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. Plan trip to Jaisalmer with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • There is nothing special about this place. They have built a few new dwellings and decorated them. Visit if you are in the vicinity. As per the story 84 neighbouring villages of Paliwal Brahmins... 
    There is nothing special about this place. They have built a few new dwellings and decorated them. Visit if you are in the vicinity. As per the story 84 neighbouring villages of Paliwal Brahmins...  more »
  • Nice to know about the abandoned village 17 km away from Jaisalmer . Once a home to rich Paliwal Brahmins,is the abandoned village for last hundreds of years . This village is commonly known as... 
    Nice to know about the abandoned village 17 km away from Jaisalmer . Once a home to rich Paliwal Brahmins,is the abandoned village for last hundreds of years . This village is commonly known as...  more »
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  • Good place to visit. There are local guides at the entrance which narrate the history. Better to go in the evening because there is less sun that time. But I would not recommend this to be the first choice as this is just a broken village. This is good if you have nothing to do.
  • 1star deducted for unsatisfactory maintenance. Rajasthan govt needs to focus on cleanliness of the tourist spots. Otherwise the experience was surreal. Loved the place. When I visited there was no other tourist so got ghe perfect haunted feeling

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