The incomplete architecture of this place has a spellbinding story, no matter which one you choose to believe- historical or horror!
Do you wish to experience the adrenaline rush you had while watching Bhool Bhulaiyya once again? If yes, then the incomplete architectural heritage, Footi Kothi, should be next on your list of thrilling tourist destinations! A hidden gem located in Indore, the construction of this building began in 1886, however, it was never completed. Grab a bowl of popcorn and hold onto your horror movie-partner, for we are going to dish out the details and the trepidation shall commence!
Developed under Shivaji Rao Holkar
Named after its incomplete architecture, Indore's Footi Kothi was developed under King Shivaji Rao Holkar. The construction of this Kothi began in 1886, however, the work was stopped in 1902 when British officers became aware of its real purpose- attacking the British cantonment situated in Mhow. Today, around 300 rooms, which are located in the basement of Footi Kothi, are kept under lock and key.
Several myths have originated around this place, the most famous being that the construction stopped because a supernatural force blew the main gate, every time it was plastered. The eerie aura that surrounds the grips of this place is something that can be felt with every word of the folklore narrated by the locals.
Whether the stories about the haunted corridors of Footi Kothi have any substance or not, can be judged only when you visit this place. The red-bricked and picturesque ruins of Footi Kothi await your visit, whenever you are in the locale. Also, don't forget to make your way upstairs unless you want to miss out on a panoramic view!
Location: Sukh Niwas Road