There is not an Indian who has not heard of Bhangarh. Often referred to as the most haunted place in India. Situated in the Rajgarh municipality of the Alwar district in Rajasthan, Bhangarh is a village worth visiting for every thrill seeker and paranormal lover. Bhangarh was established by Kachwaha Rajput ruler of Jaipur Bhagwant Das. Another thing about Bhangarh village is that it is situated at the edge of Sariska Tiger Reserve.
Bhangarh is also famous as a pre-historic site and its origins date back to the late 16th century. The only downside of this place is that you can’t enter the place after sunset or before sunrise and it is illegal to do so. According to the local townspeople, spirits enter the Bhangarh Fort after sunset and take the lives of the people who stay there after dark. This village is now uninhabited and is in ruins, for the people have left fearing the paranormal.
How to get here:
Being a very famous tourist destination, getting to Bhangarh is quite easy. You can get to Bhangarh from Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, via the line 14 bus to Bassi Mod and from there you need to take a taxi to get to your destination. You can also drive from Jaipur too, Bhangarh is only 90 kilometers away. But keep one thing in mind which is that there are no direct modes of transport available from Jaipur to Bhangarh. Many tourists get scammed by people pretending to be a driver or conductor of a bus that travels to Bhangarh directly from Jaipur.
Things to do:
Bhangarh is one of the most frequently visited tourist destinations in Rajasthan. People from all over India visit Bhangarh to sink into history and horror. Some of the most attractive spots in the tiny historic village of Bhangarh are Bala Quila, Bhartrihari Temple, Garbhaji Falls, Naldeshwar Shrine, and the infamous Bhangarh Fort.
The district of Alwar beautiful place for sightseeing along with a diverse culture. One such beautiful place is the Bala Quila. A historic place to learn and understand the culture of Alwar and also has breathtaking landscapes and views to leave you mesmerized.
The Bhartrihari Temple is a historic and holy place situated in Bhangarh. People visit this place to enjoy the culture and pray for the betterment of their friends, family, and children.
Among the jungle in the lap of the Aravalli Canal, you will find one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Rajasthan, the Garbhaji Falls. It is a great place for a romantic getaway or a picnic with your friends and family.
By far the most unique and culturally attractive place in India is the Naldeshwar Shrine. Located among caves, this place is surrounded by mountains, green forests, and lakes.
The infamous Bhangarh Fort is mainly known for its ghost stories and paranormal activities than its history and beauty. It is a 16th-century fort, built by Bhagwant Das for his younger son Madho Singh, well – preserved till date.
Being located in Rajasthan, there are a lot of places to visit nearby, like Jaipur, Sariska Tiger Reserve, Siliserh Lake Palace, Kesroli, and Moti Dungri, to name a few.
Jaipur also known as the “ Pink City “, is the capital of Rajasthan. Notable for its pink-colored buildings and many monuments of historic significance, it is a must-see city. The Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Amer Fort, and Jantar Mantar are some of the famous monuments that are located here.
Sariska Tiger Reserve is located just outside Bhangarh and is a place that cannot be missed. According to many tourists, the best time to visit this place is during sunrise before 9 am, for you could be able to see some of the rarest species of birds that can be found here along with tigers.
Siliserh Lake Palace is a beautiful palace perched on a hillside overlooking a lake. It has now been made a hotel with a big dining hall. The view from this place is absolutely stunning and beautiful.
Kesroli is a village situated in the Alwar district, famous for its hotel known as The Hill Fort Kesroli. A rare heritage hotel in the tiny village was founded back in the 14th century. It is a very popular weekend getaway for people living in Delhi.
Moti Dungri is a place meant for devotion. Filled with temples, a place is a favorite place for the tourist folk who love temples and their culture. The Ganesh Temple and Lakshmi Narayan temple are two of the most famous temples in this place.
Places to Stay:
Based on surveys and ratings and reviews the best and most affordable places to stay while in Matheran are:-
- Neelkanth Forest Reteat — ₹ 17,110 . ( per night )
- Sariska Manor — ₹ 14,870. ( per night )
- Laxmi Palace Heritage Hotel — ₹ 9,438. ( per night )
- Hill – Fort Kesroli — ₹ 8,137. ( per night )
- Dera Village, The Clement Retreats — ₹ 7,224. ( per night )
The best time to visit Bhangarh is during the winter season, that is between the months from November to mid – February.
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