Bhangarh Fort: India’s Most Notorious Haunted Site

Bhangarh Fort

About Bhangarh Fort

Situated in the Alwar district of Rajasthan near the Sariska Tiger Reserve borders, the Bhangarh Fort is one of the scariest and haunting places of India. This place is not for weak hearted people. It has an ancient history. This Fort is considered to be cursed, and there are many stories about this. If you are a brave-hearted man, Bhangarh Fort can be a good option for you to explore one of the most haunted and cursed places in India. Many tourists visit this place every year, and we will recommend you to go once to explore this magnificent and historic Fort.

Bhangarh Fort: Haunting History and Popular Folktales

This haunting and mysterious Fort of Rajasthan was built by the younger brother of Man Singh named King Madho Singh in the 17th century. The Fort was built after being approved by the ascetic Guru Balu Nath who use to meditated there. According to one of the local folklore, Balu Nath put up a condition that the shadows of the Fort should never touch the place where he used to meditate. The king agreed, but he was not able to keep his words.

As soon as the shadows of the Fort touched the place where Guru Balu Nath use to meditate. He cursed the whole village to remain roofless forever. His curse ruined the village and the Majestic Bhangarh Fort. Even today if someone tries to build up a roof, it breaks down soon after building it because of the curse of Guru Balu Nath.

Also Read: History of Red Fort

Another famous story about the Fort is related to the evil tantric Singhia and the Princess Ratnavati. Singhia fell in love with the beautiful Princess named Ratnavati. He used his magical powers to win over the Princess, but his evil plans could not escape the eyes of Ratnavati, and she ordered to kill him. It is said that before his last breath, the Tantrik cursed the people of the Fort to die and the villagers to remain roofless forever.


We will recommend you to visit this most haunted Fort of India during September – February because all the places of Rajasthan are scorching during the summers and is not a good time to explore the beauties of this historic place.


The Fort is open for the tourist to visit from 6 am – 6 pm. It is not allowed to wander around the Fort, except for opening hours as per the ASI’s instructions. Legal actions can be taken against those who do not obey orders.

Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) does not allow anyone to hang around the Fort after the sunset. If anyone does not obey instructions, severe legal actions are taken against him.

There are tin and wooden hoardings put up by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) near the Fort. Beyond this point, no vehicles are allowed.

After parking your vehicle outside the Fort and walking down for a short period, you will find another hoarding put up by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) mentioning- BHANGARH FORT – ONE OF THE MOST HAUNTED PLACES IN INDIA.

People are not allowed to cross the borders of this haunting Fort before sunrise or after sunset.

People claim to hear screams of the Ghosts coming from inside the Fort, sounds of crying women and bangles, and weird smells coming out from Fort after the sunset.

Many people also claim to have seen Ghostly shadows and heard sounds of dance and music coming out from this haunted BHANGARH FORT. The brave peoples who dared to stay inside the Fort after the sunset could not survive the next morning to tell their stories to the world.


What do you think? Does visiting such a haunted place costs you? No, not a penny. You have to spend nothing to explore this historic Fort.

There is no entry fee for both Indian and foreign tourists.

But if you want to capture your memories in your cameras, then you have to spend a little amount of money. But don’t worry. It will not cost you much. You have spent just 25 INR to get permission to carry video cameras with you.


No one knows exactly whether the Fort is haunted or not. The fact is that many people have died and committed suicides near the Fort premises. Many people who dared to stay inside the Fort after the sunset was not found alive the next morning. Some people who even survived were not in a condition to tell their stories to the world.

Aren’t you curious now to know more about this place?

So plan a trip this winter to explore this haunted Fort of Rajasthan and also the other historical places located in the Rajasthan.

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