Kuldhara Abandoned Village, Jaisalmer

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Discover the stories and consider the mysteries of a ghost town at Kuldhara Abandoned Village. Once a prosperous town, it has been said that its inhabitants, and those who lived in 83 nearby villages, all left one night in 1825, laying a curse on the town that it would never again be populated. The reason for their desertion remains the subject of much debate; the most common story holds that an unjust prime minister levied heavy taxes on the citizens when they said he could not marry a girl who lived in the village. Cursed or not, no one has moved back to this town in the desert, leaving its buildings as evocative ruins with an architectural elegance and mysterious atmosphere. Find out how to plan Jaisalmer trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • We stopped off here on our way to a camel trek, which I imagine is how most people get here. It's fine, but definitely not worth it as a standalone attraction. Some interesting architecture, but absol...  more »
  • Before entering this abandoned village, we heard stories like it is haunted and creepy. However, when we visited (which was during the day - our conscious choice of course), we actually had a good tim...  more »
  • this place is on the way to the sam sand dunes.There is an entry fee and there is nothing except the remains of some old dilapidated houses all in golden sandstone.some part appeared new and must have...  more »
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  • A decent good enough stop by... If one has the time to visit it This place is good for photography purposes.. and has a deep and intriguing history. Other than that it's just some crumbling walls about half an hour in from the main highway. Though tour trips generally do take people here.. and it's sort of a tourist spot as of now. I do not feel it's worth the extra time to actually drive to kuldhara and see it. And now they also charge money to visit it... Which is odd as there are no services inside Like toilets or anything. Overall I would recommend to skip this place if u are on a tight time frame
  • Whenever you visit Jaisalmer mark this point. M sure u would like it. Village was totally abandoned but the local tourism's renovated some of the badly affected house's!!
  • This is not a haunted place at all you will find chips wrappers and beer bottles around the village. The story about this village is that there was a Rajput king who loves priest daughter and tell priest on his daughters 18th birthday he is going to kidnap his daughter so on the midnight of the 18th birthday the village people unite and leave the village in one night.
  • There is nothing haunted about this place. Some say it a cursed village, but there is no proof. However, it is still good to see a 800 year old village and good to know that they knew how to build multifloor solid houses without cement. Few parts of the village is re-constructed to give the tourists a glance of what it would have been 800 years back. Most of the things are in ruin.
  • This place is not hunted . This place falls on the way to sand dunes. Old buildings were recreated for tourist attraction. According to my guide, the people left because back then the ruler of this place was raping and taking the newly married bride for sex.

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