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Delhi Cantonment, Dwarka Sector 9 Metro Station, Jamali Kamali Tomb and Mosque, House Number W-3, Khooni Nadi, Sanjay Van, Fort of Feroz Shah Kotla, Khooni Darwaza, Lothian Cemetery, Bhuli Bhatiyari Ka Mahal, Chor Mina, The Ridge, Malcha Mahal, The Karkardooma Delhi Court, and some more haunted places in Delhi.

Delhi, a city that has been in existence since more than 15 centuries, has a rich and mystic history. It has thousands of monuments belonging to those who have long passed away but still continue to haunt these places. From suddenly appearing apparitions, strange sounds, to hearing rustling whispers, these ancient places are not for the faint hearted.

The 14th- century Fort of Feroz Shah Kotla, that finds a place in historical chronicles about Delhi, is said to be the jaunt of djinns. At Khooni Darwaza, people still claim to hear the tormented cries of the dead. At Chor Minar, one can still feel the anguish of the souls of the people who were killed here. 
Add to these old rambling houses, secluded lakes, dark forests and even courthouses, and you have a list of the top haunted places to visit in Delhi.  They are shrouded in loneliness, deafening silence, and unexplained eeriness that is enough to send shivers down one's spine. Explore them at your risk!

Here is the list of haunted places in Delhi :

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Delhi Cantonment

This high-security area is quite a surprising feature in the list of all the haunted places in Delhi.  At dusk, Delhi Cantt’s roads shaded by dense thickets that usually look beautiful during the day, adorn an eerie garb. Many people have reported sighting the aberration of a young woman in a white saree suddenly appearing on the roads, asking for lifts.

When denied a lift, the ghost zooms alongside as fast as the car goes. It is said that this lady, who was hiking in the area, died a sudden violent death and her spirit never left the place and still asks for lifts like a hitchhiker.  In fact, if you speak to any locals, they will always warn you to avoid driving on these roads at night. 

Location: Near Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi. 

Dwarka Sector 9 Metro Station

A modern and crowded metro station is not what one expects to be haunted, but this one in Dwarka finds itself amongst the top haunted places in Delhi. Just before you enter the station, there is a huge tree that is said to house the spirit of a woman who appears out of nowhere in the small hours of the day.

Commuters have experienced getting slapped and sudden cold shivers rushing down their spine. There even have been some reports of bikers and car drivers crashing into the pavement on sighting this ghost.  These scary incidents have been reported so often, that to ward off the haunted spirit,the  locals have put figurines and pictures of gods around the tree. 

Location: Sector-9, Dwarka, New Delhi. 

Jamali Kamali Tomb and Mosque

It is said that the souls of Sufis and saints never die and always roam around their burial places. And when it comes to a 15th-century Mughal-era tomb, such legends feel more real because of the mystifying and inexplicable atmosphere of the place. This is where the graves of the two mystics Jamali & Kamali, dating to the year 1535, are located.

People have reported sounds of growling animals when there are none & strange voices calling out to them. Some have even felt chilly winds rush beside them. It is said that there are djinns who protect the graves of these saints and scare away whoever tries to come too close. 

Location: Archaeological Village, Mehrauli, New Delhi. 
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House Number W-3

This rambling palatial house right in the midst of the posh Greater Kailash area has been the subject of many eerie stories for long. It is said that after the elderly couple that was murdered, their spirits never left their beloved house. Some people who have dared to spend time in the house to find out the reality behind these stories have reported an overhanging unearthly presence in the residence.

They have seemed to have seen things moving and heard crashing sounds. Some passers-by have reported hearing cries and sounds of laughter from the house. The stories have become so ingrained in the minds of Delhiites that nobody dares to occupy the house. 

Location: W Block, Greater Kailash-1, New Delhi.

Khooni Nadi

If this scary name doesn’t curdle your blood, then what will! Flowing through Rohini, this innocuous-looking river has the most spine-chilling stories around it. It is said that anybody who treads too close to the water gets sucked into them, without even a chance to fight.

People who have tried getting close to the river to challenge these spooky stories have felt a sense of dread and creepy shivers. Known as the haunt of the spirits who were pulled in and never came back, Khooni Nadi is one of the most chilling haunted places to visit in Delhi. It is said that the waterbed is full of skeletons of people who dared to venture too close.

