Real Life Jail Experience in Haldwani Jail of Uttarakhand

Travel enthusiast who wanted to enjoys unique and most unusual stays, then you can check out the Jail Stay in Haldwani.

In Uttarakhand, tourists are all set to experience ‘real jail’ time by spending Rs 500 for a night. You will be provided real prison uniform and food made in jail kitchen.

Work is still on progress at Uttarakhand's Haldwani prison to convert an abandoned portion of the premises as accommodation for "tourists" looking for a real "jail feel" or those advised by astrologers to spend time in prison to ward off "bandhan yog" in their horoscopes that prophesies a period of incarceration.

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About the Haldwani Jail

The Haldwani prison was built in 1903, is now over 100 years old and a section of its building is being prepared to receive guests and tourists. The section consists of the old armoury with six staff quarters, all of which had been abandoned for a long time. The jail often received “orders” from officials to allow “recommended persons” to spend time at the prison.

The initiative seemed to have an astrological aspect to it as a few people are advised by astrologers to spend time in prison to ward off ‘bandhan yog’, a belief that prophesizes that the person in question will be incarcerated at some point in the future. 

As told to TOI, The prison’s deputy jail superintendent Satish Sukhija  - "All such cases are mainly of people whose astrologers predict that a jail term is inevitable as per the planetary positions in their horoscope."

The official also revealed that the ‘tourist prisoners’ are provided with food and clothing from the prison. The clothes are real prison uniforms as well.

Haldwani Jail

What is Bandhan Yog?

Bandhan yog in Indian astrological charts usually refers to a bit of jail time, which, according to beliefs can be prevented by taking recommended measures.

According to astrologer Mrityunjay Ojha - when three celestial bodies are placed in an unfavourable position in one’s birth chart, it becomes an equation that predicts the person may have to undergo imprisonment. In such a situation, we usually advise the subject to spend a night in jail and have the meal provided to inmates so as to bypass the bad effects.

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