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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Kuldhara Abandoned Village by using our Jaisalmer itinerary planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Before going here the manager of our hotel told us the story and we were quite amused to see how this village had actually been deserted by its inhabitants about 200 odd yrs ago. We were told that the...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    I wish the guides made this spot more interesting by adding anecdotes or even jokes about it. It is a 10 minute stop en-route to desert safari camps. Nothing much to talk about. An opportunity to clic...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    300 years back brahmins of 84 villages around left this place and went to Pali due to local kings attricities.he wanted to mary brahmin beautiful girl forcefully hence chief of kuldhra village abandon...  more »

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