Hyderabad – the ‘City of Nizams’, famous for its biryani and cyber hubs, happens to have a store of spooky sinister secrets in store. So, get the ghost-hunter in you to work and look out for our list of haunted places in Hyderabad that might blow your shrieks out.
1. Shamshabad Airport
Rajiv Gandhi International airport located near Shamshabad is popular by the name of Shamshabad Airport. It got established in the wake of various disputes which lead to numerous deaths. The victims of the violence were buried beneath the airport and the restless spirits of those bodies still haunt the premises.
Spooky occurrence: Employees at the airport were called in the enquiry room, where they got stared and laughed at by a man whose head rotated 360 degrees.
2. Graveyard on Road 12, Banjara Hills
Banjara Hills used to be a hilly forest, scarcely populated. Only a few superior members of the Nizam’s dynasty made it their home, and used it as their hunting ground. The area is distinguished by road numbers and the graveyard on road number 12 is famous as a haunted place, with a reputation earned out of some weird happenings accounted by some of the inhabitants.
Spooky Occurrence: As night falls, the street lights go out mysteriously accompanied by an instant dip in temperature. Some drivers have complained of repeated tyre punctures around the place. Those who have encountered these spooky experiences do not dare to wander near this haunted place in Hyderabad.
3. Golkonda Fort
Kakatiyas, the ruling dynasty of Andhra Pradesh built the Golkanda fort in 13th century. The fort got refurbished according to succeeding ruling parties’ whims, during which the treasure of diamonds got exposed and kept safely in the fort. Spooky-fying the story is the presence of Taramati, the paramour queen of the king. Both died truly in love, and were buried together. Supposedly, the queen still dances on her former stage.
Spooky Occurrence: It is believed that spirits reside in trees and take the form of owner less shadows. Adding to the fear of this haunted place in Hyderabad, are the reported howls of someone in pain that are frequently heard.
4. Ramoji Film City
The second largest integrated film city with an amusement park for children, Ramoji Film City was inaugurated by producer Ramoji Rao in 1996. It is believed that the ghost spirits of the deceased soldiers pervade the region as the grounds originally belonged to the Nizams, making it one among the most haunted places in Hyderabad.
Spooky Occurrence: Scattered leftover food around the room, mirrors scribbled with strange Urdu words – film city is famous for numerous such accounts. The most interesting and amusing fact about this haunted place in Hyderabad is that the ghosts have their favourites – girls. Allegedly, these ghosts attack girls’ clothes, knock rigorously on bathroom doors and are responsible for scary images appearing in girls changing room.
5. Kundanbagh Witches’ Lair
Kundanbagh is said to be a posh area in Hyderabad, where one particular house is now believed to be haunted, because of its preternatural activities.
Spooky Occurrence: In the middle of the night, three women strolled with candles in the balcony of the house. They stored and carried garbage in the car and lived in the dark, without electricity. Also, one of the three once tried to attack people with an axe.
6. Ravindra Nagar
After a temple was destroyed in Ravindra Nagar colony in Hyderabad, residents started witnessing strange happenings. The numerous suicides committed by the locals were attributed to the presence of a ghost.The residents believed, it was the wrath of gods being unleashed.
Spooky Occurrence: Entering Ravindra Nagar in Sitaphalmandi, considerably one of the most real haunted places in Hyderabad, especially after 6 pm is nauseating. The streets get deserted, and with ‘Jai Shri Ram’ inscribed on the walls and doors in red color a strange creepy feeling is emitted.