Kuldhara: A Haunted, or Cursed Village? History of Kuldhara Village

Kuldhara Village is one of the abandoned villages in Rajasthan. The village was once a prosperious place and became an abandoned place in 1800’s. The Government of Rajasthan decided to develop this place as one of the tourist spots near Jaisalmer.

Kuldhara Village, Rajasthan
Kuldhara Village, Rajasthan

Kuldhara: A Haunted, or Curse Village? History of Kuldhara Village

1. As A Tourist Spot

Due to it’s popularity as one of the haunted places in Rajasthan, the Government of Rajasthan decided to develop this place as tourist spot among the domestic and foreign travellers. However, Kuldhara is not much popular as Bhangarh Fort among the domestic and foreign travellers. Still, this place is visited by a few visitors / tourists.

2. Leaving The Village in 1800s

Kuldhara was a prosperous village but suddenly people started leaving the village in 1800s for some unknown reasons. A few historians and legends claimed that, the village was cursed. However, the possible reason was dwindling water supply.

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3. Village Established in 13th Century

According to historians and available memorial stones, the village was settled in 13th century by Brahmins who originally migrated from Pali to Jaisalmer region. We do not have any particular information that, how many families were settled in Kuldhara from Pali. Based on available information, only one person was settled in the village who was named Kadhan.

4. Cursed or Haunted Place

According to a few online sites, Kuldhara village is cursed by Paliwal Brahims – that one would ever be able to settle down in the village again. However, we didn’t able to find any information where Paliwal Brahims got settled. They have left the village overnight due to cruelty of Jaisalmer’s Diwan Zalim Singh who attracted to a village’s beautiful girl.

If you have more information about this haunted or cursed village, then do not forget to share with us!

Article Title: Kuldhara: A Haunted, or Cursed Village? History of Kuldhara Village
Article first published on April 23, 2017.
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18 Most Haunted Places in India for Haunted Tourism and Paranormal Activities

India is considered as one of the modern countries in the world. Still, the most of people across the country will talk about the haunted places during their free time. It is not a new thing in the country but recently so many haunted places have been surfaced. In India, a few travel operators see this as the business opportunity. Only a few travel operators in India offers ‘ghost tours‘ or ‘haunted tour’ with special travel packages.

18 Most Haunted Places in India for Haunted Tourism and Paranormal Activities

1. Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan

It is the most haunted place in India and almost in the world. It is the only place which is the officially recognized as the ‘most haunted place‘ by the Government of India. It is strictly prohibited for anyone to visit the fort after the sunset. Bhangarh Fort is the most famous place for paranormal activities as reported by the Times of India.

Bhangarh Fort
Bhangarh Fort

2. Dumas Beach, Surat – Gujarat

Surat is the fastest growing business destination in the state of Gujarat. Surat has many beautiful beaches, ‘Dumas Beach‘ is one of them. Many people lost their lives here as per the belief of the local people. They also challenge you that, if you don’t believe in this story then spend a night at the beach to experience the real ghost. Dumas Beach was also reported as one of the most haunted places in the Gujarat state by the Economic Times. It is also one of the most haunted places in India.

As per the reports, so many people had been disappeared at the beach mysteriously and never come back. In the past, this place was used as “Hindu Burial Ground” and that’s why this place becomes haunted place of Surat.

Dumas Beach, Surat
Dumas Beach, Surat

3. Brijraj Bhawan Palace, Kota – Rajasthan

It is one of the most haunted royal palaces of Rajasthan. As per the news reports and beliefs, British major Mr. Burton was killed in the palace before the India’s independence. His son was also killed along with him. That’s why both of them have made this palace as their home.

Both ghosts are not harmful to anyone as per the reports. But reports are also surfaced that, if security guards of the palace sleep during their duty, ghost immediately slaps them. So, it is too much risky to stay in the palace. Thus, the place is included in the list of the most haunted places in India.

Brijraj Bhawan Palace, Kota
Brijraj Bhawan Palace, Kota

4. D’Souza Chawl Mahim, Mumbai – Maharashtra

D’Souza Chawl is the most haunted place in Mumbai as well as in Maharashtra state. As per the tales of the residents of this chawl, a woman has lost her life in the well when she was trying to get water from the said well.

