8 Haunted Places in Rajasthan That You Must Not Visit Alone!
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Haunted Places in Rajasthan

Kuldhara Village, Bhangarh Fort, Brij Raj Bhawan Palace, Rana Kumbha Palace, Sudhabay, NH-79 Near Dudu Village, Delhi Jaipur Highway and more.

One can find a lot of haunted places in Rajasthan, which has a history that goes back to hundreds of years. With abandoned villages, old forts, temples and palaces dotted all over this desert state, it comes as no surprise that tales of spirits, supernatural and paranormal occurrences and eerie vibes are common in Rajasthan. Be it the cursed Kuldhara Village, or the abandoned and spooky Bhangarh Fort, these haunted places in Rajasthan are definitely not for the faint-hearted.

You can even encounter a ghost upon your visit to one of these places, such as the old Rana Kumbha Palace.  It is here where many people have seen the ghost of a lady in royal attire with a burnt face. Or visit the Brijraj Bhawan Palace, which is said to be haunted by the spirit of a British soldier. Fair warning though, each one of these places is scarier than the other.

Here is a list of haunted places in Rajasthan:

01

Kuldhara Village

Kuldhara Village
Amongst the most Haunted Places in Rajasthan, the abandoned Kuldhara Village has a strange, yet very spooky story to tell. The village is said to have been cursed since the 1800s. A minister wanted to forcefully marry a beautiful girl in the village.

Instead of submitting to him, the villagers left their ancestral home and vanished. However, they put a curse on Kuldhara that no one can ever live or breed on this land. Some people who have tried to stay there at night also say that they have been chased away by a strange paranormal phenomenon.

Location: Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.
02

Bhangarh Fort

Bhangarh Fort
One of the top Haunted Places in Rajasthan is the infamous Bhangarh Fort. Considered to be amongst the most haunted places in the country, the fort has different stories attached to it.

A common legend suggests that a sadhu fell in love with Princess Ratnavati, and wanted to marry her. One day, he offered her a love potion which she threw onto a large rock. The rock then rolled onto the sadhu, crushing him to death. On a visit to Bhangarh Fort, you can encounter a tantric’s ghost, hear a woman crying for help, or even the clinking of bangles.

Location: Gola ka Baas, Rajgarh Tehsil, Alwar, Bhangarh, Rajasthan 301410.
03

Brij Raj Bhawan Palace

Brij Raj Bhawan Palace
Located in Kota, the Brij Raj Bhawan Palace, now a heritage hotel, is the most haunted place in the region. It is said to be haunted by the spirit of an English soldier Major Burton. He used to be an employee of the East India Company, and was killed along with his family during the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857.

It is said that the bodies of Major Burton and his family are buried in the central hall of the palace. Locals suggest that the Major’s ghost still wanders around in the palace, hitting the security guards here.

Location: Brijraj Bhawan Palace Hotel, Civil Line, Nayapura, Kota, Rajasthan 324001.
04

Rana Kumbha Palace

Rana Kumbha Palace
Another one of the most Haunted Places in Rajasthan is the Rana Kumbha Palace of Chittorgarh. It is also said to be the scariest place in the region, with secret chambers where one can hear screams of women and children.

The legend here suggests that when Alauddin Khilji attacked the fort and defeated Rana Rattan Singh, his queen, Rani Padmini, along with thousands of other women, performed the act of Jauhar here. Some instances also state that you can see the ghost of a lady in royal attire with a burnt face asking for help in the palace.

Location: Chittorgarh Fort Village, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan 312001.
05

Chand Baori

Chand Baori
This is a stepwell located in the village of Abhaneri in Rajasthan. Although a majestic piece of architecture, it has a reputation of being one of the most haunted places in the state. Believed to be the deepest stepwell in the whole world, with over 3500 steps, Chand Baori, according to the locals, is said to have been built by ghosts in just a single night.

Legends suggest that the stepwell is haunted by a djinn, who will not let you climb up the same stairs which you used to go down the stepwell.

