Bhuli Bhatiyari Ka Mahal is a Haunted Fort

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Bhuli Bhatiyari Ka Mahal is an example of Delhi’s 700-year-old Islamic heritage, which is named as one of Delhi’s premier haunted places. It was also a royal hunting lodge. Probably the castle of Bhuli Bhatiyari is a small fort built with the red stone of Aravali. 

Bhuli Bhatiyari Ka Mahal
Bhuli Bhatiyari Ka Mahal

This fort has two entrances. After entering the first entrance, a very small passage comes and after this, there is a gate to enter this palace, which takes us to a large courtyard. The rooms are built on the sides of this courtyard, which used for the royal people.

Stairs going towards the stage in Bhuli Bhatiyari Ka Mahal

There are stairs toward the north of this palace, which leads to a platform. It seems that the Sultan would be enjoying the festivities taking place in the fort and he would be watching the view of the forest from the fort.  Even more in this palace, there is a turret-like structure outside the fort.

History of the mysterious palace

Gold Coin Tanka of Firoz Shah Tughlaq

Bhuli Bhatiyari Ka Mahal was built by Sultan Firoz Shah Tughlaq of Tughlaq Dynasty in the 14th century. Firoz Shah Tughlaq (1351-1388) settled a new capital, by the name of ‘Firozabad’ near the Yamuna River of Delhi. For the reason that he built a fort there, which is today known as Firoz Shah Kotla. Feroz Shah Kotla is also considered as a Haunted Fort.

Firoz Sha Tughlaq built Firoz Shah kotla on the bank of Yamuna River

Firoz Shah Tughlaq was very fond of history, hunting, irrigation, and architecture. He had also made many hunting lodges in Delhi. In addition to the castle of Bhuli Bhatiyari, there is ‘Pir Gayab’ near Bara Hindu Rao Hospital, ‘Malcha Mahal’ located in Chanayak Puri, ‘Kushk Mahal’ in Teen Murthy Bhawan and a lodge in Mahipal Pur.

This palace is famous for the negative powers

Bhuli Bhatiyari Ka Mahal is famous for peculiar events. The castle has been protected by the government, while in contrast it has not been maintained. As a result paranormal activities have been experienced here at night. It is said that this castle has possession of negative forces. The soul of a queen wanders here, which was left her life here. The castle is most adventures place of Delhi and It also counts most haunted places of Delhi.

Bhuli Bhatiyari Ka Mahal
Bhuli Bhatiyari Ka Mahal is famous for peculiar events

Hence there is a perception that many guards saw the Queen’s shadow roaming here at night. No guards have stayed here for more than a day. Whoever stayed here at night, he faced with negative power and was harmed. Today it is located that there is no guard in this ghost house. Even during the day, if you go to this horror place alone, you will feel a strange stir in the air. According to one belief, the curse of a fakir (saint) is also associated with this palace.

Barricades are installed before the day is over

Delhi Police inspects the palace in the evening

This area is so deserted that at just 5.30 pm in the evening, the Delhi Police inspects the place that no one is staying at this place. After that, the path leading to this palace is closed by putting barricades.

How was the name Bhuli Bhatiyari come into existence

According to one belief, the name of this scary palace was named after the Sufi saint ‘Bu Ali Bakhtiari’ of the Tughlaq dynasty, which people started breaking up and started to say Bhooli Bhatiyari.

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The inside gate of Bhuli Bhatiyari Ka Mahal

The second belief is that a lady of Bhatiyar tribe, whose name was Bhoori, came here from Rajasthan. She deviated from the path and came here and stayed in this deserted palace. For this reason, it started to be called the Bhuli Bhatiari Ka Mahal. This story is also prevalent to strengthen this argument-

The trees are also created a scary atmosphere

Once upon a time, the caravan of Sultan Firoz Shah Tughlaq wandered for hunting, approached near this hunting lodge. The supply of water in the caravan of Sultan was over. Sultan was very thirsty. Only when he saw a beautiful tribal girl in the jungle taking water pot in his hand.

Bhuli Bhatiyari Ka Mahal
The Sultan enjoyed the festivities taking place in the fort from this platform

The girl’s name was Bhoori and she belonged to Bhatiyar tribe of Rajasthan. When Sultan requested, Bhoori gave water to Sultan for the drink. Sultan fell in love with that girl. Consequently therefore he gave this palace to that girl. Later, the girl changed this palace into a tavern.

