Imagine you are walking down a street and a demonic creature appears in front of you all of a sudden, wouldn’t you get freaked out? Or would you try to run and escape? Well, escape may be a difficult option if you are at the haunted places in Karnataka .
The state of Karnataka has been a part of the wishlist of many for its natural and historical wonders and also the corporate side of it which includes the cyber city, Bangalore. Recently, haunted places in the state have been gaining huge attention exciting more and more people to experience the demonic occurrences.
Who would have thought that a state like Karnataka which is a go-to place for people seeking jobs, for enjoying the beachy vibes and having a great time in restaurants and cafes can also be a home for paranormal activities? People have witnessed numerous haunting incidents including strange noises and disappearing creatures in the night time. A place which remains crowded for the day becomes a shelter for ghostly spirits at night and many people around never dare to visit them.
10 Haunted Places In Karnataka
Over the years, people have seen several ghostly occurrences at the night time making the state a hot destination for paranormal activities. Fortunately, most of the paranormal concentration is in the remote locations but the act of going out in the night time in Karnataka is not a child’s play anymore. Take a look at the various haunted places in Karnataka city that you can visit.
- Bangalore International Airport
- Victoria Hospital
- Kalpalli Cemetery
- NH4 Highway
- Call Center In M.G Road
- Banyan Tree In Tiptur Area
- Hoskote Route
- Government Hostel In Dharwad
1. Bangalore International Airport
No one would ever believe that an airport which is usually one of the busiest places can be a shelter for ghosts. But the Bangalore International Airport has recently made people come across such supernatural occurrences making it feature in the list for the top haunted places in Karnataka. According to reports, people have noticed a lady in white walking around on the runway and even in the Cargo section of the airport. Some rumors also suggest the presence of a headless ghost near the escalators of the airport.
Location – KIAL Rd, Devanahalli, Bengaluru
2. Victoria Hospital
This hospital is certainly not a place where you would like to get your treatment . Many people claim to have noticed a white unnatural figure at one of the trees in the hospital premises. However, a more interesting thing is that the ghost isn’t hungry for people but the food which is the primary reason for many food packets going missing every time. Despite this, the place has been one of the most haunted places in Karnataka.
Location – City Market, Bangalore -560 002
3. Kalpalli Cemetery
A cemetery would probably be the most obvious place to feature in the list of haunted spots in Karnataka. People passing by the cemetery have often witnessed a spooky creature looking like a man roaming around the graves. Sometimes they even get the essence of someone being behind them. Isn’t that enough to freak you out?
Location – Kathalipalya, Sarvagnanagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560008
4. NH4 Highway
A highway at night can always be a critical point for something worse to come. Such is the National Highway 4, where people claim the presence of a good looking woman asking drivers for a lift. The lady disappears in thin air as and when the drivers stop the vehicles. But this doesn’t end here, the lady reappears starts laughing hysterically when the drivers continue to drive again. This place is one of the most haunted places in Hubli Karnataka and we do not recommend you go on a trip here barefoot.
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5. Call Center In M.G Road
Yes, you heard it right, a call center. The story behind this is that a woman who used to work at this call center was killed by a drunk driver who left her alone on the road, injured and crying for help. She eventually died but her spirit continues to scare people passing by the call center at night. Screams of the lady are reported to be heard at night making it a haunted place in Karnataka.
Location – M.G Road, Bangalore, Karnataka
6. Banyan Tree In Tiptur Area
No doubt, banyan trees have been some favorite places for evil spirits. A similar tree exists in the Tiptur area in Bangalore where people have witnessed the presence of evil spirits on the banyan tree. The tree which once used to be a haunted place in Karnataka was eventually cut down as a result of a decision made by the villagers. Since this is one of the mysterious places in Karnataka, you can still go for a walk around the area to see if they are still there.
Location – Tiptur, Karnataka
7. Hoskote Route
This is definitely one of the horror places in Karnataka. The route being a lone site at times is borne to certain supernatural happenings. Once an auto-rickshaw driver noticed an old lady begging for a lift. The driver stopped at her and offered her a lift. The lady requested him to come out of the auto and help her get in since she was injured and could not get in on her own. The driver refused to do so just to notice the woman laughing at him hysterically. The driver was saved because of the presence of holy pictures inside his vehicle which was the reason why the lady requested him to come outside. The same lady is reported to be encountered by many people and thereby it is one of the most haunted places in Karnataka.
Location – Hoskote, Karnataka
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8. Government Hostel In Dharwad
A youtube video in 2016 exposed a government boys’ hostel to be a haunted place in Dharwad Karnataka having ghosts vacant for the past 20 years. However, there is not any strong proof of the statement but one can still explore this place in Dharwad. So, if you are planning a vacation in Karnataka and happen to be in this region of the city, don’t forget to go around this hostel and see it for yourself!
Location – Dharwad, Karnataka
9. Bijapur, Sixty Graves, Haunted Well
The historical fact reveals that Afzal Khan had murdered his 63 wives by pushing them at a well which is located near Saath Kabar. However two of his wives, tried to get away from the well but they were chased by the soldiers of Afjal Khan and then got killed. This well is believed as haunted and people have heard some noises which are coming out of this well.
Location – Postmaster, Bijapur H.O, Bijapur, Karnataka, India (IN), Pin Code:-586101
10. Kalpalli Cemetery, Bangalore
The Kalpalli Cemetery is located at Bengaluru on Old Madras Road. This cemetery is also popularly named as St. John’s Cemetery. The sources say that those traveling on the road beside the cemetery have felt the spooky environment at this cemetery.
Location – Byappanahalli Main Road, Sarvagna Nagar, Jeevanahalli, Bangalore – 560005, Near Military Camp (Map)
Karnataka has certainly been a blessing and a nightmare for some at the same time. The history may fade away but some things don’t. With so many creepy incidents happening in the state annually, people have begun to question whether it is scientifically possible for such creatures to exist. The haunted places in Karnataka despite having such fearful stories associated with them have become some hot places for tourists and even the locals to witness paranormal activities with the naked eye.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Haunted Places In Karnataka
A. Virajpet is believed to be a haunted town located in the Coorg district. There is hardly any resident in the town and it is connected with many mysterious and unexplainable incidents.
A. There are a few places in Bangalore that are connected with some or the other mysterious or spooky incident, sometimes even fatal, which have landed them in the category of haunted places. Listed below are some of the most haunted places in Bangalore that you should not visit at night and when you’re alone:
1. Kalpalli Cemetery in Sarvagna Nagar
2. Terra Vera in St Marks Road
3. Kempegowda International Airport in Devanahalli
4. Victoria Hospital
6. Nale Baa
7. The Call Center on MG Road
A. The Agumbe Rainforest in Karnataka is known to be the most dangerous forest in Karnataka. Located in Shimoga district of Karnataka, this jungle is home to the deadly Cannibal King Cobra of India, which is why it has been tagged as one of the most dangerous places in Karnataka, and even all of India. Other than the presence of these fierce beings, this is a beautiful rainforest tucked in the scenic Western Ghats and is also referred to as the “Cherrapunji of South India”.
A. It is believed that the Bangalore International Airport, Victoria Hospital in Bangalore, NH4 Highway, the Banyan tree in Tiptur area, the Hoskote Route, Kasturba Medical College in Manipal, Ballalbagh, and Sixty Graves at Bijapur are some really mysterious, and possibly even haunted places in Karnataka owing to the bizarre incidents that have occurred here in the past. In fact, the NH4 Highway and the infamous Banyan tree of Tiptur are believed to be some of the most haunted places in India courtesy the disheartening stories associated with them.
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