The residents of D’Souza Chawl have also reported, that she is not harming anyone. They have also added that, she just walks from the area during midnight. The ghost of this lady also disappears when the sun rises and again appears at midnight. Thus, it is considered as one of the most haunted places in India.

D'Souza Chawl, Mahim - Mumbai
D’Souza Chawl, Mahim – Mumbai

5. Dow Hill Kurseong, Darjeeling – West Bengal

Dow Hill is the most haunted place in the state of West Bengal. Dow Hill is one of the most beautiful hills of the Darjeeling. There are some best boarding schools situated near the forest on the hill. It is believed that so many murders happened in the forest and that’s why their ghosts appear and disappears in the forest and nearby areas. It is considered as one of the most haunted places in India.

As per the tales of the local people, some of them had seen a headless boy in the forest and the corridor of the schools. Till now, there is no causality reported from the ghost.

Dow Hill, Darjeeling
Dow Hill, Darjeeling

6. The Shaniwarwada Fort, Pune

This is one of the oldest forts in the state of Maharashtra. This fort is managed by the Government of Maharashtra. It was built in 1746 and haunted by young Prince who was killed by his own relatives in the fort. As per the tales of the local people, supernatural activity increased in every full moon. Most of tourists visit this place during the sunlight i.e. day time. It is not advisable to enter in the fort during the night.

Shaniwar Wada Fort, Pune
Shaniwar Wada Fort, Pune

7. Vrindavan Society, Thane (Maharashtra)

It is believed that a man had committed suicide in the building no. 66 B of the society. Vrindavan Society is also considered as one of the most haunted places in Thane. It is considered as one of the most haunted places in India.

A bad incident was happened in the past which proves it. The security guard was doing his duty i.e. patrolling in the society, someone has slapped him so much hard while he was sitting on the chair. He was thinking that other guard who was sitting near to him has slapped him, he immediately slapped the other guard.

Vrindavan Society, Thane
Vrindavan Society, Thane

8. Gujarat Technological University (GTU) Campus, Ahmedabad

GTU is the most popular university in the state of Gujarat in India. GTU administrative staff and security personnel recently faced an unusual ghost experience in the building. As per the claim of the security guard, he had heard voices of a woman. Even the doors were automatically opened and closed, furniture being thrown over and there. This news was reported by the Ahmedabad Mirror, a prominent newspaper of the city.

9. Agrasen ki Baoli, Delhi

Agrasen ki Baoli is the historical step well located near the Connaught Place on the Hailey Road in the city of Delhi. It is just a walking distance from the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. This place is protected monument by the Archaeological Survey of India. It is considered as one of the most haunted places in India.

As per the tales of the local people, the step well was filled with black water. As per the beliefs of the local people, the water hypnotizes people to commit suicide in the step well.

Agrasen Ki Baoli, Delhi
Agrasen Ki Baoli, Delhi

10. Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai

Taj Mahal Palace Hotel is the most luxurious hotel in India due to its marvelous architecture. It is not only luxurious hotel but also considered as the best tourist attraction in the city of Mumbai. It was constructed by the Tata Group which was the first luxury hotel of its kind in the country.

As per the beliefs, the architect of the Taj Hotel himself killed in the building because the hotel was not built according to his plan. Many people have witnessed the architect’s ghost in the corridor of the hotel.

Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai
Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai

11. Three Kings Church, Goa

The 3 Kings Church is situated on the hill of the Cansulim village in the South Goa. This church is famous for the feast of the three kings. The celebration is also held on 6th January each year. Three Kings Church is mostly visited by the local people and a few tourists. It is considered as one of the most haunted places in India.

According to the local people, this church is haunted. Long time ago, 3 Portuguese kings were living in the state of Goa. They want to gain power at any cost. King Holger Alvunger, one of the kings has invited two other kings in the palace. He poisoned both of them and both died there. After some time, he also committed suicide by consuming poison. This place becomes one of the most haunted places in Goa.

