Jaipur is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in our country. The royal city is often chosen as the first place when someone wants to spend a luxury holiday. Jaipur is even in the list of favourite holiday destination of some celebrities. It gets hard to relate the gorgeous pink city with anything that is not normal or to be specific “haunted.” No one can imagine the architectural beauty of Jaipur has something to do with paranormal activities or have places that are haunted in Jaipur. 😯
But no city has ever been so lucky to stay away from the sighting of unnatural things and so does our city of Royals, Jaipur. Residing in the heart of Rajasthan, Jaipur has some darkest secrets and spooky tales. The rich heritage site has seen many kingdoms rise and fall and been taken over by others.
With so many wars, bloodshed stories and other tales, Jaipur is home to many sites that are haunted. Some of these sites are scarier to pay a visit even at day times. We are taking a virtual tour to most of the haunted places near Jaipur, and if you have a brave heart, then you can go and explore some of these in person.
How to reach Jaipur?
There are mainly three medium of transportation that you can opt to reach Jaipur.
✈️Reaching Jaipur By air
The airport caters both domestic and international flights and is well-connected to all major cities of India. The airport is set 12 kilometres from the central city, and this is one of the most convenient ways to reach Jaipur. If you’re flying to India, You can land to Delhi and then take a flight towards Jaipur.
🚆How To Reach Jaipur By Train
Travelling from train may take time, but it can be one of your options to reach Jaipur. It has its railway station, and almost all major cities along with some minor ones have their halt in Jaipur.
🚌Reaching Jaipur By bus
This option is only a wise choice if you are travelling from a nearby city like Delhi, Jodhpur, and Ajmer and so on. S, if you wish to travel via road and by bus, you will have to reach nearby cities at first. From there, you can board a bus to reach Jaipur. Both government and private buses run on an hourly basis to Jaipur. You can also opt for the road if you have your own car.
Haunted Places In Jaipur
Bhangarh Fort is now a familiar name to the majority of people. The place is not only a haunted spot in the city of Jaipur but has been named as one of the most haunted places in India. Every year, people from all over the country pay a visit to Bhangarh in hope to witness some of the spooky incidents. Many mysterious incidents and missing people on a regular basis have made even the Government of India put a warning. People cannot enter the fort after the sunset and before the sunrise.
The fort also makes in the first place of most haunted places that have called many paranormal investigators to spend a night here. Many even found the presence of spirits who invade the fort at night. The strange vibes, wailing sound of women, shadows, the clanking of bangles are some of the paranormal activities that people have experienced here.
🧛History of Bhangarh Fort
One of the most haunted places in Jaipur was once a happy fort, but the bad fate descended when a magician (tantrik) fell in love with the beautiful princess of the fort. He did all to make the princess to fall in love with him. On one such event, he saw the princess in the market of the village. He tried to gift her perfume on which he cast a spell. Once the princess uses the fragrance on her, she would fall in love with the tantrik, but on the contrary, the princess knew his intentions. The tantrik was given a death sentence, but he put a curse on the fort that no one will able to live in the Bhangarh Fort. Afterward, the fort was destroyed in a fierce battle, but it continues to haunt people visiting the site.
Jagatpura is one of the most haunted places in Jaipur, and it is famous for being home to witches who haunt and roam around the place at night. Though at first, the place will look like any other residential area, things turn ugly at nights. The quiet residential area does have a civilization, but one cannot deny the presence of other beings. Women wearing white and roaming around the place is one of the most common sightings. Other incidents include appearing and disappearing of things, loud laughs and sudden cries are prevalent too.
The haunted history of Jagatpura goes to the king who once ruled the area and his evil deeds called upon the unlucky fate. He kept his villagers out of food, and many of them died due to starvation. But they didn’t go like this and put the curse on the king for his deeds. It is believed that the souls of these villagers are still asking for the help.
Kuldhara village is often said to be more haunted and scarier than other sites, but it indeed makes into one of the most haunted places in Jaipur. The present ruins of the village were once home to many people. No one believes the story that follows the haunted incidents. Many paranormal investigators have investigated the place, and they have claimed it to be haunted. The cries of villagers, the falling of wall all of the sudden and other incidents create an eerie ambiance.
Kuldhara was once a flourishing village with many happy villagers leading prosperous lives. But fate has something else in its store, something creepy. A wicked minister had the firm intention of marrying a village girl. On seeing that the girl and her family are not willing to approve the will of the minister, he even threatened them to kidnap the girl and to harm the family. The villagers altogether decided to leave the village while casting the spell that no one will be able to live in the village. For more than 200 years, the village remains abandoned.
Set a few kilometres from Jaipur, Brijraj Bhawan is another one of the most haunted places near Jaipur. The magnificent building has now turned into a heritage hotel after serving the royal family of Kota. Though it has now a heritage hotel, many tourists have claimed to experience something weird here. A ghost of an old man holding a cane is a common sight, but he never harms. There is also a famous story of a spirit who speaks in English and ordering people not to smoke or sleep on duty. The guards who do not show sincerity on their duty have often been slapped by an unknown entity. Well, all these do make the place haunted and weird, but people still come here and book rooms.
