We all know Jaipur for its heritage buildings, marvellous architecture, palaces and tales of the royals, but you will be surprised to know that Jaipur also has certain places in its territory that can bring out your worst nightmare. Yes, you heard it right! With old forts, abandoned temples and villages all over the city, it comes as no surprise as to why the tales of spirit and unsolved paranormal occurrences are so common in Rajasthan. So, if you love to explore eerie places and are daring enough for the adventure, then book your hotel from Intermiles and plan a visit here as soon as possible. Once here, check out the following best-haunted places in Jaipur and have a spooky adventure.
Located between Jaipur and Alwar in Rajasthan, Bangarh Fort is one of the top haunted places in the city. Built by Raja Bhagwant Singh, the fort is a famous tourist spot in Rajasthan which is often visited by tourists for viewing its magnificent structure. But unlike other historic architecture, this place is considered one of the most spooky places in the country. There is a popular spooky tale about this place that a sadhu wanted to marry Rani Ratnawati – the queen of the fort. But learning his evil plan, the queen got him to death. It is said that if anybody visited the fort during the nighttime, then they can spot the ghost of the tantric and crying of a woman.
A haunted village in Rajasthan, Kuldhara village is a cursed land that is left abandoned for more than 300 years. It is mostly a deserted land with no sign of living and is like this since the 1800s. This place has an unpopular history about it that once a sinful minister forcibly tried to marry a beautiful girl in this village and threatened her family into taking her. Her family left the village after casting an undying spell so that no one could live or breed on this land. Those who have visited this place after that incident have reported strange paranormal phenomena. This paranormal Society of New Delhi has checked this terribly haunted place and they even find that most of the stories that people tell about this place are true. So, if you have a knack for visiting spooky places and solving unsolved mysteries, then you can definitely visit this village.
Situated on edge of the Aravalli Hills, Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur is among the most haunted places in the city. Originally named Sudarsangarh, the fort was later renamed after the prince, Nahar Singh Bhomia, thus the name Nahargarh Fort. This fort is believed to be haunted because it is said that during the excavation of the fort’s construction, the spirit of Nahargarh Fort was disturbed, disrespected and hurt. Thus, the locals here think that it is the spirit of prince Nahar that is haunting the fort. The later king of the fort made a temple in his name and renamed the place to assuage his sprite but is of no help as his spirit still haunts the place. There is also a popular horror story about this fort that an engineer who was in charge of the renovation of the fort was found dead in a staggering situation.
Also known as the floating palace, Jal Mahal in Rajasthan is one of the most interesting architectural marvels in India. Situated amidst Man Sagar Lake, this palace was built in the 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh II as a hunting lodge. Currently, this five-storey palace is submerged underwater with only the top floor of the place being visible. The top floor of the Jal Mahal exhibits a fine Rajput style of architecture. But despite its majestic beauty, Jal Mahal is believed to be one of the most spooky places in Rajasthan. Although there are no stories about this place that are related to any spooky incidents, many people have claimed that they have heard strange screams from this place.
Brij Raj Bhavan
Another heritage building in Rajasthan that can give you a spooky feeling of the place is Brij Raj Bhavan. Situated in Kota, the heritage building turned hotel is among one of the haunted places in this region. There is an infamous history about this beautiful mansion that an English soldier named Major Burton was killed along with his family during 1857’s Sepoy Mutiny. Many people in this region have reported that they have seen his ghost roaming around this building. The Queen of Kota who conquered this mansion after the death of Major Burton has also reported spooky incidents about this place to the journalist.
Thus, these are the top 5 places in Jaipur that are marked as haunted for various sorts of unnatural incidents and paranormal activities. Hence, if you love visiting spooky places, then visit these top haunted spots in Jaipur and explore them if you have a brave heart.