From haunted forts to abandoned villages, ghost lights to skeletons lake, there are zillions of secrets that this land holds. Many people tend to search these mysteries, some trying to find adventure, and others trying to understand the logic behind them. Some of these places are also famous tourist spots in the country.
Here is a list of the mysterious places to visit in India that will freak you out.
1. Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan.
Bhangarh Fort is one of the top mysterious and haunted places to visit in India. The popular tourist spot is one of the busiest places during the mornings. But after sunset, entry into the fort is prohibited. There is a notice board outside the fort by the Archaeological Survey of India forbidding tourists from entering the fort.
According to the folklore, a magician who fell in love with the princess haunts this place and now the Bhangarh fort is recognized as one of the most haunted places in India. Some call it a curse while others believe in the paranormal details. There have been stories about people who went missing after they went into the fort at night. It completely depends on the person who believes in these stories and warnings.
2. Shani Singapur, Maharashtra
Shani Singapur is one of the interesting places in India. It is a small village located near Ahmednagar, popular for its Shani temple. The mystery here is that there are no doors for the houses, schools, banks, and police stations. Not even a single door frame is visible here and in addition to this, Shani Singapur is a place where there is no crime at all. The villagers have utmost faith in Lord Shani and believe that he will protect everybody.
3. Kuldhara – The Abandoned village, Rajasthan.
Surrounded by several stories and mysteries Kuldhara is another mysterious place in India. It was once a home to more than 1,500 Brahmins, but was suddenly abandoned one night by the entire population. Nobody knows why the entire population left the place just like that. There are many stories about this place, some of them say that the place is cursed. All that is left today at Kuldhara are some buildings, old temples, and different stories surrounding the past.
4. Kodinhi – Village of Twins, Kerala.
Kodinhi, a small village in Kerala has gotten the attention of international scientists because of the unusually large number of twin births reported here. The village is called the Village of Twins. Once you enter the village, you will start seeing twins almost everyone. Kodinhi is a home for more than 200 pairs of twins and two sets of triplets. Scientists believe that a strange phenomenon is happening in the chemicals of the water. But it hasn’t been completely proven yet.
5. Jatinga – Where birds commit suicide, Assam.
Jatinga is a peaceful holiday destination with lush greenery and mountains. But this place is also known for a phenomena that happens every year during the monsoon months. Right after sunset, hundreds of migratory birds commit mass suicide here. Some local people believed in paranormal activities while scientific theories suggest that because of the dense fog, birds end up crashing into trees and buildings. However, there is no explanation for why these birds fly at night.
6. The Magnetic hill, Ladakh.
Ladakh is a beautiful place filled with tourists visiting throughout the year. One of the interesting aspects of Ladakh is there is a magnetic hill located at an altitude of 11,000 feet above sea level. Sometimes the cars or any other vehicles driving up the hill get pulled up on their own. This means you can drive up there with the vehicle’s ignition turned off.
7. Roopkund Lake- The Lake of Skeletons, Uttarakhand
The glacier lake located at a height of 16,500 feet in the Himalayas is one of the most dangerous and mysterious locations, what lies beneath the lake freaks the tourists who visit this place. There are around 600 skeletons beneath the surface of the frozen lake. Every year when the ice melts, radiocarbon tests are conducted and forensic experts concluded that the skeletons date back to the 15th century AD. The locals here believe that the corpses belong to the king and queen of Kanauj.
8. Karni Mata Temple, Rajasthan.
Karni Mata Temple is one of the holiest places in India, but it is also the most mysterious place in India because there are over 20,000 rats in the temple. The locals here believe that the rats are the devotees or the family members of the Karni Mata. There are also rare white mice at the place and the interesting fact is there has been never a case of diseases transferred from the rats to humans.
9. Khooni Nadi (The Bloody River), Delhi
Khooni Nadi is one of the most dangerous, spookiest, and most mysterious places to visit in India. There are many terrifying tales of people being sucked into the water and the bodies were never found again. This is not a place you’d want to go for a swim.
10. The Mysterious Lights of West Bengal.
In the Swamps of West Bengal, there is a rare phenomenon that freaks out people. There have been some unusual sightings of unnatural glowing lights of different colors hovering over the lake. These lights are referred to as Aleya Lights are a nightmare for fishermen and some of the fishermen lost their lives due to these strange lights. Scientists suggest that these lights are formed because of the ionization of methane.
Conclusion: These are some of the top mysterious places in India. Some of these places are exciting to explore and some of them have some spooky legends and mysteries.