Bhangarh was once a town flourishing with over 10,000 people. It was built in the 17th century by Raja Madho Singh, but now all that remains are ruins. According to local tales the town had to be abandoned after an evil magician placed a curse on it stating that if the town was ever rediscovered that only temples would stay up. This remains true in that only temples dot the landscape and even in the mountains there are only shrines.
The Government of India states that there has to be an office of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) next to every historical structure in India, but even they did not dare to build their office there, choosing to build it a kilometre away close to a temple. They even put a sign in Bhangarh saying that ‘ Staying after sunset is strictly prohibited in this area’ as it is believed that anybody who goes after sunset will not return.
Bhangarh is open to tourists but you must have the permission from the ASI first, and go there entirely at your own risk.
The town is said to have a strange atmosphere and makes people fear it and feel restless if they dare go there. There have been reports of the sound of music and dancing even though there is no one around.