Every railway station that has been dubbed “haunted” has been linked to a variety of myths and traditions, some of which may or may not be factual. When the train comes to a stop at one of these stations, though, there is always a sense of dread. So, here’s a list of India’s 8 most haunted railway stations that will terrify you for the rest of your life!
1. Barog Station, Shimla
Colonel Barog, a British railway engineer, designed the Barog railway station in Shimla. According to legend, he was tasked with constructing tunnel 33 at this station. After a few days, it was discovered that the length of the project had been underestimated, and the project as a whole had failed. Barog was reprimanded and punished by the government, and when he went for a stroll with his dog one day, he killed himself by shooting himself with a handgun near the Barog Railway Station’s Tunnel. Since then, this railway station has been regarded as one of India’s most haunted, with every traveller experiencing a shiver down their spine as they enter the tunnel.
Barog is located in Himachal Pradesh.
2. Begunkodor Train Station, West Bengal
In West Bengal, this station is near the Purulia district. Women in white sarees have been spotted often at midnight on the arrival of several trains, according to the locals. According to reports, there were also eyewitnesses to this. These women are said to have been killed in a train accident at the Begunkodor railway station and appear at midnight because their souls have not found peace. The station is sometimes referred to as India’s “ghost railway station” because of the fear that surrounds it. Isn’t that creepy?
Begun Kodar is located in West Bengal.
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3. Dombivli Railway Station, Maharashtra
People claim that countless accidents have occurred in this location, and that cries can be heard in and around the station, making it one of the scariest train stations in the world. According to some witnesses, a woman is seen standing and crying every night, and when questioned why she is crying, she says she needs to return home but is unable to. The Dombivli railway station in Maharashtra has been added to India’s list of haunted railway stations after several accounts of strange happenings.
Vishnu Nagar, Dombivli West, Dombivli, Maharashtra; CST Side E-W FOB, Vishnu Nagar, Dombivli West, Dombivli, Maharashtra; CST Side E-W FOB, Vishnu Nagar, Dombivli.
4. Chittoor Railway Station, Andhra Pradesh
Due to the terror of the residents of Chittoor, both ends of the Chittoor railway station are vacant in the late hours. The station and its grounds are said to be haunted by the soul of a late CRPF official named Hari Singh, who was killed by RPF personnel on a train from Delhi to Kerala. Because his injuries became serious, he was forced to disembark at Chittoor railway station and was sent to a nearby hospital, only to succumb to his injuries within 10 days. Since then, it is thought that his soul has been wandering the railway station platforms in pursuit of justice and retribution.
KR Palli, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh: Mahaveer Bridge
5. Naini Junction, Uttar Pradesh
Near the Naini Junction is the Naini Jail, which historically housed a large number of political dissidents. The ‘ghosts’ of these troubled and later deceased persons are said to wander around the crossroads after sunset because their souls couldn’t find peace in the afterlife.
Location: Dandi, Dabhaon, Uttar Pradesh
6. Ludhiana Junction, Punjab
This station is said to be haunted by the soul of an ex-Computer Reservation System official named Subhash, who died in 2004. People claim that Subhash loved his profession so much that his soul remains in the Reservation Centre office where he used to work long after he died. Ludhiana Junction is frequently cited as one of India’s top ten ghost railway stations.
Location: Guruteg Bahadur, Old Ludhiana, Ludhiana, Punjab
7. Mulund Railway Station, Mumbai
The spirits of those who were killed by a train while crossing the tracks are claimed to haunt this station. Travellers and locals have frequently complained about hearing shouts, howls, and cries late at night, leading many to believe that the Mulund railway station is one of India’s most haunted.
Location: Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Rd, station, Mulund West, Mumbai, Maharashtra
8. Sohagpur Station, Madhya Pradesh
This “Indian ghost railway station” is located near Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. Many people claim to have heard various voices at the station when the train came to a halt on the platform or at other times during the night. These individuals believe it is a woman crying in misery and pain. It’s terrifying to envision the passengers’ terror on the platform!
Location: Sohagpur, Madhya Pradesh
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