Bhangarh Fort

The Bhangarh fort, located in the desert state of Rajasthan was built in the 17th Century. The fort is a well preserved one till today. To be more precise, the fort lies in the Alwar district of the state in the Aravalli hill range on the border of Sariska Reserve.Golaka Baas is the nearest village to the fort. The distance of the fort from Delhi is 235 km. Jaipur International Airport is the nearest airport to the fort lying at a distance of about 88 km. There are several stories, myths and legends associated with the Bhangarh fort. It is accorded and considered by many as one of the most haunted places within the country and hence is certainly not meant or recommended for the faint-hearted.

The fortress of Rajasthan attracts people due to their architecture, heritage and the proud history of the Rajput, but in case of Bhangarh Fort the tale is albeit different. It has been legally captioned as a haunted fort as people hear unearthly screams & creeks from the castle after sunset and see ghastly visions during the night. Also archeologically the structure of the fortress remains unexplained as why there are no roof in the fort. Legend have it that a certain king built the fort after getting the nod of approval from Guru BaluNath who meditated here. But when the king failed to upkeep the promised condition of not disturbing the sage’s meditation, the latter cursed that no roofs will remain unscathed. Another story is that, once there was a tantric who fell in love with the fort’s princess and tried to seduce her with black magic. When his scheme was caught he was sentenced to death. The deranged tantric then cursed death to all, living in the fort. Though how true the stories are, is quite controversial still these & the goose bumping ambience surely attract many visitors to the Bhangarh Fort all the year round.

Timings

Bhangarh fort open at 06:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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