Kerala is indeed the God’s own country with its lush green landscape, beaches and numerous other travel destination. In addition to being a traveller’s paradise, the south Indian state also holds several secrets of paranormal activities. It doesn’t matter if you are a believer in ghosts or not, the following list of haunted places in Kerala is surely gonna give you some chills
1. Technopark campus at Karyavattom
You wouldn’t believe that the first on the list of haunted places in Kerala is located near the IT hub of Kerala, Technopark. There were several reports of paranormal sightings at the Karyavattom campus road near technopark.
All these reports were associated with the nearby Hymavati pond. The pond was named after a girl who committed suicide by drowning herself to death in the same pond. People say that the spirit of the girl who died without fulfilling her desires still wanders around causing the unexplainable incidents.
2. Lakkidi Gateway
The legend says, a British engineer murdered a man named Karinthandan who showed him the shortest way to Wayanand, a beautiful hill station. In order to attain the fame of being the first person to discover the shortest route, the engineer murdered Karinthandan in cold blood.
Natives believe that the spirit of Karinthanden deliberately misleads tourists away from reaching Wayanad. When troubles became unbearable, a sorcerer was called, who tied the spirit to a tree with an iron chain. The tree with the chain is still visible at Lakkidi.
3. Kadamattom Church
The quaint white church sits sleepily on a hilltop, accompanied with it are the tales of the eventful life of a priest, Kadamattathu Kathanar. Mitigating vengeful spirits, bloodthirsty vampires and monsters with chain are few of the lore associated with the priest.
Though many of these stories are unconfirmed, visitors of the church claimed that they sense some kind of positive energy within its walls. Furthermore, a secret vault still exists inside the church which is locked with 27 locks. The crypt contains manuscripts upon which tantric mantras and magical spells are inscribed. People believe one shouldn’t utter even a single word from them without knowing counterspells. Fascinating, isn’t it?
4. The mysterious door at Padmanabhaswamy temple
The temple was recently in the news for being the wealthiest place of worship in the world. Padmanabhaswamy temple holds a staggering documented assets worth $22 billion. That being said, there are several vaults containing gold and numerous rare jewels yet to be opened and archived.
However, the riches of the temple is not the factor that arouses our curiosity but a mysterious door. The steel door of a vault is having two big Cobra portraits on it and this door has no nuts, bolts or even latches. It is just a plain chunk of steel.
According to the legends, if anyone tries to force open this door, which is tied with a magical spell on it, the whole city will get flooded. Got a bit of Indiana Jones deja vu?
5. Bonacaud Bungalow
This bungalow is located in the midst of once majestic Bonacaud tea plantation. The road to the bungalow is fairly rough with picturesque landscape on either side. You might even encounter wild animals on the way if you’re lucky enough.
People say, during British rule, the proprietor of the estate stayed in the mansion. But, one night both his kids died under mysterious circumstances. Following the traumatic event, the couple returned to London. Ever since there were reports of sighting of an apparition of a young boy wandering through the mansion premises.
Due to the rising fear among natives, the place was abandoned and even today people won’t go anywhere near to the bungalow at night.
6. Perandoor canal
The canal connects Kerala’s most developed city, Kochi. Yet, there are several stories circulating among people that the canal is haunted by the ghost of Vaduthala Mathai. The Raja of Edapally sentenced to execute Mathai after he was found guilty of abusing an young girl.
The convict was hanged near the canal and since that day locals experienced several paranormal activities. This story is so engraved on the minds of the fishermen residing in that area, they make offerings to the spirits on several occasions.
7. Lodge Heather No 928 C
You may all heard about freemasonry. Freemasonry in India dates back to the 18th century, a time when they were extending their roots across the country. As a part of stretching their boundary, they set up several lodges throughout the country where they hold secret meetings.
The last on the list of most haunted places in Kerala is a lodge of that kind. In Munnar, a lodge was set up by the freemasons and was named Lodge Heather No 928 C. Natives believe several occult activities including satan worship was practised there. Some even say that the name Munnar literally translates to 3 sixes (666), a number infamous in Christian beliefs.
And it does not come as a surprise that the locals call Lodge Heather 928 SC as ‘Mandavettikovil’ or the place where people are beheaded. Also, a story of headless foreigner is common among the area.
That was the list of most haunted places in Kerala. In an age of technology and modernization, all these stories should be taken with a pinch of salt. But if you are an adventure traveller, then you must visit these places. Read the list of most mysterious places in India.