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Kuldhara Abandoned Village

Address: Kuldhara, Jaisalmer, India
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Ranked #10 of 40 Attractions in Jaisalmer
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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San Francisco, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The story behind the village is interesting and mysterious (where did they all suddenly disappear to?) but all that is left is a lot of half collapsed stone walls and a couple of reconstructed buildings. It is worth a brief stop on the way out to a camel safari perhaps, but it's not a destination worth going to any trouble... More 

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Delhi, Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The history about the place is amazing. The place also shows great planning and architecture in those days. Could do with better upkeep from vandals.

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Noida, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Yes it should be a must visit place if you are planning a trip to Jaisalmer. And if you like spooky places, this is THE place. And also a story goes on with this place which will allow you to relate more to this place. It was on the way to Khuri Sam Dunes

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

If you have a vehicle it's worth a look-you can make a worthwhile outing of it by tying in some other places not too far away. Quite an expanse of ruined buildings that were obviously good quality stone houses at one time. Most people drive to an area where there is a temple & a few slightly repaired houses, have... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Different people tell different stories about this village. but certainly doesnt seem to be a haunted village. interesting, only if you are with a guide...else just a dirty, broken house village.Not at all maintained. No facility. OK for a one time visit. it can be covered whlie going for desert safari.

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This is an unusual sight to see--a ghost town in India! When trade routes changed, the village fell into ruin. It's worth seeing.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

5 km off the jaisalmer-Sam highway, a broken road takes you to this old, abandoned town of Kuldhara. Nobody is around to guide you, or tell you what is what except a moustached man at the main entrance who charges a small fee for entering. The whole place has lots of abandoned houses, collapsed and broken. One or two structures... More 

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Chandigarh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

what make people to vacate their home..disease, poverty, attack or some other supernatural. one can not get correct answer for Kuldhara town. good for walk among the town and see why every one just left houses and still no one dare to stay here or occupy one.

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Jaipur, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

located away from the city on a road off the sam road, kuldhara makes no compelling reason to visit. One is left all alone to see & discover with no guides and no signs/boards around. Some new structures or rather may be some old structures have been rebuilt/refurbished one of which is temple, but even here you are left to... More 

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Gurgaon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Kuldhara must have been an impressive village at one point of time. Few of the ruins have been restored to showcase the division of rooms, courtyards and even a small basement. The ruins are majestic and spark a bit of sadness as it was abandoned overnight by the residents. Must visit !

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