Kolkata is one of the most famous and old cities in India. The City of Joy and the busy city have many stories linked to it that often makes it strange. These stories are paranormal and strange. There are many places in Kolkata that are called as the haunted. Here are the haunted places in Kolkata.
12. Wipro Office
This is the IT Major Wipro Office in Salt Lake. But the employees are not advised to visit the 3rd floor of the building. It is said that the Wipro office is built on a cemetery. However, the Salt Lake area was a complete jungle before the IT Boom. There were many murders and other crime reportedly took place in this area without notice of the authorities. The locals say that the Wipro Office 3rd floor is haunted by such ghosts.
11. Writers Building
Today this stands as the official building for the West Bengal Government. However, the gloomy past of the building has different story and impact of altogether. This building was once the servant places in the British era. It is said that giggles and sounds are heard here even at the midnight. There are many rooms closed at the building and people believe that the secret of the paranormal activities remain there.
10. Nimtala Crematorium
This is one of the most haunted places in Kolkata. This place is scary and strange. The place is often seen flooded with the aghories. People say that it is almost impossible to come back from one of the oldest Hindu crematorium of the city without experiencing any paranormal activities. The stories and the horrific experiences of the Nimtal Crematorium make it one of the most haunted in Kolkata.
9. The Kolkata Dock
The Kolkata Dock has different history and the paranormal activities as well. The dock was once owned by the Nawab Wajid Ali Shah of Awadh. However the British took it from him. However, it is said that the ghost of Nawab still hovers around the dock to find the British and take the revenge.
8. The Hastings House
The old structure build after the name of the Warren Hastings is one of the most famous and haunted places in Kolkata. This place is now the Girls’ hostel for the Kolkata University. However, the girls have complained many incidents at the Hastings House. The incidents like possessed girl and many other spooky incidents have been reported from the Hastings House. This is one of the most talked about and famous haunted places in Kolkata.
7. South Park Street Cemetery
This is a place that has been widely covered for the paranormal activities. The cemetery is an old one and reported strange incidents have made it very popular. People often feel weird things happening around the cemetery is very common here. However, the strangest of all such things is the fact that people often feel sick here. There are incidents where people suddenly start vomiting, feel dizziness and even more. Many of such incidents have been captured in the camera as well. This is one of the most haunted places in Kolkata.
6. The Royal Kolkata Turf Club
This is not a humanly ghost but a horse ghost that is often spotted here. The story begins with a race maniac George Williams who has a white horse. The horse was then called the Queen of the Tracks. The locals call it as the William Saheb Ka Ghora which is still seen sometimes at the track after it mysterious died on the track itself long back.
5. Rabindra Sarobar Metro Station
This is one of the most haunted places in Kolkata. This Metro Station has seen many suicides and the station is often referred as the Paradise of Suicide by locals. Many say that there is a paranormal urge to commit suicide at the station. People have often spotted shadows and paranormal activities especially during the night. This is one of the most haunted places in Kolkata.
4. Mullick Ghat
This is the area just beneath the iconic Howrah Bridge. The flower market under the bridge is known as one of the areas where paranormal activities take place. It is said that the spirits of the people who lost their lives in the Bridge due to accidents and the people who died in Ganga are found at this place. Many people have experienced strange paranormal activities here and it is one of the most haunted places in Kolkata.
3. Lower Circular Road Cemetery
This is one of the most haunted places in Kolkata and a history is associated with it since long. Sir W H Mac Naghton died at the Afghanistan War and his grave is still present at the cemetery. However, people say that if the story of him is narrated near his grave, the tree next to the grave shivers. This gives the other shivering experience as well. Many have experienced paranormal activities at this cemetery as well.
2. Putul Bari
This is one of the most haunted places in Kolkata and in India as well. The almost abandoned house is full of dolls and few people have the courage to visit the upstairs of the house. It is said that there are many ghosts present at this place and one can experience horrific incidents here. The Putul bari was once with the landlords who used to capture the poor girls and violate them physically and sexually. However, many of them were killed as well and it is said that the ghosts of these girls still hover around the building.
1. National Library
This is one of the wealthiest places in terms of knowledge and wisdom. The wide achieve of the literature in the National Library is famous. However, the paranormal activity in this building is also very popular. Many people have experienced abnormal activities in the building. The security guards here often reject to accept the night shift due to the paranormal activities.
These are the most horrifying and haunted places in Kolkata and adjoining areas.