Barrackpore: Barrackpore, is the headquarters of the Barrackpore subdivision in the city of Kolkata, and is situated in North Kolkata. Barrackpore is a part of the area covered by the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority. Barrackpore, the town located in the northern part of the bustling Kolkata city, has long been popular among the historians and enthusiasts for its rich historical significance.
This town was once a military and administrative centre under British rule, and by the turn of the 19th century became a major site of rebellion among the Indians who dared to stand up against their British counterparts. Needless to say, that’s how the town got its unique name- a name one hears and remembers. The name Barrackpore may have originated from the English word barracks, as it was the site of the first cantonment of the British East India Company.
Barrackpore, a town some 27 km away from Kolkata, is a mecca of haunted sites that has long puzzled its residents as well as ghost hunters. Khardah House, near the bank of river Ganges in Barackpore is considered as one of the most haunted places in Kolkata. The house has much lately been in news for the unusual happenings that has been occurring and can give you shivers, while in its proximity. Imagine a house, drowned in magnificence; Ancient and rustic, crawled with creepers; nested in a rare seclusion, along with the banks of river Ganga. What might go wrong? Everything, if the house in question is the Khardah house one of the top contenders in the list of the most haunted places in Kolkata. The 200-year-old ex-office of British fire brigade speaks volumes when it comes to paranormal activities.From items toppling off the shelves on their own to strange unnatural sounds and cold vibes, the residents living in the vicinity have long been bewildered by the strange presence that refuses to die. The infamous house had disrupted the day-to-day life of neighbouring people.
It is advisable not to be in the vicinity of the place in odd hours. Apart from Khardah house there are many other famous haunted places in Kolkata, where you can experience lot of paranormal activities which can get you knee shivers to bloody screams. Some of them are National Library, Putulbari-the house of dolls, South park street cemetery and The Hastings house.