Bhangarh ka Kila or Bhangarh fort is searched by all readers to know about the facts and stories behind the mysterious fort of Rajasthan. There's more to explore and know about the fort than the spooky stories and incidents. Let's read my experience!
LET'S BE HONEST WITH YOU FOR MY BHANGARH STORY
You might have travelled East to West, North to South, you may be surprised yourself with some daring tasks in the past, you may experience few unexpected incidents with your devil-may-care attitude but something limbo you have missed to realize and add to your bucket list if a visit to Bhangarh Fort ain’t in your itinerary.
BHANGARH FORT: EXPERIENCE A COOLEST HORROR
The place is said to be haunted, filled with several spooky stories, and known for its greatest unsolved mystery. It is undoubtedly a point of attraction for backpackers who want to go back home with some blood-curdling tales. It is imperative to jot this place named ‘Bhangarh Fort’ in your travel diary and collect an amazing set of memories tagged as suspense and thriller.
Bhangarh Fort is one of the most haunted places in India, and perhaps a perfect spot for inquisitive travellers. A visitor would probably share the experience and give a long, exciting recital of all the feelings if he or she has been there.
BHANGARH FORT: NOT FOR KIDS
Bhangarh Fort may be a travel destination exclusively for you if you think you are mature enough to digest some realistic haunted stories and can go to sleep that night with calmness. Tourists especially a group of bachelors from different parts of the country frequently travel to Bhangarh Fort with a high dose of adrenaline and excitement.
Bearing in mind the memoirs of Bhangarh Fort, you can actually feel a real presence of you inside the Fort. I recommend you to go with some great buddies so you will not have to worry about costs as well as your discussions about this destination may be more fascinating.
About My Experience?
Once I went through all the pictures I captured during my visit to Bhangarh Fort and took a stroll down memory lane, I recall that night of the trip in which few of my pals did not get a proper sleep in their hostel rooms. It ain’t HHOK.
BHANGARH: A REAL HORROR
Curious travellers come to Bhangarh Fort with the expectation of spending a couple of thrilling hours inside the Fort while some go back sadly because of not getting to the extent of thrill.
While stepping down the surroundings of the fort, you might recall the haunted stories associated with the Bhangarh Fort and realize the things in a realistic way. A series of unattractive walls, a bunch of filthy trees, a row of ravaged gates at the entrance and a number of piles of stones may make you frighten. A scene of desolation can scare you to an extent and make your blood run cold.
In case, you start some heavy discussions in a group inside the Bhangarh Fort, your level of unconsciousness may rise and continue for a long awakening at night.
Reader’s Note: For a great reading experience, arrange 15 minutes to go through each & every points mentioned here. It takes 20 minutes for an average reader.
A REAL EXPERIENCE OF BHANGARH FORT BY ASHIMA KAUSHIK
It was a bright sunny chilly morning when we decided to fasten our seat belts and leave for one of the most adventurous trips of our lives. Our status said ‘Enroute Bhangarh’. As we moved towards the Fort, the entire aura around us started and sending chills down our spine as we saw the huge ruins of the fort right in front of our eyes.
The shadow of the sky reflected on the lake aside and chirping of birds sounded as if each of them is trying to tell us that something was around us that we could see. Each wall looked as if it was carrying its own story behind it, walking through the barren lands of the fort has given me goose bumps.
In spite knowing the fact that I had so many of my friends around me and I still felt cold and alone there. Truly, it was a life time experience at Bhangarh Fort, a place where silence has its own voice.
WELCOME TO THE HOME OF GHOSTS
Bhangarh is a mysterious village, situated in Alwar district in the state of Rajasthan. The Bhangarh Fort is located at the edge of the Sariska Tiger Reserve, a popular national park in India. The village is a site of attraction only because of 17th century fort otherwise nothing exciting there.
Bhangarh Fort was built by Man Singh who was an honest general of the Mughal emperor Akbar and was one of the nine gems of Akbar’s royal court also. Man Singh got the fort built for his younger brother Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I, a ruler of Jaipur in the period between 1750 and 1768.
Bhangarh Fort was named by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh after his grandfather whose name was ‘Bhan Singh’.
