A state that belonged to regal emperors, houses beautiful palaces and massive forts, Rajasthan has always revelled in its rich culture and interesting heritage. From camel rides to village festivals, Rajasthan should be on every traveller’s list.
The state, however, has darker side that may interest or scare you, or both. Rajasthan has many spooky places that you can explore. If you are looking for supernatural experiences and spirits, visit these chilling haunted places in Rajasthan.
Haunted Places In Rajasthan
1. Bhangarh Fort
Constructed in the 16th century by Maharaja Madho Singh, Bhangarh Fort is perhaps one the most haunted structures in all of India. The fort tells a sad tale of unrequited love. Legend has it that the residing princess had a tantric priest executed.
Before breathing his last, the priest cursed the fort. No one is allowed here after sundown and there are boards by the Archaeological Survey of India warning people against staying after dark.
- Location: Gola ka baas, Rajgarh Tehsil, Alwar, Bhangarh
2. Kuldhara Village
Kuldhara village is located 2 hours away from the city of Jaisalmer, which has been left deserted for almost 200 years. It is said that a curse was placed on the city by a dark sorcerer who was jealous of the prosperity there.
After a series of unfortunate events, the residents decided to abandon the village, leaving behind an eerie ghost town. People who have spent the night here have vanished into thin air.
- Location: Kuldhara, Jaisalmer
3. Brij Raj Bhavan Palace
Rajasthan was home to the British Regency in India. The state was also home to royal families who allied with the British Regency. Brij Raj Bhavan Palace was the abode of such a family and, in the latter half of the 18th century, served as the residence of British Major Charles Burton.
Just after he took up residence, the mutiny of 1857 took place and the palace was surrounded. The British Major met a gruesome end and it is said that his ghost lingers around the area.
- Location: Brijraj Bhawan Palace Hotel,, Civil Lines, Nayapura, Kota
Jagatpura is a highly populated area in the city of Jaipur. Despite being one of the most populous areas in the city, there is a spooky urban legend that is associated with the complex.
It is said that witches come here to haunt the road at night. There have been reports of a woman chortling till the wee morning hours. People also have reported sightings of a woman in white clothing waiting on the roads.
- Location: Jagatpura, Jaipur
5. Jal Mahal
An architectural marvel, the Jal Mahal is a ‘floating’ palace situated right in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. The structure is 300 years old and used to be a vacation home for the kings of the past.
Jai Mahal is known for its architecture genius: four levels of the palace are constructed underwater with only the roof being visible. It is said the spirits of the kings and the royal family members haunt the place. If you are interested, you can book a boat ride around the palace.
- Location: Amer Road, Jaipur
Every year the village of Sudhabay near Pushkar sees a fair that is most unique. The fair honours ghosts and spirits that have transcended into the other realm. People are ‘possessed” by visiting spirits.
The residents take a dip in the nearby holy well to protect themselves from negative spirits. At the fair, you can witness strange sights and sounds of the villagers being possessed. And careful, or you may run the risk of getting possessed yourself!
- Location: Pushkar Bypass, Nedaliya
7. Delhi-Jaipur Highway
No haunted place list is complete without a tale of a highway haunting. The Delhi- Jaipur Highway is said to be haunted by a woman who passed away in an accident there.
People have seen a woman dressed in a red saree and wearing bangles. She asks for a lift. Those who have obliged say that she gets into the car and her eyes turn red before she and vanishes with a deafening wail.
- Location: Delhi-Jaipur Expressway
8. Rana Kumbha Palace
Rana Kumbha Palace is known for its secret chambers and secret passages. The palace used to be the home of Queen Padmavati. The beauty of the queen, unfortunately, caught the eye of the Sultan of Delhi, Alauddin Khilji, who attacked the palace.
The queen and her followers chose the act of Jauhar (self-immolation) over surrender. Since then, people have heard the cries of women in the palace halls and seen apparitions in the corridors.
- Location: Chittorgarh Fort Village, Chittorgarh
Rajasthan doesn’t only belong to the land of the living but also those who have passed to other worlds. So what are you waiting for? Unleash the daredevil in you and visit these places. Let us know of your experiences in the comments section.