When it comes to ghost stories, Bhangarh fort can be a perfect backdrop. The gigantic mountains behind the Bhangarh fort provides an incredible resemblance to a ghost house!
During my recent visit to Jaipur, my curiosity made me visit Bhangarh fort as it was at a distance of only 83 KMs.
There are a couple of stories associated with Bhangarh fort. Some say that princess Ratnavati accidentally killed a magician, named Singhia, who was madly in love with her. Before dying, Singhia cursed the whole place. This lead to a war and all the residents of Bhangarh were killed including princess Ratnavati of Bhangarh and her soul still wanders.
Another story enveloping Bhangarh Fort is about Guru Balunath. He was a religious and revered figure in India and lived in isolation. When the fort was being built, there was a possibility that the fort’s shadow might cover Guru Balunath’s abode. Guru Balunath warned king of Bhangarh that the fort shadows should not touch his area. But, the king ignored his warning and built the fort according to the plan. But, as soon as the shadows touched his spot, he cursed the village and the Bhangarh fort was never built.. The royal family gradually perished due to his curse.
Well, these are stories about Bhangarh Fort can be told to scare people off or to make Bhangarh fort a famous tourist attraction. But, personally, I do not believe in any of these bizarre & seemingly stupid stories. We visited Bhangarh fort only to check out how spooky this place can get. We were not disappointed because the fort is actually very spooky!