Top Most Haunted Places In Delhi

malcha mahal gate

Malcha Mahal Gate, via wikipedia

Malcha Mahal – Malcha Mahal (Located in the heart of Delhi, right next to the Delhi Earth Station in the restricted area of Delhi Ridge) is a hunting lodge built by Feroz Shah Tughlaq in 14th century. This monument is largest of all Shikargaah’s built by the emperor. It is a huge square complex of 30 meter length on each side built on a high mound. The architecture of this lodge is somewhat similar to another of Tughlaq’s hunting lodge, Kushk Mahal (inside Teenmurti House). It’s an isolated place, not flocked by many visitors but still has many stories to recite. It is the restricted part of the forest behind the Buddha Jyanti Park (Buddha Garden). Malcha Mahal is also known as Bistdari Mahal.


Jamali Kamali mosque

Jamali Kamali mosque, via wikipedia

Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb – located in the Archeological Village complex in Mehrauli, Delhi, India, comprise two monuments adjacent to each other. One is the mosque and the other is the tomb of two persons with the names Jamali and Kamali. he mosque and the tomb were constructed in 1528-1529, and Jamali was buried in the tomb after his death in 1535. It is known for many ghost sightings and stories associated with it.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.As the Sun goes down, people have complained of getting slapped by invisible forces. Every Thursday, after the evening prayers fakirs call upon Jinns.


Jamali Kamali Park – Delhi development authorities creation of well-planned, manicured greens studded with rock outcrops add to the grandeur of the entire heritage zone. DDA has won all-round praise or its work in this complex for protecting and preserving the historical heritage of Delhi and developing the surrounds of the monuments. There are some 20 monuments in this heritage zone in South Delhi.


Khuni Darwaza, delhi

Khuni Darwaza, via wikipedia

Khooni Darwaza (Bloodstained gate) – As interesting is the name, so interesting are its legends. this is not just a ‘darwaza’ or a gateway, but a small fortress in itself. Khooni Darwaza is near the Delhi Gate on the Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg opposite the Ferozeshah Kotla ruins (middle of a busy street in cosmopolitan Delhi) Constructed by Sher Shah Suri. It is 15.5 metres high, made of quartzite stone and has three staircases leading to different levels of the gate.It particularly acquired the name ‘Khooni Darwaza’ during the Mughal time. This after emperor Jahangir had the two sons of Abdur Rahim Khan-i-Khanan, a minister in his father Akbar’s court, killed and hung on this gate. During the riots of 1947 as well the Khooni Darwaza saw much bloodshed as refugees were murdered here while they were moving towards a camp in Purana Qila.
Today, the gate is an ASI protected historic site. However, it has been sealed, and people are restricted from entering the place following an untoward incident that took place at the gate in the year 2002.

Bhuli Bhatiyari ka Mahal

Bhuli Bhatiyari ka Mahal, via wikipedia

Bhuli Bhatiyari ka Mahal – Bhuli Bhatiyari ka Mahal, located on the central ridge, decently big structure with many small chambers that relates to what is called as ‘sarai’. The construction of the Mahal was done in the 14th century by Firoz Shah Tughlaq. The name, as the lore goes is derived from Bu-Ali Bhatti’s (the female caretaker of the lodge) name, which got twisted to Bhuli Bhatiyari.

The monument is a 10 minute walk from Jhandewalan Metro Station, a narrow village road branching out hardly 50 metres on to the road leading to Dhaula Kuan. People might not recognize the monument by its name, so a reference to the haunted might help. The monument incidentally, is also a geocaching site (a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices). Entry is free & unrestricted, though try going during daylight hours as there is a lot of local population that hangs around the monument.

Mutiny Memorial

Mutiny Memorial, via Wikipedia

Mutiny House – Mutiny Memorial is located near Kashmere Gate, near Hans Raj College, Delhi. It was build by the British Indian Government in 1863, in memory of British Soldiers who died while recapturing Delhi during Indian Rebellion of 1857. It is built in the high Victorian Gothic style, a towering structure with a blackened, brick spire capped with a crucifix and conveying a strong impression of being haunted! When built it was part of the open, marshy landscape that was the northern ridge, which today sports the lush greenery of the Kamla Nehru Ridge forest. It contains the memorial plaques of then Brigadier General John Nicholson and other British and Native officers and soldiers who died during the rebellion. The monument refers “Indian Revolutionaries” as “Enemy”. Government of Free India has installed a big plaque in four languages in the front of the Monument which describes “Those who are refereed as Enemy in this memorial were Great Revolutionaries who faught for the Liberation of India from Opressive Colonial Rule”. The monument building is well preserved by the Archeological Survey of India, and is in very good condition. Image is processed by using “High Dynamic range” method to achieve perfect exposure.