Location: Rohini, New Delhi.

Sanjay Van

This beautiful and dense city forest right in the heart of Delhi has its own share of chilling ghost stories. What is usually a place for picnics and outings during the daytime, gets metamorphosed into acres of heavy woods without a single ray of light. To add on to the spooks, there are the graves of some Sufis and a mazaar, which are said to be visited by the spirits of these saints. 

And that’s not all! Sanjay Van also has its own saree-clad ghost that stops people for lifts. In case they stop, the ghost disappears and if they don’t, it chases them literally out of their wits! Locals warn to not visit the forest between 12:00 am and 5:00 am. 

Location: Near Qutub Minar, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi. 

Fort of Feroz Shah Kotla

This is one of the most famous haunted places to visit in Delhi. So much so that it even finds a mention in the popular book ‘City of Djinns’ by William Dalrymple. This 14th-century fort never ceases to intrigue people. Be it the endless silence that envelops the magnificent ruins or the legends that call this place the haunt of djinns for thousands of years, it is a must-visit for those who love the unearthly mysteries.

People have claimed to hear whispers, have felt unseen things brushing into them suddenly, and even smelled the fragrance of ittars in the air. Here the locals get together every Thursday to appease the spirits by performing rituals and saying prayers. Some even say that the djinns follow you back to your house if they take a fancy to you!

Location: Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi. 

Khooni Darwaza

Literally translating to ‘Bloody Gate’, the name of this place is enough to send shivers down anyone's spine. The place has had its share of bloodshed including the three sons of emperor Bahadurshah Zafar, and a mass massacre of refugees in 1947. And it is said that all those violently killed before their time haunt this place.

People have felt an eerie presence of floating spirits, blood-curdling cries, and gunshots here. Some say that they have felt broken into sudden sweats while feeling the chills at the same time. Whether it is the atmosphere of the place or the presence of spirits, Khooni Darwaza attracts hordes of adventure seekers trying to find answers to these spooky questions. 

Location: Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi. 

Lothian Cemetery

There is something about old cemeteries and resting tombstones that spells gloom and unexplained presence of something beyond the human realms. Add to this legend of a headless ghost roaming here and you have the most frightening of all the haunted places in Delhi. 

This cemetery, the oldest in Delhi, is also known as Nicholson Cemetery after the British-era soldier Nicholas who took his life after being cheated in love. Some people who have tried to spend the night near the cemetery have reported hearing blood-curdling cries and sounds of horses running, especially on a full moon night. It is strictly advised by the locals not to enter or stay back in the cemetery after dark. 

Location: Near Kauria Bridge bus stand & General Post Office, Kashmiri Gate, New Delhi. 

Bhuli Bhatiyari Ka Mahal

Nothing fuels a ghost story more than a scorned woman who died an untimely death. Bu Ali Bhatti, the original owner of this small palace, after being ignored by the king came to spend her life here. After her death, it is said that her sad spirit still haunts the place waiting for the king.

People avoid visiting this mahal after the dark. Many have claimed to hear footsteps and cries coming from the dark ruins of the structure. The atmosphere of the place is such that even the flapping birds and buzzing night insects sound sinister. This is definitely amongst the scariest haunted places in Delhi.

Location: Central Reserve Ridge Forest, New Delhi. 

Chor Minar, Hauz Khas

With a place with a violent history as the Chor Minar, it is bound to be rife with spooky stories. This 13th-century minaret has around 225 holes in its walls. The ruler Alaudin Khilji used to get thieves beheaded and display their severed heads through these holes.

Not only did the place gets its name from this macabre practice, but it also inherited some of the scariest legends around it. People claim to hear blood-curdling yells as if people are still being tortured and killed. Some even talk about seeing severed heads floating in the air. This is certainly not a place for the faint-hearted and is amongst the most haunted places in Delhi.

Location: Kaushalya Park, Padmini Enclave, Hauz Khas, New Delhi. 

The Ridge

The rampant wilderness, ever-present silence, and the atmosphere that’s synonymous with dense & dark forested areas make the Ridge, one of the most haunted places to visit in Delhi. This was the place where a lot of bloodshed happened during wartime. It was where many soldiers died violently and are said to still haunt the forested roads.

