Spanning Spirits: The Most Haunted Sites Of Delhi

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Chor Minar

Chor Minar, a 13th-century minaret in Hauz Khas, has 225 holes. Thieves' heads were displayed on spears here to deter others during the Khilji era. Today, the minaret has a spooky reputation.

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Humayun's Tomb

Although the Humayun's Tomb is not particularly haunted, people have reported a sense of dread in the light of the day. The complex houses over 150 graves fleshed with tragic backdrops such as that of Dara Shikoh who is also buried there.

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Malcha Mahal

Locals claim Malcha Mahal in Delhi is haunted, believed to be inhabited by the spirit of Begum Wilayat Mahal, who died by suicide after ingesting crushed diamonds. In 2017, the last royal family member, Prince Ali Raza, was found dead inside the palace.

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The Ridge

Delhi Ridge is a rocky, hilly forested area with a haunting past due to the gory events that took place here. It's notorious for its moody ghosts and has no mobile network. One can still witness spirits marking their territory here.

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Lothian Cemetery

Lothian Cemetery in Delhi is haunted, with stories of a headless British soldier's ghost, believed to be General Nicholas, who tragically took his own life after his love married someone else. The cemetery is a hotspot for eerie encounters.

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Firoz Shah Kotla

Every Thursday, the abandoned fort in Delhi attracts djinn believers who leave behind rituals and wishes. As night falls, locals avoid the fort, believing in roaming djinns, and have built homes facing away from it to ward off these supernatural entities.

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Flagstaff Tower

The tower witnessed the 1857 mutiny and sheltered British survivors, including women and children, who met a tragic end at the hands of Indian rebels. Today, some visitors claim to hear eerie voices and cries from inside.

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Agrasen Ki Baoli

Agrasen ki Baoli, an architectural marvel in Delhi, is a stepwell with 103 steps. It's surrounded by intriguing legends that claim the dark water lures people to drown. It's a top choice for thrill-seekers and is considered one of India's most haunted places.

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Bhuli Bhatiyari ka Mahal

Bhuli Bhatiyari ka Mahal, a 14th-century hunting lodge now in ruins, is one of Delhi's most haunted places. Strange sounds, including cries of men, have been reported. Police officers guard the entrance after sunset to deter curious visitors.

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Khooni Darwaza

Witness to the 1739 Nadir Shah massacre and the 1857 execution of Bahadur Shah Zafar's heirs by Lt. Hodson, the gate gained infamy in 2002 when a medical student was raped on its roof.

Khooni Darwaza | Wikimedia Commons

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