13 Most Haunted Places in Pune

Pune, known as Poona until 1978. It is the second-largest city in the Indian State of Maharashtra after Mumbai and the eighth most populous city in India. The hometown of Marathas and a centre of power for the Maratha Empire, the presence of the numerous mansion in Pune links to its rich and glorious past. But, the city is a full of numerous haunted forts, places, mansions, roads and bridges. Want to read more about the haunted places in Pune, here is a dreadful description.


The Shaniwarwada Fort

Haunted Fort in Pune
Shaniwarwada is a historical fort situated inside the city of Pune in Maharashtra, that was built around the year 1732. A large part of the fort was destroyed by an unexplained fire in 1828, what remains today has been turned into a tourist attraction. The Shaniwarwada Fort is a grandeur that is popular for its complex structure and carvings. But, this fort is haunted by the ghost that cries for help.
Legend has it that Narayan Rao Peshwa, the young prince, was tragically stabbed to death by a masked person claimed to be a courtier. The cries of the Peshwa, calling for help, saying ‘Kaka mala vachva’ or ‘Uncle, save me!’ can be heard till date on every full moon night. The sound and light show is being revived to entertain the tourists who have began to venture into this Wada.

Pune Cantonment

Haunted Building in Pune
The haunting of Pune Cantonment, also known as Pune Camp, is accounted that the restless spirits of warriors haunt this place. Several instances of ghosts of soldiers who lost their lives in the numerous wars still haunt the area. There are also stories of strange sounds, shrieks and apparitions that experienced by locals and visitors. A old house is believed to be the centre of all paranormal activity in this area. People who have tried to enter have come out within minutes and reporting an invisible existence that gives the feeling of uneasiness.

Chandan Nagar

Horror Place in Pune
Chandan Nagar is one of the most ordinary place in Pune and it is believed to be the most haunted places. It is believed that the hauntings began when a construction site collapsed in the area, resulting in the death of a little girl. It is said that the girl’s spirit never left the area. A beautiful girl in a white frock bouncing around with a cute doll in her hand and when approached, she has little-too-serene a smile on her face. She never answers the questions about her identity but skips to another location with some bouncy steps. The locals here prefer not to step out in the late night in this locality.

The Victory Theater

Haunted Theater in Pune
The Victory Theater is an old Theater in Pune that is haunted by the notorious spirits. Many cine-goers who have gone to watch a movie in this theatre have heard alarming screams and evil laughter while they were immersed in the movie. Some people have also felt the seats rattling but couldn’t find anything upon inspection. If you want to combine horror and thrill along with your movie for free,  then this is the perfect place for you.

Sinhagad Fort

Haunted Fort in Pune
Sinhagad is an ancient fort that has seen several battles, including the Battle of Sinhagad of 1670. The fort's strategic hilltop location makes it a popular picnic destination seem like a fun place during the day, but turns into one of the most haunted places in night. The villagers that live in near Sinhagad Fort claim to the war cries of dead soldiers still echoes, that were died while fighting with the enemies. The other story is that a school bus carrying 60 children fell of the cliff killing everyone. The infatuated spirits of kids haunt the premises of Sinhagad fort.

Sinhgad College of Engineering

The Haunted Campus in Pune
Sinhgad Engineering College is believed to be the most haunted place in Pune. It is being preyed upon by the ghost of an engineering student who took his own life due to his failures in exams. Being pushed by an unknown entity and slapped around with an unnatural force is a regular incident for students who roam into the premises of this huge college in the night.

Choice Hostel

Haunted Hostel in Pune
Choice Hostel is the most expensive boy's hostel in the city and kids from rich and affluent families come to stay here while they complete their studies. Many of occupants claim the most expensive Choice hostel is haunted. Some occupants have reported seeing a woman in a red saree roaming the corridors. They say that they have been woken several times by the tinkling of anklets or sometimes blood-curdling screams of the woman in the middle of the night. The paranormal activities reach their height during Saturdays, the day on which most of the hauntings have been reported.

Spooky house at MG Road

The Haunted House
The haunted house is located near Hotel Grand at MG road in Pune. It is believed that a girl was murdered inside the house and her ghost lives on to this day. Residents in the surrounding area have reported having heard blood-curdling screams coming from inside the residence in the middle of the night. Soft whisperings of a girl suddenly change into scream and then transform into loud cackles.

The Mansion, Residency Road

Haunted Mansion in Pune
The residency road mansion in Pune is haunted by a witch. As per the locals, A lady used to practice black magic and passed away in the mansion. After her death, queer happenings like eerie noises and inauspicious laughter started emanating from the mansion. A group of people also described an incident where they saw a woman sitting on top of the house, staring straight at them. Upon looking back, she had vanished. Paranormal investigators also reported a heavy negative presence inside the mansion.

Khadki War Cemetery

Ghosts of Soldiers in Pune
Khadki War Cemetery is one of the funniest ghost stories in the entire country where the dead soldiers wander. The cemeteries looks serene during the day but the abnormal activities increase in the night. It is said that the dead soldiers from Eastern and Western Africa were buried in the cemetery while the Indians were not allowed space. Therefore, the Indians built a beautiful cemetery of their own in a plot of land nearby. The passers have heard marching footsteps of soldiers and noises the ghosts from both cemeteries go on a battle every night. This area is not visited after sunset.

Symbiosis Road, Viman Nagar

Haunted Road in Pune
Symbiosis Road is one of the most beautiful and picturesque roads to drive in the city but it is another haunted place in Pune. Being one of the most beautiful roads in the city it is quite popular among tourists but as the night falls really scary things happen here according to the locals. The locals try to avoid the place as much as possible, especially during the night and full-moon nights pedestrians have fainted on the road for no apparent reason and dogs start to bark at and chase empty spaces.

Lady Halima Begum Urdu Primary School, Kondhwa

Haunted Classroom in Pune
The story of the ghost at Lady Halima Begum Urdu Primary School is that students saw an egg-shaped ghost, white in colour, with red eyes were coming out of a blackboard. This led to panic and an almost instantaneous emptying of the school. Different students also reported incidents where they found notes like ‘You will die soon’ written on their notebooks. One of the students also reported that he fainted in the school for no apparent reason!

Holkar Bridge

A Haunted Bridge in Pune
The list of haunted places in Pune is not complete without the mention of Holkar Bridge. This bridge was constructed by Madharao Peshwa in the early 19th century and named after Yashwantrao Holkar. There is a cemetery beneath the bridge and the numerous strange encounters here made local residents avoid this bridge during late hours. A number of suicides have been committed at this point and the passersby claim to see the lurking spirits of the dead. Such freaky sightings on Holkar Bridge have resulted in many accidents as well.