Rajasthan is situated in Northern India and is renowned as the Land of the Kings and the jewel in India’s crown. As the most vibrant state in the country, it offers a blend of history, cuisine, and culture. Boasting deserts with golden sands, delicious food, awe-inspiring palaces, and local handicrafts, Rajasthan is an ideal tourist destination. This incredible state also has several famous forts, including Amber Fort, Jaisalmer Fort, and Mehrangarh Fort. It possesses many historical palaces such as Umaid Bhawan Palace and Jaipur City Palace, which is home to exquisite furniture and ornaments. If you like ghost stories, Rajasthan is considered one of the most haunted places in India. Want to know more? Keep reading this list of the most haunted places in Rajasthan, India.
1. Bhangarh Fort
Bhangarh Fort is among the most haunted places in the world, but it is also known as a spectacular site that once comprised a king’s palace. Nowadays, the fort is a famous tourist spot. In the night, the area becomes dark and abandoned as no one is allowed to stay after closing. There are reports that people have heard odd noises from the spirits haunting the place.
Address: Gola ka baas, Rajgarh Tehsil, Alwar, Bhangarh, Rajasthan 301410, India
Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 6am - 6pm; Mon: 6am - 7pm
2. Jal Mahal
Well over 200 years old is this beautiful floating palace in Jaipur: Jal Mahal. Situated in the middle of Man Sagar Lake, this is a five-story palace with four floors completely submerged in water. Located along Amer Road, the standing Jal Mahal is abandoned in the heart of the lake. Considered a haunted place in Rajasthan, it still attracts many tourists’ attention for its beauty and mystery. Though it looks intriguing, note that some people have reported hearing screams coming from inside the palace at night.
Address: Amer Rd, Jal Mahal, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002, India
Opening hours: Sun: 12pm - 10pm; Mon - Tue, Thu - Sat: 12pm - 10:30pm; Wed: 24 hours
3. Highway No. 79 at Dudu Village
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Connecting Ajmer and Udaipur, this national highway is known as a “bloodthirsty highway” due to the many accidents that have occurred here. The most famous horror story behind it is related to the era when child marriage was common in India. A baby girl was set to be married to a three-year-old boy, and the baby and her mother were killed in a car accident when the latter went to find help because she was against the marriage. People have supposedly encountered a bloody woman holding a child while driving through the highway at night.
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4. Kuldhara Village
The abandoned Kuldhara Village has many stories floating around it. Located near Jaisalmer, some people say ghosts walk around at night, haunting the place. Its story is related to the legend of the Paliwal Brahmins from 200 years ago. A corrupt Diwan was determined to marry the village chief’s daughter, so the people decided to abandon the village, leaving behind a curse so that no one will ever be able to stay in the area.
Address: On the road to Sam Sand Dunes and the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer 345001, India
Opening hours: 8am - 6pm (daily)
5. Delhi-Jaipur Highway
One of the scariest places in India is Rajasthan’s Bhangarh Fort, which has become the reason for Delhi-Jaipur Highway being haunted. People have observed paranormal activities on the route, while others felt a chill in their bones passing through this highway. Moreover, a woman clothed in a red saree and wearing jewelry has reportedly been seen quite frequently here.
6. Rana Kumbha Palace
The story goes that when a sultan attacked Rana Kumbha Palace, the maharani performed self-immolation along with 700 of her followers. Ever since then, many paranormal activities have been observed here. Some have heard pleas for help while others have reported seeing a woman with a burned face.
Rana Kumbha Palace
Address: Chittorgarh Fort Village, Chittaurgarh 312001, India
Opening hours: 9:45am - 5:15pm (daily)
7. Chand Baori
As the most vibrant state in India, Rajasthan is a place like no other. It has fascinating stories about royals - the kings and queens, the princes, as well as the poor and the rich. Folk tales say that Chand Baori, an impressive-looking stepwell from the 8th century, was created by a djinn because it’s not possible to build a 13-story structure with over 3,000 steps in just a single night. It’s also said that no one can place a foot twice on the same steps in the stepwell, and if you used a set of stairs to go down, you can’t use it to go back up again.
Address: Jaipur-Agra Road, Abhaneri 303313, India
Website: Chand Baori
8. Nahargarh Fort
Standing close to hillsides of the Aravalli Range, Nahargarh Fort offers a lovely view of the city of Jaipur. Sawai Raja Man Singh, or Man Singh I, developed this fort for his queen. Supposedly, he loved this place so much that his ghost has never stopped haunting the palace. Some people have heard horses and mysterious laughter. The spirit of Man Singh I is believed to be displeased by any plans for renovation, and that one person who was part of the restoration team died under mysterious circumstances.
Address: Krishna Nagar, Brahampuri, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002, India
Opening hours: 10am - 6pm (daily)
Located near Pushkar Bypass, Sudhabay is famous for the strange annual “Ghost Fair”. During the event, people carry out activities related to exorcism. Participants from outside the region come to “remove” the evil spirits violating their soul by taking a dip in the lake’s holy waters. Likewise, it is said that this is the place where the exorcised spirits find a new soul. So, be warned that visiting this area during the wrong time could turn your ordinary days into scary nights.
Address: SudhaBay Pushkar Bypass, Nedaliya, Rajasthan 305022, India
Jagatpura has a real-life spooky story, as it’s said that witches reside in the area. Hence, wandering the place during odd hours can be dangerous. People living here have reported seeing “witches” walking on the roads outside their buildings. Some of them reported that they felt a chill and saw women dressed in white, with grey hair covering their faces. So, it’s going to be a frightening experience walking around this place after sunset.
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So what do you think? Is Rajasthan haunted? Now that you have a list of the most haunted places in the state, do you know which area you will dare to visit? If you’re looking for a thrill, look no further than these scary places and be sure to add them to your itinerary. Rajasthan’s most haunted spots will surely shock you.
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