Hence, people who love to experience the macabre and trailing the unknown have reported seeing ghosts of British-era soldiers roaming in this area. Although the Ridge area ghosts are friendly and have never harmed anybody. 

Location: Vasant Kunj-Mehrauli Road, New Delhi. 

Malcha Mahal

Also referred to as Wilayat Mahal, Malcha Mahal is one of the most intriguing haunted places to visit in Delhi. This 14th-century erstwhile hunting lodge is located in the midst of the Ridge Forest thickets. In 2017, the last occupant of the tomb, Prince Ali Raza, who claimed to be the descendant of the Tughlaq dynasty, died suddenly.

Since then the structure bears a haunted desolate look. The eerie silences and the presence of hundreds of bats make the place even freakier. People who have ventured close by in the evenings have claimed to hear footsteps rustling and have felt the presence of something unearthly around them . So much so that the police have taken to patrolling this structure once every day. 

Location: Near Delhi Earth Station, Sardar Patel Marg, New Delhi. 

The Karkardooma Delhi Court

Swinging padlocks, loud knocking on doors, disappearing books, computers and lights getting switched on themselves. These are just a few of the eerie things reported by the lawyers working at the court premises that make the Karkardooma High Court one of the most spine-chilling and haunted places in Delhi. So much so that the lawyers made police complaints against these occurring.

But even after many police visits and installation of CCTVs, nothing was found and they still remain eerily unanswered. The winding alleys of the court are said to come alive with their resident ghosts. Lawyers and workers claim to have heard cries and eerie figures floating in the moonlight around the building. Quite an uncommon place for ghosts, but that’s the way it is!

Location: Karkardooma, New Delhi. 

Mutiny House, Kashmiri Gate

A place that stands as an ode to the bloodshed and deaths during the Indian Mutiny of 1857, Mutiny House is said to be haunted by the spirits of the British soldiers who died a painful death here. People have claimed to witness ghostly figures appearing and disappearing suddenly.

Some have even reported seeing pieces of bodies moving about in the memorial. Renaming the place as Ajitgarh has done nothing to take away from its chilling past and stories. It is one of the most haunted places to visit in Delhi. 

Location: Near Old Telegraph Building, Kashmiri Gate, New Delhi. 

People Also Ask About New Delhi

  1. What are the best haunted places in Delhi to go with friends?

    1. Delhi Cantonment: Around the roads of this place, many people have witnessed a woman in white saree asking for lifts in the night hours. It is said if anyone denies the lift and rushes their vehicle, the spirit chases at the same speed.
    2. Dwarka Sector 9 metro station: On the entry of this crowded metro station, a big tree can be seen which is believed to be home to the spirit of a woman. Although nobody has seen her, people have felt being slapped and sudden shivers, thus idols of many gods are placed around the tree.
    3. House No W3: Located in the middle of Posh Colony, this place was home to an elderly couple who was mercilessly murdered in a night. Those who dared to spend a night here witnessed crashing sounds and have seen things being thrown on them, however, nobody has ever seen the spirit.
    4. Khooni Nadi: Flowing through Rohini, this river sucks anyone who comes closer to it. Many people who have tried visiting this site have felt sudden chills and shivers, however people believe that this is due to excess magnetic force of earth found there.
  2. What forts are included in haunted places in delhi?

    1. Jamali Kamali Tomb: Staying true to the ancient belief that the spirit of saints and Sufis do not go anywhere and stay around their burial places, this tomb hosts the graves of Jamali and Kamali, and many people have heard voices calling them to meet in alone.
    2. Fort of Feroz Shah Kotla: From hearing the whispers to hitting some unseen things and from smelling attar suddenly and witnessing shadows, here, people have experienced many spines chilling things.
    3. Bhuli Bhatiyari Ka Mahal: This fort is a witness of a love story turned into a suicide. It is said that the queen was ignored by the King, thus she committed suicide. It is said that the spirit of that Queen still resides there and cries in the dark night.
    4. Malcha Mahal: It is said that anyone who tries to enter this fort after the evening cannot return. Here, many people have heart sudden footsteps behind them and felt unearthly vibes, thus turning this ruined estate into a haunted house.
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