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
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.
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