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The haunted room inside the scary palace

The third assumption is that after the Tughlaq dynasty a king made this place his hunting lodge. That king loved his queen very much. But one day he saw the queen with someone else. The king detained that queen to wander in this palace of this forest. That queen died in this forest. His body was not known. His corpse had taken by any animal, or something other happened, nobody knows anything. It is said that the queen’s soul wanders here in the night to take revenge from the king and harasses the people.

There are also so many stories of ghosts

Many stories of ghosts are popular here for many years. Many people have claimed to hear the voices of men and women here. Some courageous people tried to go here in the night, but they had to face the ban of the police.

According to one story, a person who made the thread of the kite in the palace. He slept here in the night. In the morning, she told people that at night a ghost of a woman had pulled her ears and hairs.

Rooms are built on the sides of this courtyard

According to another story, some people went to see the castle of Bhuli Bhatiyari in the group. Some people went to the forest after seeing this palace. There they saw a white wall. They photographed it. But the wall did not come in the photo. They came back to the palace and told this to their companions, then everybody went back to the forest to see that wall. But they did not see the wall again.

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Main Entrance of Bhuli Bhatiyari Ka Mahal

My experience of thrilling

My experience was not less thrilling. When we proceeded towards the Bhuli Bhatiyari Ka Mahal at 5:30 in the evening. As soon as we walked towards the palace from behind the huge statue of Hanuman Ji, we saw the open barricades. Soon after, a deserted forest started. At one time it seemed that let’s go back, but only then the Bhuli Bhatiyari’s palace was seen.

A policeman came out of the palace. He went inside to check whether there is anyone inside or not. Actually, before applying the barricades, it is examined that no one present in the palace.

Bhuli Bhatiyari Ka Mahal
A moon like a white spot appeared between a tree leaves.

I went alone, family members were sitting outside in the car. I started taking photos of that place quickly. There, I was experiencing some strange discomfort in the environment. There was a bustle in the air. When I saw the photos, a photo was unique. A moon like a white spot appeared between a tree leaves. I do not understand the secret of it till date.

Location of the Bhuli Bhatiyari Ka Mahal

Central Ridge Reserve Forest, Behind 108 Feet Sankat Mochan Dham, Siddha Hanuman Temple, New Delhi

The 108 feet high statue of Hanuman Ji is a high intensive lively area of Karol Bagh. The metro trains pass in front of this huge statue. This is Delhi’s new landmark. There is so much traffic on this road that vehicle is crawling and crawling. But no one knows that this magnificent statue is just a distance of 250 meters away from the haunted forest, where the palace of Bhuli Bhatiyari is situated.

Bhuli Bhatiyari Ka Mahal
108 Feet Sankat Mochan Dham, Siddha Hanuman Temple

As you approach towards the Karol Bagh by Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar Marg from Connaught Place, you find a huge statue of Hanuman Ji. As soon as you cross this huge statue, you find a circle. Then you turn left towards Vande Mataram Road, Just only 15 meters from there, a small road goes up to the hill will appear. There you will see the back portion of the Bajaj Baga Link on the left and its bikes will stand there. A dargah will appear on the right.

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The iron door closes in the evening

At the exact same place, you will see the Delhi Police barricades also open. When you go ahead on this road, you will find yourself in a deserted forest. After the distance of only 250 meters from Hanuman temple, you will see Bhuli Bhatiyari Ka Mahal.

Click on the distance calculator above to find the distance from the Bhuli Bhatiyari Ka Mahal to your destination, and the time taken to travel by car.

How to reach

Distance from Connaught Place (Rajiv Gandhi Metro Station) to this pace is 6 km and it takes 15 minutes by car to reach here. You can download the app of ‘Ola’ or ‘Uber’ cab and travel anywhere in Delhi, at a very low price. Apart from this, you also have options of Auto Rickshaw, Bus, and Metro.

Nearest Metro Station: Jhandewalan. This station comes on Blue Line. It is just 400 meters away from the Bhuli Bhatiari’s palace. So you can also go on foot from here.

Buses run from all the important places of Delhi for the Bhuli Bhatiyari’s palace. Click on ‘Bus and Metro Routes’ above to find out what buses and Metro service is available from your destination to this palace.

Required Information

Opening hours: 8am to 5.30am

Holidays: No holidays. 365 days a year is open.

Admission Tickets: Free

Photography: Photography and Videography Free

Time to travel: 15 minutes

Nearby Attractions

108 feet Sankat Mochan Dham Siddha Hanuman Temple, Bhartiya Adim Jati Sevak Sangh’s Tribal Museum, Gurdwara Bangla Sahib, Buddha Jayanti Park, India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Agarsen Ki Bawli, Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial

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