Haunted, Abandoned Mansion in Pune, India

Taljai Hill’s Haunted Mansion

Perched high upon a dry hill dotted with gnarled, skeletal looking trees sits a ruin that has become rather infamous amongst those who live in Pune, India. Here, on Taljai Hill, is a long abandoned mansion that has slowly been engulfed by rumors that it is haunted.

Ruins of a haunted abandoned mansion in Pune, India.
Ruins of one of the most haunted places in Pune, India, a former mansion.

Today the future of this infamous ruined mansion remains unclear. The land exists upon is slowly being surrounded by new urban development including new homes and a brand new cricket ground. This hasn’t prevented some superstitious locals from keeping their distance and avoiding the mansion completely after the sun sets.

Ghost Stories of Pune’s Haunted Mansion

The mansion’s origins date back to the 1900s when it was gifted to a high up official who worked for the local royalty. The man who owned this mansion, Surdar Thuve, took a liking to the finer things in life. Supposedly he would throw lavish parties and overindulge in both alcohol and the company of women.

Haunted mansion in Pune, India.
Pune, India’s haunted and abandoned mansion.

The main ghostly legend that is associated with the mansion is directly related to these promiscuous activities. It is said that after a dancer refused Thuve’s romantic advances he resorted to murder. This woman was killed and hacked into small pieces within the home. The guilt-ridden murderer and owner of the mansion then resorted to suicide to alleviate his grief. Surdar Thuve is said to have hanged himself within the mansion.

Abandoned mansion in Pune.
A tower from a mansion that has now fallen into disrepair and claimed to be haunted.

He is now rumored to haunt the premises along with the dancer that he murdered. Some claim to have capture sight of this man’s shadow passing through the crumbling ruins of his former home. Others have heard the distinct noise of Indian dancer’s bells ringing through the silence of the empty night coming from within this haunted mansion.

Abandoned mansion at night.
The abandoned mansion ruin by night.

Visiting the Haunted, Abandoned Mansion in Pune, India

Pune’s haunted and abandoned mansion is currently open to the public at all hours of the day and night. It is right alongside of a brand new cricket ground, and as a result, is quite a busy location during the day. As night falls, many people vacate the area. The structure of the ruin is small, yet interesting to explore.

Haunted place in Pune, India.
Visiting the ghosts of one of Pune’s most haunted places.

If you are interested in other haunted locations within Pune, India, I recommend checking out Holkar Bridge.

Thanks for reading!

xoxo

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Comments (2)

  • Posted by rob combs on May 1, 2019

    Amy; do any of these lost spirits ever follow you back home? I know some ghost hunters here in Louisiana; and they HAVE been…..

      Posted by Amy on May 2, 2019

      Hi Rob, I do not believe anything has followed me or Jarrad home (yet). But I have heard similar stories about this happening, thanks for sharing.

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