If you want to visit the spooky places to test your guts then head to Rajasthan which is famous for its haunted locations and mysteries surrounding them. The ancient forts and palaces of Rajasthan are famous for their paranormal activities and if you are a brave heart then dare to venture out to these places which will certainly send the shivers down the spine.
Listed below are some of the popular haunted locations in Rajasthan.
The 17th Century fort of Bhangarh Fort is listed as one of the top haunted locations in India where daring visitors come to experience the spooky activities within the complex. Situated on the border of the Sariska Reserve in the foothills of Aravalis, Bhangarh Fort has quite a few mysteries attached to it. It is said that a sorcerer who was adept in black magic cursed the fort before dying after being accidently killed by the princess of Bhangarh who refused to marry him. It is believed that the ghosts of the princess and the sorcerer still wander around the ruins of the fort. Visitors are not allowed to enter the premises of Bhangarh Fort after dark.
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Brij Raj Bhawan
Brij Raj Bhawan is a 183 year old royal palace near Kota in Rajasthan and has been ranked as the second most haunted place in India. The palace served as the British residency during the colonial era and has been converted into a heritage hotel since 1980. It is believed that the palace is haunted by a British civil servant who was killed by Indian soldiers and his spirit hovers around the palace every night.
Jagatpura is a residential colony in Jaipur believed to be haunted by evil spirits during the night. Due to its paranormal activity Jagatpura is not recommended for property buyers and visitors stay away from the colony as people have spotted witches doing the rounds of the area after dark.
Situated 17 km away in the outskirts of Jaisalmer, Kuldhara is an abandoned village which is said to be haunted by witches during night. The deserted village has an eerie ambiance and remains barren as its inhabitants moved out centuries ago. It is said that the evil prime minister of the state wanted to forcefully marry the daughter of the village chief and threatened the villagers with dire consequences if they objected. The small community of villagers did not submit to his demand and left their ancestral homes leaving behind a curse that no one would be able to settle in Kuldhara thereafter. It is believed that whenever people tried settling in the village they were chased away by evil spirits.
Situated in the foothills of Aravalis and overlooking the pink city of Jaipur, Nahargarh Fort is an ancient monument and figures on the list of haunted places in Rajasthan. Originally named as Sudarshangarh Fort, its name was changed to Nahargarh as it is believed that the spirit of one of the villagers Nahar Singh Bhomia haunted the site and obstructed its construction. A temple was built in his name within the fort premises to pacify the Nahar Singh’s spirit and thus the fort became known by his name.