Haunted Places in Delhi
It was late at night and I was driving down a solitary lane along with two of my friends. It was cool and calm outside and unexpectedly, the wind started blowing; we thought it was a normal irregularity of Delhi’s unpredictable weather but suddenly we saw a woman clad in a white Saree standing on the roadside. I kept driving on without looking at her as I had heard about a few spooky instances happening on this particular road. After travelling ahead we gathered all our strength and looked back and what we saw drained our blood and a chill ran down our spine. We saw the woman stuck to the boot of our car staring at us with her bloodshot eyes. I looked straight ahead and drove as fast as I could without looking back again until I had traversed that patch completely.
It is then that we caught our breath and found that the woman had disappeared. Seems like a Bollywood movie, but this is one of the many instances narrated by Delhiites about the ghosts and spirits found on the roads, abandoned houses, mansions, parks, monuments etc. So for those who believe in the presence of ghosts, here are a few places listed where you can find them.
The Tree near Dwarka, Sector 9 Metro Station
People travelling in call centre cabs at night have experienced an energy slapping them and a woman appearing and disappearing or travelling along with the speed of the car. Yes, it sounds creepy but according to many, it’s true.
The Tree | Near Dwarka Sector 9 Metro Station, New Delhi-75
A lush green area managed by the security services of our country is supposedly a shelter for a spirit of a lady who died in a car mishap there. Many people have confirmed her presence time and again clad in a white saree with greying hair and hairy hands, trying to get the attention of various passerbys.
Delhi Cantonment | South West Delhi
House No. W-3
It is an abandoned house located in South Delhi where an aged couple were murdered a decade ago. Various sounds ranging from sobs to screams emanate from the house as reported by the neighbours. Similar haunted houses can be found in Defence Colony, Green Park, Lajpat Nagar, Lodhi Road and many places where properties worth crores have been deserted since decades due to the paranormal activities happening in them.
House No, W-3 | Greater Kailash I, New Delhi-48
The first impression that you get after a brief look at the Feroz Shah Kotla fort, is that of a haunted place, especially, because it does not see many visitors today. The fort was built back in 1354 by Feroz Shah Tughlaq, who built Firozabad (one of the seven cities of Delhi). It is situated on Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, where a narrow lane leads to this macabre citadel. This site is said to have Djinns residing in the ruins and the dark halls. Every Thursday, one can see the locals lighting candles, incense sticks, leaving offerings of milk & grain and writing letters to appease the djinns hoping for their wishes to come true.
Feroz Shah Kotla | Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi-02
Khooni Nadi (Bloody River)
This flows across Rohini in Delhi and it is believed that whoever enters the river is sucked inside it by a mysterious force. Many have lost their lives there which appears to be suicide; the reason behind this phenomenon is still unknown.
Khooni Nadi | Rohini, Delhi
Sanjay Van (near Qutub Institutional Area)
Sanjay Van is a stretch of about 10 Kms, a green lung of the city but also known to be haunted by spirits as it houses innumerable Majaars (masouleums of sufi saints) & graves punctuated with broken ramparts of Qila Rai Pithora. Many encounters of crying children, pushing and clawing has been reported here ever since its existence.
A memorial built by the British to commemorate the death of their officials in the revolt of 1857, people have found chopped-up moving arms and legs of the deceased officials in the evenings. It truly must be a ghastly sight for those who have witnessed it first hand.
An old hunting lodge of Tughlaq, the name of this place is said to be derived from Bu-Ali Bhatti's name (the female caretaker of the lodge) which got twisted to Bhuli Bhatiyari. The entry to the monument from the North-East, interestingly, is twin-gated, strange for a structure that is deemed 'not so' important. It has remained abandoned and left unoccupied for centuries and is known to be haunted with various sounds and invisible shuffling activity around this part of the ridge.
Bhuli Bhatiyari ka Mahal | Jhandewalan, Near Jhandewalan Metro Station, New Delhi-05
Karbala is a Shiite burial ground in BK Dutt Colony for the funeral of tazias, the ritual coffins of Imam Husain Ibn Ali (the prophet’s grandson). If you look carefully, you’ll be able to clearly see the auspicious material (or whatever remains of them now) used to perform the rituals on or near a couple of graves. There is an eerie and gloomy ambience about this place, marked by cries and a certain loneliness which may get to you especially if visited during the evenings.
Karbala Graveyard | Karbala Rd, Civil Colony, BK Dutt Colony, New Delhi-03
The Delhi ridge, an extension of the Aravalli Hill Range in NCT of Delhi is a haunting rocky & hilly, forested area where some of the most gory events of history took place. One can witness firangi ghosts still hovering the ridge, marking their territory. It is notorious for its moody ghosts and be careful as parts of the Ridge don't get any network.
The Ridge | Timarpur, New Delhi-54
Located within the folds of Mehrauli Archaeological Park, Jamali, the renowned sufi saint was buried here in 1535 alongside Kamali. You get an unsettling feeling once inside the chamber of the tomb and can also experience all kinds of noises calling out to you from the nearby graves, marking it unsafe to visit during night time.
Jamali Kamali Tomb & Mosque | Mehrauli Archaeological Park, New Delhi-30
This is one of the oldest cemeteries in town, dating back to the British era and there are a lot many graves of British soldiers, their wives and children buried here. As you walk inside, the first thing that strikes you is that the entire place is engulfed in pin-drop silence however often you can feel a nagging presence lurking and following you, hidden behind the huge tamarind trees and palm trees found here. You can ignore their presence but just make sure that they don't follow you home.
