Weekend trip - Alwar and Bhangarh - Listed as most haunted place in India

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When we search in Google for the most haunted places in India, Bhangarh in Rajasthan tops the list. It's been a place I badly wanted to go for a long long time! So then I finally made it. Tickets from Mumbai to Jaipur to and fro for a weekend. Started off in the evening, reached during the noon the next day. Stay was at Moustache Hostel. Whenever I go to Jaipur, prefer staying here, the ambiance is really nice!

Trip duration - 2.5 days

Day 1 (Evening):

On first day after reaching there, only the half day was left so went to Bawri, Jaipur. Had the traditional local dal bati churma for lunch near the Ganesh Chowk. Rented a bike for Rs. 600 a day and headed for Bawri. The deep well was used as a water reservoir that helped during the non-rainy season. This concept of traditional well was quite common in every parts of ancient India. You can see bawri at many other places of Rajasthan too.

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Dal bati churma in lunch @ Ganesh Chowk
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The dried up 'Bawri'
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The View of the City
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Day 2 :

Bhangarh is approx 2 hours from Jaipur by road. But if Bhangarh can be explored then why not Alwar? So headed for Alwar first, approx 3 hours from Jaipur. Jaipur-Alwar-Bhangarh-Jaipur. The roads are superb.

Photo of Sariska National Park, Alwar, Rajasthan, India by Somdutta Sarkar

Alwar Fort :

A place whose history dates back to 1000 CE. It was a part of Matsya Kingdom as per history. It has evolved under various Rajput rulers since then. Alwar has several forts, lakes which attracts tourists. So also the Bhangarh Fort and the Sariska Tiger Reserve. The scenic beauty, the calmness of the pathway to the Alwar Fort is a beauty. Karni Mata Temple can be visited on the way.

Sunrise on the way to Alwar

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Peacock on the way to Alwar

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Entrance to Alwar

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There were hardly any tourists except 5 or 6 and the Security Guards. The Bala Quila or Alwar Fort is not completely accessible as it is restricted by Military. What I loved about the Fort is the originality with its original charm and the absolute silence. Only the chirping of the birds and the swaying of the leaves in the breeze could be heard. The view of Alwar is seen for the viewpoint of the Fort - it's absolutely mesmerizing!

A view of Alwar Fort from the viewpoint

Photo of Bala Quila Road, Alwar, Rajasthan, India by Somdutta Sarkar
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City Palace

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Photo of Weekend trip - Alwar and Bhangarh - Listed as most haunted place in India by Somdutta Sarkar
Photo of Weekend trip - Alwar and Bhangarh - Listed as most haunted place in India by Somdutta Sarkar

There's direct way to Bhangarh from Alwar via the Sariska National Park. That road is not so smooth hence you might want to start a bit early.

Bhangarh Fort :

It felt fantastic to step on this place which has been rumored as haunted across the globe. To me, it felt simply beautiful! Just when you enter the gate, there's Lord Hanuman temple (to shoo away the ghosts may be :P ). Walk straight through the ruins, it will lead to the garden and the Fort. You can listen to the local guides especially kids explaining about the history of the place and the haunted activities take place every night which is quite interesting and entertaining too.

On the way to Bhangarh Fort

Photo of Bhangarh Fort, Bhangarh, Rajasthan, India by Somdutta Sarkar

Just outside the Bhangarh Fort gates

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Photo of Bhangarh Fort, Bhangarh, Rajasthan, India by Somdutta Sarkar

Old Banyan Tree in the Fort area

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Entrance to the Bhangarh Fort

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Ancient temple inside the Fort area

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The Bhangarh Fort

Photo of Weekend trip - Alwar and Bhangarh - Listed as most haunted place in India by Somdutta Sarkar

A view from the top

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Reach the Fort and climb to the top most part through the broken stairs. On the right side there are valleys and greenery where numerous peacocks and peahens could be seen enjoying their time and relaxing. Some dancing with their gorgeous and most vibrant feathers open and enjoy the breeze in the setting sun. That's a beauty to the eyes!

The ruins of the Bhangarh Fort

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'Haunted' temple at the peak of a hill

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The way through the ruins of the market area

Photo of Weekend trip - Alwar and Bhangarh - Listed as most haunted place in India by Somdutta Sarkar

On the left side there's a hill having a temple at the peak of it (photo above).

Something was really irritating - the unnecessary hooting and shouting of the so-called-tourists which disturbed the natural silence over there.

Colorful treats (photos below of our National Bird) amidst the cool breeze and the ruins of the historical Fort.

Photo of Weekend trip - Alwar and Bhangarh - Listed as most haunted place in India by Somdutta Sarkar
Photo of Weekend trip - Alwar and Bhangarh - Listed as most haunted place in India by Somdutta Sarkar
Photo of Weekend trip - Alwar and Bhangarh - Listed as most haunted place in India by Somdutta Sarkar
Photo of Weekend trip - Alwar and Bhangarh - Listed as most haunted place in India by Somdutta Sarkar

The sun goes down and people start to leave from the Bhangarh fort. Some say when you enter the Fort and its areas, you get a different negative feeling. But to me, it was one of the most calm and serene place to have visited. In other words, beautiful!

Photo of Weekend trip - Alwar and Bhangarh - Listed as most haunted place in India by Somdutta Sarkar
Photo of Weekend trip - Alwar and Bhangarh - Listed as most haunted place in India by Somdutta Sarkar

On the way near Bhangarh, these 2-horned deers were spotted on the road.

Photo of Weekend trip - Alwar and Bhangarh - Listed as most haunted place in India by Somdutta Sarkar
Photo of Weekend trip - Alwar and Bhangarh - Listed as most haunted place in India by Somdutta Sarkar

Next day breakfast at the Curious Life Coffee Roasters was not just yummy but a huge spread of healthy foods :) You must try the coffee here.

Finally, time to return. But to me Bhangarh offered some beautiful scenic beauties and a soothing ambiance although the history has something else to say! Do visit this place and check yourself. Happy traveling :)

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