Mystifying, mythic or the spiritual- India is known to be a haunted places filled with secrets of the unknown, which give rise to so many theories and varied answers. Imagine ghosts, vampires, demons or the usual Indian “pret aatma”. Does it make your eyes sparkle with excitement or does that make you cringe and hide under your blanket?
If you’re a person who likes making exciting adventurous journeys, here are the reasons as to why you need to head to Pune for that ultimate adrenaline rush! Pune, a very populated and well-developed city in the Maharashtra State of India is filled with some of the most haunted places to visit. Here is the list of most haunted places in Pune:
1. SHANIWAR WADA
This is the scariest and most famous place of Pune. In our last edition, we have already provided immense information about this haunted palace but this will be unfair if we provide the list of haunted places and don’t mention this scariest palace.
Shaniwar Wada was built by Maratha Peshwa Baji Rao I in 1732 and it has remained under the Marathas for next 88 years before the British captured it. In 1828, this palace caught with the heavy fire and destroyed.
Behind the paranormal activities in this palace a story prevails which says that Narayanrao, the youngest of the three sons of Peshwa NanaSaheb, came to the power after the death of the two elder brothers, one died in the battle and the Peshwa Madhavrao died of the shock on hearing the news of the death of the younger brother. Peshwa Narayanrao was 16 years old and so all the diplomacies and the kingdom were managed and control by his uncle Raghunathrao.
But Raghunathrao had the eye on the thrown and planned to capture the Peshwa and wrote the letter to the enemy but before the letter could reach the assassins, the wife of Raghunathrao changed the letter which had the order to kill instead of capturing the young Peshwa. The Peshwa was killed brutally and at his last moments he chanted three words ’KAKA MALA WAACHWA’ that means ‘ UNCLE SAVE ME’. These words are still heard in the palace at night. Many locals have seen the spirit of the young Peshwa. It is prohibited to go into the place at night.
2. THE VICTORY THEATRE, PUNE
The 55 years old historic theatre is located on General Thimayya road of Pune, Maharashtra. It has been a centre of movie screenings and plays since an era but, people have often experienced paranormal activity in this theatre. Due to unexplained noises in this empty theatre at night, Victoria Theatre is considered to be one of the most haunted places in Pune.
While this theatre is quite entertaining and joyful place during the day but creepy sensations rise up with rising of darkness.
The locals have witnessed a spirit near the theatre. It is said that there is at least 3-4 spirits residing in the theatre and the house that surrounds it. Locals shared that noises of banging of seats and scary giggles are heard during night hours. So if you want to feel the fear this is that one eerie place which may give you goosebumps.
3. CHANDAN NAGAR
When it comes to horror movies, many will agree that the scariest of them all are the ones that have little girls as the ghost. Just imagine if this was a real incident happening in front of your eyes. Have shivers down your spine, don’t you? And to our thrills, this is a true tale of this creepy, little ghost in Pune’s Chandan Nagar.
It is said that a little girl was died during a mishap in a construction site and from that time the spirit of the girl in frock holding a doll scares the people after the sunset. This seems like a funny tale but the residents have seen the spirit and rarely step out at night. So if you want to meet the little ‘cutie’ then please visit this area.
4. THE BUNGALOW IN RESIDENCY CLUB
This bungalow is abandoned and rarely anyone passes nearby it. There is a saying that a woman was murdered long ago and from that time whoever lived here faced negative energy and many unusual things like sudden switching on of fan, a voice of the utensils in kitchen, and a shadow of the lady and from that time the home is abandoned.
Some years back, a group of passers saw the woman at the top of the house, staring at them. When they shouted in fear the lady suddenly disappeared. Since then no one passes through the bungalow even in daytime leave night. Few years back, a team of experts went into the house and they found that there was a high intensity of negative wave which was trying to possess them. So if you are a courageous person then stay at the night in the bungalow.
5. SINGHAD FORT
Singhad fort is situated 30km southwest of Pune. Due to its geographical location, it was an important place in history but now this property makes it a scary place. Many locals have heard the war cries, the noise of the soldiers, noise of foot taps of horses. At night you can easily see some unusual movement near the fort which is enough to make you brainless.
Some incidents have taken place in past years-a sharp blind turn near the fort has cost lives of 60 students and teachers and from that time many have seen the same incident taking place repeatedly although after a while nothing was seen.
One more real incident has taken place in which a man was sitting on a bench nearby the fort when he felt someone near him but when he turned no one was there and when he turned back, he saw a man going towards the end point of the road jumped into the valley. When he enquired he found that man died 2 years ago.
So, when are you planning a thrilling visit to these haunted places and share your experiences with us?