“One winter night, I was getting restless at my home so I decided to go for a long drive with my friends. All my childhood friends are practically my neighbors. So I picked them up and we went in the general direction of our regular hang-out. We were chatting, laughing, goofing around when we heard a shrill voice from somewhere around. We came to a sudden halt and when we were entertaining the thought of inspecting the voice, a deformed kid came in our view. Mind you, that we were on a short cut route which is normally very secluded. When we all felt something creepy, my friends asked me to start driving and to not stop till we cross the path. When we started moving that kid became angry and started to throw rocks on my car and started screaming. We all noticed that the kid was black-eyed and he was abnormally pale. We took off from there like bats out of hell and never went back there. From that day on, I have never made fun of people accounting for haunted places in Delhi.”
Spooky, right? Well this isn’t some scene from a movie. This is a real life incident accounted by a colleague of mine. Well, it’s not completely a novelty for us Delhiites to either see such things or to actually experience them. There are haunted places in Delhi amidst the hustle bustle of the city. Let me a lineup the top haunted spots in Delhi where you can go and actually feel the presence of some supernatural presence.
Most Haunted Places In Delhi
1. Delhi Cantonment
Though claimed to be the safest area of Delhi, Delhi Cantonment is surely not safe from spine-chilling entities. It is rated as the most haunted place in Delhi. Many people have claimed to see a ghastly woman wrapped in a white saree asking for a lift and when denied so, following the car with matching speed of the car.
2. Lothian Cemetery
Well, the backdrop of a cemetery is enough to give creeps and add in the factor of a beheaded ghost, all hell breaks loose. Yes, you heard it right and yes it does sound filmy. However, this is the true situation in this cemetery — typical of a haunted place in Delhi. Many of those who have seen this ghost with his disjoint head in his hand, are not alive to recount the tales and those of whom are alive, are rattled to their bones with fear. By-passers can often hear haunting laughs and cries coming from this creepy haunted spot in Delhi.
3. Sanjay Van
This 10 km stretched forest is a heaven for children and nature lovers during the day. However it completely transforms into a nightmare by the time day comes to an end. The eerily poised elder women in white and children with shrill evil laughs may follow you into the darkness from which you can’t come out. Sudden pushes, resounding slaps, disappearance of trinkets, spotting of fog in summer nights may sound funny and amusing to you but not when the entity doing it is not a human.
Historical Monuments That Turned Into Haunted Places In Delhi
4. Agrasen ki Baoli
Creepiest of all the haunted places in Delhi, this Baoli is claimed to be a residence of evils. Once filled with black mystical water who lured people to commit suicide in it by drowning, this 104 level step-well gives you creep the further you descend the steps. You may feel the presence of other beings or some unaccounted noises around you.
5. Firoz Shah Kotla Fort
There are many tales about the presence of Djinns in this 14th Century Fort. Though, often a dead silent place, there are people meets on Thursday evenings to please the Djinns of this real haunted place in Delhi. Some of those people have recounted episodes of being suddenly pushed & thrashed and the sudden emergence of fragrances. Few have even been followed by an unseen identity to their houses who then brings all sort of hell on to them.
6. Khooni Darwaza
Blood-curdling screams and anguished cries can be heard around this historical monument, many a time. There are many different versions of the reasons behind this ghostly presence in this most exposed haunted place in Delhi, like brutal murder of three princes and hanging of freedom fighters by Englishmen. Whatever the reason is, the sudden drop in temperature and apparitions through walls of this gate can give you chills to the bones.
7. Delhi Ridge Area
It is often accounted by numerous eyewitnesses that a ghost of a British gentlemancarrying an old-school rifle stroll around in this haunted area in Delhi. You may feel many times that you are being watched. Low reception of mobile network, eerie stillness in the surrounding, no natural sounds of chirping birds or any form of live, sweet fragrances suddenly encompassing you; all of these things are just the beginning. It’s hard to keep a record of the number of unjustified and unexplained disappearances in the area.
8. The Haunted Tree of Dwarka Sector 9
Ever driven past the notorious ‘haunted tree’ near the Dwarka Sector 9 metro station in the wee hours of the night? The unfortunate few who have, (including various people who work in MNCs and call centers) had often reported seeing a strange figure literally running with their car or suddenly getting slapped on the face by something (or someone!) they couldn’t see. Spooked yet? Well, these are just some of the spine-chilling tales associated with this tree that start pouring in like crazy the moment you type ‘Dwarka haunted tree’ on the internet.
And if the ghost stories aren’t enough to freak you out of your wits, you might as well know that the tree is responsible for some really nasty bike and car accidents in that curve where it’s located, even in the day! Would you have the guts to go check it out? Creepiness apart, the tree and the adjoining Hindu temple do make for some great places to visit. But make sure you visit in the day!
Modern-day Haunted Places In Delhi
9. The Karkardooma Delhi Court
Many lawyers at Karkardooma Court Complex have accounted paranormal activities around them. Of all the haunted places in Delhi, this one is really unsuspecting and unexpected. Shutting and opening of doors, files being plucked off drawers, blinkering lights, appearance of a hazy figure through walls and dislocation of chairs; all of these things have been caught on vigilance camera installed in The Court.
10. DDA flats in Qutub Enclave Phase II
Residents of this locality have often caught sight of an unusually pale and grimy corpse of a woman hanging upside down from a tree just outside one allegedly haunted house of the Delhi. Change in temperature, sudden winds and ear-splitting laughter of a woman can cause you to stop in mid-step. It is believed that that the area on which this complex is established was once a graveyard with many ghost sightings then.
As retold by Kunal Mathur, a Marketing Genius, “I was working returning from a party at 2 a.m. with three of my colleagues when I saw two people strangely dressed in Rajasthani attires walking away from us. We had heard many incidences about this road being one of the most haunted places in Delhi. We found it odd that why would anyone take a walk on these secluded roads at this time of the night. As soon as we crossed them, they started following us with inhuman speed. My colleague who was driving just pushed the speed to its limits and then also, those two spooky people were able to follow us. However, once we passed a small roadside temple, they just vanished in thin air. To this date, I haven’t been able to make any sense out of it. I haven’t traversed that haunted road again ever.”
I hope you have your list prepared for the what shenanigans you want to try in Delhi. If you do not want to venture to these top haunted places in Delhi all by yourself, then you can go on a night walk in Delhi organized by various paranormal communities, usually lead by a paranormal expert. One such community is ‘Guide Trip’.