Bhangarh

Bhangarh-cover photoLocated between Jaipur and Alwar in Rajasthan, Bhangarh is India’s very own ghost town.  Known as one of the most haunted places in the country, it is famous for its historical ruins. It is definitely worth a visit for its temples, havelis and a palace. However, be sure to finish all your sightseeing during the day as the spooky place is strictly out of bounds at night.

A signboard displayed by ASI, a Government of India organization clearly states “Entering the borders of Bhangarh before sunrise and after sunset is strictly prohibited. Legal action would be taken against anybody who does not follow these instructions”. All this talk about the supernatural has resulted in making it one of the popular tourist destinations today.

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It is believed that the city of Bhangarh was cursed by the Guru Balu Nath, which led to the town’s evacuation. He sanctioned the establishment of the town but with one clause, saying, “The moment the shadows of your palaces touch me, the city shall be no more!” Ignorant of such a threat, a descendant raised the palace to such a height that it cast a shadow Balu Nath’s forbidden retreat and thus the town was cursed as predicted. The small Samadhi where Balu Nath is said to lie buried is still there.

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According to another legend, the beauty and charisma of the Princess of Bhangarh Ratnavati, was incomparable to anyone in all of Rajasthan. As soon as she turned eighteen, she started getting matrimonial offers from other regions. In the same region lived a tantrik, a magician well versed in the occult, named Singhia. He was madly in love with the princess knowing that nothing could ever come of it. One day when he saw the princess’s maid in the market buying scented oil for her, he thought that this was his chance. He used his black magic on the oil which would hypnotize the princess by her merely touching the oil and would surrender herself and run to him. His plan did not work out as the princess had seen the tantric enchanting the oil and thus poured it on the ground. It touched a stone, which started rolling towards the tantrik and crushed him. Dying, Singhia cursed the palace with the death of all who dwelt in it, without any rebirth in their destinies. The next year there was a battle between Bhangarh and Ajabgarh in which Princess Ratnavati lost her life.

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The grounds of Bhangarh are enclosed by a partially ruined wall. The beautifully carved temples Gopinath, Shiva, Mangla Devi and Keshava Rai are definitely worth a visit. There’s also the dancer’s haveli. The most mysterious building of all is the chhatri that stands atop the hill, which is believed to have been inhabited by the tantrik.

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Bhangarh-Vishnu Temple

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The town continues to draw visitors many of whom claim to have heard “sounds” of music and tinkling of anklets. Some even swear they have heard spine-chilling screams. Whether its fact or myth, you decide.

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61 comments to Bhangarh

  • Navnath Walunj

    Really amazing, i liked
    I wish to visit this place and i will make a plan
    thanks for offering such good informaiton with pics

  • Khem Singh Hada

    This is one of the most haunted place,,, as an localide to Alwar, i have visited the place many times,,, it is more than worth visiting the place during rainy season when the greenery surrounds the area at his best,.,, temples, havelis, old remains of houses,, etc gives an incredible experience to the visitor…

    must visit

  • Abhinav Verma

    Fabulous… Didn’t know about this place all this time…
    N now I know, its worth a visit… ;-) :-)

  • Ram Kumar

    Good collection,

    How you got these pics ?

  • Ram Kumar

    love these pics. mind blowing :) peaceful :P

  • JS Chauhan

    Beautiful presentation.

  • virendra jain

    I think that some architects should redesign original monument and their drawings should appear on signboards of all such monuments

  • sanjay

    very beautiful place nice thank’s

  • LOGANATHAN

    eventhough ghost haunted and abandoned, I feel that these places fortresses are used for film shootings.(if not) movie makers can do so.

  • JS Chauhan

    It ia not so scaring pictures, but appreciable

  • Puneet

    better avoid going to such places. supernatural beings definitely exist and we as humans should not interfere in their world.

  • Paulo Rattes

    Dá arrepios!!!
    Aranha-MG
    Brasil

  • Vidhu chopra

    The 2nd story is true but with a change The princess herself was a ,master Tantric.So she threw the oil back on Tantric with her own destructive powers which burned the tantric which compelled him to curse the princess as well as town before dying?Fantastic pictures of a lost glorious past.

  • Aju Mukhopadhyay

    I feel more interested. Does no one lives there actually or some do live in some corner of the ruined town?

  • Yasser Kurdi

    It sure looks like a ghost — town.Where did the previous inhabitants go ?Or is it just an ancient place?

  • Alok chakravarty

    I have visited this place.It is a wonderful sightseeing fort.The township built therein is uncomparable. Ruined market and temples r added beauties of this fort. Iwish visitors of Jaipur must not miss this place.

  • Madhusmita

    kindly send me the details to visit “bhangar”the site with other services.
    Awaiting for the responses.
    Thanks & regards

  • Gautam

    Good place worthwhile visit

  • Gautam

    Good place worthwhile visit, visit this place at least once

  • S.Sivapathasuntharam

    First time I heard of the existence of a ghost town in India.People in the world are battling for space.Why does some one not do something about using this area.If the spell in fact exists there must be some counter method to get rid of the spell

  • p.k. agrawal

    I would like to know more about Bhangarh

  • Jagdish

    The excellent photoes and excellent place.I would like to visit the same if I had been to Jaipur.Please inform exact km from Jaipur.

  • Narendra Sharma

    I am fine.I want very haunted place.i do not fear.

  • Rajesh Kumar Sharma

    This is realy ghost areaa
    there strictly not allowed after 5 pm there

    this area site under 5 km not living any person

    in this a HANUMAN JI TEMPLE if any person live inside wrongly person will come in temple nothing worng do with him otherwise…………….. u know very well

    Govt also try make any building there but next all cunstruction crushed

    Rajesh

  • DPS258274

    such a very beautiful place to see but so dangerous too…..

