Rajasthan is a state known for regal and valorous emperors, beautiful palaces, massive forts and strangely enough few haunted places as well! The state basks in the glory of its rich culture and is also famous for its incredible heritage tours apart from camel rides, vibrant village festivals and tantalising food. Rajasthan is a visual treat for every traveller.
If you have the nerve to check out spooky places while travelling, you will come across some of the most haunted places in Rajasthan that are completely mind-boggling. Are you confident you won’t break out in a cold sweat? Scroll down and read further as we unravel the mystery of 8 haunted places in Rajasthan.
Top Haunted Places In Rajasthan
1. Bhangarh Fort
If you search for haunted places in Rajasthan, Bhangarh Fort tops the list for sure! Constructed in the 16th century by Maharaja Madho Singh, Bhangarh Fort is perhaps one the most haunted structures in all of India. 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
- Legend: The fort tells a sad tale of unrequited love. Legend has it that a tantric living near the fortress fell in love with the residing princess Ratnavati and attempted to use black magic in a perfume that was bought for her. Upon knowing his evil intention, Rani Ratnavati threw away the perfume bottle which (as legend has it) hit a boulder that crushed the tantric. Before breathing his last, the priest cursed the fort.
- Timings of the fort: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
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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 believed that nobody is able to settle down in the village as it has been cursed by the original inhabitants, who left abandoned it collectively, one dark night.
Some say the people who spent the night in this village have vanished into thin air. Some call it an eerie ghost town. Definitely it is Rajasthan’s most haunted place!
- Location: Kuldhara, Jaisalmer
- Legend: Around 200 years ago Kuldhara was inhabited by Paliwal Brahmins. During this time, Salim Singh, the then Diwan of Jaisalmer, known for its evil thoughts and unethical tax-collecting methods had set his eyes on the daughter of the village chief. In order to protect her and to escape paying huge taxes to the Diwan, the Paliwal Brahmins left the village collectively one dark night. Before leaving, they had cursed the village.
- Timings: Always open
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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. Brij Raj Bhavan joins the list of horror places in Rajasthan as people believe that the ghost of Major Burton wanders inside it.
Although this palace is now renovated into a heritage hotel, Brij Raj Bhavan does have some spooky mystery about it.
- Location: Brijraj Bhawan Palace Hotel, Civil Lines, Nayapura, Kota
- Legend: Just after Major Charles Burton took up the palace as his residence, the mutiny of 1857 commenced and the palace was surrounded by the sepoys. They holed up the British Major and looted the palace, post which they killed him and his sons. People believe that the ghost of the Major wanders the hotel and sometimes even slaps the guards if they fall asleep in duty hours.
- Timings: Open 24 hours
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Jagatpura is a densely 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. This tourist place is known to one of the top haunted places in Rajasthan.
- Location: Jagatpura, Jaipur
- Legend: 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.
- Timings: Open always
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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. You can book a boat ride around the palace. But do you think you will, as it does fall under the haunted places in Rajasthan category?
- Location: Amer Road, Jaipur
- Legend: It is said the spirits of the kings and the royal family members haunt the place.
- Timings: 12:00 PM to 10:30 PM
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Every year the village of Sudhabay near Pushkar sees a “Ghost Fair” that is most bizarre and 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
- Timings: Always open
7. Delhi-Jaipur Highway
No list of haunted places in Rajasthan is complete without a tale Delhi-Jaipur highway mystery. People have seen a woman dressed in a red saree and bangles who asks for a lift. Those who obliged to her say that she gets into the car and her eyes turn red before them and she vanishes away with a deafening wail. Isn’t that spooky enough?
- Location: Delhi-Jaipur Expressway
- Legend: This highway is said to be haunted by a woman who passed away in an accident there.
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8. Rana Kumbha Palace
Another of Rajasthan’s haunted places includes Rana Kumbha Palace. It 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 but couldn’t make her surrender to his whims.
- Location: Chittorgarh Fort Village, Chittorgarh
- Legend: 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.
- Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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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 about your experiences in the comments section.