Ruins of Bhangarh - The Haunted Village of Rajasthan, India

Ruins of Bhangarh - The Haunted Village of Rajasthan, India

Bhangarh is a place between Jaipur and Alwar in Rajasthan State of India known for its ruins. Bhangarh is also a pre-historic site.

The Town was established in (1573)during the rule of Bhagwant Das as the residence of his second son Madho Singh, the younger brother of Emperor Akbar’s general, Man Singh I.


Archeological importance of the haunted town of Bhangarh:

Bhangarh is an ancient town of archeological importance. During recent excavations different types of tools used by early man have been recovered from the pre-historical site of Bhangarh.

The old town of Bhangarh, as the ruins show was surrounded on three sides by elevated hills where wild undergrowth is seen today. There were natural springs and waterfalls there and one such is found near the temple of lord Someshwar.

Bhangarh also include gardens, havelis, banyan trees. But the enigmatic attraction is a secluded chatri on the top which catches attention of all the travelers.

In entirety, the random placement of all these sites within Bhangarh premises may look frightening mysterious at the same time.

The Archeological survey of India (ASI) has put up a sign board at Bhangarh stating (among others): “Entering the borders of Bhangarh before sunrise and after sunset is strictly prohibited.” Lot of tourists who visit  Bhangarh affirms that there is a strange feeling in the atmosphere of Bhangarh, which causes symptoms of anxiety and restlessness. There is a saying that  the restless spirit of the tantrik roam around there and if anyone stays there after sunset, he/she didn't come back alive.


Bhangarh ghosts: Myths, Curse, Devastation and horror stories:

Legend states that the city of Bhangarh was cursed by the Guru Balu Nath, who sanctioned the establishment of the town with one condition, saying, "The moment the shadows of your palaces touch me, the city shall be no more!"

When a descendant raised the palace to a height that cast a shadow on Balu Nath's forbidden retreat, he cursed the town . Balu Nath is said to lie buried there to this day in a small sam?dhi.


The another and stronger myth goes as follow:

The King of Sindh attracted by the queen of Bhangarh (Ratnavati’s) beauty. So he gave up his kingdom and started practicing black magic and other similar acts in Bhangarh.

Desperately, he tried to trap her in his magical ploy, and failed every time, as the queen herself was a master in the tantric art.

The last battle took place in the day when the queen losing eventually her temper, transformed a glass bottle containing the massaging oil into a big rock and hurled it towards the hill-top and the rock started rolling towards the wicked tantric. Sensing his looming death, Tantric concentrated all his powers and spatted his dying curse:  “I die! But you too, you Ratnavati shall not live here anymore. Neither you, nor your kin and these walls of the city, none shall see the morning sun!”

It is believed that the entire city was destroyed overnight after the king of Sindh died cursing the city and its people.

Archeology department has put a sign board on the entrance of Bhangarh with a message that its prohibited to enter in the premises of Bhangarh after sunset and Rajasthan Govt. will not be responsible if someone breaks this rule.

It’s still a secret that exactly what happens there after sunset….??


How to reach Bhangarh from New Delhi :-

By Road:  Distance from New Delhi – Bhangarh (270kms). It takes about 5.5 hours from car.

By Train:  Nearest railway station is Alwar. From Alwar you can take a Taxi to go to Bhangarh

By Air:  Jaipur is the nearest Airport. From Jaipur you can hire a taxi for Bhangarh.



In Summer: 37 C (Max) - 24 C (Min)
In Winter: 31 C (Max) - 11 C (Min)
Rainy Season: from July to Mid Sept, and very humid (Upton 90%)
Rainfall: 62 cms.
Our suggestion: Best time to come: Sep to March