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Bhangarh, Rajasthan 301410, India
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+91-144-2347348 +91-141-2784533
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All days of the week
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
visit duration
3 to 4 hours

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With its proverbial haunted haveli, Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan welcomes you with its ghostly arms and cursed walls. Really a prehistoric site, the town was established in 1573 during the rule of Bhagwant Das. After a famine the town diminished in population and its legacy gradually dwindled into oblivion, known only for its curse, wished on it by a vengeful tantrik.


Crumbling steadily into ruins, with nature having taken over, your first sight of it will bring back every memory of those horror movies that begin with a group of happy go lucky friends, visiting an abandoned site, undaunted by the curse it carries. Worry not, the place, despite its notoriety, is visited by a steady stream of visitors. As you reach Bhangarh, there is a small settlement of about 200 houses on the main road on the outskirts. 


When you enter the town, you will cross three successive fortifications, with the one outside having 5 gateways called Ajmeri, Lahori, Hanuman, Phool bari and Delhi gate. Your steps inside will lead you to the Bhangarh Fort, which with its shadowy passages and shady steps will lead you to the underground rooms. You can give it a quick tour as much of it is, especially the interiors, in a steady process of deterioration. Originally, the fort had 7 stories but now only 4 remain. Housed in the complex there is also the Gopinath temple with beautiful stone carvings and sculptures. 


Additionally, you will come across Shiva, Someshwar, Mangla Devi, Lavina Devi and Keshava Rai temples that are some of the more remarkable structures of the town. You cannot remain in Bhangarh after sunset and before sunrise - it is legally prohibited by the Archaeological Survey of India. The tantrik’s curse is said to be behind the town’s current ruin, which according to legend led to the death of all those who inhabited the city and palace and it has been in isolation ever since.


Ghosts or not, one thing's for sure that you are likely to run for your life at least once during your visit as the Bhangarh Fort and its grounds are inhabited by a horde of monkeys. It will be advisable to carry a stick with you, but do not try to hit any monkey as it is only going to make the rest of them aggravated. Just beat it on the ground and make a loud noise as you do. Sitting forlornly against the backdrop of dense vegetation, dulled by century old dust, it is hard to imagine the hooded halls once filled with the chatter, bustle and splendour of royalty, now eerily quiet.


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Arun Garg
Arun Garg
scream n scream
Jun 30 2014
the deadliest fort i have ever seen . beauty is best in rainy days but the most important thing its stories of supernatural powers. the story of BABA's curse on fort & the rani's death makes it horrible. soft hearted people please don't go but p ...... read more
Rohit Verma
Rohit Verma
"MOST HAUNTED PLACE"
Jun 29 2014
Bhangarh fort is one of the most haunted place rated top ten. the feel of darkness is begin with bhangarh the best part is this place is very beautiful and haunted the worst part is it is haunted . perfect attraction for mysterious people who love gh ...... read more
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