Street Food, enchanting attractions, nightlife, and easy commuting options- Delhi is known for a lot of things. But there is one that we haven’t mentioned above and it’s the number of haunting places. Yes, you heard that absolutely right! Delhi is also popular for a lot of small and big infamous places. From ones where people have witnessed ghosts to those where they have only heard the stories.
There is a big list of such places and we ain’t kidding about it. Spookiness and Delhi have a long relationship that seems to never end. So here we are, with again a list of spooky places in the capital city of India.
And just like we said in the title- “We dare you to go here!”
Most haunted places to know in Delhi in 2023
1. Khooni Darwaza
Doesn’t this sound like a Bollywood flick? A name was given to a movie that talks about a house having a door with blood spilled on it? But that’s not the case here, this is a haunting attraction in the national capital. Moreover, Khooni Darwaza was once a historical monument that attracted a lot of people (well that hasn’t changed yet.)
But there have been a lot of apparition sightings that have happened around here. There are multiple stories about the place, like the slaughter of 3 princesses or hanging the freedom fighters from the ceiling. Whatever may be the cause, regular and agonising cries and screams from behind the door have terrified a lot of people.
What’s Haunting about this place?- Loud Screams and agonising cries
2. Dwarka Sector 9
If you think the above-mentioned place is not as spooky as you think, then this might change your mindset. There is a notorious tree in Dwarka Sector 9 and that’s where you will have to visit at night. If you ask the locals, they will direct you while asking you not to visit here during the night.
If you were to believe the tales related to this notorious tree, then people (even those who work in MNCs and shrug off the thought of a ghost) have sighted a ghostly figure running with their car or bike. Some people have also felt a hard slap on their cheek while traveling past the tree. And somehow, the notorious tree has been linked to a lot of accidents not just during the night but even in broad daylight.
What’s Haunting about this place?- Ghostly figure chasing your car or bike and slapping people
3. Delhi Cantonment
Now when we are already talking about the ghostly figure chasing your vehicle, how can Delhi Cantonment stay out of the list? Even the Bravehearts who dared to visit here have felt chills to their bones. And this has made Delhi Cantonment one of the eeriest places in the capital city of India.
According to a lot of eyewitnesses and legends, Delhi Cantonment is haunted by the ghost of women wearing white saree. As soon as the sun sets in the west, this place becomes a no-visiting or passing zone. It is said that a woman in a white saree asks for a lift and those who stop by are scared to the extreme. If you don’t stop she races with your vehicle and in no time matches it. The only way to save yourself is to keep going as fast as you can; obviously not passing this lane is the best way in the first place.
There are certain cases where people were found dead and several accidents also took place at the same spot. Is that a hoax or a coincidence? You decide!
What’s Haunting about this place?- A white saree woman runs at the speed of your vehicle and scares the shit out of people.
4. Lothian Cemetery
Cemeteries are the places where you might have often heard of ghostly sightings and weird noises; isn’t that? But have you ever checked it? No, not in the daylight- but at nightfall. If not and you think that you are a braveheart then Lothian Cemetery is the right place for you to visit. Not that we encourage you to do so but if there is a hunch in your heart to know the paranormal things then surely you can visit here during nightfall.
Lothian Cemetery is known to be one of the most frightening places in Delhi. The major reason- it witnesses a mass burial of thousands of people due to the revolt in the country. There have been apparitions of headless horsemen, swordsmen, and many more.
What’s Haunting about this place?- Headless horsemen and ghostly figures of swordsmen
5. Agrasen ki Baoli
Now, you must have already heard about Agrasen ki Baoli because it is enlisted as an ancient monument of Delhi. It is an attractive and active tourist destination in the morning but becomes a residence of ghosts at the night. Although the witnesses are lesser than the number who have said something like this about the place, Agrasen ki Baoli is among the haunted places in Delhi.
Screams and shouting of masses have been heard mostly by homeless people who sneak into this place for shelter. And people are also found dead inside the place; mostly in suicidal cases. There is no strong evidence regarding the sightings but the number of people who trust this has been increasing year after year.