WORLD’S TOP HAUNTED PLACE
Believe me, Bhangarh Fort is the only place in India which is ‘Legally Haunted’. According to Smashing Lists, Bhangarh Fort is featured in ‘Top Most Haunted Places in the World’ and moved to 4th place on the list.
A required number of prohibitions have been set by Archaeological Survey of India, an Indian government agency attached to the Ministry of Culture.
WHAT HAS HAPPENED? – FEW WORDS FROM HISTORY
Locals claim the Bhangarh Fort as a place of paranormal activities. Creepy sounds and weird frightening movements have been noticed by many people.
The story behind the Fort is associated with a Tantrik (a person who was involved in black magic) named ‘Sindhu Sevda’ who has fallen in love with a gorgeous princess ‘Ratnawati’.
At her age of 18, she was receiving a good number of marriage proposals. Sevda’s desire to marry her was not going to fulfill so he started using some inappropriate tricks to win her over.
THE STORY OF PRINCESS & TANTRIK
He secretly added a kind of magic charm to her Ittra (perfume) in order to take a control over her mind but she got to know about his plan from one of her informer. She threw the perfume on a rock nearby and the bottle of the perfume rolled down towards Sevda Sindhu and he got killed from that bottle only.
Before dying he cursed the village that Bhangarh would be destroyed soon. After few days of his death, a war happened between Ajabgarh and Bhangarh.
All the people residing in the fort died in the war. After such a big massacre, it had been believed that Bhangarh Fort is having ghosts of the people died in it.
Bhangarh Fort is rumoured to be haunted because of connected several spooky stories but some people ignore these rumours and jotted the real story.
The story is that Ajabgarh & Bhangarh shared a great animosity and destroyed each other with the destruction of both the cities. Only Ajabgarh got rehabilitated while people in Bhangarh did not survive with the scarcity of food and water. Few who survived left the town.
BEST TIME TO VISIT BHANGARH FORT: MY RECOMMENDATION
October to middle February is the best pleasant time to explore the town. Low humidity makes travelling comfortable and it is perfectly true if you are planning to explore Bhangarh Fort as it is situated in one of the hottest state in India.
Keep adequate amount of drinking water with you while strolling into the fort to keep yourself hydrated in the high temperature.
HOW TO REACH BHANGARH FORT: FILTERED RESULTS
ROUTE 1: Reach nearest railway station to Bhangarh Fort is Dausa Railway Station. Now, you are just 20km away from the destination. You can either hire an auto-rickshaw or a bus to reach fort. Follow the same while coming back before sunset.
ROUTE 2: Reach nearest airport to Bhangarh Fort is Jaipur, and now you are just around 80km away from the destination. You can choose either NH21 (87km) or via Alwar-Jaipur Road (76km) but I recommend you NH21 as it will take less than 2 hours.
ROUTE 3: Design your trip as you must include a very popular temple ‘Mehandipur Balaji Temple’ in the itinerary. The distance between Bhangarh Fort and The Temple is around 80km. Nearest railway station to Temple is Bandikui and only 36km far from here. The temple is about 110km away from Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan.
COMING FROM DELHI: Around 12 trains are available from Delhi to Dausa and it takes about 5 hours to reach. If you are going by bike/car, NH48 is the fastest route you should follow from Delhi to Bhangarh Fort. Just turn your GPS on and start the engine.
COMING FROM MUMBAI: No direct train is available from the Mumbai to Dausa. You have to go via Jaipur and few superfast trains from Mumbai in running on the route. It takes about 18 to 22 hours to reach Jaipur.
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ABOUT MEHANDIPUR BALAJI TEMPLE: FEW GLIMPSES
The temple is a Hindu temple, situated in Dausa district of Rajasthan. It is a popular spot for curing the people possessed with evil spirits or ghosts.
Dedicated to Lord Hanuman, this temple attracts thousands of devotees every day especially to get an affected person treated.
In 2013, an international team of scientists, scholars & psychiatrists from Germany, Netherlands, AIIMS, New Delhi and University of Delhi started a study to evaluate all aspects of treatment and rituals at the temple.
Reference: “Mehandipur Balaji Temple of Rajasthan: International team searching source of magical healing power near Dausa”. Daily Bhaskar. June 26, 2016. Retrieved 07.05.2017.
