Whether you believe in the existence of ghosts or not, ghost stories have always been intriguing for lots of us. In case you long to experience the spookiness of a ghost story, a visit to one of India’s supposedly haunted places will surely send a chill down your spine. Even if you weren’t easy to scare, the haunted places of India prove to be amusing for those fond of adventure. Read on and be cautious if you have a weak heart!
Bhangarh : There is a reason behind the haunting of each place and the haunting of Bhangarh has one of two reasons. The most popular story suggests that a tantrik wizard cursed the town because he failed to seduce the Tantric Queen Ratnavali. The curse was for all the inhabitants to die suddenly and for the houses to lose their roofs. Another story for why the place is haunted says that the ascetic Sadhu Balanath threatened the rulers of terrible outcomes in case his meditation place was reached by the shadow of the palace.
Curses are not the only terrifying things about Bhangarh, the Archaeological Survey of India Office placed a notice stating that staying at this place after sunset is strictly prohibited. Perhaps the reason for the placement of the sign goes back to the lack of lighting and the availability of black panthers, snakes and bats in the surrounding caves and wilderness. Whatever the reason, it is better be safe than sorry.
Shimla-Kalka Railway Line : Tunnels and confined places are normally frightening, so how about a haunted tunnel? The story of tunnel 33 in Shimla revolves around the failure of a British colonel to correctly dig the pathway and thus got immensely fined by the British government. He felt great humiliation and shot himself. Since then, it’s been said that his soul haunts the place along with a more terrifying lady and another man who asks the visitors for a lighter.
Shimla-Kalka Railway Line