Before the queen of Kota took hold of the Bhavan, Major Burton was living there along with his family as the employee of the East Indian Company. At the time of Sepoy Mutiny, he along with his entire family was killed by the Indian fighters. The ghost of the Major still haunts the place.
Rana Kumbha Palace
One of the most haunted places near Jaipur, Rana Kumbha Palace is also one of the most haunted places in Rajasthan. People still are afraid to visit this place because of their lethal secret chambers and passages. People visiting the place has still have heard spine-chilling screams of women. Once a group of friends visited the site. While they were roaming around the palace at night, they heard a woman crying for help. The moment one of the friends turned back, he saw a lady, perhaps the queen, dressed in the royal attire and her half of the face was burnt. She disappeared in a few seconds. From then on, the place became spookier.
The history of this place now is very well-known. Back in the days when Alauddin Khilji invaded and destroyed the Chhitorgarh palace. Maharani Padmavati along with 700 females performed Jauhar (self-immolation). Since the moment, people have seen many incidents in the nearby areas of the Palace. The cries of the female sacrificing themselves in the holy fire can still be heard.
Nahargarh Fort – Haunted Fort in Jaipur
Nahargarh Fort is set on the edge of the Aravalli Hills overlooking the city of Jaipur. The building reaches the highest altitude in Jaipur so that the Royals could have stayed away and superior to the locals. The Fort was originally named “Sudarshangarh.” The fort has a spirit of the king who still haunts it. It is said that fort stays exceptionally dear even after so many years of the King’s death. There was the time when the fort was undergoing the renovation. The in-charge engineer of the renovation was found dead under the mysterious circumstances.
Sawai Raja Man Singh built the fort along with the famous Ajmer Fort. This particular Fort was made for the queens of the Raja, and it was very dear to him. Even after his death, he stays attached to the fort and continues to haunt the site.
Delhi Jaipur Road
The road has got its name from the regular spooky incidents, and it has also given the title of “blood-thirsty road.” Almost all passing the road has experienced something paranormal here. The place is one of the most haunted places in Jaipur. A woman in the red saree is the most common sight to encounter, and she vanishes into thin air only to scare people even more.
The villagers nearby the highway have their tale. The story is related to the time when child marriage prevailed. A 5 days old infant girl child was about to get married to a three years old boy. To save her daughter, the woman ran to the highway seeking help but got hit instead by a car. Since then the road is haunted by her spirit and many times she even appears with the infant in her arms.
Jal Mahal is a beautiful monumental site, and it got its name from its establishment. The Mahal is half sunken in the Man Sagar Lake. The Mansion is somewhere 300 years old and was the holiday capital for the king ruling at the time. The reason of the palace being partially submerged is still not known. The mahal still serves as the sightseeing place for its sheer beauty and architectural delights. The beauty was abandoned after the walls and Mahal got affected by the water. The palace is haunted, and many have claimed to experience the eerie ambiance. No one dares to visit the palace at night as screams get louder.
The palace was built by the king to spend his peaceful holidays at. No incident regarding the death or murder has yet surfaced. The palace was abandoned owing to the stinking water making its way inside. After being neglected for a considerable period of time, it took 6 years to renovate it completely. Today, it is open again for the tourists
Sudhabay often gets associated with the place of exorcism. It is located near Pushkar and has some very frightening scenes. This place doesn’t fall into the category of most haunted but is famous for it “Ghost fair,” where spirit possessed people to come to get rid of the suffering with the help of exorcism. The place has a well which water is believed to be holy. Every year, at the time of fair, people from all over the country, precise from Rajasthan come here to be a part of it.
Nothing concrete about the history of the place has been revealed yet.
Are these places really haunted?
Well, we are not claiming on that if the places mentioned above are really haunted or not. But based on the experience of many, they have earned the fame of being haunted.
Does any mysterious death has occurred any of these places?
Most of these places have not taken anyone’s life, but a few like Bhangarh and Kuldhara have said to be the places where many tourists along with journalists have disappeared mysteriously. So, it is better to stay on the safer side and avoid going deep into these places.
Can I take a night stay at these places?
Well, I would not suggest that and if you are doing so, do it on your own risk. Also, staying after the sunset in Bhangarh is prohibited by the government itself. So, follow the instructions and don’t put your life at stake.
Are there any accommodation facilities near Bhangarh?
There is no accommodation facilities available within 85 kilometers of Bhangarh. Also, it will be better if you just leave the place after the sunset.
These are some of the most haunted places near Jaipur. There can be more but these have made their way into the list and people often visit these places to encounter something spookier. If you wish to witness something too, go at your own risk.