Going to Bhangarh Fort was an impulsive decision and I am glad that we decided to take that hasty road trip to Bhangarh. The journey started from Noida and after two hours we touched down Bhiwadi and post that we entered the Alwar District in Rajasthan. I had heard a lot about Bhangarh Fort and how it boasts the title of one of the most haunted forts in India. The inquisition to see the fort and experience the paranormal forces was always there. By the time we reached Alwar it was already dark and we knew after sunset you cannot enter the fort, not that we were scared but simply because it isn’t allowed. We retired for the night and decide to leave early for the fort.
We were putting up in Itarana area and it took us around three hours to reach the Bhangarh Fort. Important to mention that we stopped in between to capture the yellow mustard fields and unique scarecrows along the journey. It was lush green and the golden yellow mustard fields after every few miles kept the excitement on for the whole journey.
After reaching the fort we parked our car and without waiting even for a minute we walked in through the huge entrance of the fort. Just as we entered the fort there was a Hanuman Temple at the right hand side and I wondered how come this place is haunted. We had just walked a little and I spotted another temple and later I found out that there were many temples inside the precincts of the fort. I thought maybe these temples are established to keep away the negative energies of the ghosts.
At the very outset it wasn’t scary at all and the main reason was the broad daylight and the crowd, so much for the long weekend during that time. So yes even if we wanted to feel a little spooky there were no chances of it. One thing that really surprised me was that there were no guides outside the fort. Considering its popularity in the list of haunted sites I was expecting that guides would pour in from all directions to offer their services but it was a complete let down in that context.
We pranced around all the sections of the Fort. It was fun getting into narrow lanes of the fort and then coming out witnessing nothing but just the ruins.
There are many stories around Bhangarh Fort as to why it is haunted, you can find all of them on internet but I am not sure which one is true and which one is fictitious. As much as I don’t want to discuss these not so authentic stories I want to talk a little about the historical background of Bhangarh Fort. So let us first take a plunge into the history of Bhangarh fort. At the outset whatever information I am going to document now is courtesy Google. Coming back to the history, Bhangarh fort was established by King Bhagwant Das. He had two sons, the elder one Man Singh and the younger one Madho Singh. Madho Singh had lived and ruled Bhangarh all his life and he decided to name this city as Bhangarh after his grandfather whose name was Bhan Singh. So now you know how Bhangarh got its name.
While wandering through the ruins and remains of the Bhangarh Fort we finally perched at the top. You can get a holistic view of the fort from the top. You can see the whole fort in one frame from this point.
Once you see all parts of the fort there is nothing much left to do in the fort. So after clicking some more pictures we decided to make a move.
Have you heard of Bhangarh Fort ? Do you believe the stories around it ? Would love to know your experiences with this fort, I am all ears.