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Haunted Heritage: India’s Top 5 Ghostly Places You Won’t Believe Exist!

Are you someone who finds themselves pulled to the paranormal? While the majority of people make every effort to stay clear of paranormal encounters, a sizable portion of us deliberately pursue the thrilling thrill of being surrounded by the mysterious unknown. Beyond that, even if the presence of ghosts and spirits has been disputed for ages, we can only draw conclusions based on our personal experiences. India has a huge number of haunted locations, all connected by scary legend or history. These range from closed mines, deserted villages, abandoned forts, and even unexpected locations like courtrooms and schools.

Here are some of the scariest locations in India that you really must explore if you want to go beyond the pale and investigate the abnormal:

1. Kuldhara Village, Rajasthan

kuldhara village - India's 5 most haunted places

Rajasthan has the widest variety of abandoned, eerie towns and villages! Kuldhara hamlet, which is close to Jaisalmer, was formerly home to Paliwal Brahmins. According to legend, all 83 neighbouring villages and Kuldhara’s residents vanished out of thin air in 1825, leaving no evidence of their locations. The minister of state allegedly threatened to levy enormous charges on every person in the village unless they married the village girl after falling in love with her. The chief of Kulhara and the surrounding areas left their villages and cursed the country to stay uninhabited forever in order to protect the girl’s honour.

2. Dumas Beach, Gujarat

Dums beach Gujarat - India's 5 most haunted places

The black sands at Dumas Beach in Gujarat on the Arabian Sea coast have long been associated with various mysteries. Many people believe that the beach used to be a Hindu burial place, and that restless ghosts call out to visitors taking nocturnal strolls and strolling towards the sea to return to the coast. According to stories, individuals who do not listen to the voices of the dead are lost forever in the waves. This is not a beach for the faint-hearted.

3. Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan

Bhangarh fort - India's 5 most haunted places

Situated in the Alwar district, the deserted town of Bhangarh is widely regarded as one of India’s most haunted locations. It is an unsettling place beyond description. The Archaeological Survey of India has made it illegal for anyone to visit the Bhangarh Fort after dark since it is believed to be so unsafe.

According to folklore, Ratnavati, the stunning princess of Bhangarh, and a tantric named Singhia fell in love in the sixteenth century. and chose to use his abilities to attract her while knowing it was an impossible fit. But the princess found out about his deeds and executed him. Disappointed at the course of events, he cursed the town to eternal misery and the palace to doom before he passed away. You should visit the fort at your own risk because the inhabitants around here think that anyone who enters after dark won’t return.

4. Jatinga, Assam

Jatinga Assam - India's 5 most terrified places

This small community of 2500 people has one of the world’s most perplexing phenomena: periodic mass bird suicides. Local and migratory birds have been dropping to the earth in huge numbers on moonless nights in September and October for generations. This has confused scientists, who have found no rational explanation for birds dropping dead from the sky in such a manner, which is quite upsetting to say the least.

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5. Dow Hill, Kurseong, West Bengal

Dow hill - India's 5 most scary places

The Victoria Boy’s High School and Downhill Girls Boarding School in Kurseong, Darjeeling, are thought to be haunted by countless spirits, whose footsteps may be heard echoing through the corridors. Numerous dead remains have been discovered in the woods surrounding the schools, and some locals and tourists have reported being followed by a headless youngster who then vanishes into the woods.

These are just a few of India’s most terrifying and haunted locations, each with tragic and spine-chilling stories. They’ve grown in popularity among those who are captivated by ghosts and spirits. If you are one of them, take all essential care before planning your excursions. Watch this space for the next 5 on our list of Most Haunted places in India. 

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