Kuldhara Abandoned Village
Kuldhara Abandoned Village
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KeshavChakraborty
Pune, India1,316 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
May be this is haunted or not but this abandoned village of 19th century attracts tourists visiting Jaisalmer to visit once for photography
Written 4 May 2024
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Alokmili77
New Delhi, India685 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Nothing great to see,as it is only a deserted village,residents fled from there long time back now archaeological department handling
Written 9 April 2024
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Sandy_JSR
Jamshedpur, India2,044 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Kuldhara, the abandoned village in the Jaisalmer district. Once a prosperous village, inhabited by Paliwal Brahmins, abandoned overnight for unknown reasons, possibly because of dwindling water supply, an earthquake, or as a local legend claims, because of the atrocities by the Jaisalmer State's minister Salim Singh.

A walk through the abandoned village was thrilling. Certain portions have been restored probably for tourists. With few people around, the lonely walk around the abandoned village may give a goosebumps.
Written 19 February 2024
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,732 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
I have seen abandoned villages, houses, castles and other buildings in the UK, so I was curious about this one in the desert of Rajasthan. There’s three problems with this site. First, there is very little information here. I counted a total of two information boards and they both had the same information. Second, most of the buildings are in ruins to the point where all that’s left is a square plan and a low wall. That’s not a problem per se if visitors could work out what they were seeing. Thirdly, there is some reconstruction and maintenance going on. It’s hard to tell if the reconstruction is sympathetic to the original design as the one reconstructed building looks so different compared to the others. That building seems to be reconstructed for visitors to get their photos taken rather than for the restoration of the village. I think this is only worth visiting if you have 2 days or more in Jaisalmer,
Written 12 February 2024
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Rahul Habbu
Mumbai, India116 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Kuldhara Village, steeped in history, captivates with its abandoned structures and mysterious aura. The tales of its deserted past add an intriguing element to the visit. However, the lack of proper maintenance and interpretive information on-site could be improved to offer a more immersive and educational experience for visitors.
Written 31 January 2024
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Milind Shah
Ahmedabad, India1,846 contributions
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Dec 2023 • Family
An interesting heritage town near Jaisalmer, that has many versions of history wrapped around it.
Located 35 kms from Jaisalmer, the town is an Archaeological site. A lot of reviews and news call it the haunted or ghost town as around 84 villages suddenly vacated the town overnight. You can reach the place via a private car, and you need to pay a token entry fee to enter the town. On arrival you see abandoned houses, broken roofs, well used by villagers and a temple without idol. The place at first instance may look boring but if you dive into history and link the history pieces, you can surely learn a lot from the pains and sufferings the people would have gone through. The place is historic and surely mirrors the horrific and painful past of the villagers. You may get a couple of food wagons that offer soft drinks and chips near the area. You can also take services of guide available at the place.
Written 20 December 2023
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Travelbugweiser
New Delhi, India38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
There is much said and assumed about this abandoned village - Kuldhara but it was a must-do for us. One could say walking through the ruins that much of it has been reconstructed and there is constant restoration going on. Although most tourists feel that there isn't much to do here it all depends on the understanding of the history of the place. Rajasthan, on the whole, is a region that is full of mysterious tales and stories from the past. Knowing that once this whole region was populated with prosperous people and was suddenly abandoned is quite an intriguing situation in itself. The locals have many theories to explain the phenomena. Nothing can be claimed to certainty though but for me, the place was not a disappointment. We spent quite a few hours with some interesting points to note - the build and structure of houses, the water reservoirs similar to what we have studied in history books and many such minute things that might initiate an interest.
Written 5 April 2023
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walkinbluecity
Jodhpur, India18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
Kuldhara site is one of the most impressive place fome me while visiting Jaisalmer, village is anonded ,just ruins but it was wonderful experience
Written 28 February 2023
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Radhika
New Delhi, India56 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Everybody will tell you to go here - not to miss. But it's just 10 minute's walk through an abandoned village with ruins and a story. With a stamp of having been haunted.
Not much to see except the temple and one house.

Would not recommend going just for this - would recommend visiting as a part of other places around too. It's still vast - ruins of 400+ houses.
Written 5 December 2022
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BharathiMani
Bengaluru, India4,452 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Friends
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 abandoned their homes one night and left the area.
Written 4 March 2022
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