What’s Haunting about this place?- Screams and shouting for help
6. Sanjay Van
Sanjay Van, a lush forested area located in the heart of Delhi, harbors a mysterious and eerie reputation. Visitors have reported encountering unsettling occurrences within its confines, making it one of the city’s most haunted places. The forest’s dense canopy of trees creates an atmosphere of perpetual twilight, and shadows seem to move on their own. People have claimed to hear inexplicable whispers and unsettling voices. Some have reported sighting shadowy figures that vanish when approached.
The ancient ruins within the forest add to its eerie ambiance, with the crumbling structures adding to the sense of foreboding. Locals believe that the area is inhabited by restless spirits, making Sanjay Van a place where the living and the supernatural world intertwine, leaving an indelible sense of unease in those who dare to venture into its depths.
7. Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb
The Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb, located in Delhi’s Mehrauli Archaeological Park, is shrouded in a haunting aura. The site is renowned for its exquisite Mughal architecture but is equally infamous for its paranormal activities. Visitors have reported eerie encounters, such as mysterious whispers and cold spots within the tomb’s intricate chambers. The mosque’s name, “Jamali Kamali,” is associated with two historical figures, and some believe their spirits linger here.
Many visitors have claimed to see apparitions, and shadowy figures, and hear ghostly chants emanating from the structure. The tomb’s dark, narrow passages and the profound silence contribute to the spine-chilling ambiance. Those brave enough to explore it often experience an overwhelming feeling of dread and unease, making Jamali Kamali a site of both architectural beauty and spectral mystery.
8. Delhi Cantonment Area
The Delhi Cantonment Area, though primarily known for its military significance, carries a haunted reputation. Within its serene surroundings, paranormal occurrences send shivers down the spines of many. Tales of apparitions in old British-era bungalows, unexplained footsteps in abandoned buildings, and eerie voices echoing in the night are common. The infamous Dow Hill in Kurseong, West Bengal, is believed to have links to these spooky experiences.
This remote hill station is home to Victoria Boys’ School, where students and staff have reported chilling sightings of a headless boy walking along the corridors. These spine-tingling incidents have earned Dow Hill and Victoria Boys’ School a place among India’s most haunted places, drawing in both thrill-seekers and paranormal investigators.
9. Malcha Mahal
Malcha Mahal, a desolate palace in Delhi’s lush forests, has an aura of mystique and haunting. It is associated with the tragic tale of the former royal family who took refuge here after India’s partition. The derelict palace is rumored to be haunted by the restless spirits of the princesses who lived in isolation, cutting ties with the world.
Visitors have reported ghostly apparitions, eerie voices, and inexplicable sounds emanating from the ruins. Its overgrown gardens and dilapidated structures create a sinister atmosphere. The tragic history, isolation, and decaying state of Malcha Mahal contribute to its haunting reputation, making it a place of intrigue and fear for those who dare to explore its eerie premises.
10. Khooni Nadi
Khooni Nadi, meaning “Bloody River” in Hindi, is a place steeped in macabre legend and an eerie atmosphere. This river, which flows quietly through the heart of Delhi, is infamous for its mysterious deaths and ghostly occurrences. Locals believe that the river has a malevolent spirit that lures unsuspecting victims to their doom. It is said that the river’s waters turn red when it claims a life, hence the name.
The Khooni Nadi has witnessed countless tragic incidents, and many believe it to be cursed. Visitors have reported ghostly apparitions, chilling screams, and a palpable feeling of dread along its banks. The river’s dark history, strange occurrences, and unexplained deaths contribute to its haunting reputation, making it a place that sends shivers down the spine of those who venture near it.
Negative energy, haunted places, ghostly figures, all of these are real and one should not think of empowering them. We are living in a very funny world where a lot of things have happened and still happen that are inexplicable from a scientific point of view.
So what would you say about that? Are they unreal or untrue? Whatever be the thing- we would say you should not mess around with these things because they are dangerous. Even if you are visiting such places and you think all of this is a hoax which people have created for fun. It is advised not to take things lightly. Do follow the rules and regulations while visiting such places.