13 Haunted Places In Delhi That Make You Believe In Ghosts
1. Feroz Shah Kotla Fort - The corner of the "Djins"
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While Feroz Shah Kotla might boast of being one of the heritage sites of Delhi, there is something eerie that marks this historical monument. As per the local rumors, Djins populate this structure and roam around in its desolate and uncanny corners. Infact, do you know that every Thursday, the locals offer milk and grains along with lighting candles and incense sticks to please the Djins? And, if you have read William Darlymple’s "The City of Djins”, it actually begins with an account of Djins occupying the Feroz Shah Kotla Fort.
2. Malcha Mahal, Bistdari Road - Presence of an invisible energy
People complain of an invisible energy that strikes them if they pass by the Malcha Mahal, one of the hunting lodges belonging to Tuqhlaq era. This structure is surrounded by dense forests that render it a spooky shade, making it one of the haunted places in Delhi. Infact many youngsters from Delhi University take a selfie here to pose their bravery and to show off before the social media.
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3. Sanjay Van - Dare to go in the dark here?
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Although Delhi is thoroughly concretized, there are still some stretches that offer a scenic charm to the city. However, they can be gothic at times as well. One such stretch of forest is Sanjay Van, near Vasant Kunj and Mehrauli. There are numerous mausoleums of sufi saints in this forest that leave an eerie impact on the forest making it one of the haunted places in Delhi. Dare to go in the dark here?
4. Khooni Darwaza - Even the Name is Haunted!
5. Nicholson's Cemetery - The oldest and the eeriest cemetery
Dating back to the British era, the Nicholson’s cemetery claims to be one of the oldest cemetery in Delhi. English soldiers, their wives and their children have been buried here. Silence, nostalgia and a strange feeling envelops this place making it a mysterious place to visit.
6. Jamali Kamali Tomb & Mosque - The strange voices of the Sufi Saints
7. Delhi Cantonment - A woman in white sari
The stories associated with Delhi Cantonment will remind you of typical Bollywood Horror movies. A woman in white sari asking for a lift past midnight! You better stay inside your vehicle and don’t stop for her!
8. Chor Minar, Haus Khas - Popular hangout yet haunted
9. Dwarka Metro Station - The urban ghost
10. Bhuli Bhatiyari ka Mahal, Jhandewalan - Abandoned and haunted
Bhuli Bhatiyari was the caretaker of this Tughlaq era hunting lodge after whom it has been named. The entry to the monument from the North-East, surprisingly, is twin-gated, which is not so common for a structure that is considered not of that much importance. Since this place has been abandoned and desolate for many centuries, the reason is enough to call it as one of the ghostly places in Delhi.
11. Mutiny House - British ghost
Because of its historical relevance to the Indian movement of Independence, Mutiny House claims to be one of the tourist places in Delhi to see. This structure was built by the British to honor the British soldiers who laid down their lives in the Revolt of 1857. People have complained of sighting chopped-up moving arms and legs of the deceased officials in the evenings. This is called a truly historical ghost!
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12. Khooni Nadi, Rohini - The river engulfs you down
Termed as bloody due to its nature of not sparing people alive, the Khooni Nadi has become one of the most ghostly and haunted places in Delhi. The local stories go that nobody comes alive of this mysterious river. Definitely uncanny indeed!