Pondicherry, the largest French colony in India, is one of the seven union territories of India. Like every other city in India, Pondicherry is also famous for its culture and charm. Located close to the state of Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry is a small town that has a long interesting history of trade and war.
There are some interesting places to visit in Pondicherry that have their own historic sagas. But other than this there is another side to the city that is quite creepy. The city is loaded with spooky places which are believed to be haunted by spirits. Here are some of the Haunted Places in Pondicherry. So, let’s read them out!
Haunted Places in Pondicherry
1.Haunted House Near Pondicherry Museum
A house located next to the Pondicherry Museum is reported to be haunted by a lady who was brutally attacked by her brother-in-law back in 1999. Parvathi, the victim, was a beautiful girl and a sister of 3 younger brothers.
She belonged to a very decent and rich family. She loved her husband Ravi during her college days. The incident took place a few months after Parvathi married Ravi Shah.
Ravi’s brother Kamal had an eye for Parvathi. Kamal Shah attacked her by hitting on the back of her head with a piece of brick and then with the log. He then raped and murdered her. Kamal was sentenced to death by hanging.
Ravi Shah and her mother Padmavati also sentenced to prison for running away and destroying the evidence. According to reports, Kamal was of an unstable mind and was undergoing treatment at a local hospital.
The house is now abandoned for almost 20 years. Until now this house is locked and it looks like haunted. Locals have reported seeing shadowy figures, visions of faces appearing on the wall of the house.
Legends have their say that the unfortunate soul still walks the halls and the grounds near the house. Ever since the house is considered to be one of the most haunted places in Pondicherry.
Location: Near Easwaran Kovil Street, Canteen St., Puducherry, 605001
2. Pondicherry Beach Road
Pondicherry, as designed by the French, is divided into two parts: White town or French town and Tamil town. The White town was solely reserved for the white French people who had settled here.
Till date, the French town retains much of its French flavour. The town consists of houses that are normally colonial style with long compounds and walls. The Beach road also offers sea-face wide roads and pavements with buildings on both sides. This attracts the majority of tourists. Apart from all these positivities, the French town is sometimes accused as residents for ghosts and evils.
One of the political parties in Pondicherry had their office near this road and due to disuse for several years the office was totally damaged. Rumour has it say that someone was killed in the upper eastern section of the building and that part remains abandoned.
Later, the political party sold their property to one of the richest persons in Pondy. He renovated the building, but, the evil remained in that place.
This particular place is different from the rest and people can measure the depth of the evil. People, nearby, claim that they have seen a spirit peering through the window of that building. And after a minute or so, the shadow vanishes in thin air. Don’t get too close to the place after sunset!
Location: Beach Road, White Town, Puducherry, 605001
3. Two-Lane East Coast Road – Haunted Highway. [Chennai to Pondicherry]
When making your road trip to Pondicherry from Chennai, you will definitely come across the two-lane East Coast road. The East Coast Road (ECR) also known as State Highway 49, is a two-lane highway that provides a butter-like smooth ride and is considered to be driver’s glee during the daytime.
The road with pleasing sceneries on its either side turns into the scariest haunted road after sunset.
A girl appears as a spirit in the middle of the road causing the drivers to lose control over their vehicles. The sudden distraction of the girl makes the life of the driver traumatic, leading to deadly accidents. It has been said that the girl died in a road accident on this very location and her spirit has haunted this place since then.
There are also plenty of shadowy figures and strange mists seen after the sunset and the paranormal gets worse with late hours of the night. Some say they have also heard a toddler crawling in the middle of the road.
According to locals, to take revenge for her death, she scares drivers in the night. Several drivers and passengers have lost their lives and some turned to mental patients.
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