Kalka-Shimla Railways Tunnel No. 33 (Barog Tunnel No. 33) – One of most haunted places in India
Kalka-Shimla Railways, one of the beautiful railways in North-West India which cover mostly mountain route from Kalka to Shimla. Being a beautiful hilly area, Shimla play an important role in British India and in 1864 Shimla became the summer capital of British India and the headquarters of the British Army India. British government had started Kalka-Shimla Railways in 1891. It is said that everyone who wants to visit Shimla must preferred Kalka-Shimla Railways for travelling. Beside of its beauty, Kalka-Shimla Railways is also known for haunted Kalka-Shimla Railways Tunnel No. 33 (Barog Tunnel No. 33). What had happened there which made it one of the most haunted places in India.
Barog is a station in Solan district in hilly area of Himachal Pradesh. Barog Station named after a British engineer, Colonel Barog who was also involved in construction of track. Colonel Barog who was an engineer had designed Barog Tunnel No. 33 near the Barog railway station. He starts digging the tunnel from both sides of mountain, to speed-up the construction. But he made a mistake in calculation and it was found that two ends of tunnel did not come to meet. In response to that British government fined 1 Rupee to Colonel Barog. As Colonel Barog was unable to tolerate the embarrassment, he committed suicide. His body buried near the incomplete tunnel.
The Barog Tunnel No. 33 is the longest tunnel in the Kalka-Shimla Railway having length of 1.2 K.M. approx. With the speed of 25 KM/H, Kalka-Shimla Railways take about 2.5 minutes to cross the tunnel. People had experience some unusual thing and some paranormal activates when travelling through Kalka-Shimla Railways Tunnel No. 33 (Barog Tunnel No. 33). It is said that people feel the Ghost of an English person in tunnel, although it not harm anyone but some people says that he wants to contact them.
There is many more ghost story of an old lady and person seeking for lighter near Barog station but no evidence was found.