Road to Bhangarh is fairly straight, but it is better to ask the locales whenever in doubt. Locales are very friendly and are always willing to go an extra yard to help the visitors. 30 Km. of entertaining drive took us to Ajabgarh. Ajabgarh shares the same time frame in history as of Bhangarh. There are a number of houses at Ajabgarh, which were were built centuries ago, most of them are deserted now.
These houses look scary at daytime. There is also a fort on the hills which is deserted and in very bad condition. I am sure at night deserted houses and the submerged fort can give heart attacks to even most of the Lion hearts.
Another 10 Km. we were in Bhangarh. In the way we, we had to cross a road overflowing with water. Check out:
It took us 274 Km. and around 7 hours of adventure filled travel time to reach the fantasyland. That's the entrance, no doubt India knows how to welcome the guests:
As soon as we set out foot in the Bhangarh site, we started looking out for the highly acclaimed Blue board by ASI, which strictly prohibits entry to Bhangarh after Sunset and before Sunrise. To our surprises, the board was not at all there, our search went in vain. Though the entry to the site is prohibited after 6:00 PM, believe me there is no such scaring boardd
There are a few stories behind the present state of this fort, however the elderlies in this area agree to the curse by a magician who had developed a liking for royal princess.
This construction expertise displayed in those times, I am sure will be very difficult to replicate even in today's world.
To summarize Bhangarh -550 Km. and 15 hours drive in a day, someone has rightly said "Moments makes live a worthwhile". That's our moment....on the top of the fort, it can't get better...Standing on the terrace of the Palace the vast expanse of the fort looks like INVINCIBLE. It has four gates - Lahori Gate, Ajmeri Gate, Phulbari Gate and Delhi Gate. However now it looks that life has come to a standstill in this area.
However our plans were quashed by Archaeological Survey of India, which prohibits staying inside the fort area after sunset and before sunrise. Locals say whoever has tried to stay inside after sunset was never found.Like all other tourists, we also left the place before sunset with many questions remaining still unanswered in our minds.
The day time is sufficient to reconnect with the glorious past of this place, You should not have any doubts to visit this Fort, if still don't hesitate to contact me.....