BHANGARH FORT

 

Bhangarh fort was built in the 17th century by one of Akbar’s navratnas Raja Man Singh as a gift for his grand son whose name was Madho Singh. Bhangarh fort in the present times is located in Rajgarh tehsil of district Alwar in the state of Rajasthan. Bhangarh fort is build in the hillocks on one side and river Sanwan on one side. Sariska tiger reserve is fairly close by.

Bhangarh fort is also famously known to be haunted with lots of ghost stories floating around. Visitors are normally curious about haunted stories of Bhangarh and invent new ones from time to time due to the deserted looks of Bhangarh fort. One of the stories that is popular is that anything you build around the fort with a roof would have the roof collapsed within a short time so no one builds anything around the Bhangarh fort. All the settlements are a long way from the fort walls and every building within the fort except for the temples have collapsed roofs.

How to get to Bhangarh fort :

Bhangarh fort by road : Fron Delhi take the Delhi Jaipur highway and take a left turn at Manoharpur (Alwar) on to Alwar-Jaipur road (NH 148)  then take a left turn again on to NH 55 which will take you straigh to Bhangarh. Bhangarh has signs posted indicating Bhangarh fort.

 

Bhangarh fort by train : Nearest railway station from Bhangarh fort is Dausa railway station which is only about 20 kilometres and you can either take a bus from there or hire an auto riksha.

 

Bhangarh fort by air : Nearest commercial airport from Bhangarh fort is Jaipur where you can find options of taking a taxi for a day tour and return back at night for your flight home or stay back at Jaipur.