It is the only Hindu temple in India where exorcisms are still performed. People started believing in ghosts after visiting Mehandipur Balaji Temple, a place that is full of evil spirits.
WHERE TO STAY NEARBY BHANGARH FORT
You should know that it would be good if you do not stay in the town because Bhangarh Fort is just a one-day trip & you can plan for other tourist places where you will have several options to sojourn.
RAJASTHAN TOURISM DEPARTMENT CONTACT DETAILS
Government of Rajasthan Tourist Office
ALWAR, Opp. Railway Station, Tel: 01442347348, Email- [email protected]
More About Stays [Recommended]
Looking for the perfect short break from Delhi? Reviewers gave Alwar a good rating. I highly recommend you to explore Alwar or near by places to stay!
NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BHANGARH FORT
- Entry Fee: Indians – Rs.25, Foreigners – Rs.200, Video Camera – Rs.200
- As claimed by Zee News, Bhangarh Fort was built in 1613 AD by Man Singh, a general of Mughal Akbar.
- The Archaeological Survey of India has prohibited the entry of travellers after sunset and a signboard has been installed for the same.
- You will be welcomed by a beautiful landscape of the ruins & a group of monkeys at the entrance of the fort so keep all the belongings inside your handbag.
- Rumour has it that people,who go Bhangarh Fort in the dark despite local warning, do not come back (hard to believe)!
"I could not go to sleep that night when we were sharing our experiences of our trip to Bhangarh Fort. It was 2:15 at night and we are not even thinking about holding the discussions with the pals.
Believe me, it was amazingly awesome trip that made my blood run cold. Being just a tourist you cannot feel the gist. You must have an adventure-seeking spirit to explore. Look, this story is already well-travelled; you need to go to make your story to be travelled."
TOP WEEKEND GATEWAYS NEAR BHANGARH FORT
1. SARISKA NATIONAL PARK, RAJASTHAN [40KM]
It is one of the popular national parks in India, situated in Alwar district of Rajasthan. Sariska Tiger Reserve is a perfect travel destination for those who love natural forest beauty and it is heaven for diverse wildlife species especially Bengal Tiger.
2. NEEMRANA, RAJASTHAN [150km]
Neemrana Fort Palace is a famous attraction nearby & it is known for its beautiful architecture. You can also enjoy Zip Lining in the fort and have an adventurous spirit.
Reader's Note- We have our trending post on Neemrana Fort and activities at Neemrana exclusively on our blog. We invite you to read & get all the information.
3. JAIPUR, RAJASTHAN [85km]
The Pink City is a major tourist attraction in India, known for a list of best tourist sites such as Amber Palace, City Palace, and Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Albert Hall Museum, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Jal Mahal, Lakshmi Narayan Temple and so on.
4. KEOLADEO NATIONAL PARK, RAJASTHAN [150km]
Also known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is a famous avifauna sanctuary that hosts of over 230 species of birds especially during the winter season. It is a perfect place for nature lovers. Keoladeo National Park is placed on the Montreux Record under the Ramsar Convention.
5. ALWAR, RAJASTHAN [90km]
Alwar is home to a gamut of forts that has a unique architectural style. It is one of the oldest and traditional cities containing a number of sites; Bala Qila, Alwar City Palace, The Palace Museum, Moosi Maharani Chhatri etc.
Checklist For Your Trip To Bhangarh Fort
There is no doubt that exploring Bhangarh Fort would be a great idea for an offbeat adventure trip from Delhi or nearby & highly recommend you too!
- Start very early from Delhi, this way you would reach the fort by 11 AM.
- Carry sufficient water and snacks,the place gets hot in summers.
- I highly recommend 1 night 2 days trip plan if you are coming all way to Bhangarh. You can explore Sariska, Neemrana etc. by staying overnight in around Alwar.
- Do not litter the place and respect the culture & tradition of local community and fort!
Note About Bhangarh!
Whatever the story or the legend says about the mysterious fort, we want you to explore the fort, listen and experience what actually it is to be in around the fort! However return before the sunset!!
"The fort is now a great tourist attraction and it does attract hordes of tourists & travellers during the day, but for all the wrong reasons. Local people would have you believe that no one dares to build a house with a roof in the vicinity of the fort. The roof collapses shortly after being built" . Would you just believe the stories or would like to experience the shared above?
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