Friends At Bhangarh & Ghosts!

I have chronicled my visit to Bhangarh Fort in my previous post The Haunted Bhangarh Fort Experience. Bhangarh Fort is considered the most haunted place in India.   

I found them seated at the start of Johri Bazaar Bhangarh Fort ruins. This couple was busy conversing with each other and enjoying chillum.

Friends at Bhangarh Fort

Me: What are you doing? (to the man)

Man: Just sitting here and watching the buffaloes graze

Me: Do you visit this place to collect the wood? (There was an axe placed next to him)

Man: (Looked perplexed) hmm

There are restrictions on cutting trees and therefore people are generally discreet about cutting trees. As per the Indian Forest Act cutting of trees is a punishable offense. Villagers being poor rely on forest wood to fire their ovens to prepare food.

Me: What’s your name?

Man: Prahalad Bairwa

(Bairwa community is famed for masonry work  )

Me: Do you live close by?

Man: yes

Me: Are you a resident of Gola Ka Bas village?

Man: yes

Nearest village from Bhangarh Fort is Gola Ka Bas.

The Lady who was sitting closely interrupted.

Woman: But I’m Maali (meaning she was from a different caste than the man)

(Maali is a community engaged in gardening)

Me: So you come here every day?

Woman: Yes

Me: You bring the buffaloes for grazing? (pointing towards buffaloes grazing around)

she nodded

Me: How many buffaloes you own?

Woman: six

Me: Have you ever seen ghosts around here?

She pointed her finger towards the Bhangarh palace ruins located further inside the complex but didn’t comment. I have no clue as to why she didn’t commit. Maybe she didn’t want to talk about it or maybe she was not sure about the existence of Ghosts. Yet another theory is that maybe she has had some frightful experience in Bhangarh Fort. We can only guess!

She pulled out another chillum and started smoking, I understood its time to leave!

Locals enjoying chillum  at Bhangarh Fort

Village people are quite content and happy even in adverse situations. They are God-fearing and follow religious & social rituals which often drain their financial resources. They are quite simple and accepts the situations as their destiny!

So the question of ghosts at Bhangarh Fort is still open with no conclusive answers. Many people claim to have seen or experienced paranormal activities in Bhangarh Fort but the reality is that most of them are bluff and there is no substantial evidence to back-up. Do you have any experience to share? If you are planning to visit Bhangarh Fort don’t forget to read Bhangarh Fort Guide


18 thoughts on “Friends At Bhangarh & Ghosts!

    1. There are lot of spooky videos floating around claiming to be filmed in Bhangarh even though on closer inspection they are from different country or don’t match the location. Recently a Bollywood movie by name of bhangarh was also released which was shot in Bhangarh. The crew claims to have experienced something spooky while shooting there but who knows if that is just a publicity stunt?

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      1. All I can add is that there is something eerie about this place. You can experience this when you are alone..Do try to make it over there early in the morning!

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    1. You think so? Although I love conversations, but I don’t think I’m a good story teller or that I can weave around words.
      I started this series of conversation with common people, but given paucity of time I haven’t been able to post as much as I would want to. I hope with onset of summer seson I would be able to do so.
      You guys should visit bhangarh, it’s a great place. Don’t worry nothing is paranormal over there. I have been there couple of times and if given an opportunity I’ll jump in for one more time. 🙂

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      1. Basil doesn’t need an invitation if ‘paranormal’ is in the same sentence. Hehe! He’s already thought about it. I think I’ll pass. I can’t take a risk with something I don’t understand. 🙂
        I’ve enjoyed and had some of the best conversations with locals. Their perspective of life is very different. There’s much to learn.

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  1. I am yet to visit Bhangarh fort but still, I doubt the existence of ghosts or any paranormal activities there. I feel the ghost story is the outcome of some over-imaginative mind clubbed with the play of lights and other weather conditions on the ruins, which gradually had taken over like forest fire and earned a haunted name for the place.

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    1. I agree, Sarmistha. One of the leading news channel stayed overnight in Bhangarh and covered the place with recordings. The outcome? No ghosts! You can find it on Youtube.

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  2. Quite an interesting post and some nice dialogues. Loved the way you wrote this post. Never knew of this fort, but now I know 😉 Thank you so much for sharing and such a wonderful blogsite and pictures.


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