Lothian Cemetery: A Haunted Place of Delhi, India

Lothian Cemetery: A Haunted Place of Delhi, India

The Lothian Cemetery

Deep in the heart of Delhi, India lies an unsuspectingly creepy, little cemetery. The Lothian Cemetery is the oldest of the Christian burial grounds within the city of Delhi. It accepted interments from 1808 to 1867. However, it is rumored to have been used as a burial ground for many years before this. Its land was a former Muslim cemetery, used to hold many distinguished individuals, before being taken over to primarily bury English soldiers.

Lothian Cemetery, haunted place in Delhi, India.
Strolling through the haunted Lothian Cemetery of Delhi, India.

Due to the Lothian Cemetery’s age, historical turbulence and ghastly appearance it has accumulated a number of ghost stories.

Tombstone in Lothian Cemetery of Delhi, India.
Writing upon one of the aging tombstones of the Lothian Cemetery.

Haunted Stories of the Lothian Cemetery

The Lothian Cemetery’s most famed ghost is that of a headless British soldier, best known as Sir Nicholas. This unfortunate soul became trapped at the cemetery after taking his own life and being buried there. Sir Nicholas is said to have shot himself in the head after finding out that the Indian woman he had fallen in love with was already married to another. He is said to now walk the cemetery headless, or sometimes clutching his own decapitated head, calling out in search of his lost love.

Ghosts of Delhi cemetery.
Looking for the cemeteries many ghosts.

Another ghostly apparition is commonly sighted wandering the cemetery. This one is that of a young boy. He has been known to ask visitors for assistance in finding his parents before disappearing shortly after.

Oldest Christian burial ground in Delhi, India.
A crumbling tombstone in Delhi’s oldest Christian burial ground.

Our final ghost story relates to some unruly spirits that are disgruntled with their current burial status. Since the original cemetery was disturbed to make way for new interments, a number of spirits are now said to rise at night for retribution. Often picking fights with the spirits of others said to wander the area.

Graves in Delhi cemetery.
The many graves of the Lothian Cemetery.

Visiting the Lothian Cemetery in Delhi, India

The Lothian Cemetery is a place containing much historic value within Delhi, India. It is in the midst of being restored as many of its grave markers are faded and worn by India’s harsh elements. You’ll find the cemetery at Netaji Subhash Marg, Priyadarshini Colony, Kashmere Gate, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India. Entrance is free and the location is open daily.

Lothian Cemetery in Delhi, India.
A large tree growing amongst the Lothian Cemetery’s graves.

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