Location: Abhaneri, Rajasthan.
06

Sudhabay

Sudhabay
Located on the Pushkar bypass, Sudhabay is yet another one of the Haunted Places in Rajasthan. A Ghost Fair is held here every year, and it is during this time when Sudhabay, an ancient well, becomes quite spooky. People from all over India come here on this day and perform exorcisms to get rid of evil spirits which have possessed them or their near and dear ones.

On this day, mass exorcisms are a common phenomenon here, which means that quite a lot of people even get possessed here. This is a place which will surely give you nightmares.

Location: Pushkar Bypass, Nedaliya, Rajasthan 305022.
07

NH-79 Near Dudu Village

NH-79 Near Dudu Village
This highway is commonly known as the “road that asks for blood.” NH-79, also known as the Ajmer-Udaipur highway, is one of the most haunted places in Udaipur. It is located in close proximity to Dudu Village, which is an old hamlet with a lot of paranormal stories and activities associated with it.

The legend of NH-79 revolves around a lady and her baby, who are said to have been killed on this very road. The lady was running away with her baby from Dudu Village to stop her from being married off when they were both killed by an oncoming vehicle.  While driving down the highway, you might encounter the ghost of a woman carrying a baby in her arms who then vanishes before your eyes.

Location: NH-79, Dudu Village, Rajasthan.
08

Delhi Jaipur Highway

Delhi Jaipur Highway
Another one of the extremely Haunted Places in Rajasthan, the Delhi-Jaipur Highway has an array of ghost stories associated with it. It is said that the highway is haunted by the spirit of a lady who died here. People passing through the highway during the night might suddenly feel dizzy. Some records even suggest that people have seen apparitions and heard screams as well.

Many people have reported seeing a woman in a red saree and bangles, or hearing the sound of anklets (payal) on the highway.

Location: NH-48, Rajasthan.
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  1. Which are the haunted places in Rajasthan?

    1. Rana Kumbha Placae: Amongst the scariest places in Rajasthan, you and your friends can definitely hear the voice of a spirit here. If you are brave enough to spend a night at this palace, you might even see the ghost of a woman in royal attire with a burnt face.

    2. NH79 Near Dudu Village: 
    One of the most haunted highways in the state, it is here where you might encounter a lady carrying a child in her arms. But beware, as soon as you agree to help her, she will vanish, leaving you all spooked.

    3. Nahargarh Fort: 
    Topping the list of Haunted Places in Rajasthan, you must definitely visit the scary Nahargarh Fort with your friends to see the legends. The spirit of Nahar Singh Bhomia is said to haunt the place even after hundreds of years.

    4. Sudhabay: 
    This is one place in India where you and your friends can see exorcism rituals happen during the annual Ghost Fair.
  2. Which are the best historical haunted places in Rajasthan?

    1. Brij Raj Bhavan Palace: This palace, which is now a heritage hotel, is supposedly haunted by the spirit of Major Burton, who was killed along with family during the Sepoy Mutiny here.

    2. Kuldhara Village: 
    This abandoned ghost town has quite a curse inflicted upon it for centuries, where no one can settle on this land. To this date, the village is barren, almost the same as how its inhabitants left it centuries ago.

    3. Jal Mahal: 
    Now a beautiful palace hotel, people are still scared of going to this palace after sunset as strange screams can be heard coming from the floors that are underwater.

    4. Bhangarh: 
    This village, along with the Bhangarh Fort is said to be cursed by a tantric. People are not allowed to enter the site during the dark. The whole ambience here is eerie.
  3. Which are the most haunted places in Kota, Rajasthan?

    1. Brij Raj Bhavan Palace: This is the most haunted place in Kota, and is haunted by the spirit of an English soldier named Major Burton. He, along with his family were killed by soldiers in the palace in 1857. You can still see his ghost roaming around.

    2. NH79 Near Dudu Village: 
    Never stop on this highway if you see a woman carrying a child in her arms and asking for help. It is actually the ghost of a woman who died on the highway itself.

    3. Rana Kumbha Palace: 
    Situated within the Chittorgarh Fort, the famous Rana Kumbha Palace is extremely haunted. In addition to loud, strange screams asking for help, you can even witness several spirits.

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