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Legend behind the Haunted Places of Rajasthan

The deserts can appear spooky coupled with the howling of the wind. But that’s not all that can send shivers down your spine in Rajasthan. There are certain places in Rajasthan from where the memories you take back may give you haunting nightmares and sleepless nights.

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Kuldhara Village

Kuldhara Village

Bhangarh Fort

Bhangarh Fort

Brijraj Bhawan Kota

Brijraj Bhawan Kota

Kuldhara village, near Jaisalmer

Kuldhara village was once populated and it became an isolated town overnight.  It is said that the ghosts of the people who abandoned the place 300 years ago, still roam around the village.

 According to folklore, during the 1800s, a sinful minister of the state fell in love with the village chieftain’s daughter and wanted to marry her. He warned the villagers that if they do not let him marry the girl, he will impose heavy taxes.  In order to protect the girl’s honor and the villagers, the chief along with the adjoining villagers decided to migrate from the place, leaving an undying spell so that no one could ever live or breed on this land.

Bhangarh Fort, Alwar District

Bhangarh Fort is known to be the most haunted place in India. It is the only place on the map of India which shows zero population.

Legend has it that a wizard once fell in love with the princess of Bhangarh and used dark magic to make her wed him. The princess got to know about his trickery and found a way to get rid of him. Before his death, the wizard cursed the village with a dark spell which caused its demise.

It is said that after the sunset, the place get deserted, leaving it vulnerable to supernatural beings. Hence, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has put up a sign board saying "Staying after sunset is strictly prohibited in this area”.

Brijraj Bhavan, Kota

Brijraj Bhavan was once used to be the residence of Major Charles Burton who was an employee of the East India Co. He was slaughtered during the Indian rebellion in 1857 by Indian Sepoys. It is said the ghost of the Major still walks in the hall here.

Brijraj Bhavan is now a heritage hotel. The spirit is said to be harmless and it doesn’t disturb the guests in the hotel. However, the ghost has the habit of hitting the security guards who doze off on duty and few night guards claim to have been slapped by an invisible hand in the middle of the night.

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