Visit Bhangarh Fort :
If you are one of those people that love to get scared then check this out. India has some of the world’s most haunted places. In fact, if you thought that India was a country of many Gods and Goddess then you might in for a surprise. India has a dark and spooky side as well. Indians believe in all sorts of ghosts, ghouls, spirits, black magic and supernatural things. If you are one of those travelers who likes to explore haunted places then why not visit Bhangarh Fort that has the reputation of being one of the most haunted places in India and is listed as one of the most haunted places of the world. Sadly, this place is not the most visited of places in India and neither do foreign tourists know about this place. But the place has a reputation of its own and is considered as India’s “most haunted” place. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, why not check this place out for yourself?
The Bhangarh Fort is a 17th century fort built by a King called “Madho Singh” of Rajasthan. The fort is situated in Bhangarh, a deserted town near the famous tourist destination of Jaipur in the Alwar district of Rajasthan. Why not take the opportunity and visit this place as well while you are in Jaipur. The town of Bhangarh was established by Bhagwant Das the son of Madho Singh, the younger brother of Emperor Akbar’s general called Man Singh. Historical archives suggest that he and his father fought many battles and Bhangarh town had a population of more than 10,000.
The decline of Bhangarh started when the next ruler of the place, his son Chhatr Singh died. This collided with the decrease in the strength of the Mughal Empire particularly after Emperor Aurangzeb (son of Mumtaj Mahal for whom the Taj Mahal was built). Today the fort is deserted and nearby town (almost a village) of Bhangarh has about 200 households with a population of around 1500 people. The town and the fort were supposed to be a precursor of the city of Jaipur. There are temples, shops, havelis (palaces), and courtyards, built around the fort. If a lavish fort could be built in the town of Bhangarh then this indicates that it must have been a prosperous place but sadly nothing remains of the town and the fort other than the ruins and a few temples. Today a handful of local tourists visit the place simply out of curiosity. Bhangarh is not even advertised a tourist destination for foreigners.
The Bhangarh Fort is lovely and while standing on the terrace of the fort, you can see the vast expanse the place. When you enter, you will find temples dedicated to Hanuman and Shiva as soon as you enter the fort and the residences of the priests which lie in ruins. It has four gates namely Lahori Gate, Ajmeri Gate, Phulbari Gate and Delhi Gate. Outside of the gates, there is a Muslim tomb. It is thought that it is one of the sons of Hari Singh who had converted to Islam.
Come and visit Bhangarh and experience it yourself…
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.
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