List of reportedly haunted locations in India
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This is a list of reportedly haunted locations in India, Asia.
- Agrasen ki Baoli: A 60-meter long and 15-meter wide historical step well in New Delhi, it is considered by believers as haunted.
- Bhuli Bhatiyari ka Mahal: Ruins of a 14th-century hunting lodge that is believed by some to be haunted. It is situated in the busy market of Karol Bagh. A huge statue of Lord Hanumana can be seen on the road which serves as a landmark in Karol Bagh. People identify the nearby areas from the statue. Bagga Link is adjacent to this statue and behind this Bagga Link there is a silent road which takes you to the Southern Ridge of Delhi. Bhuli Bhatiyari Ka Mahal was built by Feroz Shah Tuglaq in the 14th century. Sources say that it was basically a hunting lodge during the reign of Feroz Shah Tughlaq. The entrance of Bhuli Bhatiyari Ka Mahal is made up of stones and a big gate can be noticed in the front. And there is another small door which ends into a big open courtyard.
- Delhi Cantonment: Also known as "Delhi Cantt". The more desolate parts of this area are considered by believers to be haunted, including the supposedly white-clad female hitchhiker.
- Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb: Located in the archaeological village complex in Mehrauli, Delhi, the complex is said to be haunted. There have been reports of people being slapped by invisible forces and hearing ghostly voices from adjoining graves. As a result, the fakirs call upon Jinns on every Thursday.
- Lothian Cemetery: Said by believers to be haunted by the specter of "General Nicholas", a British officer who committed suicide after learning that the Indian woman he loved had married another man.
- Grand Paradi Towers, Mumbai: Said to be the most famous haunted building in Mumbai, as it was the site of several suicides and deaths.
- Shaniwar Wada: An 18th-century fortification in the city of Pune, built in 1732 as the seat of the Peshwa rulers of the Maratha Empire until 1818, when the Peshwas lost control to the East India Company after the Third Anglo-Maratha War. The fort is said to be haunted by the ghost of the fifth Peshwa Narayanrao, who was murdered in 1773, by guards on orders of his uncle Raghunathrao and aunt Anandibai.
- The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel: A heritage five-star luxury hotel located in the Colaba region of Mumbai, it was the main target of the 2008 Mumbai attacks. But believers claim the hotel, specifically the Old Wing, is haunted by the ghost of the English engineer who completed the project, W. A. Chambers, who jumped off from the 5th floor of the hotel in frustration after knowing that the hotel was constructed not in accordance of his plan.
- Vrindavan Society: A large residential complex in Thane, Maharashtra, is considered haunted after a man committed suicide from building No. 66 B.
- Bhangarh Fort, Bhangarh, Rajasthan: Bhangarh was purportedly brought to ruin as a consequence of the curse of Baba Balanath. Another legend attributes it to the curse of the sorcerer Singhiya. Entering the site before sunrise and after sunset is not allowed.
- Brij Raj Bhavan Palace Hotel: Considered as one of the beautiful heritage hotels in the state, it is a former home to a royal family of Rajasthan. It is reportedly haunted by the ghost of British officer Major Burton, who together with his family stayed at the palace for 13 years, before he was killed by Indian sepoys during the Indian Rebellion of 1857.
- Kuldhara: A site in the Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan, once a prosperous village inhabited by Paliwal Brahmins from 13th to early 19th centuries. Local legends hold that the Paliwals cursed the village with a haunting to frighten anyone who tried to occupy it. The local residents around the area do not believe in the legends, but propagate them for tourism. The Indian Paranormal Society's Gaurav Tiwari believes the village is haunted.
- Golkonda: A citadel and fort west of Hyderabad that served as the capital of the medieval sultanate of the Qutb Shahi dynasty (circa 1518–1687). It is reported by believers to be haunted by ghosts of soldiers as well as the specter of a dancer named "Taramati", who was one of the most famous courtesans of the said dynasty.
- Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad: The main gateway to Hyderabad, also known as Shamshabad Airport, is considered by believers to be haunted by the ghosts of those killed during its construction.
- Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad: According to legend, ghosts haunt the location because the site was once the war grounds of the Nizam and before that a burial ground for robbers.
- Lambi Dehar Mines, Mussoorie: According to legend, a witch screams and walks the mountain.
- Savoy Hotel, Mussoorie: The ghost of Lady Garnet Orme is said to roam inside the hotel searching for her murderer. It is said that Orme was murdered by mixing a rodent killer in her food. Her doctor was found dead under suspicious circumstances after that. If you ask the locals about the way to the hotel, you may see a weird expression on their face too.
- Dow Hill of Kurseong: Dow Hill in Kurseong is considered by believers to be one of the most haunted places in West Bengal, especially in the corridors of Victoria Boys’ School and in the surrounding woods. A number of murders have taken place in the forest.
- Ghats on the Ganges - Under Howrah Bridge, Kolkata: The site of several deaths (either due to suicide or drowning accidents), believers speculate that many spirits wander this sacred river Ganges.
- Hastings House, Alipore, Kolkata: This is one of the most ancient buildings in Kolkata. It was constructed by Governor General Warren Hastings, and later it became the Governor's residence. Now, Calcutta University runs a women's college here. Many students have reported to see ghosts inside the building and on the grounds.
- Morgan House is a colonial era mansion in Kalimpong considered to be one of the most haunted locations in India. Morgan house was built in the typical British architecture of Victorian rectory in the early 1930s. The building was to commemorate the wedding of an indigo owner with a jute baron Mr. George Morgan. The property was used as a summer retreat and elaborate parties were hosted. It passed into the hand of trustees after Mr. and Mrs. Morgan died without heir. Several sightings of Mrs Morgan has been reported.
- National Library of India, Alipore, Kolkata: Situated ved to be the most haunted place in Kolkata.[better source needed]
- Nimtala crematorium, Kolkata is one of the oldest ghats in central Kolkata. Because dead bodies are burned there according to Hindu rituals, it is said to be haunted.
- Rabindra Sarobar metro station, Kolkata is a busy station of the city's rapid transit system. It is claimed to be haunted by the spirits of people who commit suicide.
- South Park Street Cemetery, Park Street, Kolkata: one of the oldest cemeteries in Kolkata constructed in 1767, and featuring the graves British soldiers, is claimed to be haunted.
- Writers' Building, B.B.D. Bagh, Kolkata: Various stories and legends claim that Writers' Building, the secretariat building of the State Government, is haunted by spirits of the dead.
- Three Kings Church in Goa is believed to be one of the most haunted places in India.
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