The Morgan House

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The Morgan House as it is called was built in the 1930s. Given its pretty location, it would be hard to tell that it is a haunted house until you learn about its history behind it. The Morgan House Kalimpong or Morgan House is a mansion of British colonial architecture built by an English jute baron Mr George Morgan in the 1930s on the hill station of Kalimpong, Kalimpong district, West Bengal. Today, the mansion is a hotel managed by West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation. Earlier this property was also known as Singamari Tourist Lodge or Durpin Tourist Lodge.

Morgan House was once occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Morgan, who lived on the property shortly after getting married.

The legend states that Mr. Morgan used to torture his wife, causing her to fall into a state of sorrow and unhappiness. Eventually, Mrs. Morgan died, and Mr. Morgan abandoned the property.

For decades, the home was in a state of disrepair, until the Indian government took control of it. Now, it’s run as a boutique hotel, though people still report hearing the tapping of Mrs. Morgan’s heels in the hallways.

The Morgan House is located 75 km from Siliguri, 75 km fromĀ Gangtok by road, and 52 km from Darjeeling. By train, tourists can alight at New Jalpaiguri, and air fliers can take the flight to Bagdogra. This ethereal and mysterious destination is just an 8-minute drive from The Elgin Silver Oaks, Kalimpong.

Address:Ā Chandraloke, Kalimpong, West Bengal 734301

Feature image credits: Subhrajyoti07, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

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