Delhi is associated with some of the world’s most chilling ghost stories. Ironically, the city that is considered as the epitome of life and vibrancy is home to several haunted, desolate places. These haunted places in Delhi have an eerie feeling and vibe that no one can ignore. So, the next time you are in the city and want to do all the touristy stuff, make sure you also visit these infamously haunted places. I am not saying you’ll find a ghost waiting for you, but you know, you might just!
Here’s Neo Travellers’ list of 11 haunted spots in Delhi where you can feel some kind of supernatural presence.
Nature’s Beauties That Turned Into Haunted Places in Delhi
Even though Delhi Cantonment is claimed to be the safest area of Delhi, numerous people have claimed to see a middle-aged woman clad in a white sari. The lady asks the passerby for lifts, and when denied, she follows abreast their vehicle. It is believed that this lady was killed while hitchhiking her way to someplace.
Sanjay Van, near Vasant Kunj
A 10-km stretch of dense forest near Vasant Kunj-Mehrauli is the perfect place for children and nature lovers during the day. However, this paradise on earth transforms into a paranormal haven during the night. As darkness descends, an elderly woman in white and children with shrill evil laughs are believed to follow people who are trapped in the forest.
According to nearby residents, this forest is one of the most haunted places in Delhi during night time. Sudden pushes, resounding slaps, patches of fog in summer nights may appear normal, but not when it isn’t because of humans.
Khooni Nadi, Rohini
Khooni Nadi literally meaning “Bloody River” is believed to suck anyone who tries to enter it. Located in Rohini, this stretch of water body drowns anyone who dares to go inside it. That’s how it got its name. While logic dictates that these deaths may have been unfortunate accidents or suicides, it is difficult to be sure about what surrounds the place in the darkness.
The Ridge is believed to be haunted by the ghost of a Colonial-era British man carrying an old-school rifle. The Ridge was at the heart of the 1857 mutiny, and it comes as no surprise that it is listed as the most haunted places in Delhi. There are several monuments in and around the Ridge with a gory history.
Poor network coverage, no natural sounds of birds or animals, and sweet fragrances coming out of nowhere are just some of the things that you may come across if you happen to be at the Ridge.
Historical Monuments that Turned Into Haunted Places In Delhi
Literally meaning the “Bloody Gate”, Khooni Darwaza is a famous monument known for blood-curdling screams and anguished cries. There are several stories surrounding this monument, such as the brutal murder of the three surviving sons of Bahadur Shah Zafar. Irrespective of the reason, the sudden dip in temperature and strange apparitions in through the walls, make it one of the most haunted monuments in Delhi.
Feroz Shah Kotla Fort
Constructed in 1354 by Feroz Shah Tughlaq, Feroz Shah Kotla Fort is believed to be haunted by djinns. The most remarkable feature of this fort is its loneliness. Every Thursday, you can see locals lighting up candles and incense sticks and offering milk and grain to appease the djinns. There is something very eerie about this place, making it one of the most haunted places in Delhi.
Chor Minar, Hauz Khas
A lot of people would have seen Chor Minar in Hauz Khas even though they wouldn’t have guessed it to be haunted. It is believed that the holes were spiked with spears which had the heads of thieves punished during the rule of Alauddin Khalji. The spirits of these thieves now haunt the place, especially during night time.
Agrasen ki Baoli
Agrasen ki Baoli has become very popular since the release of award-winning Bollywood film PK. While the Baoli has been captured in the most breathtaking way, it is still claimed to be the residence of evil spirits. It is said that the baoli was once filled with black mystical water which tempted people to commit suicide by drowning.
As you climb down the 104 level step-well, the sounds completely vanish and you can only hear you’re your own footsteps. This sound becomes louder and clearer as you descend deeper and eventually turns into an uncanny feeling. The Baoli is now a favourite spot for thousands of bats and pigeons.
Mutiny House, Kashmiri Gate
Mutiny House memorial was constructed by the British to commemorate the officials who died during the 1857 sepoy mutiny. Residents and passerby claim that several limbs of the dead wriggle around the vicinity of the building. This might sound a little far-fetched, but people believe this place to be one of the creepiest haunted places in Delhi.
Modern-day Haunted Places In Delhi
Dwarka (Sector 9) Metro Station
Dwarka Sector 9 Metro station has gained the reputation of being a haunted place in an otherwise peaceful sub-city of Dwarka. People have claimed that they have been overcome by a sudden force of inexplicable energy. If stories are to be believed, a lady suddenly appears in front of the commuters and then disappears, causing several accidents in the past. The fact that these incidents happen during the night just adds fuel to the fire of paranormal speculation.
The Karkardooma Delhi Court
The lawyers at Karkardooma Court claim to have witnessed paranormal activities in the court complex. A white shadowy figure has been reportedly spotted by the lawyers, some even claiming that the spirit is responsible for shutting and opening of doors, plucking files off drawers, blinkering lights, and dislocating of chairs. While this may sound like a horror flick, all these activities have been captured on vigilance camera installed in The Court.
Image source: Amar Ujala
Please note: Neo Travellers has compiled this list through various online material available and do not intend to defame any of these places.
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