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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  • Nothing to write back home. It's not heritage but Ac treated one. I found nothing really exciting there  more »
  • Kuldhara is an abandoned village for many years. Lots of stories are floating about this place. You can visit this village and take good photographs. Its a different experience from other visits. Shou...  more »
  • Very sanitised now ... i was hoping to see a city being reclaimed by the desert but it is not like that.  more »

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A popular tourist destination with a wealth of attractions, Jaisalmer boasts a number of accommodations to meet the needs of its domestic and international visitors. The district around Sadar Bazar features a large number of options, with simple sandstone hotels and guesthouses complemented by the odd high-end alternative. Look closer to the fort to find the more storied and luxurious options in town, with many rooms offering extensive views of the desert city's most famous architectural highlights.
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