Bhangarh Fort

Bhangarh Fort

A cursed castle in India that’s considered one of the most haunted places on Earth.

Located in the state of Rajasthan, the ruins of Bhangarh Fort have a reputation for being a hot-house of supernatural activity.  It is considered by many to be the most haunted place in India and one of the top 10 most haunted places on the entire planet.  Built in 1573, it was completely abandoned, along with the neighboring city of Bhangarh, by the year 1783.  Though some live nearby, the old city still remains unoccupied due to its foreboding nature.

There are two legends that explain why Bhangarh Fort is cursed today.  The first concerns a religious figure by the name of Guru Balu Nath.  Living at the site where the fort is today, although before its construction, the guru approved the building 

of the fort and its palace, though with one condition.  He said that if ever the shadow of the palace touched him, he would curse it.  One of the princes of a later time built the palace higher and higher, eventually breaking that agreement.  The city was cursed and the people of the town left.

The other legend involves a princess and a magician.  He was in love with the princess, but his station would never allow him to approach her.  So instead, he tried to slip her a love potion.  She ended up seeing him and tricking him, resulting in his death.  With his dying breath, he cursed the fort and the city.

Those in the region take the haunting very seriously.  There is even a legal prohibition against visiting the ruins before sunrise or after sunset.  Some tales exist of people trying to sneak in and stay the night, never to return.  There are also reports of figures moving about in the ruins at night, loud, maniacal laughter, screaming, flickering lights and spontaneous dust storms.

Bhangarh Fort is a neat little piece of Indian history and a great destination for those interested in supernatural phenomena.  Or, it’s also a nice place to visit for people who just want to see some amazing Indian ruins, even if they don’t believe.