Bhangarh Fort, counted on the top of most horror places in Rajasthan, a Famous tourist place that is cursed by occultists, has many secrets. A popular chronicle behind the mystery of the fort that claims over an occultist (Tantrik) “ Sindhu Sevada ” or “ Guru Bulu Nath ” who did penance here. Bhangarh Fort is a 17th-century fort, spine-tingling all over India for being the “Most haunted place in India ” .
Because of the numerous ghostly experiences and happenings in the fort premises, villages have emerged far away from the fort, due to the fear of what lies within. Several legends have attested to the paranormal happenings inside the fort where the spirit of the occultist is shouting, a woman crying for help and the clinking sound of the bangles which are enough to give goosebumps.
The whole city was cursed, with the exception of the temples, in which the temples of Lord Someshwar, Gopinath, Mangla Devi and Keshav Rai are the main temples. The carvings done on the walls and pillars of these temples can be gauged by how beautiful and grand this entire fort must have been. Excavations by the Archaeological Department of India have yielded substantial evidence that the city is a historical site.
The archeology department has given strict instructions to the tourists visiting this place that no person should stay in this area after sunset. Come now, for if the mysteries of the dreadful activities enchant you if you have a penchant for going to places which are popular for all the outrageous, and if you find yourself being titillated while going through this post, then Bhangarh fort in the Alwar district of Rajasthan is the place for you to reckon with.
A Place Lost in the Overshadow:
The city was originally established in 1631 by Madho Singh, the son of great Mughal general, Man Singh of Amber. It is said that King Madho Singh built this city by taking orders from Guru Bulu Nath, who did penance here. But Guru Bulu Nath had allowed the city to be built on the condition that the shadow of the palace should not fall on them.
If that happened, the city would turn into ruins. Construction of the fort of Bhangarh was completed. But unfortunately, there was a shadow of the palace on Guru Bulu Nath, due to
which the Guru became angry and changed his curse to Bhangarh ruins. Interestingly, the tomb of Guru Balu Nath can also be found from the ruins.
‘ Bhangarh – The Garh of ghosts ‘ becomes due to a curse
It is said that Princess Ratnavati of Bhangarh was very gorgeous. At that time, princess beauty was discussed all over the state. Marriage proposals were coming for Ratnavati from several states. Once she came out of the fort with her friends in the market. She reached a perfume shop in the market and was smelling her perfume with the perfume in her hand. At the same time, a person named Sindhu Sevada stood some distance from that shop and was looking at the princess. Singhiya was a resident of the same state and was a master of black magic.
The occultist was reportedly fascinated by the appearance of the princess and fell in love with the princess and started thinking about marrying the queen of the fort — Rani Ratnawati.
But Ratnavati never saw him turning back. The shop where the princess used to go for the perfume, went to the shop and used black magic on this bottle to be sent to Ratnavati and used the Vashikaran mantra on it. When the princess came to know the truth, she threw a stone near the perfume bottle. This broke the vial and shattered the perfume. Being black magic, the stone followed Sindhu Sevada and crushed him. Sindhu Sevada died, but before dying, the occultist cursed that all the people living in this fort would die soon and would not be born again. Their spirits will roam in this fort. Today, even in the 21st century, people fear that ghosts are inhabited in Bhangarh.
After Darkness Falls
The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has found evidence after excavations that the city was an ancient historical site. Now the fort comes under the supervision of the Government of India.
The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) team is present around the fort. The ASI has prohibited anyone staying here after sunset.
Bhangarh Fort From Alwar
The nearest town to Bhangarh is Alwar in Rajasthan.
The distance from Alwar to Bhangarh is about 90 Km, for which taxis and buses are available from Alwar. Bhangarh Fort From Delhi Bhangarh is located around 269 km from Delhi via the Neemrana route and 242 km via the Alwar route.
Alwar route, even though shorter, takes a slightly longer time because of the road conditions. From Delhi, one should take the NH8 route and head straight and continue even after Neemrana and take the NH11A. Drive on NH11A for around 50 km and then take the Rajasthan State Highway SH 55 for another 20 km to reach the destination. Overall, Bhangarh takes about 4 to 5 hours of driving from Delhi.
On return, you can come via Alwar and stay back there. Explore the Sariska Tiger Reserve and Alwar Fort on the next day and be back in Delhi by evening.
Bhangarh Fort From Jaipur
Bhangarh Fort is just 83 km from Jaipur and it’s a good place to go for a day trip with friends.
Take the NH11 and continue onto Agra Road. From Dausa, take the NH11A and continue for about 15km. From there, take the SH 55 and you can reach the destination.
Overall, it won’t take you more than 2 hours from Jaipur to reach Bhangarh Fort. It will be a totally fun trip knowing the haunted stories of Bhangarh.
Visiting Hours : 6 AM – 6 PM; as per ASI’s orders, it is prohibited to enter the area beyond these timings