19 Real Haunted Houses In India That Will Give You A Cold Sweat In 2022


They said that they heard screams from the house. There were spirits in the house, they said. The house was haunted. The personal accounts of spooky sightings given by the locals made people believe in the hauntedness of these Bhoot Bangalas.

19 Best Haunted Houses In India

If you are captivated by supernatural activities and have an interest in ghostly activities then you must surely visit some of the amazing and haunted places within India. All you daring travellers out there be ready and explore some of the finest spooky places. Given below are the top 10 real haunted houses in India and their stories. Have a look!

  • Charleville Mansion In Shimla
  • Kundanbagh Witches’ Lair In Hyderabad
  • Putulbari House on Strand Road In North Kolkata
  • Vas Villa On St Mark’s Road In Bangalore
  • House Number W-13 At GK-II In Delhi
  • The Mansion On The Residency Club Road In Pune
  • ‘Aashirwad’ On Carter Road In Mumbai
  • D’Mello House At Santemol And Rodrigues’ Home At Verna In Goa
  • F2 Building At Valmiki Nagar In Chennai
  • Bonacaud Bungalow In Thiruvananthapuram
  • Kuldhara Near Jaisalmer
  • GP Block In Meerut
  • Dumas Beach In Surat
  • South Park Cemetery In Kolkata
  • Indian Ghost Town of Bhangarh In Ajabgarh, Rajasthan
  • The Brij Raj Bhawan Palace in Kota In Rajasthan
  • D’Souza Chawl in Mahim In Mumbai
  • The Shaniwarwada Fort In Pune
  • The Vrindavan Society In Thane

1. Charleville Mansion In Shimla

The spooky Charleville Mansion in Shimla on a summer evening

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The century-old deserted Charleville Mansion was built in the British Era and rented in 1913 by the British officer Victor Bayley & his wife. However, there was another resident – a poltergeist – that they were unaware of. On hearing the tales of the poltergeist from a local, the British officer tried to test the authenticity of these tales. He locked the room where most of these paranormal activities were reported. When he opened the room, he found it shattered. Thereafter, Bayleys and the subsequent residents have reported many similar stories and the house became popular as one of the haunted places in Shimla.

2. Kundanbagh Witches’ Lair In Hyderabad

The entrance of the haunted house of Kundanbagh

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As per a popular folklore, a thief broke into this 2-storey house in Kundanbagh and discovered dead bodies of the 3 owners. Scared from the very sight, the thief went to report the case to the police. While the forensic reports declared the date of death to be roughly 3 months prior to the break-in, the neighbors claimed to have seen the mother & her 2 daughters even until a day prior to the discovery of their dead bodies. They even claimed to have seen the lighting of candles in the house at midnight. Ever since, the house is considered to be one of the most haunted places in Hyderabad.

3. Putulbari House On Strand Road In North Kolkata

The mysterious haunted house of dolls in Kolkata promises a spooky experience

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Putulbari, or the House of dolls as it is more commonly known, is a century-old house that earned its name because of the architecture that depicts dolls in the arches. This haunted house was once inhabited by the rich landlords of Bengal who tortured & exploited women. Locals claim to have heard crying & voices of females.

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4. Vas Villa On St Mark’s Road In Bangalore

The entrance of the Vas Villa

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Doice Vas and Vera Vas – daughters of a famous lawyer – used to reside in the Vas Villa on St. Mark’s Road. One day, Doice was murdered in the villa. While she was buried there, Vera decided to move out. Claimed to be one of the haunted houses in India, the villa is said to be home to the spirit of Doice. These claims have been strengthened by the reports of teams looking for paranormal activities that mention the presence of some form of negative energy in the villa.

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5. House Number W-13 At GK-II In Delhi

Ruins of the haunted House Number W-13 at GK-II in Delhi

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This haunted house in Delhi is said to be the home to the spirits of an elderly couple that was murdered here a few years back. The house has remained abandoned ever since the tragedy. Neighbors claim to have seen apparitions of the couple standing on the porch or looking out of the window. There have also been reports of people hearing pleas & tears of this couple.

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6. The Mansion On The Residency Club Road In Pune

A representative picture for the haunted house near Residency Club in Pune

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Next on our list of real haunted houses in India is the famous mansion near the Residency Club in Pune. The spirit of an elderly lady, who was murdered in her own home, is said to haunt the house. Locals have reported seeing a shadowy figure of an old lady looking out of the mansion window, screaming for help.

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7. ‘Aashirwad’ On Carter Road In Mumbai

The entrance to the haunted bungalow that once belonged to the late actor Rajesh Khanna

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Another popular bungalow among the haunted houses in India is the erstwhile residence of the late actor Rajesh Khanna. The ‘Aashirwad’ held the reputation of a ‘Bhoot Bangla’ even when the superstar purchased it from a Parsi businessman. Despite the efforts of the star of refurbishing the entire abode, the house clung onto its ill-fame for long. Being popular as one of the haunted places in Mumbai, the bungalow was sold off at a much cheaper rate after the death of the actor. This is one of the most popular haunted house in Mumbai.

