Jaipur is a beautiful yet enigmatically mysterious city that beholds obscurity and whispers from a lot of palaces and their kings, of treasures and their keys, of those who died a painful death and are now a part of the broken synchrony. Moving to the *black corners* of our very own *Pink City*, we have some stories to tell from the places around Jaipur that are believed to be haunted.
If you’re planning on visiting these places alone, Good Luck to you!
Jagatpura breaks the myth that compels us to correlate the phantoms and a deserted quiet area. It is a residential area that is inhabited above average. This place holds witness to many unusual things that you would’ve have mostly seen in desi-horror scenes, like women in white dress, something appearing and disappearing in the air, loud laughter and sudden outcries of a woman. There are no clues behind these ghastly activities but the people who live in this place have reported of such atypical activities, every now and then. All the same, but roaming around alone in this place can be eerie!
Built in 1734 by Maharaja Sawai Jaisingh ll, it was intended to provide additional protection to the Amber Fort but the grandeur of the palace cannot hide the spook of one of the most haunted places in Jaipur.
It is said that while constructing this fort the resting place of Saint Nahar Singh Ji Bhomia was disturbed, and his spirit began haunting the construction site. The king eventually changed the name of the fort to ‘Nahargarh’ after the saint, and also built a temple for him within the fort premises. It was only then that the haunting ceased and the work on the fort was continued.
But after the death of the king the people firmly believe that the king was so passionate about this particular fort that he built for his queens that even after his death, his ghost looks over the fort.
Accompanying Nahargarh, this fort was also built to ensure the security of Amber Fort. This used to be the ancillary center and armory for the soldiers and their resting place.
Tonnes of gold is supposed to be hauled away by the Indian government during the emergency in 1980’s. But stories have it that people captured in battles were brought here and kept as captives. Everyone who accompanied the treasure to the fort, were brutally killed so that no one could ever retrace their steps to the treasure. Their bodies were buried on the fort premises and the caretakers here claim hearing screams and shouts after midnight.
NH 11 (Bhangarh Fort)
If you are planning to drive to Jaipur via Alwar, you might come across National Highway 11 A, which is an alternate route. This is also the road that takes you to the Bhangarh Fort, which is well-known for the uncanny incidents happening around. Well, that’s another reason you might like to take this road, just to pay a quick visit to the haunted fort on the way.
Being to all such places or even reading about them might lead to a hormonal surge and give you goose-bumps. But, my friend! Fear nothing.
FEAR NOTHING, because you are a ghost driving a meat-coated skeleton, made from stardust, riding a rock floating through space!