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Bhangarh Fort

Visit the abandoned town which acquired a reputation as the most haunted place in India


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The mysterious 17th-century Bhangarh Fort is located in the Rajasthan state, between the Sariska Reserve and the Aravali range in Alwar region. It has peculiar architecture, and the buildings are well preserved. The ruins of the King’s palace is on the hill with a natural stream falling into a pond within the palace. However, this place isn't famous for its beautiful views.

People believe that the fort was cursed by black magic and that ghosts live in the palace. There are quite a few horror stories about the fort that are told by locals. These beliefs were so powerful that all of the residents of Bhangarh Fort abandoned it and set up a new town nearby. No one is allowed to remain in the fort at night according to the notice put up by the Archaeological Survey of India. Locals say that whoever stays in the fort during the night will never return. That's why the entrance to the fort is forbidden from sunset till sunrise. Because of such mystic reputation, the fort is frequently visited by tourists who come to look on its temples, palaces, and havelis.

Summers in this area can be really hot with temperatures reaching 50 °C. The monsoon season lasts from July through September. Therefore, the cooler season from October through February is the best time to visit the area.

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