Bhangarh Fort tops the list of the most haunted places in India. It has mesmerized people across India and evolved into an escape from the hustle-bustle of the cities. Your visit to Bhangarh Fort will give you a new experience to look at Rajasthan.
Ruins of Bhangarh are nestled in the hills of Aravali in Rjgarh Tehsil of Alwar district in Rajasthan. It lies 200 Kilometers from Delhi. It borders with Sariska Tiger Reserve in the area.
Bhangarh comprises Ruins of a Palace, a town, and four temples. Two inner fortifications across the valley protected the palace, and ramparts with five gates separate the town from the plain. Except for the roofs of the building, all other structures are intact. Four beautiful temples in these ruins are still in perfect shape.
Stories of supernatural beings and ghosts make it unique from any other ruins in Rajasthan or India. Fort is not for timid. Spooky places continue to attract tourists for a peculiar charm that intrigues visitors to be at a haunted place.
ASI ((Archaeological Survey of India) prohibits entry to Bhangarh between sunset and sunrise. Violation of instruction will invite legal action.
Bhangarh Ka Kila is the only tourist place in India where foreign tourists can not enter freely. Foreigners have to obtain a special permit to gain entry into the premises of Bhangarh Fort. A large number of foreigners are among the lost tourists in the region. It has irked government officials due to their violation of rules.
Monsoons and winters are the best time to visit Bhangarh.
Its history dates back to centuries in Rajasthan, and it is still a popular tourist destination in Rajasthan. Madho Singh founded Bhangarh in 1631.
This most haunted place in India was a flourishing town of olden times. Madho Singh built this fort for his son Man Singh I in the 17th century, and Man Singh I was among the Navratnas of Akbar’s court.
Bhangarh had a population of over 10,000 people before it was deserted overnight. Today, this 400 years old grand edifice stands in ruins. Bloodcurdling story and scary facts about the Bhangarh Fort will give you goosebumps.
Bhangarh Fort Story 1
As the legend goes, Guru Balu Nath was an ascetic who used to reside at the present site of Bhangarh Fort. Madho Singh sought his permission to construct the fort. On one condition, the sage granted permission. The condition stated that the fortress's shadow must never fall on his home, or else great tragedy will take place.
The successor of Madho Singh ignored the warnings and fortified Bhangarh Fort with higher walls. The shadow fell on the home of the ascetic, and his curse engulfed the whole of Bhangarh. This is a scary tale of curses and prophecies behind the doom of Bhangarh.
Another haunted story is even scarier.
Bhangarh Fort Story 2
As the folklore goes that Ratnavati was a princess of Bhangarh. She was a gorgeous woman. A necromancer in Bhangarh fell in love with her. To get her, he put a spell of black magic on the massage oil of the princess. Princess got a hint of his trickery, and she threw magic-laden oil onto a huge boulder around.
The black magic caused the boulder to crush the sorcerer to his death. Before dying, he cursed the town of Bhangarh for succumbing to its utter desolation just like him.
Next year after this incident, the ruler of Bhangarh lost a battle. Masses were slaughtered, and his entire army was annihilated brutally. The destiny of the princess is still an enigma. As per belief, she was condemned to roam in the premises of Bhangarh, stuck in limbo. It is said you can still hear all people of Bhangarh at Bhangarh Fort at night.
This is a frightening tale behind the doom of Bhangarh.
Bhangarh Fort at Night
Many local tales recount the paranormal activities in the fort. Spirits roam in Bhangarh Fort at night, and you may hear strange noises. It is said that anybody who dares to enter the fort at night will not come out alive in the morning.
People feel as if their movements are being watched, and a dizzying heaviness charges the air. Evidence supports the claim that daredevils either went missing or were not able to explain anything.
Local people would make you believe that nobody builds a house with a roof in the fort's vicinity as the roof caves in shortly.
The fort shares a striking similarity with the medieval city Shahjahanabad's models with four giant wooden gates in all directions. Ornately carved temples and miniature waterfall are in the precincts of the fort. The remains of some palaces in the fort portrays the fort's prosperity during its heyday. Fort has a serene atmosphere during the day, and it stands out as an architectural marvel.
Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.