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Due to the eerie and ghostly incidents happening inside the Bhangarh Fort in Rajasthan, the authorities have forbidden any entry post sunset.
What Is It?
As legends say, the Bhangarh Fort is probably the most haunted area there is in India, or Asia for that matter. There are a couple stories that highlight the haunted nature of this fort, but it is forbidden to enter the fort after nightfall. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) have concluded that paranormal activities have occurred inside the fort and it has a very negative vibe to it.
What Are The Stories?
Once being a grand fort where the great kings lived and now having only ruined remains, the Bhangarh fort is said to have two legends which claim to send goosebumps down anyone’s spine.
The first says that King Madho King decided to make the fort his name only on one condition. Madho Singh was only permitted to stay there until the fort’s shadow didn’t fall upon the ascetic – Bala Nath’s home. But as it turns out, the greedy successors of Madho Singh ended up expanding the fort vertically which let the shadow fall upon the ascetic’s home. The inevitable happened and the fort became haunted.
Now for the second tale. The Princess Ratnavati of Bhangarh was known to be very beautiful. Legend states that a black magician of the town fell in love with the princess. He bewitched a cosmetic and gifted it to her to fall in love with him, but the princess became suspicious of his intentions. She then poured the cosmetic onto a stone boulder to check for any black magic, but the supposed boulder ended up crushing the magician because of the spell cast on it. Before his end came near, the magician placed a curse on the fort and no soul has been able to live there peacefully since then.
Keeping the haunted ideas aside, the Bhangarh fort is an architectural marvel. The remains of the fort have minutely carved out small waterfalls and temples in the way, which gives the area a unique tranquility. It is not very far away from lush green landscape of the Sariska Tiger Reserve.
It is a great place for tourists to visit during the day, but the locals tend to keep away from it. It is believed that the local folks don’t build houses near it either since the roof of any house that has been built near it in the past has collapsed shortly after building it.
How To Get There?
If you’re choosing the road route, the closest town is Alwar, Rajasthan, which is 90 km from Bhangarh fort. Transport services like cabs or buses are available.
If you’re looking for a train or a flight journey, the closest airport would be Delhi (242 km) or Jaipur (83km). From these two destinations, you can easily take a road trip to the fort.
Address: Gola ka baas, Rajgarh Tehsil, Alwar, Bhangarh, Rajasthan 301410
Closest to: Alwar, Rajasthan
You won’t be allowed to enter the fort post sunset, so make sure you visit it during the day.
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