The Sentinel

Most Haunted Destinations in India

Nov 3, 2022
Sounds of screams and silent disappearances - you'll never know what goes on inside some of the most haunted places in India, once the sun goes down. Here are some of the most haunted places in India and what they hold in store for you
Writer's Building, Kolkata
Legend says that way before the red brick structure of today took over Writer's Building, back in the time before even thatch-roof houses existed here, this plot of land used to host a graveyard for the clerks that were housed in old Fort William
Shaniwarwada, Pune
It is said that this home built in 1732 in honor of Peshwa Bajirao I, saw incidents of unrequited love, betrayal and treachery. In 1773, Narayanrao, the fifth ruling peshwa, was murdered on the orders of his uncle Raghunathrao and aunt Anandibai. People say that Narayanrao's ghost can be heard screaming "Kaka Mala Wachawa" (Uncle Save Me)
Kuldhara, Rajasthan
A Rajasthan tourism advertisement a few years ago created quite a stir as it saw 'haunted tourism' come to the fore with the promotion of Kuldhara. Up until then, this spooky town close to Jaisalmer, wasn't so hot on tourist itineraries. Legend says that the prosperous village inhabited by the Paliwal Brahmin community and was abandoned overnight. No one saw them leave or knew their whereabouts.
Fernhill Hotel, Tamil Nadu
Built in 1844, this heritage property shot into the limelight in 2002, when Bollywood horror flick Raaz was shot here. The story goes that one night during the shoot, the crew couldn't sleep because of the sound of furniture being moved around in the room above them.
Mukesh Mills, Mumbai
Mumbai too has a contender for the most haunted place in India. Built in the 1870s, this mill in Mumbai's Colaba area was once a centre of bustling activity, till it shut in 1982 owing to a strike. A few months later, an unexplained fire left the mill dilapidated
Ramoji Filmcity, Telangana
This film studio-cum-amusement-park was apparently built on the former battlefields of the Nizams. It is believed that the ghost spirits of the deceased soldiers haunt the place. There are stories of Urdu scribblings on mirrors and unexplained noises