  • Kumaran

    The existence of supernatural world is real. But I used to wonder for how many years will this exist. Still their spirits are not satisfied? I think that there may be survivors who might have moved somewhere else from this place and their generations are continuing. So, the spirits will get satisfied once these persons are targeted. Might be so?

  • Rajesh Kumar Sharma

    This is KARAN ARJuN hindi movie also shooting there
    these छ्odi market in starting this movie
    Rajesh

  • kaleem

    ye place bohat achi hey or hamare ilam main izafa karti hey ye tareekhi amaraten hamara virsa hey

  • Kishan Kudikala

    Thanks for the wonderful presentation. The scintists should come out to find why, how and what is existing behind this haunting story to conclude the reality of it.

  • Naren K

    I do believe that we should not interfere in their lives…it is very very dangerous…as I already know much more about this area

  • Vinod Dandwate

    The information about haunted place was very good and the photos were very fantstic I would like to visit this place how it far from Nashik

  • deelip

    it is very intersting. just want to get confirmed of the history. i really want to vist. too beautiful and emotional

  • Ashish Garg

    Thanks for providing such valuable information , it is benfical for us before visit it.

  • kavitha

    Awesome pics……….and very interesting stories.But is this a real story?

  • mahesh srivastava

    In my openion the presentation is carried-out in appreciable mannor. Congratulation to concerned people. God bless you!
    (mahesh srivastava)

  • Fairytopia

    awesome…
    never knew that we too have some famous ghost sites

  • Srushti Shirsat

    horrible !!!!!
    fearable goast places

  • surya

    Its amazing yaar…..never heared this place before.Excelled photos and thanks for your information..

  • asis

    One should visit this place after knowing the history of this area.

  • SMA

    I do not understand why the people were cursed in the fight between the tantrik and princess….??

    Its sounds foolish and funny as a story….

  • sanju

    good information .will try to visit the place… please tell how far is it away from Rajasthan.

  • Ace

    Pure BS !!!!!
    I have NEVER heard of such SHAM !! Come on guys the world & it’s people have moved on, it’s time you guys did as well !!!!
    Simply atrocious !!!

  • Dominica Khare

    Friends,
    I am an Historian as the subject being on of my favourite and strongly feel some abnormal activity prevalent in Ajabgarh- Bhangarh, precisely human beings belonging undefined to their mysterious past residing critically in the ruins and not letting go any tourists that cause an hindrence into their deadly silence, perhaps, it can even trace the horizon of deep guarded treasure underground within or a cave prison with secrets never to be revealed to the world…The kins might consist of descendants of the Magician ancestor who was the root cause of turning this beautiful town to eternal ruins and dreading another to enter it…

  • AJMAL

    I love this place but its to scary& i would like to know more about this place

  • Suneel Arya

    mostly in this type of places no body goes, specially foreigners they dont go too see places because these type of places are hidden destination and not much popular, so who is coming 1st time to see rajasthan then we cant suggest to visit this place. Its a very lonely places and person get bore to roam such in big places in Rajasthani hot weather. I suggest and prefer to those tourist who is coming 2nd or 3rd time to see Rajasthan they can must see this places also and must apply sun screen lotion also – Suneel Arya / Travel Agent – Delhi

  • harshita gupta

    WHEN I KNOW EVERY THING ABOUT BHANGARH SO I WILL VISIT THAT PLACE WOULD …………….

  • harshita gupta

    WHEN I KNOW EVERY THING ABOUT BHANGARH SO I WILL VISIT THAT PLACE
    …………….

  • supriya

    A episode came this only name FEAR FILES . Its queen name was RANI RATNA VATI .

  • arasu

    wish to hear the `whispers’

  • venu

    thanks for such a nice illustration—-venu

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  • ashish

    i was very shock then i know this is haunted place i desire that i visit in there it is very intresting place some people are killed in thies plase i know more information in thi plase this place are very haunteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed all people caefull in this place

  • MishraGhaliB

    Yes kavitha..This is Real Story, u Can also Read these all kind of Stories in our History Book, Once you will be Go there , u Can Feel it..but Don’t Go after 5pm or before 5am

  • MishraGhaliB

    It 200% Real…but Don’t Go after 5pm or before 5am…
    Aur Ha…akele to kabhi mat Jana…10 Log Sath me hai To hi Jao…Jan Bachane ko koi to hona Chahiye…Aside to bhagwan

  • Nihar pattanayak

    This is a nice and beautiful place.I want to go there and stay for a night alone in this old palace.Beacuse i am not afraid of GHOST. I want to see them in my own eyes.

  • shhhhhhhhh

    hhhhoooooooooooooo

  • shhhhhhhhh

    vry interesting really wanted to visit this place with divya

  • Shirish Gokhale

    Visited on Nov. 17, 2012. Whether haunted or not, it is a beautiful place to visit if you have travel bug in you. Ruins can also be spectacular!

  • ron

    an old folklore successfully cooked up, and voila, we have a “must-see” destination. Well played tourism dept!

    For all those who dig “the unexplained” experience, please go ahead!

  • BRM Reddi

    Supernatural things are beliefs of yester years.More tahn a haunted place i call it a hyped place both by the locals an the civic aministration to earn some bucks from the sight seeing people. When do we get out of such stupid stories, remember we are in the 21 st century guys.. BS

    BRM Reddi
    Hyderabad.

  • saliim001

    i visited this place in this year and the place is fabulous. i liked the whole complex and the architecture of the buildings. despite of being ruined these remains look very beautiful and will definitely catch up your attention. the ruins of main market is incredible.. it can be called Mohen-jo-daro of India. It has listed in the top 10 most haunted places in Asia but i could not find anything spooky here.

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