India is home to Radhe Maa, Kamaal R. Khan and many such people. Well, when you already have such a scary populace, you practically don’t need ghosts! But, we do have ghosts. And these ghosts are pretty lazy, another Indian tendency. They went to one place and were like “Boss…I’m not moving from here. Forever!”, and yes, they have haunted places for literally centuries.
The dumbest thing about ghosts is, that despite of having the power to roam around the world, they stay in one place. Like literally, only one place! You’ll never see a ghost updating on FB “Late Mr. Patel checked in at White House” (Where else do you think a Gujju ghost would fantasize to go!). So yes, if you are interested in knowing where do these ghosts hang out, pay a visit to one of these places and probably you’ll receive a nice little ‘hello’ from a ghostly figure.
Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan
Yes, everyone knows about it and everyone has talked about it. In fact, the ghosts there are tired of being unable to scare people. Because as they step out to scare someone, they’re greeted with selfies and scary statuses “Roast with the ghost at Bhangarh, Rajasthan. #tuffguy #mahlifmahrules.”, and after reading those statuses, the ghosts feel like dying once again. So, do go there if you feel like uploading such stupid statuses.
Shanivar wada Fort, Pune
Yes. The one from Bajiraao Mastani. Probably the ghosts should’ve gone away after watching Ranveer Singh’s energy in the movie. But, it’s said that a very young prince was assassinated over there and has since been there, haunting the place. Like, didn’t he feel like going out and taking a revenge or something, as they show in movies?
Dumas Beach, Surat
The ghosts having a beach party, nice! It has been a burial ground for Hindus for years, and some people think it is the reason why the beach is haunted. Someone please go and tell the spirits, “Sir, Your body has been burnt. Please get your moksha and go away.”, because you can’t expect everyone to have complete religious knowledge na.
GP Block, Meerut
Some engineers never leave their hostels. Like, literally, never! People say that they’ve seen the ghosts of 4 boys with a beer, roaming around. Give them another one, and they’ll go away.
Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad
Now you know, where did Om Shaanti Om’s “original” story came from. The hotels in this place have been haunted for years.
Brijraj Bhavan Palace, Kota
A British ghost named Major Burton, resides there. He was killed in the 1947 revolt, and is probably preparing for his IIT since then.
Agrasen Ki Baoli, New Delhi
There haven’t been many haunting instances of this place, but is on the list for its mystic feel. Some do say they’ve seen something supernatural over there, and no it’s not Anushka Sharma from PK, after her surgery. Probably not.
Tunnel No. 33, Shimla
The train does pass through this tunnel as it is, so nothing to worry for the railway police (as if, they do worry!). But it is one of the most haunted places in Shimla.
Dow Hill, Kurseong, West Bengal
If traditional horror like a headless boy running here and there (quick question, since he’s unable to see, doesn’t he end up banging his head somewhere?), footsteps being heard in old schools and such other things entice you, then this place is for you.
Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai
Well, BMC can intimidate people about this place and the wild animals and ‘emergency’ like situations which have taken place there in. Or they can put a simple board, ”Beware Outside. Sanjay Gandhi Inside!”
(Cover photo of this article is representational.)