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.
  • Kuldhara Village, located around 20 kilometres from the Golden City Jaisalmer is one of the most interesting and intriguing attraction sites that you should absolutely include in your itinerary. The village, rich with its fair share of legends and myths, is said to be a spooky and haunted village. The abandoned and eerily beautiful appearance of it, standing solitary amidst the vast stretches of desert, lives up to its reputation. There have been stories of ghostly and paranormal activities in and around the village, but like always no one could provide any solid proof of it. Visit it, if you wish to be surrounded by an air of mystery.

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