• 06-Mar-2022
  • by Er. Deepak Maurya

Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan.


As the name suggests,Bhangarh Fort  is situated in Bhangarh village in Rajasthan's Alwar district. A quick check on the Bhangarh Travel Guide will give you the technical details about its latitude and longitude, weather, temperature and about the hotspots of thearea.

Bhangarh Fort is located in Alwar district of the royal state of India. Situated at the borders of the famous Sariska Tiger Reserve in the area, surely the name of Bhangarh Fort is not for those with faint hearts. Listed as one of the Most Haunted Place In India, and the world, it can give you goose bumps just by its mere tale, forget a glimpse. The Bhangarh Fort’s history dates back to centuries being built in the 17th century in Rajasthan. Still a popular travel destination, it is wonderful and there are truly fascinating best places to visit in Rajasthan, you cannot afford to miss.

The Archaeological Survey of India or ASI has forbidden locals as well as tourists from entering the area once the night has fallen. The fort although completely in ruins has still the effect of sending chills down your spine. Enter the premise and you are hit with an eerie, uneasy feeling that you simply can’t explain. There are several stories and rumors of various terrible things that had happened in the fort. A trip to the Bhangarh fort will be undoubtedly a unique vacation if you have the heart for it.

History of Bhangarh

Popularly known for being the Most Haunted Place in India Bhangarh was, in fact, a flourishing town of ancient times. Built for his son, Man Singh I, in the 17th century by Madho Singh, one of the nine ratnas of Emperor Akbar’s court, Bhangarh Fort was once a thing of beauty and power. It is believed that over 10,000 people used to reside in Bhangarh before it was allegedly deserted overnight! Spooky. Standing in ruins, this 400 years old grand edifice and the spread town around it owe their present state to the pitiful Bhangarh Story that sealed its ill-fate.

Eerie Bhangarh Fort Story- Into the Shadows

Whether you believe in curses and prophecies or not, here’s the scary tale behind the doom of Bhangarh. As the legend goes, the land which where Bhangarh Fort lays standing was once the home to a puissant ascetic, named Guru Balu Nath. Madho Singh hence made a point to take his due permission before constructing the fort and was even granted one, however on one condition. The ascetic placed a condition that the shadow of the fort must never fall on his home or else great tragedy will unfold. But alas, an ambitious successor of Madho Singh ignored the warnings fortified Bhangarh Fort with higher walls. As a result, the shadow engulfed the home of the ascetic and in return, his curse engulfed the whole of Bhangarh!


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