Top 10 Haunted Places in Delhi You Need to Avoid

Childhood ghost tales from your grandma might not scare you anymore but what about real supernatural activities that are experienced by people. Delhi is a perfect exemple of being a modern city as well as for preserving its historic roots. Not only this, it is popular for haunted places also. A lot of strange, scary, and chilly stories float around these haunted places.

And if you are the person who is always looking for adventure, then you must have the curiosity to know the truth behind these stories of haunted places.

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No worries! We have prepared a list of the top haunted places to visit in Delhi for adventure seeking daredevils:

1. Agrasen ki baoli

In English, baoli means step well. Maharaja Agrasen built this stepwell in the 14th century. Its structure is so elegant that the eyes of the visitor remains wide open. It has approximately 103 steps and has become famous since a scene of the "PK" movie was shot here but sadly, this place is also considered as haunted.

It is said that there used to be black water in the step well and that black water hypnotized people and forced them to commit suicide. Some people have heard strange sounds coming from Agrasen ki baoli at night. Therefore, this place also comes in the top haunted place to visit in Delhi list.

2. Bhuli Bhatiyari ka Mahal, Jhandewalan

King Feroz Tughlaq was a king during the 14th century who loved hunting. Tughlaq built bhuli bhatiyari ka mahal and in the hunting season, he used it as a hunting place. During his time, Tughlaq constructed many other hunting places for himself. People believed that bhuli bhatiyari ka mahal is a home of evil spirits.

The government had tried to maintain this palace, but due to supernatural activities, no government guard has been able to survive there. Some people say that the queen of the castle ended her life. Now her soul wanders in the Khandar Mahal. Many other strange blood-curdling tales are also attached to the Mahal. Did you know that after sunset, no one is allowed there to visit? You can explore this haunted place in broad daylight only.

3. Lothian Cemetery, Kashmiri Gate

If we call Lothian Cemetery, Nicholson Cemetery, then there will be nothing wrong in it. Delhi's oldest cemetery is situated on Lothian Road. There is an intriguing story behind it. It is said that General Nicholas fell in love with a married Indian girl but the girl turned down his love. In sadness, he shot at his head and died and his body was buried in the Lothian Cemetery.

Lothian Cemetery is also a popular tourist destination. Due to its historical significance, people come to visit Lothian Cemetery in the daytime. Some believe that in the night, the soul of General Nicholas roams around Lothian Cemetery carrying his head in his hand. If you think this story is not accurate, you should pay a visit to this haunted place in the night but at your own risk.

4. Malcha Mahal

Malcha Mahal was one of the hunting lodges of Firuz Shah Tughlaq constructed in the very center of a forest. Begum Wilayat Mahal claimed that she belonged to the Oudh's Royal Family. For almost nine years, she protested at the railway station in Delhi with her two children. Then the Government gave her the Malcha Mahal to live in. But the castle was in a poor condition, and there was no water and electricity.

Begum Wilayat committed suicide at the age of 62. Her children, Prince Ali Raza and Princess Shakeena continued to live there. Prince Ali Raja was also later found dead in the castle. After that, some people who went to the castle at night have heard strange sobs of a woman and started calling the Malcha Mahal as haunted.

5. Sanjay Van

Sanjay Van is located in South Delhi that extends up to 10 KM and is another top haunted place to visit in Delhi. During the daytime, you will be mesmerized by the beauty of Sanjay Van, but as the night starts, this forest area is not safe at all. Locals say that for those who went there at night, invisible energy has suddenly pushed them, they have heard children's wicked laugh, and also experienced many other fearful incidents.

We do not know to what extent these things are authentic. If such tales excite you, then do not forget to visit.

6. Delhi Cantonment

Delhi Cantt comes under the top haunted places to visit in Delhi. There is also a very enthralling story behind this haunted place. It is believed that a middle-aged woman was killed on this road very ruthlessly. Now her soul roams on this deserted road of Delhi Cantt. Some say that a middle-aged woman wearing a white sari asks for a lift on Delhi Cantt road in the darkness of the night.

It is also heard that sometimes she jumps in front of the car. Horrifying, right? Many road accidents have been recorded in the Delhi Cantonment area. This story is so scary to hear, so what will happen to the person with whom this incident happened. If your soul is seeking some electrifying experience then you can take your car on that road at midnight.

7. Jamali-Kamali tomb and mosque

Mughals have built many monuments in Delhi. Among them, Jamali Kamali Tomb and Mosque is quite famous. Shaikh Jamali was a well-known poet of his time and his poetry was quite popular. It is heard that despite being a man, both Jamali and Kamali were in love with each other. Jamali Kamali Tomb and Mosque was constructed in 1528-1529.

Shaikh Jamali died in 1535 and was buried alongside Kamali's tomb. Some believe that jinn protect the tomb of Jamali Kamali. People who have tried to go near their grave have had very terrible incidents with them. And those incidents may fasten your heartbeat. This place is getting old as well as is spine-chilling. That is why we have listed it in the top haunted places to visit in Delhi.

8. Khooni Darwaza

Sher Shah Suri built Khooni Darwaza in the 16th century. It is located in the middle of the busiest street in Delhi. It is well known for its blood-curdling stories. In 1857, Captain Hodson killed the Bahadur Shah Zafar's sons and grandson Mirza Mughal, Mirza Khizr Sultan, and Mirza Abu Bakht brutally. He naked them and shot them in front of the crowd.

Then he hung their dead bodies for several days in front of the Kotwali at Chandni Chowk, so that they rot in the sun, and the vulture devours those rotten carcasses. Some heard the sounds of someone screeching in the night and not only this, but many of them have claimed to see drops of blood drip from its roof during monsoon. For the daredevil souls who are obsessed with such tales must add Khooni Darwaza to their visit list.

9. Khooni River

Khooni River is considered one of the most haunted spots of the busiest city. It flows across the Rohini District of Delhi. Locals say that most who have gone close to this river never returned back. We are not sure how it is even possible because the river's water is not deep at all.

Local people of Rohini district say that some supernatural powers in the river's water take people's lives and it seems like a suicide. It is hard to believe these things because this area is immensely pleasing to see.

10. Chor Minar

Alauddin Khilji built Chor Minar in the 13th century. The 225 holes in Chor Minar are the main reason for its attraction. Did you know why it is called a haunted place? No idea! Let us pull down the curtains. Chor Minar was used to punish thieves by Alauddin Khilji in the 13th century who were killed ruthlessly and their head were displayed in the holes.

Every hole of Chor Minar gave a message to the people to stay away from crime. Many hunting stories revolve around this Chor Minar. Chor Minar is also called the "tower of thieves." Some people have felt a preternatural presence when they have passed around the Chor Minar. People believed that the souls of those dead thieves became active by night.

The darkness of the night makes this Chor Minar even scarier. There are no entry fees to visit there. You can visit between 10 am - 5 pm.

Kalyan Panja