The mysteries of the unknown have always fascinated the humans. There is a never-ending discussion of whether or not there are things paranormal that exist alongside us, different people have different views but it’s a fact that people have such experiences of encounter ghosts, spirits and supernatural activities it’s also true that ghosts and apparitions do not exist everywhere, there are places deemed haunted, which are believed to be the home of these restless souls.
Here’s a list of 10 such ghost towns in India carefully mapped out.
1. Bhangarh – Ajabgharh, Alwar, Rajasthan.
The ghost town of Bhangarh is one of the most haunted places in India. Many myths are associated with the haunted folk. It was established in 1613 by King Madho Singh. There are many stories linked with this place which say that the place got abandon as soon as it got built, it is supposed to be cursed by a magician. Local villagers there say that every time a house is built there its roof collapses. People also say that nobody returned who stayed there after sunset. The Archaeological Survey of India has prohibited staying in the area post sunset.
2. Kuldhara – Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.
Kuldhara is an uninhabited village. In the 17km west of Jaisalmer, a place with a forlorn look and brings sadness to the heart. The government today maintains the ruins as a heritage site. Around two hundred years ago, an entire community vanished overnight. Nobody saw them going away, or figured out where they went. But as the 1500 villagers abandoned the town of Kuldhara, it’s supposed they left after a curse bringing death to everyone who tried to inhabit it.
3. Fatehpur Sikri – Uttar Pradesh.
4. Dow hill, Kursiong- West Bengal
The Dow Hill forest near the Victoria boys’ high school is an undeniably creepy place, vast number of people murdered in the forest. According to local people, ghosts resides in the School. Naturally it makes the forest horrifying. As the intense dark forest of this hill has witnessed several deaths this could be the reason why people are scared very much while crossing this area. Strange voices and apparitions have been seen by people.
Situated on Pamban Island. In 1964 cyclone caused heavy damages and destroyed the entire town of Dhanushkodi and the passenger train Pamban-Dhanushkodi also got affected by the cyclone killing all 115 on board. Many people lost their lives in that tragic incident.
This ancient fort town located in Kachchh district of Gujarat on India – Pakistan border. Lakhpat is a city of ruins of buildings and a magnificent fort, there is an amazing sea fort situated in the mouth of Kori Creek.
7. Ross Island.
Ross Island is at Andaman and Nicobar Islands, situated near by the capital city of Port Blair. A series of earthquakes made this island abandoned and a place for paranormal activities.
8. GP block – Meerut.
Many people say that GP block of Meerut in Uttar Pradesh is a disturbed place. A house here is said to be the residence of the ghosts of many boys and girls. People have reported to see the spirit of a woman sitting on the top of the building and others have added to see a woman wearing red clothes getting inside of the house.
9. The Lambi Dehar Mines Mussoorie.
These quarry mines, located on the outskirts of Mussoorie now deserted have a sad history. In the early 1990s in an unlucky event 50,000 workers died here. The houses are vacant and the entire area has a very scary feel. People living nearby tell about quite a few strange things that take place here at night. They talk about hearing the painful cries and groans of the patients at town’s now deserted hospital. The existence of the screaming Witch has often been felt by people pass through this place. Several times buses and trucks have fallen off the cliff. There is also one incident of a helicopter crashing at these mines.
10. Lohaghat – Uttrakhand.
Located in the Champawat district of Uttarakhand. This infamous place is a bungalow on the Abbot hill called ‘ABBEY ‘ which was constructed in the early 1900’s and named after the proprietor. This bungalow was then converted into a hospital and that’s when the spooky things began to happen. People have reported seeing mysterious activities there.