As we all are aware of the fact that the Internet has 3 layers:

Surface Web
Deep Web
Dark Web

The surface web is easily accessible for everyone by using our everyday commonly used search engines like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc. However, accessing the other two webs is a bit tricky and are not accessible from every browser. Talking about the Dark Web, there you can get access to different kinds of data that is restricted or has limited access to. But you can use it by using different tools like VPN or TOR browsers. 

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Likewise, for the surface web as mentioned above, let’s discuss some common search engines used for accessing Dark Web:


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1.DuckDuck Go

DuckDuck Go was launched in the year 2008. It is one of the most commonly used search engines for accessing the dark web. It has built trust with its users in terms of privacy issues. As it does not demand any information from the users thus they can enjoy anonymous browsing fearlessly. It does not track its users at all and doesn’t use any cookies, etc. Thus its users feel safe with accessing the concealed part of the web. 

Site URL: 3g2upl4pq6kufc4m.onion


Torch or TorSearch engine is one of the oldest search engines to access the hidden part of the internet. Like DuckDuck God, it also does not track its users in any way. Thus it is considered to be one of the safest TOR search engines.  

Site URL: xmh57jrknzkhv6y3ls3ubitzfqnkrwxhopf5aygthi7d6rplyvk3noyd.onion

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3.The Hidden Wiki

The Hidden Wiki is a dark website that can only be accessed using the Tor browser. The website contains links to a variety of different websites. The Hidden Wiki provides a safe and easy way to access a variety of different websites.

Site URL: http://zqktlwiuavvvqqt4ybvgvi7tyo4hjl5xgfuvpdf6otjiycgwqbym2qad.onion/wiki/index.php/Main_Page


Ahmia is also used by many people who are accessing the hidden part of the web. This search engine is simple to use and provides you with the best possible search results. The interface for this search engine is quite simple and easy to understand. 

Site URL: http://juhanurmihxlp77nkq76byazcldy2hlmovfu2epvl5ankdibsot4csyd.onion/

5.Onion Land

It is a well-recognized and commonly used search engine sponsored by Tor itself. Its homepage is easy to understand with a search box and the most common search items. It only provides the onion results. 

Site URL: 3bbaaaccczcbdddz.onion


The Candle just came 3 years before to access Dark web content. It is performing well in the present and it is recorded that its users and sites are increasing day by day. The reason for its success is its simple interface. It is considered to be one of the simplest search engines for the dark web.

Site URL: gjobqjj7wyczbqie.onion


Considered to be one of the best search engines to access the hidden part of the web, HayStak provides with best onion results. Not only the links but also it provides its users with additional information too like history and other stuff. Although it is a premium feature and requires a certain payment. However, the free version provides simple onion results.

Site URLhttp://haystak5njsmn2hqkewecpaxetahtwhsbsa64jom2k22z5afxhnpxfid.onion/


Abiko is one of the most simple search engines to access the Dark web. It has a simple interface and somehow resembles Google. Thus it makes users comfortable and uses this search engine without any difficulty or confusion. 

Site URL: abikogailmonxlzl.onion


Another common search engine for the Dark web is Recon. It is easy to use and gives its users access to the covered part of the Internet. Its main basic motive is to make the contact with the vendors over the dark web easy. Its users are happy with its service and suggest it to others too.

Site URL: reconponydonugup.onion


Kilos is actually not quite old at all. In the year 2019, it was launched just as a TOR search engine. . Its basic motive was to help cyber criminals to find answers to their queries. Most of the content accessible through this search engine is illegal. As the name suggests, it deals with drugs mainly. But, it also deals with other stuff of the unseen part of the web too  It is believed that it was inspired by one of the other search engines for the dark web: Grams. Their interfaces are quite similar to one another. 

Site URL: dnmugu4755642434.onion


SearX is basically used for both parts of the web:

covered (deep and dark web) plus uncovered ( surface web).

It provides complete detailed data and information on your desired topic for your research. 

Site URL: http://ulrn6sryqaifefld.onion/

There are several other search engines too which are used while accessing the hidden part of the web. However, these are considered to be the most commonly used.