1. Rana Kumbha Palace
History behind: Legend has it that when the sultan of Delhi, Alauddin Khilji attacked the palace, Maharani Padmini performed the Jauhar (self-immolation) along with 700 female followers. Ever since, there have been many incidents where people heard the screams of women asking for help to save their empire.
Spooky incident: Around a year back a group of friends stayed back one night at the palace to observe if there were any paranormal activities happening. While exploring the passages, one of them heard a voice asking for help. Shocked and frightened as they turned around, they saw a lady standing in royal attire with a burnt face!
2. NH-79 Near Dudu Village
History behind: A long time back when child marriage was prevalent in India, a 5 days old infant girl was to be married off to a 3 year old toddler. The mother of the baby girl was against the wedding and she ran away towards the highway to ask for help where she was hit by a tourist vehicle that killed her and the child instantly.
Spooky incident: While driving down the Ajmer-Udaipur highway, three friends encountered the ghost of a lady carrying a baby in her arms. She sat at the back seat and guided them out of the village. Thinking it might be a nightmare, the friends took it lightly but the incident lasted for more than 15 minutes which still haunts them!
3. Nahargarh Fort
Nahargarh Fort stands at the edge of the Aravalli hills, overlooking the pink city of Jaipur. The walls of the fort were built sky high to disconnect the royals from the world. The grandeur of the palace cannot hide the spook of one of the most haunted places in Rajasthan.
History behind: The fort was built by Sawai Raja Man Singh with Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort. 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.
Spooky incident: There’s always a need to renovate the older buildings to preserve it for future generation. It is said that the owner of that restoration organization was found dead mysteriously in his house.
4. Brij Raj Bhavan
History behind: During Sepoy Mutiny, Major Burton who was an employee of the East India Co. was killed along with his family by Indian militants at the Brij Raj Bhavan. The locals say that the ghost of Major Burton meanders in this spooky place in Rajasthan.
Spooky incident: Queen of Kota conquered the palace after Major Burton was killed by the army. Apparently, Queen of Kota spoke to the journalists claiming to have seen the ghost of dead Major Burton. The spirit is harmless and causes no physical damage to the fort. However, the ghost of Burton has a habit of hitting the dozing security guards.
5. Kuldhara Village
History behind: The village is abandoned since 1800s, for a curse that cannot be lifted. A sinful minister forcefully wanted to marry a beautiful villager and threatened her family to take hold of her. The villagers left the place leaving an undying spell so that no one could ever live or breed on this land.
Spooky incidence: This terribly haunted place of Rajasthan was checked by the paranormal society of New Delhi. Most of the stories that people say is true for the curse that roams around. Detectors and the ghost-box have recorded voices of the dead villagers and they have even revealed their names. There were also scratches on the car and foot prints of the children on the mud. Spooky much?
History behind: The king of this haunted place in Rajasthan was greedy and conceited. Many villagers cursed him while dying of starvation. The souls of those villagers still ask for help from the tourists.
Spooky incident: The people living in the residential area have seen witches walking around the roads of Jagatpura. These witches look same as in classic Indian horror tales-white dress, old, grey hair hanging loose over the face. It is quite an eerie experience to walk after night here.
7. Bhangarh Fort
History behind: A popular tale behind the spookiness of the fort claims that a tantric wanted to marry the queen of the fort — Rani Ratnawati. After learning about his evil thoughts, Rani got the tantric who use to do black magic at her palace.
Spooky incidents: The fort is the spot for encountering incidents like ghost of the tantric shouting, a women crying for help, and the clinking sound of the bangles.
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