BHANGARH FORT

Bhangarh Fort is situated on the border of Sariska Tiger reserve in the Aravali range in the deserted town of Bhangarh, Rajasthan. Bhangarh is a ruined town between Jaipur and Alwar. Bhangarh fort is a major tourist attraction and is said to be one of the most haunted historical places in the world. Many myths are related with this haunted fort. About the town of Bhangarh, it was established in 1573 by King Bhagwant Das who had two sons. His elder son was Man Singh, the famous General of Mughal Emperor Akbar and the younger one was Madho Singh. Bhagwant Das developed Bhangarh as the residence of his younger son Madho Singh who lived and ruled Bhangarh his whole life. Madho Singh named the city after his grandfather Man Singh who was also known as Bhan Singh and now the city is recognised as " Bhangarh".

There is a belief about Bhangarh that the place is haunted and no one can dare to go there after sunset. Several ghost stories are behind the mysteries of the Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan.Out of the numerous stories about bhangarh fort one that is most prevalent is that the Bhangarh city was build by King Madho Singh. For this city, the Emperor got approval by ascetic Guru Balu Nath who meditated at this place. The approval was given on the condition that the shadow of emperor's palace would never touch him at his prohibited retreat. If shadow touched over his place, the city would turn into ruins. The emperor started his fort construction with his money and strength. The Bhangarh fort was constructed with several stories and finally shadowed the prohibited retreat of Guru Balu Nath. As per psychic power of Saint, the entire town was destroyed and ever since any construction around the crushed location or palace faces collapse. The samadhi of Guru Balu Nath is still there where he was buried.