The 10 Most Haunted Places In Mumbai, India

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Manjiri
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The bustling, vibrant city of Mumbai is a prominent metropolitan and densely populated city in India. It is world-famous for being the commercial, financial, and entertainment capital of the country and experiences a large influx of visitors every year for varied purposes. People move to Mumbai for education, building career, business, explore tourist attractions, to enter in the Bollywood industry, and many more reasons, and lead a luxurious life. While the City of Dreams has plenty to offer, it also got a dark side, as Mumbai has several haunted places that may pique your interest to learn about varied supernatural experiences. And, if you are keen on exploring the spooky side of Mumbai that has unexplained deaths, black magic, ghostly experiences, and many uncanny stories, you should know the haunted spots in the city in detail. Scroll down to discover the most haunted places in Mumbai, India.

1. Aarey Milk Colony

Buffaloes at Aarey Milk Colony
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The classy tracks of Aarey Milk Colony in Mumbai are known for creepy experiences. While driving on the road of the colony, people have observed a lady in a white saree. The lady has a child with her and asks for a lift. And, after a while, the lady disappears all of a sudden, thereby leaving you scared. People have also reported hearing strange, unusual sounds of crying babies. Due to such spooky experience, the famous colony tops the list of haunted spots in Mumbai.

Aarey Milk Colony

Address: Goregaon East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400065, India

Website: Aarey Milk Colony

Opening hours: 11am - 6pm (daily)

Price: Free entry, 0.3 USD per person for boating/camera

2. Nasserwanj Wadi

Haunted place
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Another haunted spot in Mumbai is Nasserwanj Wadi, which is known to possess the spirit of a murdered man. As per the folklore, a Parsi gentleman, Nasser, owned Nasserwanj Wadi, and someone murdered and buried him in a cabin near the well, in the compound of Nasserwanj Wadi. Often, locals residing here narrate that they have noticed Nasser or his spirit taking a stroll every day within the premises of Naseerwanj Wadi, and keeps an eye on his property.

Nasserwanj Wadi

Address: Gabriel Road, Mahim, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400016

3. St. John's Baptist Church, Andheri

Seepz Church ruins
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This church was constructed in the mid-16th century by the Portuguese Jesuits. During that period, it was open to the public on the feast of John the Baptist. There was also a graveyard in the vicinity. Due to plague in the area in the mid-19th century, people stopped coming to the church and abandoned it completely. Today, it lies in ruins and people believe that it is one of the most haunted places in the City of Dreams. Some people have reported noticing the spirit of a young bride who would scare away visitors visiting the church. Some visitors had mentioned that the lady would appear in a white frock and scare away people visiting the place. People believe that the ghost of a newly married bride, who committed suicide or someone murdered her, wanders around. To help the spirit rest in peace and curb the spooky experiences, a priest performed exorcism here.

St. John's Baptist Church

Address: Seepz Rd D, Seepz, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400096

4. D'Souza Chawl

Haunted chawl
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Even though D'Souza Chawl is an extremely crowded and famous settlement in Mahim, it is known for being a creepy area. Stories tell that a lady while filling the water, fell into the well, which lacked boundary walls, and died in the well as she cried for help. Locals have observed blurry figures and unnatural shadows of a lady moving around the well and the area in its vicinity during the dark hours of the night.

D'Souza Chawl

Address: Mahim, Mumbai

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

5. Marve and Madh Island Road

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Marve and Madh Island is a creepy track in Mumbai that can give you goosebumps with its spine-chilling experiences. People traveling on the track have mentioned observing a girl in a bridal attire wandering on the road and stopping the vehicles asking for help. Locals here believe that, on her wedding night, someone burnt the bride brutally and then dumped her dead body in the mangrove forests nearby.

Marve and Madh Island Road

Address: Mumbai, Maharashtra 400095

6. Tower of Silence

Tower of Silence, Mumbai 12
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The Tower of Silence, which is also called Dakhma, is a raised, round structure present in Malabar Hill in Mumbai and is known for being a haunted place. Parsis use the place for [excarnation, which means for leaving the dead bodies of their expired individuals exposed to the carrion birds, particularly vultures]. Vultures are known to consume the dead bodies before the soul’s final journey to heaven. Dead bodies of expired Parsi people lie in the Tower of Silence in a queue. People who pass this area often experience an uncomfortable feeling or a sense of uneasiness.

Tower of Silence

Address: Doongerwadi Tower of Silence, Parsee Colony, Malabar Hill

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

7. Poonam Chambers, Worli

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Poonam Chambers is a famous commercial complex in Mumbai that witnessed several casualties due to the bomb blast in 1993 and the collapse of the B wing in 1997. Since then, security guards and the individuals who work in the late-night shifts complain of scary experiences, such as hearing uncanny knocks and rattling of the door. Certainly, this scares away people from staying back here.

Poonam Chambers

Address: Dr Annie Besant Rd, Markandeshwar Nagar, Shiv Sagar Estate, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400018

8. Sanjay Gandhi National Park

Road in the Interior of Sanjay Gandhi National Park
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Located in the eco-friendly area, scenic Sanjay Gandhi National Park is a famous tourist attraction in Mumbai and is also known for spooky experiences. Several individuals, including the forest guards of the park, have mentioned noticing a blurred shadow of a hitchhiker that fades away in the air eventually. Despite such spooky experience, the park is quite famous for its scenic beauty and one of the most visited attractions in the city. You can rent a bike or a four-wheeler and explore the park at your pace.

Sanjay Gandhi National Park

Address: Western Express Hwy, Borivali East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400066

Website: Sanjay Gandhi National Park

Opening hours: 7:30am - 6:30pm (daily)

Price: 0.77 USD per adult and 0.41 USD per child

9. Taj Mahal Hotel

Shot of The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel
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Taj Mahal Hotel is a luxury hotel in Mumbai that many people love to visit. However, some people also believe that it is a haunted spot in Mumbai. Stories tell that the architect, who worked and designed this beautiful hotel, killed himself by committing suicide as the design of the hotel varied from its original design layout. People mention that his spirit strolls around in the staircases and corridors harmlessly.

Taj Mahal Hotel

Address: Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001

10. Mukesh Mills

Cinema shooting at Mukesh mill?
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The lethal fire which broke out in Mukesh Mills, a famous movie studio in Mumbai, in 1870, resulted in the death of numerous mill workers, who were burnt alive due to the fire outbreak. The deserted mill is known for being the spot for shooting of Hindi movies. However, people have reported experiencing uncanny sensation and observing mysterious shadows. Many times, the crew members feel uncomfortable carrying out the shooting in the dark hours and request for early pack up.

Mukesh Mills

Address: Narayan A Sawant Road, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400005

Opening hours: 6am - 6pm (daily)

Discover the spooky side of Mumbai

Mumbai is a beautiful city to explore that welcomes plenty of visitors every year. And, if you are planning to visit the City of Dreams soon and are keen on visiting some spooky spots, be courageous to visit these most haunted places in Mumbai, India. You never know, you might be lucky enough to discover an eerie story to share.

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Manjiri Kochrekar is a travel blogger from India. She loves exploring and learning various destinations, their history, culture, and peculiarities. Writing is her passion, which means she enjoys...Read more

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