People running helter-skelter, blood-curdling screams, and spine-chilling shouts! Gear yourselves up as we run you through some places in India which will make your worst nightmare feel like a sweet dream. Here is the list of the top 10 spookiest places in India:
THE SPOOKY SPIRITS OF DUMAS BEACH - GUJARAT
"They hear weird noises as they walk along the beach" this line sounds like it's taken right out of a horror flick, but in reality, these are the words of the locals who live near the Dumas beach in Gujarat. Located in Surat it was a cremation place and tourists now swear they can hear whispers and cries in the quiet of the night. With its dark black soil, the unusual activities of the beach usually take place after sundown where no person in their right mind would visit this beach. The ones who do decide to walk the stretch of the Dumas beach are stated to have never come back.........
Dumas Beach- Gujarat
ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK-BHANGARH FORT RAJASTHAN
Believed to be cursed by a magician the Bhangarh fort is one of the scariest forts in Rajasthan. Known as the ghost town of Rajasthan it is deserted with 1000 dwellings established in 1613 by Madho Singh the younger brother of Man Singh. After it was cursed by the magician Ajab Singh, the grandson of Madho Singh raised the palace to such a height that its shadow was at par with that of the main palace, hence causing the devastation of the entire town. You will experience a feeling of déjà vu as you stand in the vicinity of this haunted fort and staying after sunset is strictly prohibited in the eerie Bangarh Fort.
THE CREEPY D’SOUZA CHAWL- MAHIM, MAHARASHTRA
If you ever get lost in the streets of Mahim, located in Mumbai beware of the spooky D’souza chawl branded as one of the most haunted places in Mahim. The story goes that a woman lost her life while trying to draw water from a well located in the vicinity of this chawl. The freakiest part of the D’souza chawl is that the woman walks in the area of this chawl during midnight as claimed by the residents living here. If you notice a women passing by you at midnight in Mahim, you know who she is!
Dsouza Chawl Mahim
THE DEADLY FEAST OF THE KINGS-THREE KINGS CHURCH, GOA
What happens when the feast of 3 kings goes horribly wrong and everyone ends up dying? The answer is quite simple, the place gets HAUNTED! The story of the 3 king's church is quite similar, where King Alvunger one of the Portuguese kings invited two other kings and poisoned them in his hunger for power, and killed himself after a while by consuming poison. Situated on the hill of the Cansualim village in South Goa the church is famous for the feast of 3 kings which is celebrated on 6th January every year. Mostly visited by locals and a few tourists this church is sure to give you the Goosebumps.
3 King's Church
Photo Credit: Desmond Lobo
THE MINE OF DEATH-LAMBI DEHAR MINES, MUSSOORIE
The Lambi Dehar mine located in Mussoorie proves to be a mysterious mine of death, where more than fifty thousand workers died a tragic and painful death. The reason for their death is said to be lung diseases caused due to improper mining. Tourists are reported to have heard blood-curdling screams during the night and there is an alleged rumor of a witch to have been spotted in the vicinity of these mines. Due to its lack of population and the chill during winter, this place is sure to give you sleepless nights and haunted days.
Lambi Dehar Mines
THE PETRIFYING DOW HILL KURSEONG- DARJEELING, WEST BENGAL
An eerie feeling will creep over you as you walk on the petrifying Dow Hill Kurseong located in Darjeeling, West Bengal. Countless murders are reported to have taken place on this haunted hill, and locals have heard footsteps in corridors of the Victoria Boys School during the winter vacations. Their ghosts appear and disappear in the vicinity of these hills. A boy walking and disappearing into the trees is said to be seen by the woodcutters. Here is a secret: THE BOY IS HEADLESS!Dow Hill Kurseong
BEWARE OF TUNNEL NO.33-SHIMLA
A tunnel is a passage through which the train passes making it pitch dark and blinding our sights for a few seconds, but what if you aren’t alone in that tunnel? Mr. Colonel Barog who is said to be a friendly ghost will accompany you in tunnel number 33 located in Shimla. It is said that he was entrusted the responsibility to finish the work of the tunnel but it resulted in a mistake. He was ashamed and humiliated to such an extent that he committed suicide making this tunnel his haven. Mr. Colonel Barog will engage you in his conversations and discussions as you pass through the spooky tunnel number 33.
THE LIGHT OF DEATH-BENGAL SWAMPS - WEST BENGAL
In the dark of the night, the Aleya lights, also known as marsh glow lights begin to gleam, mesmerized by its glow the fisherman begins to follow them and often end up dead. These lights are said to be unexplainable ghost lights which often gleam in the marshes of West Bengal. They are reported to confuse the fisherman if they follow these lights causing them to drown. It is the belief of the local residents that these strange lights are that of ghosts representing fishermen who died while fishing.
PARANORMAL ACTIVITIES AT THE GP BLOCK-MEERUT, UTTAR PRADESH
Four friends sitting and enjoying drinks having a gala time- seems perfectly normal, but what would you do if you realized they are ghosts? Similar is the case at the GP Block in Meerut that is subjected to paranormal activities. Completely deserted it adds to the spook of this horrific place. A number of people have spotted a group of four friends enjoying a round of drinks under a single lit candle. At first, people thought they are just friends enjoying each other's company, however later it was established they were indeed ghosts. To add more horror to an already horrific story locals have witnessed a spirit of a young girl coming out of a house in a red dress, believe this or not you've got to visit the GP block to experience these mysterious ghost encounters.
GP Block Meerut
THE CRIES OF THE MURDERED PRINCE- SHANIWARWADA FORT PUNE
BEWARE! Do not venture in the vicinity of the Shaniwarwada fort located in Pune on a full moon night. One can hear the spine-chilling cries of a young prince who was brutally murdered in this fort. His spirit is believed to haunt the fort at nightfall and many locals camp outside this fort just to hear the shrieking of the prince. Known for its sheer architecture it is wise to visit the fort in broad daylight.