Are You Brave Enough To Visit These Haunted Places In Rajasthan?

Are You Brave Enough To Visit These Haunted Places In Rajasthan?

Haunted Places of Rajasthan are intriguing and wholesome. What attracts people most in today’s times are places rich in history. And what can be more interesting than places that are still alive due to their history?

Haunted places have something very mesmerising about them. Although they are supposed to be terrifying and keeping people away, more and more people are interested in visiting these places. Nowadays, people are very interested in going to popularly known haunted locations and creating a story of their own!

A common factor in all these terrifying places is the rich history that each of them offers. So which state do you think would have some of the most famous and dangerous haunted places in all of India? The answer is of course a state that has the most number of palaces and old buildings, Rajasthan! The beautiful, elegant palaces found in this state not only house some of the oldest pieces of art and culture but also the oldest ghosts and lost souls. Will you be able to brave a visit to some of the most menacing haunted places in Rajasthan? 

Haunted places in Rajasthan

Bhangarh Fort

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If you search for the most haunted place in Rajasthan, the name of the Bhangarh fort will pop up. Nestled in the Alwar district of Rajasthan, the Bhangarh Fort is just ahead of the Ajabgarh fort. It is said that a tantrik’s curse began the destruction of this fort and its inhabitants. Ratnavati, the daughter of ruler Chatr Singh, was well-known among her people for her beauty and delightful nature. A black-magic yielding tantric priest fell in love with her and tried to enchant her using a spell cast on a perfume. But Ratnavati discovered the spell and threw the perfume at the tantric, which turned into a stone that crushed him. However, he cursed the princess, her family, and their village before dying. 

A year later, a battle was fought that killed the princess and a large part of the army. It is believed that no one in the fort or village can be reborn, and the place will indefinitely be inhabited by their spirits. Even the roofs of the houses there break down mysteriously if built. The villagers haven’t seen any paranormal activity yet but visiting the Bhangarh fort after sunset and before sunrise is restricted.

Kuldhara Village

Kuldhara Village
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Abandoned since the early 19th century, the Kuldhara village was originally home to rich Paliwal Brahmins. Its story begins with Salim Singh, the powerful prime minister of the state at the time. It is told that Salim Singh fell in love with the daughter of the village head, and wanted to marry her by force. But, the villagers decided to leave their land once and for all instead of agreeing to his tyranny. Since the villagers were forced to leave the land of their forefathers, they cursed the land before leaving. Since then, the land has remained isolated and abandoned. Even today, there is an eerie calm over the empty village, a memoir for its sad past in this haunted place in Rajasthan.

Also read: 9 Astonishing Buildings of Rajasthan

Nahargarh Fort

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Built as a means to protect the city of Jaipur, Nahargarh Fort was planned as per the locations of Amber and Jaigad forts. It was originally known as Sudarshangarh. The rumour that the Fort was haunted by King Nahar Singh Bhomiya spread among the people. Hence, the name was changed to Nahargarh. The legend of this fort began in its early days of construction. The labourers found strange incidents unfolding that disturbed their work.

Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh, the king of Jaipur at the time, built this fort for his twelve queens, one suite dedicated to each. It is said that King Nahar Singh haunted the fort as it was built on the land that once belonged to him. To appease the spirit of the king, Sawai Raja Man Singh, one of the Nauratnas of King Akbar, built a small palace for Nahar Singh’s soul. After this, the construction of the fort continued without any hindrance. It is believed that the king’s spirit still roams the fort, protecting it from any damage.

Brij Raj Bhawan 

Brij Raj Bhawan
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Major Charles Burton, the British official who once resided in Brij Raj Bhawan, is also known to be the resident ghost of this palace in Kota. During the British regime in India, British officers used this palace to stay. A mutiny broke out in 1857 when Major Brown occupied it with his family. The sepoys partaking in the mutiny killed the Major and his family. The then King of Kota arranged for their bodies to be buried in the central hall of the palace. The ownership of the Brij Raj Bhawan then went to the Maharaja of Kota. 

It is said that the Major’s ghost still lurks in the corridors of the palace, witnessed by a few people in the past. It seems that the spirit of Major Burton wakes up the guards, by talking, even slapping them to keep them awake. The spirit, however, is otherwise known to be harmless. The government of India has now turned this haunted place into the Brij Raj Bhawan Palace Hotel.  

Rana Kumbh Palace

Rana Kumbh Palace
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Known for its architectural beauty and historical magnificence, the Rana Kumbh Palace is situated within the Chittorgarh Fort. It is the site that witnessed the infamous jauhar or self-immolation of Queen Padmini along with her 700 and more Rajput girls. Emperor Alauddin Khilji had declared war on the Chittorgarh fort as he was infatuated by Queen Padmini’s beauty. As they lost the battle, the females of Chittorgarh fort, with their queen, performed self-immolation to save their dignity from the Muslim invaders charging towards them. It is believed that the souls of these 700 brave Rajput girls still loiter in the corridors of this majestic palace.

These haunted places in Rajasthan are sure to make you feel thrilled and scared at the same time. Would you like to visit a place in your life that is said to inhabit a ghost or lost soul?

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