Haunted Places in Bhubaneswar | Scary Capital of Odissa

The capital of the state of Odissa in India, Bhubaneswar, is one of the most ancient cities in the country. With hundreds of temples dating back all the way to the 11th century, one can really feel the maturity of the buildings as they walk through the streets of the city. Renowned as ‘The City of Temples’, Bhubaneswar is a destination that will tease your cultural knowledge and take you to a simple time in history. As a growing metropolis city, Bhubaneswar can balance the ancient values and customs along with modern development extremely well – however; we would like to stress on its antiqueness at this point. Owing to this very characteristic of Bhubaneswar, there are quite a few spooky spots that are known to be haunted in and around the city.


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With the changing mindset of people from customs to practicality, the haunted places in Bhubaneswar would be ideal to address the beliefs of the people regardless of which era they belong to! With stories of the supernatural and tales of the paranormal, here are a few places that are said to be haunted in Bhubaneswar. Do you have what it takes?


State Highway:

Highways are definitely one of the most haunted places in India. Located at merely 50 kilometers from the city of Bhubaneswar, one of the highway curves is said to be the spot where a woman was killed and whose spirit still haunts this place. This highway curve is also prone to accidents. Witnesses say that there is a lady who usually asks for a lift at this spot, but when a vehicle stops, she disappears into thin air. If the vehicle doesn’t stop, they say that she sneaks into your car and makes creepy noises until you get off the highway. Sometimes though, she stays out of your car, and as you zoom the past, you can hear a deafening scream followed by spine-chilling giggles!

Architecture of Bhubaneswar.

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Regional Institute of Education:

This is located in the city of Bhubaneswar where students have committed suicide. Locals have reported seeing apparitions on the rooftops in the middle of the night, and some have even heard screams and cried from the Institute at night!

There are several places around Bhubaneswar and in the state of Odissa that are not for the faint-hearted! The stories that locals tell you will captivate and transport you to a frightening imagination.

If you are looking for nearby places with scary stories, read about haunted places in Puri.

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