Bhangarh Fort, Sariska

Bhangarh Fort

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About Bhangarh Fort

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    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 6.00 AM - 6.00 PM , Saturday: 6.00 AM - 6.00 PM , Sunday: 6.00 AM - 6.00 PM , Public Holidays: 6.00 AM - 6.00 PM

Bhangarh Fort is one of the medieval forts of Rajasthan, located in Bhangarh Town of Rajasthan's Alwar District. This fort was built in 1613 by Madho Singh, who was the son of Man Singh of Amber, a great Mughal General.

Bhangarh Fort, now in ruins, is surrounded by a partially ruined wall. It was earlier surrounded by elevated hill extensions of the Aravalli Range on three sides. Natural springs, waterfalls, gardens, havelis, banyan trees and temples of Lord Someshwar, Gopinath, Mangala Devi and Keshava Rai can also be found in the fort premises. There is also a secluded chhatri, atop an elevated hill that overlooks the town and fort of Bhangarh.

The fort and the town of Bhangarh, located near Sariska, are believed to be haunted since many centuries. Legends have it that Bhangarh Fort was abandoned soon after its construction and the town was also eventually deserted, as the fort of Bhangarh was cursed by an ascetic, Baba Balanath, for violating a prior agreement. As per another folklore, it was a wicked tantric, Singhia Sevra, who gave a death curse to Bhangarh.

According to the recent excavations conducted by the Archeological Survey of India, it is evident that the town of Bhangarh is a pre-historic site. The Archeological Survey has strictly prohibited entering the borderline of Bhangarh before sunrise and after sunset, since the peculiar atmosphere at Bhangarh could cause anxiety and restlessness to its visitors, even during the day.

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  2-3hrs
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7 traveller reviews for Bhangarh Fort

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Er. rahul

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  • Er. rahul
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 193 photos
  • 171 Reviews
  •  34 helpful votes
  •  12392 readers

"Bhangarh fort"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Oct 16, 2017
Famous for its paranormal activities, the fort lies 85 kms from Alwar. This particular day there were quite a number of visitors. It is not difficult to imagine that once the sun sets and with no humans around how forlorn, eerie and daunting the fort would seem to be. The government has rules that nobody can enter the premises after sunset up till dawn. Most of the fort remains in ruins. One can go up the stairs or hiking around the area. From up above you have a striking image of the fort and its surroundings.  
Lots of vendors are dispersed near the entrance selling Indian snacks and water, juices. Parking space is nearer to the entrance, and once inside the long walk towards the fort is lined on both sides with the ruins of a market of a foregone era.
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Akshay Sharma

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  • Akshay Sharma
  • Lives in Meerut
  • 2 photos
  • 3 Reviews
  •  453 readers

"The haunted fort!"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Aug 19, 2017
I still remember while growing up people used to talk about the haunted places in india and bhangarh fort always managed to take the top spot. Now that I had visited the place this one thing is stroked off my bucket list. Well about the place, we were so **** excited to go there and it was all worth the wait. The route to the fort is picturesque and scenic. The fort is surrounded by the hills from three sides making it a magical view. Don't know about the ghost but one can definitely feel the eerie vibes in the place. In the end a place to watch out for.
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Sitanshu raj

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  • Sitanshu raj
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  282 readers

"A neglected fort!"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Mar 19, 2017
The place is not well managed by ASI. Although there is no fee, but that doesn't count as a justifiable reason for the neglect. One can easily spot litter all over. There is a complete lack of basic amenities like washrooms or filtered-water. Local people (even kids) seem to run the place from providing paid-parking, guide or normal water.
Contrary to popular stories over net, the place doesn't inspire anything supernatural, spooky or eerie. Even locals deny any such events to have happened in recent years!
The few good things are the view from above, location near hills, picturesque landscape ... So one visit is okay!
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Aniket Sharma

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  • Aniket Sharma
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 47 photos
  • 62 Reviews
  •  154 helpful votes
  •  57112 readers

"Nothing outstanding except the Haunting factor'"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Nov 28, 2016
The day was September 10th of 2011, where the monsoon of the season was at its finishing end. Though it had rained the previous night, & the clouds were still hovering above covering the sun time & again. The weather was not that pleasant & cool but humid. We left Jaipur at transport nagar & picked NH-11 to Dausa. Upon reaching Dausa, we picked up NH-11A to traverse further along SH-55 to reach Bhangarh fort.
Upon reaching Bhangarh, the clouds had disappeared & the haunted fort stood like the way its known for; demolished at some places still intact amidst the hills having an awesome picturesque view. At the entrance, the ASI disclaimer that ‘Visiting the fort in late hours is strictly prohibited’ is a pre-requisite to start scaring you if you’re one strong person. There are many temples around the fort campus & an old market at the entrance. It is said that market comes up from the dead & everything becomes alive at the midnight hours of moonless night. The whole campus is maintained by Archaeological Survey of India, though there had been no signs of maintenance of the fort due to either historic haunting reasons or to create reasons to haunt the visitors; the reason being unknown to many. However, many stories had been heard of regarding this haunting & most of them are associated with the ghost of the queen rani Ratnawati & her enemy ‘tantrik’. Some corners of the fort are not ventilated enough & smells of stale bat dung all around. There’s nothing unique to witness anything unique about the fort except its haunting stories & its stature amidst the greenery & hills around
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Ashish  Tripathi

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  • Ashish Tripathi
  • Lives in Greater Noida
  • 10 photos
  • 8 Reviews
  •  1662 helpful votes
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  • 1.0/7
  • Posted Oct 11, 2016
The fort is all ruined. Just one 4- room hotel named Lalbagh.
No place to eat the roads are not good !! The fort is really stinky! Not clean at all !! Can't even find mineral water !!!
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Raj Beniwal

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  • Raj Beniwal
  • Lives in Mansa
  • 15 photos
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  2327 readers

"The Most Haunted City"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 27, 2016
The place is worth visiting. Just 90 km from Jaipur (via Dausa), though roads leading to the place are not as good but once you reach there. It mesmerizes you with its beauty and haunted calmness. You definitely feel some negative energy as soon as you enter the main entrance. Once there the temples welcome you with beautiful stone carvings. Passing them you enter the market place and the same road leads you to the Fort. The fort once said to be seven storey, but now only 4 are visible and they are also ruined. From market a road leads you to the residential area. Some houses are still braving the time, though abandoned since long. A chilling negativity is felt everywhere. You will return with a different type of experience. STAY or VISITING DURING NIGHT IS PROHIBITED.
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Gaurang basant agarwal

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  • Gaurang basant agarwal
  • Lives in Aligarh
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  • 7 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  4762 readers

"Mysterious place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 21, 2015
Bhangarh - Horrifyingly haunted!!! Hahaha no way, absolute myth it is. There is eeriness in atmosphere and you would feel some negative vibes but believe me that's it nothing else. The Bhangarh Fort is beautifully ruined. Yes ruined but its architecture is captivating the area surrounding the Fort is lost in extinction but its old walls reminds you of glorious past and history. The place is mysterious and deserted but it's a must visit for all.
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