There are many places in India which were once very popular and glorious but now are left due to war, deaths, calamities, etc. These once magnificent places which was of so much importance is not maintained or managed in today’s fast growing technological world. Our lives have become so busy that we forget about the ancient glory of our country. There are so many places which are abandoned you can visit and explore.

Some of the abandoned places in India are:

  1. Bhangarh.
  2. Ross Island.
  3. Vijayanagara.
  4. Shettihalli Church.
  5. Kalavatin Durg.



Bhangarh Fort is one of the Navaratnas of Akbar’s courts. Man Singh built the fort in Rajasthan. Many people believe that the fort is haunted and no one is allowed to stay overnight at the fort; This makes the fort more suspicious. There are superstitions such as no one is authorized to build any houses which are taller than the fort or the shadows of these houses must not fall on the fort, if it does fall or if they make a house taller than the fort then it is believed that destruction would fall on the city.

There are also many stories behind the myth, which makes it more interesting and curious for us to visit the Bhangarh Fort.

Ross Island:

Ross Island

Ross Island is one of the islands of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Due to the common calamities which occurred on the island, there were many deaths, and people started of abandon this island. Subhas Chandra Bose used this island with the help of Japanese to get rid of the British in India.



The Vijayanagar Empire was established by Harihara the first of the Sanagama Dynasty. The Empire named after the cities capital Vijayanagara is magnificent. The ruins of this empire are now in Hampi. The ruins of this empire are now a world heritage, and the empire was once very densely populated.   There are many writings of European travelers and other scripts written in the local language which provides light to their culture and life back in those days.

Shettihalli Church:

Shettihalli Church

The Shettihali Rosary Church is in Karnataka. Built in Karnataka by the French Missionaries, the church abandoned because of the construction of a dam called Hemavati. The church gets flooded every year during the monsoon seasons. Many tourists visit this abandoned church to admire its architecture. In the months of July to October this church is flooded, and in the months between Dec to May the water flows off, and you can see the magnificent construction of the church.

Kalavatin Durg:

Kalavatin Durg

Kalavatin Durg is also known as the Prabalgad Fort. It is said to be one of the dangerous forts to go in India. The Durg built in Maharashtra between the Matheran and Panvel is at the height of 2300 feet above the ground in the Western Ghats.

There are many other brilliant abandoned places in India which bring out the rich culture and heritage of India which goes way back into the History. The government must take appropriate steps to protect and maintain such places as it symbolizes our culture.