Three Kings Church, Goa
Three Kings Church, Goa

12. Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai

Sanjay Gandhi National Park is the only national park with a large protected area in the city. It is located in the Borivali East in Mumbai. People often visit this place as their weekend getaway in Mumbai.

Leopards and other dangerous animals ate many people in the forest. If believed to be true, a phantom hitchhiker spirit is haunted in the national park. Forest Guards are also insisting that it is true. It is also considered as one of the most haunted places in Mumbai city in Maharashtra. It is considered as one of the most haunted places in India.

Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali East - Mumbai
Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali East – Mumbai

13. Writer’s Building, Kolkata

Kolkata was the major center of power during the British rule in India. To accommodate junior writers and clerks, the British Government built writer’s building as the official residence. It is located on the center of the city i.e. BBD Square, Kolkata. It is currently used by the Government of West Bengal as the secretariat of the state. It is considered as one of the most haunted places in India.

As per the tales of the local people, Indian revolutionaries Binay, Dinesh and Badal has killed Captain Simpson who was working in the British East India Company in this building. Due to sudden death, his spirit is still roaming in the building. None of the officials stay here after the office hours or after dusk. It is one of the most haunted places in Kolkata, West Bengal.

Writers Building, Kolkata
Writers Building, Kolkata

14. South Park Street Cemetery, Kolkata

The South Park Street Cemetery is another haunted place in the city of Kolkata. This cemetery is the oldest in the city, which was constructed in 1767. As per the reports, a group of friends visited this place and they have clicked a group photo in the cemetery. Soon the weird things started happening with each of them. The one who clicked the group picture had an asthma attack. As a shocking, he wasn’t asthma patient at all!

South Park Street Cemetery, Kolkata
South Park Street Cemetery, Kolkata

15. GP Block, Meerut

GP Block is one of the haunted places in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is located in the city of Meerut. As per the tales of the local people, four boys were sitting inside the house with a single candle light. They were drinking beers.

Meerut GP Block
Meerut GP Block

16. Jatinga Valley, Assam

Jatinga Valley is a beautiful valley located in the state of Assam. In the month of September, large number of birds arrive but no one flies back. They migrate each year but all of them do suicides. It is considered one of the most haunted places in Assam.


17. Lambi Dehar Mines, Mussoorie

Lambi Dehar Mines is located on the outskirts of Mussorie in Uttarakhand. It is considered as one of the most haunted places in Uttarakhand. The mines were shut down after the death of 50,000 mines workers because of improper work conditions. Now, the houses of more than 50,000 workers are abandoned and the entire area is one of the scariest places in the state. The unnatural deaths of the innocent lives converted into one of the most haunted places in Mussorie, Uttarakhand.

Lambi Dehar Mines
Lambi Dehar Mines

18. Raj Kiran Hotel, Lonavala

Lonavala is one of the best hill stations in Maharashtra. It is also one of the most visited tourist attractions in the state. Many tourists do not prefer to stay at the Raj Kiran Hotel due to scary incidents happened in the past. People have experienced strange activities on the ground floor such as knocking on their room door, bed sheets being pulled off and many other such incidences.

Raj Kiran Hotel, Lonavala
Raj Kiran Hotel, Lonavala

Note: We are looking for the information on the most haunted places in the following cities. If you have the trusted information, then do not hesitate to contact us.

Karnataka: Belgaum, Mysore, Tumkur, Gulbarga, Bellary, Bijapur, Dakshina Kannada, Devanagere, Raichur, Bagalkot, Dharwad, Mandya, Hassan, Shimoga, Bidar, Chitradurga, Haveri, Kolar, Uttar Kannada, Koppal, Chikkaballapura, Udupi, Yadgir, Chikmagalur, Ramanagara, Gadag, Chamarajanagar, and Kodagu.

Tamil Nadu: Coimbatore, Madurai, Tiruchirappalli, Tiruppur, Salem, Erode, Tirunelveli, Vellore, and Thoothukkud.

