Rajasthan, known for its ancient buildings and tales of the royals, is considered as a famous tourist destination. But the real haunted stories of the most haunted places of Rajasthan will spook your nightmares tonight. If you have that nerve to keep your body and soul together, scroll down to encounter the real ghosts at the 10 most haunted places in Rajasthan. Just a disclaimer, you will be spooked out of your wits because these places on a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being the least scary and 10 being the scariest) find themselves at the 10th spot. Explore the torment.
Top 10 Haunted Places In Rajasthan
Are you planning a trip to the desert state full of magic and delight? Make sure to drop by these 10 haunted places in Rajasthan where it’s claimed that supernatural occurring are frequent. They might appear just as a normal site but make sure that you do not get deceived by the looks as looks can e deceiving. Take a peek:
- Bhangarh Fort: The Female Ghost
- Kuldhara Village: Cursed Land
- Nahargarh Fort: King’s Ghost
- Rana Kumbha Palace: Secret Chambers
- NH-79 Near Dudu Village: Ghastly Stories
- Brij Raj Bhavan: Spirit Of An English Soldier
- Jagatpura: Home Of Witches
- Sudhabay: Mass Exorcism
- Jal Mahal: Abandoned building
- Delhi Jaipur Highway: Spirit Of A Woman
1. Bhangarh Fort: The Female Ghost
Bhangarh Fort, one of the most horror places in Rajasthan, does not need any introduction. Counted among the most haunted places in Rajasthan, Bhangarh Fort is a famous tourist place which will spook the hell out of you! Even if it’s listed towards the end of the list of best haunted places in Rajasthan, but it surely ranks at the top whenever we talk about any ghost tales. While the nearby places are some great places for camping in Rajasthan, you should be wary!
History: A popular tale behind the spookiness of the fort claims that a tantric wanted to marry the queen of the fort — Rani Ratnawati. After learning about his evil thoughts, Rani got tantric who use to do black magic at her palace. And if you get too scared, don’t forget to visit one of the churches in Rajasthan. Just kidding!
Spooky incidents: The fort is the spot for encountering incidents like a ghost of the tantric shouting, a woman crying for help, and the clinking sound of the bangles.
Location: Gola ka baas, Rajgarh Tehsil, Alwar, Bhangarh, Rajasthan 301410
Opening Hours: 6 am – 6 pm
2. Kuldhara Village: Cursed Land
This formidable and one of the most haunted villages in Rajasthan has a strange story that no nobody believes in. Kuldhara is a deserted land because of the curse that an immoral minister has got in his time. Spend a night and tell us how it feels to be on the land of visitant. This is haunted
History: The village is abandoned since the 1800s, for a curse that cannot be lifted. A sinful minister forcefully wanted to marry a beautiful villager and threatened her family to take hold of her. The villagers left the place leaving an undying spell so that no one could ever live or breed on this land.
Spooky incidence: This terribly haunted place of Rajasthan was checked by the paranormal society of New Delhi. Most of the stories that people say is true for the curse that roams around. Detectors and the ghost-box have recorded voices of the dead villagers and they have even revealed their names. There were also scratches on the car and footprints of the children on the mud. Spooky much?
Location: Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Opening Hours: Open always
3. Nahargarh Fort: King’s Ghost
Nahargarh Fort stands at the edge of the Aravalli hills, overlooking the pink city of Jaipur. The walls of the fort were built sky high to disconnect the royals from the world. The grandeur of the palace cannot hide the spook of one of the Rajasthan haunted places.
History: The fort was built by Sawai Raja Man Singh with Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort. The king was so passionate about this particular fort that he built for his queens that even after his death, the Nahargarh Fort is haunted by his ghost.
Spooky incident: There’s always a need to renovate the older buildings to preserve it for future generation. It is said that the owner of that restoration organization was found dead mysteriously in his house.
Location: Jaipur, Rajasthan
Opening Hours: 10 am – 6 pm
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4. Rana Kumbha Palace: Secret Chambers
The Rana Kumbha Palace of Chittorgarh is a place where you will definitely meet a ghost. A haunted fort in Rajasthan, this spot is considered to be one of the scariest places in the state. The secret chambers and the scream of the ladies here, will haunt the shit out of you.
History: Legend has it that when the sultan of Delhi, Alauddin Khilji attacked the palace, Maharani Padmini performed the Jauhar (self-immolation) along with 700 female followers. Ever since many incidents have been witnessed at this Rajasthan haunted place where people heard the screams of women asking for help to save their empire.
Spooky incident: Around a year back a group of friends stayed back one night at the palace to observe if there were any paranormal activities happening. While exploring the passages, one of them heard a voice asking for help. Shocked and frightened as they turned around, they saw a lady standing in royal attire with a burnt face!
Location: Chittorgarh Fort Village, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan
Opening Hours: 9 am – 5 pm
5. NH-79 Dudu Village: Ghastly Stories
Famed as the road that asks for blood, the Ajmer-Udaipur highway is one of the most haunted places in Udaipur, Rajasthan. Dudu village located close by has numerous ghastly stories associated with it.
History: A long time back when child marriage was prevalent in India, a 5 days old infant girl was to be married off to a 3-year-old toddler. The mother of the baby girl was against the wedding and she ran away towards the highway to ask for help where she was hit by a tourist vehicle that killed her and the child instantly.
Spooky incident: While driving down the Ajmer-Udaipur highway, three friends encountered the ghost of a lady carrying a baby in her arms. She sat at the back seat and guided them out of the village. Thinking it might be a nightmare, the friends took it lightly but the incident lasted for more than 15 minutes which still haunts them!
