Shimla, the summer capital of the British era, is still one of the most favorite hill stations among tourists. The rolling hills, the lush green environment and the magnificent architecture have a magnetic pull. Poets have written verses of the beauty of Shimla in the most aesthetic manner. Who could have thought that the ‘Queen of hill’ could be spooky? It’s kind of hard to believe that such a beautiful place could have hair raising tales to tell. However, the other side of the coin reveals that Shimla is a hub of some of the spookiest stories ever.Those who want to dig deep and find out the truth in these thrilling incidents take a mystery tour to Shimla. Curious travelers, who have the urge to unravel the mystery of the hills, consider it as a bonus point to travel to Shimla. The never ending debatable topic clashes with people who have experienced the unexplainable with the people who believe that there is no authenticity in the city’s spookiest tales. Yet the thrilling folklore is none less than inspiring for curious travelers.
The Barog Tunnel
The entry point of Shimla is the Barog Tunnel Number 33 which gives clear signs of the presence of paranormal evidences in Shimla. The ghostly welcome within the tunnel enroute Shimla Kalka Highway has been shut down due to several unnatural experiences felt by travelers and locomotive operators. The government has locked the door of this tunnel, but each time the lock is mysteriously broken. It is believed that Colonel Barog’s spirit not only roams inside the tunnel but indulge in discussion with the passer-bys.
Indira Gandhi Medical College, Lakkar Bazar
The largest medical institution of not only Shimla but the whole of Himachal Pradesh shares its stories of haunt. The medical college which is buzzing with doctors, nurses, staff, patients and their families has reported of unexplained activities in the corridors, rooms and even the lifts. Strange voices calling them from nowhere, sounds of walking footstep, being pushed from the staircases by no one are some of the mysterious incidents that have taken place within the premises. People believe that the spirits of people who have died in this hospital may be the reason behind the eeriest incidents here. Even the ghost of an orange vendor is believed to be lurking around the forest road near the IGMC.
The century old, Charleville Mansion was built in the British era. The aesthetically architected home was constructed for an army officer which was then succeeded by British officer Victor Bayley and his wife. Both the family was frightened with strange and freakish incidents that took place inside the mansion. It has been reported that a ghost of British gentleman appear and disappears and contribute in violent activities within the house. Even after several decades, the Indians who have taken possession of the house describe the mansion as spooky and have seen faint ghostly figures loitering around the mansion.
If these thrilling stories have got the better of you, don’t hold yourself back. Have got the heart to jaunt to these haunted places! Plan your trip to Shimla now.
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