Jammu & Kashmir: Srinagar, Jammu, and Anantnag

Madhya Pradesh: Bhopal, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Ujjain, Sagar, Dewas, Satna, Ratlam, Rewa, Murwara (Katni), Singrauli, Burhanpur, Khandwa, Morena, Bhind, Chhindwara, Chhatarpur, Damoh, Mandsaur, Khargone, Neemuch, Pithampur, Hoshangabad, Itarsi, Sehore, Betul, Seoni, Datia, and Nagda.

Bihar: Patna, Gaya, Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Purnia, Bihar Sharif, Arrah, Begusarai, Katihar, Munger, Chhapra, Bettiah, Saharsa, Sasaram, Hajipur, Dehri, Siwan, Motihari, Nawada, Bagaha, Buxar, Kishanganj, Sitamarhi, Jamalpur, Jehanabad, and Aurangabad.

West Bengal: Asansol, Siliguri, Durgapur, Bardhaman, Malda, Bharampur, Habra, Jalpaiguri, Kharagpur, Shantipur, Dankuni, Dhulian, Ranaghat, Haldia, Raiganj, Krishnanagar, Nabadwip, Medinipur, Balurghat, Bashirhat, Bankura, Chakdaha, Alipurduar, Purulia, Jangipur, Bangaon, and Cooch Behar.

Rajasthan: Ajmer, Alwar, Banswara, Barmer, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Bundi, Bharatpur, Baran, Chittorgarh, Churu, Dausa, Dholpur, Dungarpur, Hanumangarh, Jaisalmer, Jalor, Jhalawar, Jhunjhunu, Jodhpur, Karauli, Nagaur, Pali, Pratapgarh, Rajsamand, Sawai Madhopur, Sikar, Sirohi, Sri Ganganagar, Tonk and Udaipur.

Odisha: Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Puri, Balasore, Bhadrak, Baripada, Bargarh, Dhenkanal, Barbil, Angul, and Jajpur.

Telangana: Warangal, Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Ramagundam, Khammam, Mahbubnagar, Nalgonda, Adilabad, Suryapet, and Miryalaguda.

Kerala: Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Kozhikode, Kollam, Thrissur, Kannur, Palakkad, Kanhangad, Kottayam, and Malappuram.

Jharkhand: Jamshedpur, Dhanbad, Ranchi, Bokaro Steel City, Deoghar, Phusro, Hazaribagh, Giridih, Ramgarh, Medininagar, and Chirkunda.

Assam: Guwahati, Silchar, Dibrugarh, Jorhat Town, Nagaon, Tinsukia Town, and Tezpur.

Punjab: Ludhiana, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Patiala, Bathinda, Ajitgarh, Hoshiarpur, Batala, Pathankot, Moga, Abohar, Malerkotla, Khanna, Phagwara, Muktasar, Barnala, Rajpura, Firozpur, and Kapurthala.

Haryana & Delhi: Faridabad, Panipat, Ambala, Yamunanagar, Rohtak, Hisar, Karnal, Sonipat, Panchkula, Bhiwani, Sirsa, Bahadurgarh, Jind, Thanesar, Kaithal, Rewari, and Palwal.

Uttarakhand: Dehradun, Haridwar, Roorkee, Haldwani-cum-Kathgodam, Rudrapur, Kashipur, and Rishikesh.

Himachal Pradesh: Bilaspur, Chamba, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kinnaur, Kullu, Lahaul and Spiti, Mandi, Sirmaur, Solan, and Una.

Tripura: Dhalai, Sipahijala, Khowai, Gomati, Unakoti, North Tripura, South Tripura, and West Tripura.

Delhi: East Delhi, West Delhi, Rohini, NCR, Vasant Kunj, Greater Kailash, Kamla Nagar.

Uttar Pradesh: Varanasi, Aligarh, Jhansi, Amethi, Moradabad, Faizabad, Bijnor, Mathura, Bareilly, Mirzapur, Barabanki.

Gujarat: Jamnagar, Bhavnagar.

Article Title: 18 Most Haunted Places in India for Haunted Tourism and Paranormal Activities
Article last re-published April 23, 2017.