There are many who think that there are numerous spirits wandering in Fort Bhangarh during the night. People often hear screams, women’s voices crying, and strange noises. Some people say that when they walk inside the Fort, they feel that someone is talking to them and sometimes they smell strange smells. This type of sensations have been collected by experiences lived in the fort during the night. It seems that they have seen shadows of ghosts, strange lights, music, and it is said that whoever spends the night in the Fort will not be able to leave there the next morning.
Fort Bhangarh is located on the edge of the Sariska National Park, in the Aravali mountain range. It is located at the foot of some hills on sloping ground. The ruins of the King’s Palace are located on the lower slope. There is a natural stream that reaches a pond that is inside the facilities of this palace.
When we enter through the main gate of the fort we find temples, palaces, and havelis. There are also four other entry points to Bhangarh fort. Within the precinct there are Hindu temples such as the Hanuman temple, the Gopinath temple, the Someshwar temple, the Keshav Rai temple, the Mangla Devi temple, the Ganesh temple or the Navin temple. The Gopinath temple is built on a base about 4 meters high, and yellow stones were used to make the exquisite carvings of its walls. The residence of the priest, known as Purohitji Ki Haveli, is inside the fort’s compound. Inside we can also find the Nachan Ki Haveli or Dancer’s Palace, as well as the Jauhari Bazar market. The Royal Palace is located at the end of the limits of the fortress.
The temples dedicated to Hanuman and Shiv Mahadev were built in the shape of cenotaphs. A Muslim tomb was found outside the fort, and it is believed to belong to one of the sons of Hari Singh, the last Maharaja who ruled the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir.
The entrance to Fort Bhangarh costs 200 rupees (2016) and if you enter with a video camera you have to pay another 200 rupees. The Fort is open every day from 6 in the morning until 6 in the afternoon. Regardless of the enchanted cases occurred in this place, it is worth visiting the fort for its architecture, its buildings and the history that accompanies it. In the town of Bhangarh there are lodgings where you can spend the night, although you can also get there from Jaipur or Alwar on a day trip with a private taxi. It is recommended to bring water and some food for the trip, since there are few places where you can stop for a drink on the way.