Ghost tourism: Haunted railway station to be open for tourists in West Bengal

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The station was abandoned for more than 40 years.

Many of us love reading about paranormal activities. Some of us even love the idea of visiting places that have a haunted past.

But there’s hardly a place in Indian where ghost tourism is official, until now!

Located around 260 km from Kolkata, Begunkodar railway station in Purulia district has remained abandoned for more than four decades.

Wondering why?

The locals claim that this place has been haunted since 1960s and people have experienced paranormal activities. Commuters started spotting a woman in white saree walking along the railway tracks and then disappearing.

With time, it became more regular and all the railway employees refused to work there. One still remained back but dead the following day.

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The station was abandoned for more than 40 years. In 2009, Mamata Banerjee who was then the railway minister discarded the rumours and reopened the railway station.

According to reports, few trains did stop there but people were still scared to go at that place.

A Kolkata-based paranormal research body realised the potential of attracting travellers to this place and has decided to put Begunkodar in the state’s ghost tourism map.

The team will soon start guided tour to this haunted railway station. The tourists will be offered a package that will include travel, hotel accommodation and a midnight visit to the station.

The tourist will also be a part of a story telling session where they will know more about the haunted stories of Begunkodar.

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