With the magnificence of the Aravalli hills behind it, Bhangarh Fort, falls midway between Jaipur and Alwar. It lies at a distance of nearly 50 km from the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary and is believed to be a haunted place. However, it lures visitors both for its rich architectural heritage and picturesque surrounding views.


The fort was built in the 17th century by one of the navratans of Akbar's court, Man Singh I for his grandson Madho Singh I. The fort premises house temples, palaces and havelis. There are four entry gates to the fort, namely, the Lahori Gate, the Ajmeri Gate, the Phulbari Gate and the Delhi Gate.


One legend associated with the fort says that there was once a sage called Baba Balanath, who lived in the fort and never wanted the shadow of another house to touch his own. A prince defying this diktat built a palace that overshadowed the house of the sage, who then cursed the town with mass deaths. Another story says that once a tantric called Singhiya used to entice Princess of Bhangarh with black magic. However, this did not work and the tantric was sentenced to death. It is believed that he then cursed the town. No person is allowed to enter the fort before sunrise and after sunset.

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