Have you ever visited a place that left you speechless and made you shiver in a hot summer day? Let me take you to a place that India’s the most haunted place, Bhangarh. Bhangarh is a place on the way from Jaipur to Alwar city in Rajasthan state of India. Bhangarh is known for its ruins where nobody will dare to stay overnight because of some paranormal activities happening in and around the area. The villagers of nearby areas say that if anybody dares to build a house there the roof will collapse. It seems to be true because all the houses in Bhangarh and nearby areas have roofless homes. They may have a roof of straw but not of bricks. Even the birds and the wildlife go silent after the dusk as some spirits approach in the night.
There are some stories associated with the Bhangarh fort ruins that seem to be true to believe. In the first half of the 17th century Madho Singh who was the younger brother of King Akbar’s general Man Singh, built his capital here. The whole city seems to have been abandoned in a hurry some centuries later. Local people say that the whole town was vacated overnight due to some curse. There are two stories behind the curse. One says it is Baba Balanath who meditated there and told to Madho Singh that the shadow of the palace should not reach him otherwise he and his city would be no more. One of the dynasty’s later descendents, Ajab Singh raised the palace to such a height that it reached that place where Balanath meditated hence the devastation.
The second story is about the queen of bhangarh. The local folks said that a wicked sorcerer cursed the city after being spurned by the lovely queen Ratnavali . The 17th century city soon destroyed by an advancing army and left behind temples only. It has been uninhabited ever since. It is said that if the town is ever rediscovered, no township would be found.
It is the rule of government of India that there will be an office of archaeology survey of India (ASI) beside every historical building but even the government is also scared of Bhangarh ruins as they opened the ASI office one kilometre away from the fort. This office is close to a temple just because of this myth. Is it enough to scare you? One more thing here is that the government has put a notice board that says, “Staying after sunset is strictly prohibited in this area”.
Whether you believe or not the idea of spirits and ghosts, you cannot deny the fact that places like this give you a scary feeling that makes you to leave the place as soon as possible. People here said that nobody returned from there who stayed after dark. The people who visited this place say that there is a strange feeling in the atmosphere of Bhangarh that causes restlessness and anxiety. Won’t it be your next tourist destination?