Bhangarh fort

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Bhangarh fort, Alwar Overview

Famous for the historical ruins and the ghost stories, Bhangarh has been regarded as the most haunted place in the country. It is located on the way between Jaipur and Delhi.

The Bhangarh Fort is a 17th Century fort built in the Alwar district of Rajasthan. It was built by one of the Navratans of Akbar's court, Man Singh I for his grandson Madho Singh I. It was named by Madho Singh after his grandfather Man Singh or Bhan Singh. As soon as you enter through the main gate of the ruined fort city, also known as Bhoot Bangla, it gives a chill down your spine. Within the fort, there are temples, palaces, and Havelis. Apart from that, there are also four more gates for the entry to the fort: the Lahori Gate, the Ajmeri Gate, the Phulbari Gate and the Delhi Gate. There are many Hindu temples at the entrance of the gates. The royal palace is located at the extreme end of the limits of the fort.

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No one is allowed to enter the fort after sunset or before sunrise. There are many local tales about the paranormal activities in the fort. It totally depends on a person whether he would believe it or not. It is said that the spirits roam in Bhangarh fort at night and various strange noises are heard. Also as it is said, anyone who enters the fort at night would not be able to return in the morning.

There are two legends that associate with the mystery behind the haunted fort of Bhangarh. One of the legends claims that there was a sage Baba Balanath who lived in the fort and he demanded that his house must never be touched by the shadow of another house. A prince defied this and built a palace which overshadowed the abode of the sage and thus, the sage cursed the town with mass deaths. Another legend says that the reason is love and romance. It was said that Singhiya, a tantric used to snare Princess of Bhangarh with black magic, which did not work. As a result of this, the tantric was sentenced to death and the magician cursed the town.

If you are daring at heart, then Bhangarh must surely be on your top wish lists. The fabled haunted fort in India is a great monument of mystery. Bhangarh is a village in the Alwar District of Rajasthan and is located on the way between Jaipur and Delhi. The nearest airport is the Santander airport in Jaipur which is at a distance of 56kms from Bhangarh. The nearest railway station is the Dausa railway station located at a distance of 22kms from Bhangarh. It is well connected by road and there are many public buses which can take you there.

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