Lahore is the capital city of Punjab with over 13 Million population and is best known for its extraordinary hospitality, food, traditional architecture, and culture. But most people may not be aware that Lahore is also very popular for having some of the most haunted places across the country that will put your bravery to the test.
Lahore’s Sheikhupura Fort is rumored to be the most haunted place not just in Lahore, but across the whole country. The fort was built during the reign of Emperor Jahangir. The Tuzk-e-Jahangiri mentions that the Emperor assigned the job of constructing the Fort to Sikandar Moeen on his hunting trip to Hiran Minar in 1607AD, however, there is no conclusive evidence supporting this claim. Now, the fort is in very bad shape and littered with garbage. The government also doesn’t seem to be interested to restore the fort and is closed to the general public. It is believed that the spirits of the Queens, still live there.
Victoria Girls High School (Nau Nihal Singh Haveli)
The Nau Nihal Haveli which is now a primary school for girls is one of the few remaining royal residences from the Sikh period. The Haveli is located within the walled city of Lahore between Bhatti gate and Morri Gate in an area called ‘Bhaiyon Ka Maidan.’ Maharaja Ranjit Singh built this beautiful haveli for his grandson, Nau Nihal Singh. The building structure is truly breathtaking, it has over 40 rooms, chambers, halls, and jharokas, which looks very fun but it also has bloody tales of treachery and wicked murder tales. People say that there is a basement and many rooms where the spirits of Maharajas and Maharani live, they are also closed to the public. The most chilling part of the story is the Rang Mahal which is decorated with frescoes, mirrors and painted stuccos. This is believed to be the room haunted by the spirit of Nau Nihal Singh himself, who died under a very mysterious. circumstances.
The Moti Masjid was constructed in the 17th century by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and is located inside the Lahore Fort. The Mosque got its unique name due to its pearl-like structure. It is said by the locals that a large community of Jinns are living inside the mosque and are also married to humans with whom they have off-springs as well. The mosque is however closed to the general public but still many people have seen multitudes of people praying inside the mosque.
Lahore College Women’s University, Shakuntala’s Room:
You may have heard the legendary love story of Shakuntala and the mighty King Dushyant from the Mahabharata, which tells us how they both met each other and fell in love with each other at first sight, and got married in secret. It is said that Shakuntla hanged herself with a tree branch and this tree was placed right where the LCWU building stands today, and there is a room exactly where the tree was. The tree was cut down while constructing the building, however, the tree grew again within just a few weeks. It is rumored that Shakuntla’s spirit still lives there and the room is never occupied by the people.
The Basement of Fatima Memorial College Hostel:
The basement of the Fatima Memorial College Hostel used to be a prison for women. It is said that many women and children have died in that prison and their bodies were not even picked up for several days. Now, people claim they often hear screams and different voices at night, and some people also claimed to see things they can’t even describe.