The Bhangarh Fort in the Alwar district of Rajasthan is the epitome of architectural excellence but the fort also has an eerie coat to it. It is said that many people witnessed paranormal activities in the fort. There are scores of haunting tales of death relating to this age-old structure and there were also instances of kidnapping in the fort. Keeping in mind the seemingly gory past of the fort, a visit to this fortified building is prohibited at night.
Bhangarh is a small hamlet near Sariska Tiger Reserve in the Alwar district. The local residents believe that there is a curse on the fort and other buildings in the Bhangarh village.
The fort was constructed by Bhagwant Singh, the Kachwaha ruler of Amber, for his younger son Madhoo Singh centuries ago. Legend has it that a sorcerer wanted to marry Ratnavati, daughter of Chatr Singh, who was the son of Madhoo Singh. The sorcerer was murdered without realizing his wish and just before dying he had cast an evil spell on the residents of the fort. Later, the people who lived in the fort, including Ratnavati, were killed in a war and it is believed that because of the sorcerer’s curse they are still in the fort as ghosts.
The scary Fort
Three fort walls with five massive gates would greet you to the Bhangarh Fort. The remains of ‘havelis’, temples and markets litter the inner portion of the huge structure. Except for temples, no other remains of the buildings have roofs and it is believed that this phenomenon makes it the ‘most haunted fort. Even the abandoned houses of the village don’t have roofs. The villagers say that whenever a building is put in place, the roof of the new structure collapses mysteriously after a while.
Presently, the fort is being conserved and protected by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), and entry into the fort is barred between sunset and sunrise.