India’s Most Haunted: Sanjay Van in Delhi
A lady in a white sari is often spotted here and before you know it, she disappears.
| Published: February 9, 2016 12:16 PM IST
Published: February 9, 2016 12:16 PM IST | Updated: February 9, 2016 12:16 PM IST
What’s so intriguing about a haunted place that draws us to it to explore the spooky tale we’ve heard about it? Perhaps the inquisitiveness to know the unknown or the thrill and chill to find out if it really is true what they say. It surely makes for an epic experience and a story we may never forget. So far as part of our India’s most haunted series we’ve told you about Shaniwar Wada in Pune, the haunted Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad, the spooky Writers’ Building in Kolkata, the terrifying tale of Goa’s Janki Bandh Bridge and the haunted Bhangarh Fort in Rajasthan where visitors aren’t allowed after sunset. Today, we tell you about a haunted place in the captial, the Sanjay Van.
Visit this forest in south Delhi during the day and you will see lush greenery all around you with birds chirping creating a paradise for nature lovers as this forest is one of the most thickly wooded areas of the city and home to several species of birds such as Asian koel, white breasted kingfisher, purple sunbird and more. A walk through it during winters is perfect to explore its thorny vegetation and rest under the shade of its trees. But the night has an altogether story to tell. The eerie, spooky beings that it is known for venture in the darkness roaming without abandon in the thick of the forest.
Spread over 10 sq km, the forest has many graves and majaars of Sufi saints and also broken ramparts of Qila Rai Pithora. Several tales of people feeling the presence of something unknown, hearing cries and laughter when no one is around and spotting a lady in a white sari who then vanishes into thin air aren’t uncommon. Though many may not venture into a forest at night, these tales have further cordoned off others. But if you are willing to brave the night, we wish you luck.
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