With its vast history, India is also a mysterious country which has a number of secretive stories and legends related to historical monuments, since the time of kings and queens. Many of the stories revolve around unsolved mysteries, which has given birth to numerous haunted places. This list features ten of the scariest places in the country which are believed to be either haunted or eerie.

Warning: Do not read this article when you are alone.

1. GP Block

Nestled in the city of Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, is a haunted location called GP Block. Albeit the area is not completely secluded, there are a lot of reports which has to do with paranormal behaviours. There is a house - majorly in ruins - which is abandoned by living beings, but ghosts seemed to have found solace there. A number of people have seen the presence of young men and women at different parts of the house - which remains locked. The most repetitive sighting is that of four men inside the house, seated around a table, drinking alcohol in the presence of a burning candle. After sunset, no one goes through the stretch of the road outside ... alone.

2. Mukesh Mills

Built in 1870, Mukesh Mills is located in Bombay, and was the shooting location for the picturization of the super hit song, Jumma Jumma featuring Amitabh Bachchan. As per reports, a TV actress was possessed by a spirit that is said to live there. The crew members swear that the actress had told them to leave the place immediately ... in a manly, devilish voice. Recently, even Bipasha Basu complained that she experienced some kind of paranormal activities inside the abandoned mill.

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Mukesh Mills where the super hit Hindi song Jumma Jumma was pictured
Mukesh Mills where the super hit Hindi song Jumma Jumma was pictured

3. The Shaniwarwada Fort

Located in the city of Pune, Shaniwarwada Fort is a palace fort that was built in 1746, and was a part of the Maratha Empire. Rated highly for its architectural brilliance, it was taken over by the Britishers from the Peshwa rulers in 1818. A number of petrifying instances have been reported taken place here ever since. It is believed that the spirit of a 13 year old prince who was brutally murdered lives there. People say that his painful shrieks can be heard even today on full moon nights.

4. Malcha Mahal

Located in the heart of Delhi is an eerie place called Malcha Mahal. It was a palace that was given to Begum Wilayat Mahal, a great granddaughter of the Nawab of Oudh, by the Government of India, after her seven-year long protest for return of her ancestral properties spread all over the nation. In 2008, she committed suicide by drinking crushed diamonds. The place is now abode to her two children - Prince Riaz and Princess Sakina. What is even more spooky is that along with them, there are 12 hound dogs and a number of bats that live inside the house. A board outside the gate says that intruders would be gunned down. The two humans have no connection with the outside world.

5. Bhangarh Fort

Located in Rajasthan, Bhangarh Fort is the most popular haunted place in India. There are a couple of horror stories related to this place which are believed to be true not just by the locals of the nearby places, but also by the Archeological Survey of India. The more prominent of the two is about a black magician who had cursed the place. No wonder, there is an official warning sign installed outside the fort, which strictly prohibit visitors to enter the precincts of the fort post sunset.

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Bhangarh Fort in Rajasthan is the most popular haunted place in India
Bhangarh Fort in Rajasthan is the most popular haunted place in India

6. Tunnel No 33

The beautiful town of Shimla is cursed with many haunted places, but one of those places is abode of Colonel Barog - a friendly ghost. Colonel Barog was the chief engineer assigned to build a railway tunnel. After a lot of calculations and hard work, he failed to build the tunnel. Feeling miserable due to his failure, he committed suicide by shooting himself. Later, his predecessor, with the help of a saint named Baba Bhalku, built the tunnel. It is said that the spirit of Colonel Barog had helped the saint to guide the chief engineer, since the saint did not possess any engineering knowledge. As a mark of gesture to Colonel Barog, the tunnel was named Barog.

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The entrance of Tunnel No. 33 in Shimla
The entrance of Tunnel No. 33 in Shimla

7. Ramoji Film City

One the most highly visited places in the country which is reported to be a haunted place is the famous Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad. Many of the hotels in the vicinity have been projected to supernatural activities. It is known that the Film City was built on a land which has been the battlefield where a cruel battle was fought. Many bodies were buried here. Witnesses have confessed that strange things keep happening inside the film set. Several light men have fallen and been grievously injured. They have all admitted that they were pushed. That is not all. Women have complained that an unseen force has torn their clothes off. There are some places inside the film city, which are locked because extreme paranormal activities have been taken place there.

8. Agrasen ki Baoli

Another mysterious and scary place in Delhi to make it to this list is Agrasen ki Baoli. It looks beautiful from above, but the further down you go, the scarier it gets. It was once a baoli, filled with filthy black water. It is believed that the water had some evil power which could hypnotize people, and make them dive into itself, thereby killing them. Once you reach the base of this Archeological site, you will find a lot of feathers of pigeons, and noises made by bats. What is even more scary about this historical side, which is not visited by many people, is that if you explore the dark aisles, you would probably feel as if someone is following you.

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Agrasen ki Baoli where, most recently, a scene in the movie Mom was shot at
Agrasen ki Baoli where, most recently, a scene in the movie Mom was shot at

9. National Library

The National Library in the City of Joy is quite popular for amongst knowledge and thrill seekers alike. The biggest library in India, is said to be haunted. Quite a few paranormal activities have also been recorded inside its premises. The guards strongly believe that the library is a home to the ghost of a former Governor of Bengal. Such is the scare of this place that no guard is willing to do night shifts at the National Library.

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In the post-independence period, the National Library in Calcutta is one of the best libraries
In the post-independence period, the National Library in Calcutta is one of the best libraries

And, arguably, the scariest of them all ...

10. Fern Hill Hotel

Nestled in the beautiful hill station of Ooty, Fern Hill Hotel is said to be so scary, that it has been shut down completely. There were reported incidents of the presence of supernatural being(s) inside the hotel. It became highly popular because of an incident during the filming period of a Bollywood movie, Raaz. Reputable choreographer, Saroj Khan and her crew members were staying in the hotel when, in the middle of the night, they started hearing the screeching sound of furniture being moved from a room above. When the noise did not allow them to sleep anymore, they tried calling the reception. But they could not, as the phone lines had gone dead. Finally, some of the crew members went down to the reception to complain about the activity. However, they were shown that there was not any floor above theirs.

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The beautiful Fern Hill Hotel in Ooty
The beautiful Fern Hill Hotel in Ooty

So get yourself Ghostbusters' gear, and visit any, some, or all of the aforementioned places with your friends. Just make sure that it is a full moon night. Happy Horrors!