For the adventure and thrilling seeking people, supernatural is just another form of experience. While most of the time curiosity and excitement led most of us to visit supernatural places, it is very rare that we come across such locations. But they are there and they do have the attention of the people. Introducing you to some of the official supernatural places in India that you can tour and enjoy safely in spite of them been tagged as haunted.
- Bhangarh, Rajasthan
The Bhangarh fort has been the subject of many supernatural stories and legend, which till today can be heard and read about. Built in the 17th century, the Bhangarh fort in Alwar district of Rajasthan is now a ruin of a palace. Amongst all the stories that can be heard, the prominent one is that of a wizard who fell in love with the princess and upon facing rejection he died and while dying the wizard cursed the kingdom. As per as the legend, after the curse the kingdom fell into hard times and soon the place turned into ruins. Today, as per the notice of Archaeological Survey of India, entry to the Bhangarh fort is forbidden after sunset. During the day time a number of tourists visit the village and the fort to know the reality of the legend story, and view the fort which even though in ruins is magnificent.
- Dumas beach, Gujarat
Beaches are usually great vacation spot and tourist destinations but along with beauty it gets more intriguing if you get to know any supernatural event associated with that beach. Dumas beach in Gujarat is one of such spot. Facing the bright and sparkling waters of the Arabian Sea, it is one of the most visited beaches in Gujarat. But, the beach is also believed to be haunted and while at day it is buzzing with people enjoying the blue sky and water, at sunset and after that there is rarely anyone who wanders here. There is not any exactly any main story behind it but according to it the locals the place earlier used to be a ‘Hindu burial ground’. Usually people consider it as a challenge to spend the entire night on the beach and face ghost if any in real.
- Dhanushkodi, Tamil Naidu
At the southern tip of India, there is Dhanushkodi which is also considered as a ghost town. The town has its connection with the Indian mythology of Ramayana and the place is thereby also considered as part of pilgrimage by Hindu pilgrims. The shape of the place is that of a bow and it has the most spectacular view of the Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal together. The town became haunted recently after the 1964 cyclone which not only destroyed the entire town but also submerged a train with 100 passengers. After the cyclone, nothing remained except broken and destroyed buildings, hereafter the town is said to be haunted by the spirits of the people who used to live there before the storm. While the storm changed the face of a beautiful place, it still remains a tourist and pilgrim destination.