Bhangarh Fort And Guru Balu Nath Legends :
The town of Bhangarh seems to be India’s version of the lost colony of Roanoke. Once a thriving village, Bhangarh was abruptly abandoned in the 1640s, for reasons that are still unclear. Legends abound; one states that the town was cursed by the Guru Balu Nath, after a palace was built too tall. According to Wikipedia, Guru Balu Nath “sanctioned the establishment of the town with one condition, saying, ‘The moment the shadows of your palaces touch me, the city shall be no more!’ When a descendant raised the palace to a height that cast a shadow on Balu Nath’s forbidden retreat, he cursed the town as prophesied. Balu Nath is said to lie buried there to this day.”
An alternate legends suggests that the abandonment was caused after a princess refused the advances of magician. After his spell backfired and led to his death, he cursed the town and caused a massacre, and the place was never re-inhabited. Regardless of what really happened, the fact remains that no one is allowed in possibly-haunted-Bhangarh at night; signs are posted to warn people away between sunset and sunrise, and the local archaeological office is located a full half mile away from the town. Either way, it’s worth visiting — during the day — to see the amazing ruins, including the Gopinath Temple and the Dancers Haveli (Photo Above), whose name suggests that perhaps there may be more to the town’s history than angry gods and vengeful shamans.
How To Reach Bhangarh Fort :
Bhangarh is a village of alwar district in the state of Rajasthan between Jaipur & Delhi which is famous for its historical ruins. Visit Bhangarh Fort in Bhangarh village. Some more temples are also good places to visit here in Bhangarh. As Rajasthan is very hot place during summer season, it is better to visit the place in winters specially between October to February. The fort opens in the morning till evening for 12 hours, 6 am -6 pm. Entry to Bhangarh Fort is legally prohibited between sunset and sunrise. Aman Bagh Palace is a five star hotel to stay here. But if you look for some other cheap and best hotel then there are some options as -Saket Hotel and Hotel Bhairav at NH8. If you are planning to visit Bhangarh then there are different modes of travel
From Delhi To Bhangarh Fort :
Delhi is the nearest metro city to Bhangarh and even the capital of the country. The distance between Delhi to Bhangarh is approx 280Km. Mode of travel could be by bus and by train. There are several options of travelling to Bhangarh from Delhi, but it is better to prefer the road transport by own vehicle. If you choose train route, even then there are many trains to Alwar. Some of them are weekly special. After reaching Alwar railway station, you will have to hire a private taxi to visit the places.
Travelling by own vehicle is more suitable. The route is not very clear and food availability is also not good on highways, so it is better to have some food and water with you, before you begin your journey Delhi to Gurgaon is the clear route. After travelling approx 1 hour, you get to Dharuhera. From there, you have to take a left turn through market zone, which takes you to Bhiwadi. Near RIICO Industrial area. After 1.30 hour travel you get the outskirt of Alwar. After 15 Km from Akbarpur, Sariska Park starts which takes you to Thanagazi, from where you have to take a left turn to Ajabgarh. After 30 minutes of travel you get to Dausa Road from where you reach Bhangarh after approx 15 minutes of travel distance.
More photos of Bhangarh Fort here.
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