Rajasthan is well-known for its forts, deserts, and royalty. But even as you swoon over the magnificent beauty and majesty of the forts and palaces that still stand intact, there is one location that has the power to drastically alter the entire scene. We dare you to visit Bhangarh Fort, which is one of the most outrageously haunted places in all of India, instead of Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, or Pushkar.
The Bhangarh Fort is situated in the Alwar neighbourhood of the Indian princely state. The name of Bhangarh Fort is undoubtedly not for the faint of heart; it is located on the edge of the renowned Sariska Tiger Reserve in the region. One of the most haunted locations in India and the entire globe, it can give you the chills simply by hearing the story, let alone catching a sight. The Bhangarh Fort has a long history, having been constructed in Rajasthan in the 17th century. Rajasthan is still a well-liked travel destination because it is fantastic and has some incredibly fascinating top locations to visit that you simply cannot miss.
Located an hour away from our resort in Sariska, Bhangarh Fort makes for an excellent day excursion. The charming fort can be explored only during the day as local lore claims the fort is haunted and as such closed before sundown.
1. Bhangarh’s history
Bhangarh, which is infamous for being the most haunted location in India, was once a thriving town. Bhangarh Fort was once a marvel of beauty and power. It was constructed for his son, Man Singh I, in the 17th century by Madho Singh, one of the nine ratnas of Emperor Akbar’s court. Before it purportedly became deserted overnight, Bhangarh was home to more than 10,000 people. Spooky. This 400-year-old majestic building is in ruins, and the sprawling town around it owes its current situation to the dreadful Bhangarh Story, which foretold its doom.
2. The Haunting Story of Bhangarh Fort: Into the Shadows
Here is the terrifying story behind Bhangarh’s impending catastrophe, whether or not you believe in curses and predictions. According to mythology, Guru Balu Nath, a powerful ascetic, formerly lived on the site where Bhangarh Fort now stands. Madho Singh made it a point to obtain his consent before building the fort and was even given it, but with one stipulation. The ascetic set a restriction that said his house could never be under the fort’s shadow lest a terrible calamity occurs. Unfortunately, an ambitious Madho Singh successor disregarded the caution and strengthened Bhangarh Fort with greater walls. The ascetic’s abode was consequently overtaken by the darkness, and as a result, Bhangarh as a whole was cursed.
3. The Bhangarh Fort area is covered in cautionary signs.
Even though the site’s information boards do not explicitly state that it is haunted, ASI (Archaeological Survey of India repeated )’s requests that visitors vacate the area before dusk definitely point to something sinister. It is forbidden to stay in the Bhangarh vicinity before sunrise and after dusk, as stated repeatedly on the signs. The precaution is necessary because there have been numerous instances of people dying and becoming lost in the area.
4. Foreigners are not permitted to enter Bhangarh Fort.
Strange as it may seem, Bhangarh Ka Kila might be the only tourist destination in India where access by international visitors is restricted. To enter the building and Bhangarh Fort, they require a special permit. In addition to the Bhangarh Fort narrative, a significant portion of the tourists who got lost in the area were foreigners, which infuriated the government authorities due to their disdain for the law and led them to take stern action.
5. There are no roofs on the homes in Bhangarh!
It seems that Bhangarh’s mysteries never end. You will understand what we mean after you visit this unsettling location in Rajasthan. There are no roofs on any of the houses in the region. Absolutely no house has a complete roof over its head. It is widely believed that the sage who cursed the town to its final destruction is to blame. The villagers claim that it is difficult to build a roof on these dwellings because as soon as one is created, it collapses and has in the past claimed numerous lives. This is another unsettling fact concerning the history of the Bhangarh Fort.
When to Go to Bhangarh?
The best time to visit this curiously gorgeous Haunted Place in India is from October to March. While the monsoon season (July to September) is not the best time to visit this area due to the severe rains, the summer months (March to June) are exceedingly hot. However, winter (October to February) is the best time to see Bhangarh Ka Kila in all of its splendour, even though it is also Rajasthan’s busiest travel period.
Timings and Entry Fee for Bhangarh Fort
daily from 6:00 am till 6:00 pm. Entry is free, but video recording costs somewhere between 20 and 40 rupees.