Bhangarh Fort is believed to be the most haunted place in India, or even in Asia. Located in the Rajgarh municipality of Alwar district in Rajasthan, Bhangarh is a village known for its historical ruins. This 17th century fort is infamous for being a haunted spot and the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has also kept a board a few few kilometres away from the fort, which says that it is not advised to enter the area after sunset.
Though there are two legends related to how the fort doomed and is haunted since then, one of them is highly popular. Princess Ratnavati of Bhangarh is believed to be very beautiful, with whom a black magician fell in love with. Once when the princess was out to buy some scent, the wizard replaces the scent bottle with a love potion so that by using it, the princess falls in love with him.
The ruins of Bhangarh Fort
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However, the princess came to know this, and pours the whole bottle of potion on a big boulder, which rolls over and crushes the wizard to death. As he dies, the wizard curses the land of Bhangarh saying that the fort will soon be destroyed along with all who lived there and none of them would have any rebirths.
Soon after, the Mughals invaded the fort. The princess, along with the other inhabitants of the fort was killed too. Since then the fort and its premises are believed to be haunted and there are several stories about people having heard movements inside the fort premises after sunset.
The historic fort of Bhangarh
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None in today's world would perhaps blindly believe such a story, but it is true that Bhangarh had always been a curious place for tourists within India, given that even ASI has warned travellers to not explore the area after sunset. It is said that the ruins of the fort and the surrounding area are haunted and one could hear weird noises and feel a strange heaviness in the air.
If you're curious enough to visit the place, here is how to reach Bhangarh! Take a trip to the historic ruins of the fort and also visit the nearby attractions that make your visit worthwhile.