Bhangarh Fort

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About Bhangarh fort

Bhagwant Das's reign saw the construction of the 16th-century historical site known as Bhangarh Fort in Rajasthan, India. It is a popular destination for thrill-seekers and history buffs alike due to rumors of paranormal activity. The fort has been well-preserved, adding to its eerie aura. A sign cautions against visiting after sundown.

History: During the reign of Bhagwant Das, the magnificent 16th-century Bhangarh Fort in Rajasthan, India, was built as the home of his second son, Madho Singh. The fort and its environs, which are located in the Alwar district on the edge of the Sariska Reserve, have historical significance that has been preserved. Situated at the base of the hills on a sloping terrain, the fort is tucked away in the Aravalli range of hills. The lower slope is graced with the remnants of the king's palace, encircled by trees and a pond supplied by a natural stream. Reachable approximately 235 kilometers from Delhi, the road to the fort's entrance gate is unpaved for the final 2 kilometers. The fort is 88.2 kilometers from Jaipur International Airport and 20 miles from Thana Ghazi.

Bhangarh Fort is shrouded in legends; stories of a sadhu's curse have persisted through the ages. The sadhu ruled that no house in the fort precinct could be taller than he was and that the town would be destroyed if a shadow fell on his residence. According to a different legend, a black magic priest met his end when he attempted to use a love potion on the princess of Bhangarh. Before his death, the priest is said to have cursed the village, which resulted in the fort's ruin and desolation. The 16th-century fort, built by Raja Madho Singh, is a testament to the architectural prowess of the time despite its eerie reputation. Temples, palaces, and gates, including the notorious Bhoot Bangla (Haunted House), are all part of the complex. The eerie atmosphere of the fort is further enhanced by the legend of Singhia, the Tantrik who fell in love with Princess Ratnavati. Singhia died and the fort was cursed as a result of his failed attempt to cast a love spell.

With its eerie stories, Bhangarh Fort in the Alwar district continues to be a popular historical site for both residents and visitors. Recognizing the folklore, the Archaeological Survey of India has placed warning signs cautioning against visiting the site after sundown and before sunrise. The fort blends history with the mystique of local legends, offering a captivating glimpse into the rich architectural and cultural heritage of the region while also attracting thrill-seekers.

How to reach

By road Travel on NH21 from Jaipur to Ajabgarh, passing through Manoharpur. To get to Bhangarh Fort, head towards Ajabgarh on State Highway 55. Seek out signage and inquire with locals about the precise entrance. Start your journey during the day as it takes approximately two hours. By plane Fly into the International Airport of Jaipur. To go the remaining 88.2 km to Bhangarh Fort, hire a taxi or take public transportation from there. To get to the fort's entrance, pay attention to road signs or ask locals. It takes roughly two to three hours to travel. By train The closest train station to Bhangarh Fort is Alwar, which can be reached by train from Jaipur. After arriving in Alwar, take a taxi or other local transportation to complete the remaining 82 km to Bhangarh Fort.

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Departure from Jaipur: Start early, around 7 AM.

Travel to Alwar: Take a morning train to Alwar (approximately 3 hours).

Reach Alwar: Arrive in Alwar and hire a taxi for the 82 km journey to Bhangarh Fort.


Bhangarh Fort Exploration: Reach Bhangarh by noon. Explore the fort, Bhoot Bangla, and the surrounding areas.

Lunch: Pack a picnic or visit local eateries for lunch.

Evening: Return Journey: Depart Bhangarh around 4 PM.


Although there isn't a restaurant at Bhangarh Fort, guests frequently bring their food or eat at neighboring villages like Ajabgarh to sample the local fare. For a day trip, it's best to pack food and water. For a more varied gastronomic experience, check out the neighborhood restaurants in Alwar or Jaipur before or after your visit to the fort.

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