since the famine of 1783, the town has remained uninhabited.
GHOST PROTOCOL:One can seldom find a temporary household in the close periphery of this fort. The village households found here are without roofs as there persists a popular belief and experience that the moment a rooftop is built on a house, it collapses. Entry to Bhangarh is legally prohibited between sunset and sunrise. A signboard posted by ASI (Archaeological Survey of India), which is a Government of India organisation, specifies the instructions. While the board is written in Hindi, the instructions on it roughly translate into: "Entering the borders of Bhangarh before sunrise and after sunset is strictly prohibited. Legal action would be taken against anybody who does not follow these instructions. Be warned before you step in the ghost town of India. For more info on Rajasthan: rajasthantourism.gov.in .
THE LAMBI DEHAR MINES
REGION: Mussoorie, Uttarakhand The Lambi Dehar mines are located at the outskirts of Mussoorie. A few years ago there were mines and lime quarries in this area but they were shut down following innumerable truck accidents and irregularities in safety precautions. It is estimated that more than 50,000 workers lived in this area but a lot of them died a painful death due to lung diseases caused by improper mining. People no longer live here and during night time, some tourists have reported hearing strange noises. Many travellers met with fatal road accidents while driving and the most recent one being the shocking crash of a helicopter near the Lambi Dehar mines site.
GHOST PROTOCOL:There is a rumour about a witch being seen in this area. Also during winter, the entire area becomes chilly and thus more scary. This place seems eerily deserted due to its lack of population.
DOW HILL KURSEONG
REGION: Darjeeling, West Bengal - Dow Hill in Kurseong is often reported to be a centre of paranormal activities as reported by the locals. The Victoria Boys High School is believed to be the place where spirits reside. People opine that sound of footsteps emanating from the school can be heard even when the school is closed for the three long months from December to March. Countless people have been found murdered in the forests near the school. Locals believe that the spirits will not spare them and thus their days are spend in worry and anxiety. While some locales have started enjoying the myths and take pleasure in frightening other people, the rest prefer to remain ignorant. Persistent enquiries by the tourists and researchers only add to the list of unanswered questions.
GHOST PROTOCOL:There is one stretch often called 'the death road' where a headless boy is claimed to be seen following visitors. He apparently walks down towards the road and then disappears into the woods. The locals say that anyone who has seen him is not spared by his apparition even in their dreams. Several people have reportedly committed suicide because they were depressed of being followed everywhere. The entire place is said to have an eerie and uncanny feeling.However there is no scientific evidence to prove the same. But the rising number of suicides in Kurseong is something to worry about.
AGRASEN KI BAOLI
REGION: Delhi - Agrasen ki Baoli is as presumably built during 14th century by King Agrasen. This less seen and heard structure is nestled between the multistories of Connaught Place. This monument has a great historical relevance all wrapped in amazement and mystery is also known to be a haunted place. At times visitors have felt something strange about the place. Some people even affirm that the Baoli is a domicile of devils. The Baoli has turned into the home for thousands of bats and pigeons over these centuries. This might be the dialect behind the eeriness felt inside the vicinity of this Baoli.
REGION: Mumbai - D'Souza Chawl in Mahim, Mumbai is also considered as among the haunted places in India. There have been many ghost stories surrounding one particular well in the chawl, which is considered to be haunted.
GHOST PROTOCOL:Residents of the chawl believe that there was a woman, who while filling water from the well, plunged to death since the well was boundary-less. Therefore, 'the lady of the well' is said to haunt the area surrounding the well every night. There have been many sightings of a white apparition who many consider to be the lady. However, the residents believe that she just walks around the area without actually harming anyone. As predicted, once the sun comes up, she vanishes into thin air only to appear again in the night.