7 Most Haunted Places in Rajasthan
Rajasthan,the Land of Kings, is renowned for its legendry Forts & havelis, soul soothing folk music, wealthy culture & delicious food. But beneath this jaw dropping beauty some dark secrets are still buried, which surely no one wants to experience.
Believe it or not but the following seven places are the most haunted places not only in Rajasthan but also in India.
1. Bhangarh Fort
Top of this list is Bhangarh Fort. Ranked among the most haunted places in the world, Bhangarh was built in the 16th Century near the Alwar district. Apart from the Wizard story who after being failed in his mischievous attempt to win Rani Ratnavati’s heart, cursed the place, there is another interesting story behind the eeriness of Bhangarh.
King Madho Singh raised the Bhangarh fort promising an ascetic, Bala Nath that the shadow of the Fort will never fall upon the hurt of the ascetic. But one of the successors of Madho Singh breaks the promise which leads Bhangarh to its current condition.
The seriousness of this fort can be understand by seeing the official sign board of the Indian Government, placed at the entrance of Bhangarh. It clearly states from sunset to sunrise, the entry to Bhangarh Fort is prohibited.
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2. Kuldhara Village
Once a home of Paliwal Brahmins, today Kuldhara village is left behind as an abandoned & cursed place. Adebauch diwan of Kuldhara village, Salim Singh was interested in the beautiful daughter of the village chief. So, he threatened all the villagers to agree to his demand.
Fearing the wrath of Salim & to save the girl’s honour, one dark night all the villagers left the place. Even after generations, the cursed given by the villagers that “no one would ever be able to settle in Kuldhara again” can still be felt.
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3. Brijraj Bhawan
Another historical ghost story is attached with the Brijraj Bhawan of Kota. One of the finest heritage hotel of India, Brijraj Bhawan, was the home of Major Charles Burton who was killed with his family by Indian militants.
Many guests have claimed to see the ghost of Major Charles walking in the Halls of the old building. Even though the ghost of Major Charles does not harm anyone but the prevailing stories of guards getting slapped for sleeping is definitely not appealing.
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Unlike other tourist spots of Rajasthan, Jagatpur, does not holds a significant value because of its residential area. Located in the Pink city Jaipur, Jagatpur is known for its local stories of witches.
Creepy tales of old wrinkled hags roaming around in the nights in white dresses, whispering voices, sudden screams are quite common. The descriptions of the witches is quite similar to the witches of Macbeth. Local people generally avoid going out during nights. So, if you too wants to fulfill your wishes Like Macbeth, visit Jagatpur.
5. Rana Kumbha Palace
Located in the Chittorgarh fort, Rana Kumbha palace is very popular for its Rajputana Architecture. It has witnessed many historical events like the birth of Maharana Udai Singh, the Great War between Rawal Ratan Singh & Allauddin Khilji and the Jauhar performed by the beautiful queen of Chittorgarh Rani Padmini.
After the undesirable & painful death of Rani Padmini & other Rajput wives this place became haunted. Since, then people claimed to listen the screaming voices of women. Even today no one dares to enter in few chambers of this fort. Experience the most haunted places of Rajasthan with Palace on Wheels and see the real stories of India.
Well known for the exorcism, Sudhabay is located near Pushkar. People possessed by evil spirits from across the country comes here on “Ghost fair” day to bath in the holly water of a wall. If you really want to get scared visit Sudhabay. Strange rituals of exorcism performed in Sudhabay will surly give you shock.
The Ajmer – Udaipur highway is related with the story of a woman who in the quest of saving her five day old daughter from child marriage dies in NH 79. Since, then numerous ghostly incidents happened around the highway. Many drivers of NH 79 also known as “highway that ask for blood” claims to see the woman with her infant asking for help.
The magnificent beauty of Rajasthan attracts tourist from all over the world. But one cannot ignore those popular horror spots which is also a part of the Rajasthan. Crying of the wind in the spooky desert, cursed villages, abandoned palaces are evident enough to prove this.
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