Location: NH-79, Dudu Village, Rajasthan
Opening Hours: Open always
6. Brij Raj Bhavan: Spirit Of An English Soldier
Next, on our list of haunted places in Kota, Rajasthan is the Brij Raj Bhavan. The majestic mansion is now a heritage hotel which is haunted by the spirit of an English soldier. As much as it looks beautiful on the outside, it is considered to be the most horror place in Rajasthan.
History: During Sepoy Mutiny, Major Burton who was an employee of the East India Co. was killed along with his family by Indian militants at the Brij Raj Bhavan. The locals say that the ghost of Major Burton meanders in this spooky place in Rajasthan.
Spooky incident: Queen of Kota conquered the palace after Major Burton was killed by the army. Apparently, Queen of Kota spoke to the journalists claiming to have seen the ghost of dead Major Burton. The spirit is harmless and causes no physical damage to the fort. However, the ghost of Burton has a habit of hitting the dozing security guards.
Location: Brijraj Bhawan Palace Hotel,, Civil Lines, Nayapura, Kota, Rajasthan 324001
Opening Hours: Open 24 hours
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7. Jagatpura: Home Of Witches
Beyond the beautiful palaces of Rajasthan, this tourist place has a haunted vibe attached to it. This is because the uncanny place is a residential area where people actually live with the witches. This is one of the most horror places in Rajasthan.
History: The king of this haunted place in Rajasthan was greedy and conceited. Many villagers cursed him while dying of starvation. The souls of those villagers still ask for help from the tourists.
Spooky incident: The people living in the residential area have seen witches walking around the roads of Jagatpura. These witches look the same as in classic Indian horror tales-white dress, old, grey hair hanging loosely over the face. It is quite an eerie experience to walk after night here.
Location: Jaipur, Rajasthan
Opening Hours: Open always
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8. Sudhabay: Mass Exorcism
Sudhabay, located on the Pushkar bypass in Rajasthan is not really a haunted place. But if you come here on a specific day in the year, this place is surely going to give you nightmares. A ‘Ghost Fair’ is held here, every year, when people from different parts of the state come to get rid of the evil spirits that have possessed them. It is believed that the evil spirits will spare you if you take a bath in the holy well.
Spooky incident: The sight of mass exorcism will give you chills, so visit this place only if you are brave at heart.
Location: Pushkar Bypass, Nedaliya, Rajasthan 305022
Opening Hours: Open always
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9. Jal Mahal: Abandoned Building
Jal Mahal, the beautiful water palace in Jaipur, has always been a topic of wonder and admiration. The 5-storey palace is built in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake and has its 4-stories submerged in the water. This 300-year old beauty, which was once a summer retreat for the Maharaja, now stands abandoned in the lake.
One of the best places to visit in Rajasthan, Jal Mahal’s 5th floor features amazing architectural style and still attracts tourists and locals who visit the palace from the edge of the lake. Now think whether you thought of it as one of Rajasthan haunted places?
Spooky incident: It is said that no one goes to this place after dark as people have heard strange screams from the palace.
Location: Amer Rd, Jal Mahal, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002
Opening Hours: 12 pm – 10:30 pm
10. Delhi Jaipur Highway: Spirit Of A Woman
Highways have always been negatively popular for ghost stories. The very commonly accessed Delhi Jaipur Highway is no immune to this. It is said that the highway gets haunted at night and people passing through this road have had some similar experiences. They say that the spirit of a woman who dies in the car at a particular stretch still appear to the passersby.
Spooky incident: Many have reported of either spotting her wearing a red sari and bangles or hearing the unusual sound of the tinkling of anklets.
Location: NH 48, Rajasthan
Opening Hours: Open always
You too have seen a ghost at any of these haunted places in Rajasthan? If yes, share your story with us. If you know of more such hidden spooky areas in Rajasthan, do share them in the comments below! These places have the potential to scare the living daylights of you and your family and friends. Spook your loved ones by booking a trip to Rajasthan now!
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Frequently Asked Questions About Haunted Places In Rajasthan
What are the most haunted places in Jaipur?
Famous sites like that of Bhangarh Fort, and Brijraj Bhavan are some of the most haunted places near Jaipur.
Which is the most haunted place in Jaisalmer?
Kuldhara Village is the most haunted place in Jaisalmer wherein paranormal activity has been witnessed on many levels.
Are ghost tours available for haunted sites in Rajasthan?
Guided tours are available only for few places but not for all. Majority of the haunted places in Rajasthan are not open for visiting late in the evening for safety reasons. Hence, for those who’re looking forward to exploring these places, may do so at their own risk.
Do we need to take permission before visiting haunted places in Rajasthan?
No, permissions are not required to visit the haunted places in Rajasthan, however, you need to follow the basic rules at the sites that are notified by the government.
Is Halloween celebrated in Rajasthan?
No, Halloween is not celebrated in Rajasthan but if you are interested to have an amazing Halloween party then visit any of the popular clubs in Jaipur for a perfect experience.
Is Bhangarh Fort the most haunted place in India?
Yes, Bhangarh Fort is amongst the most popular haunted sites in India. The place has also been declared as the ‘legally haunted’ site.
Which are the other famous sites near Bhangarh Fort?
If you are going for a complete day tour to Bhangarh Fort then you can also visit Abhaneri Chand Baori and Sariska Tiger Reserve as well.
What are the timings to visit Maharana Kumbha Palace?
Kumbhalgarh Fort can be visited from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM on all days of the week.
Is Kumbhalgarh haunted?
No, Kumbhalgarh is not haunted, however, as there are many forts and sites that are believed to be haunted, the place lures travelers from across the country.
Which is the best time to visit Nahargarh Fort?
Winters are believed to be the best to explore the forts and palaces of Rajasthan. If you are heading to Nahargarh Fort, then planning a visit between October to March will surely enthrall you.
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