Bhangarh Fort, nestled in the Aravalli hills of Rajasthan, India, has earned a notorious reputation as one of the country’s most haunted sites. Legends and stories surrounding the fort have captivated the imagination of locals and tourists alike. Entry to the fort between sunset and sunrise is strictly prohibited by the Archaeological Survey of India, further adding to its enigmatic allure. Constructed in the 16th century as the capital of Raja Madho Singh’s kingdom, Bhangarh Fort witnessed a rapid decline and abandonment. According to local folklore, a curse cast by a tantric practitioner is believed to be the cause behind its eerie aura. The curse supposedly condemned the fort and its inhabitants to eternal doom.
Visitors to Bhangarh Fort often recount spine-chilling encounters, such as unexplained sounds, apparitions, and a palpable sense of unease. These ghostly tales have cemented its reputation as a magnet for paranormal enthusiasts and thrill-seekers. While skeptics attribute the fort’s haunting reputation to a combination of imagination, superstition, and atmospheric ambiance, the allure of Bhangarh Fort as India’s “most haunted” site continues to cast a spell on those who dare to explore its haunted corridors and unravel its mysterious past.
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Top image: Bhangarh Fort. Source: Debjyoti Banerjee / CC BY-SA 4.0.
By Robbie Mitchell