Bhangarh Fort: The Most Haunted Place In India

Bhangarh Fort – India’s most haunted

The Bhangarh Fort in Rajasthan is considered as one of the most haunted places in India. In fact, whenever there’s a list of the most haunted compiled, it features in the most haunted place in the world as well. The funny thing is that even the government of India too considers this place to be haunted. It has erected a signboard warning visitors. The signboard says that no one should stay at the fort at sunset and after sunrise. If you ask me, the signboard makes no sense unless the government of India knows something and is hiding something or simply is a judgement of error. Whatever the case maybe, the signboard at Bhangarh Fort entrance makes you think.

There are several haunted stories associated with Bhangarh Fort. Many journalists have tried to go there and spend the night. One team did not find anything other than strange noises and orbs when they took photos. Another team found that there were some strong negative energies emanating from certain sections of Bhangarh Fort. It’s all down to you if you believe then or not. But all in all, it does appear that something strange is there.

Bhangarh Fort
Bhangarh Fort

Locals say that Bhangarh Fort is haunted

The local people have said that they have seen ghosts in the fort. Some people have tried to stay in the fort at night against the warning of the government. Locals say that those people have disappeared. I do not find this surprising at all. Considering that the interiors of Bhangarh Fort have holes in the ground and there are many openings which no one knows where it leads too, it is quite plausible that many would have just disappeared in these holes. There are no lights in the area.

In addition to this, the site is an archaeological site which means that the Archaeological Survey of India that maintains historical buildings in India has works going on. There are boulders everywhere and it is possible that those trying to stay at night could have got hurt. Furthermore, Bhangarh Fort is at the edge of a Sariska Tiger Reserve. It is possible that at night, many wild animals cross over to the fort and attack humans. The place is full of Indian monkeys and “langoors”.

There are strange local stories about the place. Some of the locals have said that they have seen ghostly apparitions at the fort; some have said that while they were there they were slapped. Some have said that they heard strange noises while some have said that they can hear a complete ghost market. In fact, there was a real market that used to be run by women.

Inside of Bhangarh Fort
Inside of Bhangarh Fort | Source

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Haunted Stories of Bhangarh Fort

The story of Bhangarh goes that when its neighbour Ajabgarh invaded the town of Bhangarh, its army destroyed every single home in the town and killed everywhere one. There is a legend behind this as well.

There used to be a beautiful princess called Rani Ratnawati of Bhangarh. When she turned 18, lots of men wanted to marry her. There was a tantric who had strange powers called Singhia. He too wanted to marry her but he knew that it was not going to happen. He tried to woo her by casting a spell on a “lotion” that would have been used by Rani Ratnawati. The thing is that Rani Ratnawati too was well versed in black magic and she actually found out about Singhia’s plans to woo her. She threw the lotion away which landed on a stone. The stone moved and fell on Singhia who then died. While he was dying, he cursed the town of Bhangarh that everyone in it would die and within one year its neighbour attacked and killed everyone including the princess. The locals say that it’s the ghost of Singhia and Ratnawati that haunts Bhangarh Fort to this day.


Signboard warning not to stay at night
Signboard warning not to stay at night

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Visiting Bhangarh

If you want to visit the most haunted place in India then you can drive from Delhi or you can take a taxi from Jaipur (50km) or from the city of Alwar (85km).

Road to Bhangarh

A markerbhangarh rajasthan -
Bhangarh, Rajasthan 301410, India
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MG Singh 2 years ago from Singapore

Pretty scary. Well written. Must go there sometime


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Rudra 2 years ago Author

Thank you, it is pretty scary.

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