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Bhangarh Fort

The Bhangarh Fort is situated on the edge of Aravali range of hills in Alwar district, Rajasthan primarily nearby Sariska Tiger Reserve. The ruler of Amber, Raja Bhagwant Das laid down the foundation of Bhangarh in the 16th century for Madho Singh, the younger sibling of his first son Man Singh who was appointed as a general of the esteemed Mughal ruler Akbar. Unlike other famous forts in India, this fortress is popular not only for its interesting history but also for proclaimed stories of paranormal happenings. It sounds quite interesting to know that this mystical palace unveils countless unsolved mysteries with lots of horror stories & alleged evidence of supernatural activities to explore. That’s why Bhangarh fort is called as a sought-after haunted site to visit and it is much more than just a tourist spot or ruined fort. Although the majority of forts in Rajasthan were built on a hill as per Rajput customs, Bhangarh seems to be surrounded by hills on three sides.

History of Bhangarh fort.

Within a shorter span of time, Bhangarh fort became a centre of attraction for tourists & travel enthusiasts due to some sorts of haunted incidents. There is a long list of frightening stories associated with the palace that is surrounded by a forest. Built in 1631, Bhangarh is situated just 300km away from Delhi and 40Km from Jaipur. Several spine-chilling stories of paranormal activities are related to this fort; however, it is still doubtful if they’re just a part of mere folklore or factual sayings. It is still unclear whether the villagers of Bhangarh migrated to some places or suffered death due to extreme drought. These four stories highlight the relevant reasons behind the spooky happenings of Bhangarh fort: (more in the history section)

Key Attractions to Explore at the Fort

The fort comprises a miniature waterfall surrounding breath-taking green expanse of Sariska Tiger Reserve. The design & structure of the fort is based on the medieval city of Shahjahanabad along with four massive wooden gates for protection. Tourists can also spend their spare time exploring the city of forts, Rajasthan.

Roofless structures:Bhangarh fort is a home of grand hawelis with roof-less bazaar, temples, & other holy places. Tourists kept wondering while roaming in & around the fort that comprises temples or structures without any roof. It will be more surprising to know that whenever people tried to adjoin the roof, they miserably failed to keep them still for long. Roofs usually fell off even after solid construction and that’s why most people left Bhangarh for this reason.

Temples around fort: One can visit holy places such as Hanuman temple, Shiva temple, Mangla Devi, Krishna Kesav, Someshwar temples, & more in Bhangarh. There are several temples in & around the fort but only a few are functional as the majority of them are left unmaintained and abandoned. Gopinath temple is one of the biggest temples in the town and it turned into a deserted place due to lack of maintenance.

Eye-striking fort view: The amazing location of Bhangarh fort with a stunning view of hills of sloping terrain makes it a perfect destination for a family trip. Along with the main gate for entrance, the fort has four entry gates that are referred to as the Ajmeri Gate, the Lahori Gate, the Phulbari Gate, & the Delhi Gate. All Hindu temples are built at the entrance of the main entry gate. One can also visit the residence of priest usually known as the Purohitjiki Haveli at Gopinath temple. The fort covers the vast area of Bangarh and its structure imparts a wonderful view from the top.

Timings to visit Bhangarh Fort

Tourists can visit Bhangarh fort anytime from sunrise to sunset. The fort is maintained by the Archeological Survey of India and it is strictly prohibited to visit the fort post the sunset. Earlier, visitors were not charged with an entry fee. However, ASI decided to charge visitors from May 2019 as per the revised plan. The right time to visit the fort falls in the winter season i.efrom October to February as the weather will be more comfortable for tourists.