Uttarakhand has long been known as Land of Gods and is popular for its pristine beauty. The waterfalls, snowcapped mountain peaks and scenic sunrises and sunsets have attracted many tourists. However, recently the state government has recorded a downfall in the number of tourists coming to Uttarakhand. Hence as a measure to improve the economy of the state, the government is introducing a newly revised list of tourist hotspots. The list of these new tourist spots is going to include spooky places in the state.
Uttarakhand has a rich heritage to offer to its tourists. It has many religious pilgrim places. And an equal number of hill stations also are the most popular in the entire world. However, there are quite a number of eerie places in Uttarakhand too. They have many ghostly tales associated with them. Any adventure loving explorer will be dragged to this place to uncover the mystery of these places. But they have never been officially promoted. While Delhi Khooni Darwaza and Bhangarh attract even TV show hosts, the Uttarakhand haunted places remain unknown. Spooky Uttarakhand spots include around 15 haunted places of Uttarakhand.
1. Hotel Savoy
The bewitched Hotel Savoy is believed to be haunted by the ghost of Lady Frances Garnet Orme. The story goes that Hotel Savoy built by Irish barrister from Lucknow was a favorite European vacation destination. Elites preferred spending their summers in Mussoorie at this majestic hotel. In 1920 Miss Frances Garnett-Orme along with Miss Eva Mountstephen came to Hotel Savoy. She was later found dead and her murderer remained unidentified. Later another death, Betsy Ward, was found dead in the bath tub of room 505 of Hotel Savoy. Ghastly sounds, a gun on the wall, an aimlessly walking ghost all add to the uncanny feel of Hotel Savoy. Agastha Christie has written a novel inspired by the eerie incidents in Hotel Savoy, Mussoorie.
2. Lambi Dehar Mines
It is a deserted ruin of an old mine. In the 1990s there were about 50,000 workers working here. There were cases of mysterious deaths and thus the mines were closed. This place has become haunted place because of the torment and cursed deaths. Thick forests, steep valleys, biting cold, cutting the wind and dead silence makes this one of the world’s most haunted place. Cars go off control and a mysterious helicopter crash also occurred. The mines are dark long tunnels. There are stories about a witch who runs down the mountains screaming. People stay away from the cursed mines. However, it is not known by many people and thus is undiscovered by the enthusiasts.
Another Uttarakhand haunted spot is the Pahari Wilson’s house.
The government is working on finding out more such places. They plan to promote Uttarakhand haunted places to attract foreign tourists. The lately revealed places already can send a chill through the spine of any horror lover.