Rajasthan is famous for deserts, forts, palaces, Havelis, and their royalty. There are many popular places to visit Rajasthan. But Rajasthan is known for its haunted places and mysterious incidents too. One of the most popular haunted destinations in Rajasthan, Bhangarh fort, located in the Alwar district, is remarked because of the ‘most haunted place in India‘.
Built-in the seventh century by Madhav Singh, the son of the Maharaja of Amer, the Bhangarh Ka Kila features the main palace and a village with around 9000 houses. While several legends imply mystic stories about the haunting of the fort, a symbol by the Archaeological Survey of India outside the fort alerts people to not stay within the fort after sunset. While the fort has some exquisite planning, watching the ruins of a whole town, with royal palaces, roofless homes, empty temples, and a stranded market area do lend a degree of eeriness to the town.
History of Bhangarh Fort:
Raja Bhagwant Singh constructed Bhangarh Ka Kila for his son Madho Singh. Madho Singh’s son Chatr Singh replaced him. Beautiful princess Ratnavati, the daughter of Chatr Singh, was the treasure of Rajasthan. Tales of her beauty and pleasant temperament spread far and wide, and she received many marriage proposals.
A Tantrik, who practiced sorcery, fell crazy along with her. But knowing that he didn’t stand an opportunity with the gorgeous princess, he tried to cast a magical spell on her. Seeing the princess’ maid buying fragrance for her in the village, he cast a spell on that so that Ratnavati would fall in love with him. Ratnavati came to understand this and threw the bottle. It became a boulder and hit the Tantrik. It crushed him. But before he died, he cursed the princess, her family, and also the village.
According to some theory, the land where Bhangarh fort is situated; was once the house of a ‘Sadhu’, named Guru Balu Nath. Madho Singh constructed the fort by making permission of that Sadhu. But there was a condition the shadow of the fort must never fall on the house of that ascetic.
Otherwise, a great tragedy would unfold. But unfortunately, one daredevil descendent of Madho Singh ignored the warnings surrounded the Bhangarh fort with walls. As a result, the shadow fell down on the house of the ascetic. Therefore the sadhu Guru Balu Nath placed a curse.
Bhangarh Ka Kila might be the only tourist spot in India where the entry of foreigners isn’t openly permissible. They have to get a special permit to enter the premises and Bhangarh Fort.
The Beauty of Bhangarh Fort:
All the frightening stories couldn’t pale the beauty of Bhangarh fort. This Fort also has an archeological significance. Bhangarh Fort and its surroundings are some of the famous tourist spots of Rajasthan.
The fort is completely ruined. There are four massive wooden gates to enter the area of the fort, namely Lahori Gate, the Ajmeri Gate, the Phulbari Gate, and the Delhi Gate. It is said to the Bhangarh fort is inspired by medieval Shahjahanabad city.
There are many Hindu temples on the premises of the fort, such as Hanuman Temple, Gopinath Temple, Someshwar Temple, Keshav Rai Temple, Mangla Devi Temple, Ganesh Temple, and Navin Temple. There are also many Havelis placed in the area of the fort. ‘Purohitji Ki Haveli’, the residence of the priest, Nachan Ki Haveli, the palace of dancers. The Market place is known as Jahuri Bazar.
The trip to Bhangarh Fort is too gorgeous, with the greenery around and the Aravali hills are standing in front. Another interesting thing is the fort is situated near Sariska national park. One more interesting thing is the fort is on the slope of a hill. Three hills are standing behind it as a barrier.
Spooky Incidents of Bhangarh Fort:
- According to local people, three daredevil boys decided to stay in Bhangarh Ka Kila after sunset only with a torch. But one of them fell into a well. In spite of being rescued and get treated in the hospital, they faced a tragic accident and died.
- According to some local people, a group of young boys, by giving a bribe to the security guard of Bhangarh fort, entered into the premises of Bhangarh fort. When they were roaming, they saw a little boy in one of those rooms. But the scary part was the room was locked.
- You can hear some eerie sounds from inside the fort at night. Air gets charged with an uneasy heaviness. It’s said that spirits roam inside the closed gates at these hours. The place becomes a hotbed for paranormal activities. According to the locals whoever has attempted to remain back within the fort or the nearby area after dark has never returned to inform their tale.
- Not only on the premises local people don’t even stay near the fort. Because they believe after evening some paranormal activity starts in the fort. Sound of a cry of a woman, sound of bangles come out.
How To Go:
Alwar is the nearest city to Bhangarh Fort. Alwar is situated just 90km far from this fort. Bus, the rented cab, and car are available from Alwar to Bhangrah Fort.
It takes 4-5 hours from Delhi to Bhangarh. There are two routes. One is through Neemrana, and the other one is via Alwar. There are NH8, NH11A, and SH55 to go Bhangarh from Delhi via Neemrana.
Jaipur is 83km away from Bhangarh. It takes around 2 hours to reach Bhangarh from Jaipur. You can go Bhangarh from Jaipur via NH11, then it turns into NH11A, and finally SH55.
Best Time to Visit Bhangarh:
March to June, the Summer is extremely hot, July to September, due to rain it’s not advisable. The best time to visit Bhangarh is from October to March. Winter is the best time to witness the most haunted place in Rajasthan.
Timing of Bhangarh Fort:
6:00 am to 6:pm daily is the timing of Bhangarh Fort.
Rajasthan has one of the best tourism where you can find royalty and heritage. Bhangarh is one of the famous tourist spots of Rajasthan. Although there are many mysterious stories on the fort, it’s debatable that is there any existence of spirit or not? s there really happens paranormal activities or its just a rumor? But it represents a beautiful scenario of the royalty and heritage of India. Over the scenic beauty, the mysterious stories of Bhangarh Fort attract tourists the most. You must visit Bhangarh once to see the heritage, royalty, and tradition of Rajasthan. You should once experience the most haunted place in India.
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