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“Off the beaten path” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kuldhara Abandoned Village

Kuldhara Abandoned Village
Kuldhara, Jaisalmer, India
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Ranked #11 of 40 Attractions in Jaisalmer
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Pune, India
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“Off the beaten path”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Quite often it’s the more secluded off the road places that give the most enjoyment. And this is very true for the Kuldhara village. The story behind the village is fascinating – best told by the local guides. The village consists of dilapidated stone and mud houses except for a sturdy temple. There is an eerie silence all around and that adds to the mystique of the place. The temple top offers a great place to watch the sunset and some very scenic backdrops for photographs. The village offers a quiet atmosphere and is a welcome relief from the hustle and bustle of Jaisalmer fort or the Sam sand dunes close by.

Visited December 2012
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“quik stop”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Quick stop on the way to the Sam dunes..There's an abandoned temple and ruins of a deserted village. The temple is quite nice, worth it for a quick stop.only broken walls were their.

Visited April 2013
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Jalgaon, India
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“A empty village which left by villagers”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

this village has become a tourist spot hence Govt of Rajusthan has taken it in their control as a tourist spot. 20 to 25 km from jaisalmer city in the route of sam dune desert .
There is story that the villagers left this village along with 45 other villages in one night in the fear of the Businessman who had seeked a beautiful girl of the village by force . it is been belive that it is having curse that a person who will live in it will have to face badluck or more

Visited May 2013
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Something Different”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

I havent seen anything like this and for me its was just amazing to see a deserted village, though there are many such villages in jaisalmer, I must see if you are at Jaisalmer may be you never get a chance to see such places ever :-)

Visited February 2013
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“An ideal place to watch a sunset”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

About 20 km from Jaisalmer, a town of some 700 years old but well preserved because of the weather and lack of erosion. I visited in the evening to see the sunset when it was quiet. Only the gate keeper was there and he played a couple of tunes on his Indian Flutes. The sunset was beautiful. None of the buildings are actually complete, many ruined after being destroyed hundreds of years ago. The village was deserted overnight to avoid a conflict concerning an arranged marriage.

Visited November 2012
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