This monument, though lost among the better-known historical treasures of Delhi, is striking for its significance as the only reminder of a mere six weeks that brought about the demise of the mighty Mughal empire, ending over six hundred years of unbroken Islamic rule over Delhi, and establishing the British as unchallenged rulers of India for nearly another hundred years!


House No. W-3 (Place of Paranormal Activity) – It is an abandoned house located in Greater Kailash-I, South Delhi, diagonally opposite to the area police station, wasn’t always deserted… It housed a family, which occupied this sprawling bungalow, a two-storied structure on this huge 400 plus square yard plot, aged couple were murdered a decade ago.

Talk to the residents and some are sad that the ‘haunted house’ that had come to become an attraction for their visitors might not exist for long. But, everyone is happy, that it will be home to some once again. On being told about the refurbishing intentions of W-3, Nandita, a student from Jesus and Mary College and a resident of the area, appreciated the developmental effort and said, “Surely this would be a real eye-opener and a trend setter for so many of us who have just resigned to their fates, their future of properties and business ventures for silly superstitions and beliefs.”


Delhi Cantt

Delhi Cantt, via wikipedia

Delhi Cantt/Ashok Vihar/Dwarka(Challawa) – This is the most beautiful and greenest stretch of Delhi. That also makes it the creepiest of places to ride alone. Many people have reported that a lady dressed in white hitchhikes on this road. If you give her a lift, she suddenly disappears after some time!.It is reported that this place is haunted by a vengeful spirit of the lady clad in white sari asking for lift from the motorists. If people don’t stop their vehicle, she starts running swiftly with the same speed and reaching ahead of them. Some people claim that possibly the lady was a traveller while alive; hence she waves at lonely passersby to stop. There is another true Indian ghost story which says that a woman in white dress roams around the Ashok Vihar flyover between 1am and 4am. Anyone who passes by at that hour, and stops to ask her for directions, will not find their way home that night. Their vehicles break down or they go around in circles.

She is also been spotted under a fig tree in Dwarka Sector 9 and in Andheria (Mor) Modh, where call-centre employees and their cab drivers are strictly advised against pulling over to have a chat. Sometimes, she appears in the middle of the road, only to disappear under the wheels.


Sanjay Van, Delhi

Sanjay Van, via wikipedia

Sanjay Vann – Sanjay Van is a city forest area near Vasant Kunj and Mehrauli in South West Delhi, India. A city forest spread over 783 acres near Neela Hauz, be made a bird sanctuary, the 2011 International Year of Forests celebration was launched by Lieutenant-Governor Tejendra Khanna on Wednesday by planting a sapling in the forest. This forest is famous for its old and winding banyan trees. Many hikers have reported seeing a lady dressed in white walking among the old banyans and disappearing suddenly. If you see the ‘White Lady’, please tell her to get out of that white toga; it is becoming such a cliche for ghosts.


Lothian Cemetery, Haunted place in Delhi

Lothian Cemetery, via wikipedia

Lothian Cemetery – Lothian Cemetery is located on Lothian Road that lies approximately half a kilometre from Kashmiri Gate very close to the General Post Office in Kashmiri Gate in Old Delhi. On the north eastern side of the Railway Bridge, one can get a glimpse of this ancient British Cemetery that homes many graves including the members of the Christian Community of Delhi who were buried here between 1808 and 1867. Today, the Lothian Cemetery is unfortunately seen in a dilapidated state and probably needs to be secured and recognised as a tourist site due to its historical significance and evidence. Encroachment has become an evident sore point in Delhi and it is alarming to see that even on a burial ground like this one, numerous families are seen residing within the grounds of this ancient Cemetery. The British also constructed a Railway track around this area which was once a very serene place surrounded by thick dense trees and a carpet of greenery. Many people have also seen a child carry a bier move around this ancient cemetery.


Firoze Shah Kotla

Firoze Shah Kotla, via wikipedia

Feroz Shah Kotla – FerozShah Kotla was the imposing citadel of Ferozabad, the ‘Fifth city’ of Delhi. The great builder and Emperor Firoz Shah Tughlaq (1351-88) built the city of Ferozabad with its citadel in 1354. The main attraction of the citadel is the 13 meters high sandstone Ashokan Pillar on a rubble-built three-tiered pyramidal structure. Firoz Shah Tughlaq brought this 27 tonne pillar to Delhi from Topar in Ambala, where the great Emperor Ashoka erected it.Ahead, a board put up by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) details the planning of the fort as it stood during the Sultan’s reign; however, it does not help in giving a precise picture of its past architecture. To help the visitors, the ASI has placed signboards marking the specified areas on the map; what remains of the fort by & large are the arched domes, gateways & hidden corridors that are barred for entrance.


Brijesh Kumar Maurya

Adventure lover and blogger.

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