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- The Savoy Hotel, Missouri.
Missouri is a place known for the mysteries associated with the fascinating stories of Ruskin Bond. But the most infamous building in the area is the Savoy Hotel, built in 1902 as the summer residence and “pleasure capital” of the British Raja. The walls of the Gothic-style architectural monument tell the story of two mediums, Miss Frances Garnett-Orme and Miss Eva Mountstephen, who stayed here in 1911. One morning Miss Frances was found murdered. The conclusion of the forensic medical examination said that the woman was poisoned, and the poison was in the drink. Miss Eva was arrested and brought to trial, which acquitted her. They say that the ghost of the murdered woman still haunts the hotel, looking for the person who poisoned her.
- Golconda Fortress, Hyderabad.
Golkonda Fortress, built by the Kakatiya dynasty of Indian Rajas, is located in the west of Hyderabad. It is believed that a beautiful and talented courtesan, Taramati, liked Shah Abdullah because of her dancing and singing, and as a result, he married her. Both spouses are buried nearby, in the royal cemetery. Some tourists who visited the fortress, especially in the evening, noticed Taramati dancing in the throne room. Others have witnessed horrific things, such as seeing shadows move, objects fall, and old paintings flip over, not to mention the eerie sounds and other strange things that happen in the building.
- Shaniwar Wada Fort, Pune.
This palace, which also served as a fortification, was built on the banks of the Mula Mutha River in the Kasbah Pet district. It is known for its unique architecture. Although most of the palace was destroyed in a fire in 1818, the building is still often visited by tourists. But locals advise not to come to the ruins after sunset, especially during the full moon. It is said that the young 13-year-old prince was brutally murdered by his relatives in the palace. The assassins chased the prince all over the building. The frightened boy asked his uncle to help him and save him. You can still hear those heart-rending screams at midnight in the palace.
- Agrasen Ki Baoli, Delhi.
The staircase is listed as an architectural heritage of India and is protected by the state. There is no information about who built this architectural structure or who Agrasen is, but it is believed that the building dates back to the Mahabharata era. The staircase was reconstructed in the 14th century with money from the city of Agrawala. The unique structure consists of 103 steps that lead to the black waters that are under the spell. If you look at the water, it hypnotizes you and makes you want to commit suicide. Many succumbed to this influence.
- Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi.
The once famous Feruzabad fortress, built by Firuz Shah Tughlaq, now lies in ruins, far from the hustle and bustle of the famous cricket fields. It is believed that the ruins are inhabited by evil genies who tortured their victims. A large number of suicides were committed here, and now the ghosts of sinners roam the ruins. There are also special wells that are inaccessible to the public. Legend has it that every night the fairies go down to the wells, and if anyone tries to look at them, they will go blind. The guards and the local authorities deny all the legends, but it is impossible not to notice that the locals build houses so that neither the entrance nor the windows are directed at the fortress.
- Brijraj Bhavan Palace, Rajasthan.
In a mysterious palace in Kot lives the ghost of Major Charles Barton, who served as a representative of the British government. Major Barton and his sons were shot dead in the palace by sepoys during the revolutionary uprising in 1857. The major’s ghost does not cause any harm or inconvenience, but sometimes the guards complain that during the night shifts, when they fall asleep or smoke on duty, someone’s hand hits them on the shoulder. The palace is now a hotel, and guests sometimes complain of inconveniences and intrusive feelings of someone’s presence.
- Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan.
The fort was built in 1613 in Amber by King Madho Singh and is listed as an architectural heritage of India. Locals do not recommend visiting it after sunset and before sunrise, as the one who broke the rule disappeared forever. According to legend, the fortress was built so that the shadow that the building casts in the sunlight during the day does not reach the house of Guru Balu Nath. But when Madho Singh’s son refused to follow this rule and built the building up, the fort was cursed, causing the roof of the building to constantly collapse. According to another legend, the local sorcerer Singhia tried to charm the princess Ratnavali, but she used his magic and killed the magician. This story also ended with a curse. There are many spirits lurking inside the fortress, and the locals believe that Princess Ratnavali will be reincarnated to break the chains of the curse.
- Writers ‘ House, Calcutta.
The Writers ‘ House, which is built in Calcutta, the center of power and politics in British India, is a place where writers and employees from Britain stay. Before the reconstruction of the building began, it was used as the secretariat of the Government of West Bengal until October 2013. On December 8, 1930, three independence fighters, Benou Basu, Badal Gupta, and Dinesh Gupta, entered the building and killed Police General Simpson to stop the abuse of prisoners in the prison. Since that time, they say, the inspector’s ghost still haunts the building, and the employees never stay at work until dark.
- Hastings House, Alipur.
The Hastings House is an integral part of the historic Belvedere Estate. The house was built by the Governor-General in Alipur and was used as his residence. Today, the Girls ‘ College of the University of Calcutta is located here. Students tell a lot of creepy stories about the noise of the underground railway, possessed women, etc. They even saw the ghost of the governor ride in on a horse through the main entrance, enter the building to find some documents. The spirit of the boy who died playing football was seen by almost all the female students, and they do not want to go to the sports field.
- National Library, Calcutta.
The National Library is the main building of the Belvedere Estate, and the first owner was Prince Dwarkanath Tagore. Interestingly, in the library in 2010, they found a secret room with an area of 304 sq. m. on the first floor. There were no entrances or exits, and there is no public information about it either. It is believed that the library building is full of ghosts. Many students and security guards hear voices and footsteps, especially at night, but the management thinks that this reason was invented by the guards to avoid working at night. The most famous legend relates to a college student who disappeared after going to the library to pick up research materials, including letters from the Victorian era. Several times the letters were found scattered on the tables in the morning, indicating that paranormal phenomena were taking place in the library. Libraries in other countries may not be haunted, but that doesn’t make them any less awesome.