8. D’Mello House At Santemol And Rodrigues’ Home At Verna In Goa

Google Map images of the locations of the haunted houses in Goa

D’Mello House in Santemol is one of the most haunted places in Goa. The house was once home to two brothers. One of them killed the other over a property feud. People have, ever since, reported hearing screams at night that they claim to be of the dead brother. It is also said that the house is now under a curse that no family will ever be able to harmoniously divide the estate. This place is in the list of top haunted places in India.

Another popular haunted house in India, the Rodrigues’ Home in Verna (Goa) is home to spirits of the Rodrigues family. There have been sightings of windows & doors opening at will, lights flickering, cutlery moving in the kitchen, and linens appearing & disappearing at midnight.

9. F2 Building At Valmiki Nagar In Chennai

The Valmiki Nagar Building is another popular haunted place in Chennai

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This house is only 15 km from the Chennai airport and is among the most haunted places in Chennai. The owner’s daughter committed suicide in the house itself. Stories of the friendly ghost of the daughter have been around. As per these tales, the daughter’s ghost has been living in the house ever since. If you visit the house at the late hours, she opens the door and offers all the hospitality that a guest must get. People claim to have seen her closing the door in the darkness of early morning.

10. Bonacaud Bungalow In Thiruvananthapuram

The entrance of the GB 25 Bonacaud Bungalow

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Bonacaud Bungalow (GB 25) in Kerala is one of the most haunted houses in India. The story speaks of a family who resided in the bungalow. After the death of the young child of the owner under mysterious circumstances, the couple went back to London. Ever since, there have been reports of the young spirit wandering in the mansion and the sounds of breaking of glass & screaming of a young child.

11. Kuldhara Near Jaisalmer

The abandoned village of Kuldhara in Rajasthan

Kuldhara is located near Jaisalmer and the area was deserted in the year 1825 and it is believed to be a ghost village since then. If you visit this place, you will be only glancing the remnants of a once thriving village. According to the locals, the cruel king of the area forced people to pay heavy taxes for his own interests. One day the villagers suddenly disappeared but cursed the village before leaving. This is believed to be amongst the most haunted place in India

12. GP Block In Meerut

The staircase at GP block Meerut looks very haunted

GP Block in Meerut is known for different stories. The locals here believe that they have seen four men and a young girl in red dress talking to each other who suddenly disappear. No one knows the real story behind it but you will numerous personal experiences here. 

13. Dumas Beach In Surat

Dumas Beach

Dumas Beach in Gujarat is another amongst the most haunted places in India. There was a burial ground at the beach place for a very long period and it is known to be the home of the tortured souls. If you will visit Dumas Beach near Surat, you will come across numerous stories of people getting disappeared from this spot at night.  

14. South Park Cemetery In Kolkata

One of the haunted sights at South Park Cemetery In Kolkata

Another scariest places in India is the South Park Cemetery in Kolkata which has numerous graves of British soldiers. The locals of the area had been complaining of seeing strange shadows of males and a female in white dress. The place tends to make visitors uneasy so be careful before visiting this one on your next Kolkata trip. This is one of the most haunted place in India.

15. Indian Ghost Town of Bhangarh In Ajabgarh, Rajasthan

Bhangarh Fort

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One of the scariest places in India happens to be the Indian Ghost Town of Bhangarh. Tourists from all across India come to visit the haunted place all year round. One of the strict warnings for the tourists is that visitors must not visit the place after sunsets.

16. The Brij Raj Bhawan Palace in Kota In Rajasthan

Brijraj Bhawan

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One of the haunted places in Kota, Rajasthan is The Brij Raj Bhawan Palace. It is believed that Major Burton along with his sons was shot dead inside the palace and it is said that their ghosts haunt the place. If you are daring enough then you can risk your life and visit the place at night time.

17. D’Souza Chawl in Mahim In Mumbai

D’Souza Chawl

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Many ghost stories are associated with D’Souza Chawl in Mahim, Mumbai. The interesting fact about this place is that one lady was trying to fill water from the well and was plunged to death as the well did not have any boundary. Therefore, the ghost of lady of the well is believed to haunt the place often. Travellers can visit some of the offbeat places near Mumbai for a spectacular vacation.

18. The Shaniwarwada Fort In Pune


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One of the historical and ghostly places in Pune happens to be The Shaniwarwada Fort in Pune. It is believed that during the full moon night, supernatural activity is at its peak. Therefore, it is advised not to visit the place during the full moon night. Visitors generally visit the fort during the daytime which is safe for them. For a perfect weekend escape just indulge in visiting some of the beaches near Pune.

19. The Vrindavan Society In Thane

The Vrindavan Society

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Most of the people residing in Thane have experienced some kind of unnatural and ghostly activity in the Vrindavan society. The supernatural activity is many times witnessed by the security guards. One of the unnatural activity that happened is that a guard got slapped on the face with great force that he got toppled and got hurt.

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