9 Most Haunted Places in India | Scariest Paranormal Sites in India

We all keep wondering what happens after we die. Do we go to heaven or just wander on earth like a lost soul? It is just so intriguing!


Experts say that India beholds a whole lot of places and spine chilling stories. These haunted places draw visitors from across the world to feed their curiosity. Well, horror movies are just not scary enough!  Moreover, if you are one of those who want to go and experience the presence of the supernatural realm, not just sit home and watch horror movies, you are in for a treat.


Let me introduce you to the paranormal sites of India you must visit



Bhangarh Fort is one of the most haunted places in India. It is situated near a popular forest.


Legend says that a wizard fell in love with the local princess, tried to trick her with dark magic but she saw through his plans. This crushed the wizard and while dying he cursed the place. The place has been in ruins ever since.


In fact, India has officially promoted Bhangarh fort as a tourist destination. If you daringly decide to visit this place, make sure you go during the day. Once the night falls, the place becomes absolutely deserted!


The board outside the fort clearly states “TOURISTS ARE PROHIBITED BEFORE SUNRISE AND AFTER SUNSET.”



Kuldhara is a deserted ghost village. It is said to carry a curse!


In fact, in 1825, the State Minister fell in love with the daughter of village chieftain. He threatened the villagers that he would levy huge taxes. After living there for over 7 centuries, the entire community of villagers vanished overnight cursing anyone who tried to inhabit the place.



Shimla is one of the most visited hill stations in India. Travelling in trains in Shimla is one of things which everyone must do! It is appealing to the eyes and fun riding through these tunnels. Unfortunately, many ghost stories have revolved around for centuries about the particularly tunnel no. 33 and 103.


Also, it is said to be the abode of the late British Railway Engineer. In fact, many people have heard his voice but he happens to be a friendly one!



Dumas beach used to be a Hindu cremation ground. It is situated along the Arabian Sea in Gujarat. Even today people can hear strange cries and whispers. Not to mention, a lot of people have lost their lives exploring this beach.



The ancient step well is known for its mystical feel.  People get the feeling like an invisible force follows them. Moreover, this evil force goads people into committing suicide.



Aleya ghost lights are unexplained. These lights confuse the fishermen causing them to lose their bearing and sometimes helping them to avoid future dangers.


Fishermen believe that they will drown if they follow these lights. However, many bodies wash ashore on these swamps because of these Aleya lights. Moreover, the locals believe these hovering marsh-lights are ghosts of fishermen.



Dow hill seems very pleasant and peaceful but is definitely one of the most haunted places of India. The dense forest has witnessed many deaths and the locals dread crossing this area. Also, the locals have witnessed many strange voices and apparitions including a headless boy who roams in the area.


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Shaniwarwada is a palace known for sheer architectural brilliance.


A young prince was brutally murdered here and even today his screams can be heard. The young prince happens to be the son of Peshwa Balaji Bajirao. The uncle of the boy murdered him. Many people camp at night on the fort grounds just to hear the little boy scream.



This village is worldwide famous for mass bird suicides during moonless nights of September and October. The birds die between 6 to 9 pm, on a 1 mile x 600 ft strip of land.


However, scientists have come up with theories but no one was able to prove it. This mass suicide has been taking place for more than a century every year without a fail.

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