24th October 2008 #1
Bhanghar Most Haunted Place in India
Distance :84km from Alwar
Distance :170km from Delhi
Bhangarh was once a flourishing town of 10,000 homes. That was in the 17th century when it was built by Raja Madho Singh, the illustrious Man Singh I's brother (Man Singh was one of the nine gems in Akbar's court, remember? See History of Amber for more). But it's all gone now; only splendid ruins remain. According to prevalent tales, the town was cursed by an evil magician and had to be abandoned. The fear still looms large in the minds of the locals, for they tread the soil of Bhangarh cautiously.
Most of Bhangarh is in ruins. Crumbling temples, walls and pavilions standing against the silent wilderness of forested hills scream out about the town's ancient prosperity. The ruins of the arches and colonnades, built on various levels, suggest that it was once quite an elaborate complex. Portions like a pavilion and a minaret on a mound are somewhat intact. The site seems the perfect place to pack a picnic lunch and retire to.
The recently restored evocative medieval bazaar is a truly fascinating experience. Nearby is the finely carved Someshwar Temple. The temple tank is still used by villagers to bathe and wash. There's also the Temple of Gopinath which has carved pillars and a corbeled cupola. Another fascinating monument of Bhangarh is the Randiyon ka Mahal (Palace of Prostitutes). Its unusual name probably comes from female courtesans for whom the palace was built. In those days female court attendants were also taken from harems of rulers. Overall, Bhangarh makes an exciting trip.
Update: Me and Parminder visited Bhangarh recently and I have posted a thread about our trip to Bhangarh on India travel forum.
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24th October 2008 #2
Have u visited the place? I have visited couple of creepy places myself... and found them pretty exciting...
25th October 2008 #3
ya i really love to visit such places
25th October 2008 #4
No doubt why we r nocturnals... and darkness supporters...
25th October 2008 #5
yes please and i already been to lot many places in and around my city, even have tried to visit some ghaat's near to ganga at nite hours
2nd November 2008 #6
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once i went to see the Venga boys play....
scared the S**T outta me.
19th November 2008 #7
Sounds like a good place to see, even im interested in haunted places too. Maybe you can mention other haunted places in India as i don't know of any, and it would be interesting to know about them!
19th November 2008 #8
you are are intrested in haunted places then you must be aware about katwaria sarai ghost and CP wala booth bangla
19th November 2008 #9
No i haven't, yeh i have heard of a haunted place in Delhi, but its totally out of my mind what place it is!
Haven't heard of the CP one, open a new thread on that if its interesting or lengthy info on it!
19th November 2008 #10
hmmm need to write a lot for that so will open a thread in morning about the haunted places in and around delhi :51:
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