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Bhangarh Fort
Written by Rhea Alex on May 29, 2020 Share on

A visit to the Bhangarh Fort: An eerie marvel

The ‘Bhangarh Fort,’ isn’t for the faint-hearted and is regarded as one of the most haunted forts in India. The fort in itself is located in the regions that border the ‘Sariska Tiger Reserve,’ ranging all the way to the Alwar district in Rajasthan. Tourists visiting the state for the first time, most often make their way to this fort – wholly based on the assumptions and presumptions made about this place. It is of a common belief that the fort is one of the most haunted regions in the whole of India and must be explored only if you’re interested in the unknown.

Locals believe that tourists wanting to pay a visit to this attraction are basically welcoming death with their arms wide open! So if you’re wanting a crazy adventure and have no fear to face whatever the Bhangarh Fort may throw at you, then a visit to this fort could be on your to-do list. Tourists who are in the vicinity of the fort, are at first greeted with a hoarding from the Archaeological Survey of India. This is a wooden boarding giving you all the basic information you may need to know about this haunted fort. It is recommended that travellers do their research well in advance before making their way into the pathways of this mysterious fort.

If you’ve travelled by vehicle up until the fort, please be informed that the permission for vehicles to proceed ahead stops well ahead of the wooden hoarding. If tourists do not comply with the rules and regulations set by the park officials, major legal consequences can be upon your head. So be sure to strictly adhere to the guidelines set before heading towards the park. Once you’ve parked your transport vehicle outside, tourists walk down a short pathway that leads you to the wooden hoarding and then eventually the actual entrance to the park.

Bhangarh Fort
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We’ve compiled everything you need to know about the Bhangarh Fort in this blog so that you have all the information you need to make an informed decision.

The Haunting History

Bhangarh Fort
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Built by the great King, ‘Madho Singh,’ who happened to be the younger brother of general ‘Emperor Akbar,’ commonly referred to as ‘Man Singh.’ The Bhangarh Fort was constructed after due approval was sought from ‘Guru Balu Nath,’ who used the fort as his place of meditation. The common folk of the region believe that ‘Guru Balu Nath,’ had made King ‘Madho Singh,’ take an oath that the shadows of the fort would not come anywhere near his area of meditation.

Unfortunately, the King did not keep his word/promise. As soon as the shadows of the Bhangarh Fort came close and eventually touched Guru Balu Nath’s spot of mediation, he is said to have cursed the entire village to be roofless for years to come. The curse of Guru Balu Nath is said to exist even today, as any roof constructed in the village collapses every single time.

Yet another story that may unravel the mystery of the fort, is the love story of Princess Ratnavati and Tantrik Singhia. It is believed that Tantrik Singhia had tried multiple times to use magic as an element to winning the heart of  Princess Ratnavati. The princess, on the other hand, was well aware of his evil plans for her and in a rage ordered for the death of Tantrik Singhia.

After having been informed of this gesture by the princess, Tantrik Singhia is said to have cursed all the residents and dwellers of the fort to remain roofless for time immemorial. The village continues to remain roofless even to this day.

What happens in the Bhangarh Fort at night?

Bhangarh Fort
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All tourists and visitors are forbidden from entering or exploring the Bhangarh Fort or its vicinity anytime after sunset. These instructions have been strictly given by the Archaeological Survey of India. Any traveller who forgoes these instructions are bound to be subject to severe legal consequences and the locals are a testament to the fact that these aren’t just rumours.

Locals have recalled a number of various stories over time as they have to hear the Bhangarh ghosts scream, sounds of bangles, women wailing out loud, and an eerie / rather creepy smell that comes out of the park post dusk!

The authorities have also been told about unusual music sounds, ghostly shadows, and crazy dances that have been heard and seen within the Bhangarh Fort. Yet another mystery and frightening fact about the fort, remains the lingering question of all the Bravehearts that have stayed within the forts post dusk. None of them have returned or been seen appear alive the next morning or for years to come.

Bhangarh Fort Timings

Bhangarh Fort
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Tourists looking to visit the Bhangarh Fort and explore the haunted pathways that follow must consider the best times to visit the fort before they plan their visit. We would recommend the months between September to February to be the best time to explore the fort. The extreme heave wave that plagues the region of Rajasthan is one of the major reasons for the preference of these months.

The Bhangarh Fort is open for tourists between the hours of 06:00 am to 06:00 pm, respectively. It is strictly forbidden for visitors to roam through the fort or be present anywhere near the vicinity of the fort after this time frame. These are strict rules that have been put forward by the Archaeological Survey of India and need to be followed to the tee.

Bhangarh Fort Entry Fees

Tourists need to keep in mind that the entry into the Bhangarh Fort isn’t free of cost and is chargeable. The cost of entry varies in accordance with the nationality of the tourists. If you’re a Non-Resident Indian, your entry to the fort is free of cost. For those looking to take photographs of this haunted region, an additional charge is mandatory.

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