A spooky village in the midst of the desert in Alwar district called ‘Bhangarh’.The destination is on the top of many adventurous tourists bucket-list. The place is situated in the Rajasthan with a population of around 1200 people only.
A short vacation or trip is perfect to explore this small haunted village. The Bhangarh fort is situated between Delhi and Jaipur.
● Distance: 298 Km ( Delhi => Bhangarh)
● Modes of Transport: Train, Flight, Car, Bus
● Nearest Airport: Jaipur International Airport
● Nearest Railway Station: Dausa or Bhan Kari Railway Station
● Language spoken: Rajasthani, Hindi, English
● Best Time to Visit: October to March
● Shortest Duration of travel – Flight
● Cheapest mode of travel – Train
● Most adventurous mode of travel – Car
There are several ways to reach Bhangarh from Delhi. You can travel by Cab, Train, Flight and Bus.
This place is well connected to the rest of the country through highways, and many towns, and cities surrounding this village.
Let us take a look at how we can reach Bhangarh by different modes of transport:-
Travel to Bhangarh by Car
Drive your personal car or hire a cab to the village of Bhangarh from Delhi. It takes approximately 4-5 hours.
The cost of fuel would be around Rs.2000 to 3000. A cab will charge around Rs 4000 to 5000. You will have to drive up to 300kms to reach there. Start driving from Delhi early morning around 5 or 6 am to reach Bhangarh before noon and spend the day in the village.
There are two alternative routes to reach Bhangarh.
1. Route one is from NH48 to NH148
Delhi – Gurugram – Bhiwadi – Tapukara – Kishangarh – Chikani – Alwar – Sariska – Thanagazhi – Pratapgarh – Ajabgarh – Bhangarh and the total distance is 297kms.
2. The second route is:-
Delhi – Gurugram – Bhiwadi – Bawal – Neemrana – Shahpura – Aandhi – Bhangarh and the total distance is 248kms.
Along the way, you will find several small settlements, towns, and villages.
Stop By Places for Refreshment
There are several famous dhabas, restaurants and hotels like:-
- Taj hotel
- Sagar Dhaba
- Limra restaurant
You will find Cafe Coffee Day and KFC on the way too.
Hospitals to note in case you are traveling with Kids
Some hospitals that are located on the way are:-
- Mittal hospital
- Hi-Tech Hospital
- Kailash Hospital
Petrol Pumps/CNG stations
You don’t have to worry about fuel on the way as you will find a service station after every 10-15 km on the highway and some of them are:-
- BPCL petrol pump
- Dhanlakshmi filling station
- Haryana City gas
Travel to Bhangarh by Train
There is no direct train from Delhi to Bhangarh. However, several trains run from Delhi to nearby railway stations of Bhangarh. Some of these railway stations are:-
Everyday over 100 trains from Delhi come to these stations. Book a train ticket online via IRCTC and save money on fuel and other traveling expenses.
Board ‘Ajmer Shatabdhi‘ (runs daily) from New Delhi Railway Station till Bandikul Junction. It costs around Rs.800 – 1300. The journey takes up to 3 hours and 30 minutes.
Get a cab for Bhangarh which is 35kms(approx.) away from the Bandikul Junction railway station. The cab fare will be between Rs.550 to 700.
The total traveling time will be 4 hours.
Travel to Bhangarh by Flight
Flights can be a very costly affair, if booked on festival dates or weekends. Try to book flights in 2-3 months advance and get a great deal on the tickets.
Take a flight from Delhi to Jaipur which will cost around Rs.2000 to 6000. Then, hire a cab from Jaipur to Bhangarh, which will fare around Rs.1500, for approx. 85kms.
If everything goes by the schedule, then flight should not take more than one hour from Delhi to Jaipur, and then another hour in a cab.
Total approximate time of travel would be 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Best Places To Visit In And Around Bhangarh
1) Bhangarh Fort
2) Narayani Mata Temple
3) Neel Kanth
4) The Bla Quila Fort
5) Jai Pol
6) Company Bagh
7) Siliserk Lake Palace
8) Sariska Tiger Reserve
Bhangarh is a famous tourist spot because of its historical significance. There are various monuments, ancient temples, forts, old buildings, shops, havelis, mosques, and palaces.
This place is most popular for its Bhangarh Fort that is believed to be haunted. No person is allowed inside the boundaries of the fort after sunset and before sunrise.
Locals and villagers believe in several tales of ghosts and spirits venturing over this place in the dark. Dwell into the tales of supernatural beings and haunted ruins at Bhangarh.
Why Is Bhangarh Considered To Be Haunted?
The local residents of that village have reported that strange and creepy noises of crying, screaming, and running are heard after 6 pm. Many villagers have also reported that spirits roam inside the fort at night. Near the fort, many weird incidents have been seen.
The government prohibits the entry of any person into the fort after 6 pm. Many people have themselves seen strange lights, unusual sound of dance, ghostly sounds and shadows in the fort.
Tale Behind Haunted Fort
There was a Queen called Rani Ratnavati who was very beautiful and enticing, turned eighteen one day. Many kings came to the fort with the marriage proposal. One of them was a sorcerer named Singhia. He possessed magical powers and he tried to entice the Queen. However, all his attempts failed and before dying, he cursed the city to death and never experience a rebirth.
There have been few more tales regarding this ghostly town but scientists disapprove them.
The village of Bhangarh and its most popular spot Bhangarh fort is a perfect location for a weekend getaway. It is near to major cities like Delhi and Jaipur that makes it highly accessible.
It takes a few hours to reach, and the place is not for light-hearted people. Do not try to visit this place in mid summers because the heat is scorchingly burning and the air is dry.
Winters are the best time to visit. On the way, you will see dusty dwarf hills, isolated roads, desert, and a scenic view.
Spend your weekend at ‘The India’s Most Haunted Place‘.
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