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Address: Kuldhara, Jaisalmer, India

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Brings history alive

It is the amazing story of a resilient clan that refused to buckle under a tyrannical overlord and decided to simply vanish one night. And you look at these solid, carefully built... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Our driver, VIP Vicky Tours, took us here enroute to Jaiselmer. Thank you! This heritage site is currently going through major renovation and it's cool to se the old and reconstructed. Only a few workers and a big job that will take years to complete. Cost is meager 10 pp, there is a also great story about why it's a... More 

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Delhi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Despite its tragic history, the abandoned village of Kuldhara is a place one has to see during a trip to Jaisalmer. All in yellow sandstone, in tune with the golden sand, the ruins of the houses and the temple remind one of the tragedy that befell the folks. Beautiful sunset view from here. Just go and walk, you will love... More 

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New Delhi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

About 15-20 km off Jaisalmer, this village has many notorious linkages! Often termed as the Ghost town, a haunted place, deserted, abandoned and a cursed placed. The village was occupied by Paliwals, the Brahmin community. There are theories that one of the high ranking officials of Royal family wanted to forcefully marry the daughter of the headman of the village,... More 

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We visited Kuldhara Village while travelling to desert safari.It is a abandoned village nothing much to see, but it is good for some one who has lot of interest in history and art.You can simply see stones lying on ground which resembles it could have been a home years ago. So in a very large area you can find stones... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

It's similar to bhangarh i.e. it is also having a mystery around itself and the houses are similarly unroofed. The place feels as if an aura is accompanying you. This leaves you thinking that where did the 84 villages disappear in just single night. The locals believe it to be haunted but there is nothing as such. The government is... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

An abandoned village about 18km from Jaisalmer, it was once a prosperous village to the learned Paliwal Brahmins. This village was deserted when the lusty king laid his eyes on the beautiful daughter of the village chieftain. Gusty winds blast sand into the eyes and give an eerie feeling in the 20 minutes you are there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

It is the amazing story of a resilient clan that refused to buckle under a tyrannical overlord and decided to simply vanish one night. And you look at these solid, carefully built houses and the temple and appreciate how cornered they must have felt to abandon homes, security and property...a silent but really powerful protest because in all, more than... More 

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We went there on route to the Sam Sand Dunes, on a pair of bikes... Its okay if you stop over at the place for 10 min enroute Sam. But I would strongly recommend not to make a separate plan to visit this. High chance of disappointment.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

it was not amazing or spectacular but there was actually ruined houses for a large area, it was very interesting. There were people living next to it however. It seems that some of the buildings and temples were rebuilt, whether for tourist purposes of for worship I couldn't tell. But it seemed like a touristy place. Worth a quick visit.

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Ghaziabad, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

there is nothing much in this place.there are old homes and local will tell you the stories of ghost and why this place got abandoned.

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