I’m not saying you’ll find a ghost, but you know, you might just. Visit them at your own risk!
1) Sanjay Van, Vasant Kunj
Many would consider it to be a nice place to explore–after all, it’s a dense forest right in the heart of the city. Something of great value in a place that is considered one of the most polluted in the country. But those living close to this 10 km-long forest complain of the place being home to several hauntings. Apparently, the numerous mausoleums of the erstwhile Sufi saints are teeming with paranormal energies–people who visited this place complain of hearing unsettling noises of somebody crying and children screaming. Many others say they have seen a lady dressed in white walking around the the old banyan and peepal trees.
2) Feroz Shah Kotla Fort, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg
Built way back in the 14th century, this Tughlaq era citadel has been well-known for its hauntings. So much so that renowned author-historian William Dalrymple mentioned it in one of his books and claimed that it is occupied a multitude of Djinns. Well, his claim wasn’t baseless, after all. The local folks visit this fort every Thursday and offer incense sticks and other things to please these Djinns–it is believed that these invisible spirits, if angry, can do the worst possible things to a person.
3) Chor Minar, Hauz Khas
Hauz Khas is the last place you could have expected a haunting. After all, it is one of the most happening places for Delhi’s party lovers. You might have even caught a glimpse of this monument when you were in the area. But the nights here are creepy. Built during the reign of Ala-ud-din Khilji, the Chor Minar was used a place to punish thieves, whose heads were hung on spikes protruding out of the monument through the numerous holes on its walls. The evil spirits of these thieves are believed to haunt this place even to this day.
4) Bhuli Bhatiyari ka Mahal, Jhandewalan
Located within the dense Southern Ridge of Delhi, this 14th century monument can be reached by walking on a serpentine road that starts near the huge Hanuman statue in Jhandewalan. Built during the Tughlaq era, Bhuli Bhatiyari ka Mahal was originally a hunting lodge belonging to the rulers of the period. Nothing more than a under-maintained ruin in the present time, the monument is believed to be the home of several hauntings. The most popular rumours suggest that strange noises are heard in this place, especially after dark.