Nicholson's Cemetery | Club Road, Civil Lines, New Delhi-54
Based on word-of-mouth experiences, these places have received the notoriety of being haunted. It is believed that positive and negative energies work hand-in-hand. Moreover, beliefs cannot be explained as they emanate from our mind and are embedded in our hearts. We cannot test the truth or falsity of the metaphysical realms. So, whether you believe in ghosts or not, just be mentally alert and careful while crossing these places or else you may have to face the consequences.
The road is closed by police because there are many drug dealers found there. I use the road to travel to Bangla Sahib Gurudwara.
I've been to Sanjay Van several times with my uncle and cousins. Yeah, that's true that many graves are present here but, I never felt anything unusual or paranormal about the place. I don't know if anyone's felt anything or if it's a plain rumour, but personally I say that it is a rumour! This forest is a must visit for those who like adventurous places.
Guys I don't know the reality about the place but for the past 15 years, me and all my friends go there for fun. I have been there till 9-10 pm also but haven't felt anything. Yes it's a bit scary at nights but nothing unusual or paranormal. I would love to experience it some day. I live in Jhandewalan.
I'm a professional from Kerala. Last Sunday, a neighbour of mine died and I attended his funeral. I came back from their house at around 12:15 AM and noticed that all the dogs started howling - looking at me and then looking at the moon. The next scene that I remember was that my friend came and shook me. He said I was just standing there, looking down. When I got out from the trance, I noticed it was 1 AM, I was so scared as I didn't remember what had happened in the past 45 minutes. It was a terrifying incident...
I am working for one of the captive units at Gurgaon and I am fond of riding bikes. I have travelled all of Delhi on bike and don't know why people talk about a lot of roads being haunted...particularly dwarka sector 9 metro station. I tried exploring that place after 1 am to 4 am on many occasions but was not able to locate anything suspicious.
I am a professional working in Gurgaon. I was working the night shift and after getting off work, on coming out from the Metro station around 9:30-9:45 PM, I saw there was a lady sitting in the corner...I went near her and she asked me for some money and then suddenly I noticed something odd about her. I saw that her feet were the other way round and she was least perturbed by it. I start panicking and ran away. When I looked back, she jumped towards the greenery and suddenly vanished from there. After some time, I went back with my friends and found no signs of her.
I am writing what I felt while driving on the Surajkund road. First I took the mountain lane to go to Faridabad from Gurgaon and while coming back from Faridabad, I took the Surajkund road to avoid heavy traffic at Badarpur and I was driving alone on the that road in the dark when all of a sudden I felt as if someone is riding the bike along with me and also my bike started to shake unexpectedly and I tried to look in the rear view mirror but couldn't find anyone and once I crossed the road and reached Tughlakabad road everything became normal! Thereafter I have never dared to go to that road again.
It was during the time when I was attending my summer training at HCL. That horrible night when all my friends were deep asleep, I felt a great thirst so I went to the ground floor to fetch water. Someone suddenly hit me from behind and I actually thought I was going to die...happens quite often.
I live in a house which is haunted and the spirits are my friends. They always help me. one is 100 years old and was killed and there are 5 more spirits which take care of me a lot. One time I forgot to do my homework but they made me remember. I forgot my project and they got it to me in my school. They are my best friends!
This road is a bit scary and dangerous if you pass it at night, but during the day time a lot of vehicles pass by this road. I live near it and go by this road almost everyday in daylight by car. People also come here in the day to feed monkeys in the forest surrounding it.
At night, this lane is blocked by the Delhi police barriers because it is not considered safe at night due to bad elements such as druggies, robbers and some previous criminal activities that took place here. I'm not sure but once a dead body was found thrown there (somebody told me and this is why it is not allowed to go inside the jungle). Otherwise the road is safe, ive never heard about any paranormal activities there.
Actually that road is called Mandir Lane...2 years ago I was on a night out with 4 of my friends. We all had drank too much and decided to go to that forsaken lane, one by one. My friend tried to push the Delhi police barrier and suddenly his girlfriend called him and said she's not feeling good and he started walking alone whilst talking...after some time when he came back he said he saw some cows chained tightly with trees and one of the cows started following him. When we came back in the car after some time there was an old lady with a mala in her neck calling out to us which made us run away as fast as possible.
My name is Pranav Malhotra and I have heard a lot many stories of spooky places and encounters though i don't believe in them at all! Many a times I have heard of this place Bhuli Bhatyari which is at the backside of the famous Hanuman Statue at Jhandewalan,Pusa Road. Once I, my sister & my mother went for a ride; I insisted them to go via the mandir lane which i heard was haunted. My mother at first did't allow it but when I told her that another car was going through this lane she believed me! It was pitch black and it seemed as if the lane would never come to an end! My mother started praying and something felt unusual but we ignored it. When we reached the end of the road, we heard a loud voice and our car started drifting and then we realized the back tires of the car were all gone.
I have been living in Delhi for nearly six decades but have not heard or read in any quarter about the story included in the Spooky Encounter.
The first story in Spooky Encounter, which place, which road was that, do you remember? pl. do tell me the road.
All your others stories are good too, but if you could do mention the time.