The first thing a semi-rested rider will pick up after waking up is a cup of coffee ; but the first thing a well-rested rider will pick up is his key-chain and will hop on the bike. (Well, given that he had already packed up his/her stuff last night). I was the latter. So, quickly after checking out of the hotel i reached Baluganj area in Agra. Beast took a little beating on Day 1, and due to the fact that there wasn't an authorized Bajaj Service Center in Agra, I went to a shop in that area that i have had previous good experiences with. It took only about 20-25 mins to resolve few minor issues and i was back on road to my next stop - Bhangarh Fort, one of the most haunted places in India.
The distance of 210 kms from Agra to Bhangarh Fort is fun as after entering the state of Rajasthan, every biker rewards himself for taking the decision of becoming one. I reached Bhangarh Fort at around 3:30 pm and bought myself an entry ticket worth Rs.20 and as i was carrying and was willing to use my camera i had to pay extra Rs.25.
Bhangarh Fort is mainly known for its haunting vibes and the big old trees and damaged architecture was really helping to picturize all the horror stories I had heard about that place.
Although experiencing those creepy vibes are enough for any sane person, but insanity is what drives the adrenaline rush. And hence, after the closing time, i stayed outside the main gate along with few locals who were more than happy to befriend me. They told me stories about the fort which got destroyed 'coz of a black magician's curse who wanted to marry the princess but failed. Later i looked-up on internet and found most parts of the story to be widely accepted by people. Upon asking about any interesting real life horror incident taking place in or near the fort area, they didn't have much to say. The hospitality of the locals left me overwhelmed as we parted our ways 'coz i had to reach Jaipur the same night.
The distance from Bhangarh Fort to Jaipur is approx. 80 kms but the most scary part lies in the stretch of 13 kms right after leaving the main Bhangarh Fort site. It was past 7 pm and i could barely see a vehicle-light. If haunted vibes and horror stories aren't enough, then biking after dusk in that 13 kms stretch of road with noisy trees on both the sides will do it for you. I reached Jaipur at around 9 pm and booked a hotel near the Jaipur Junction Railway Station.