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“Desolate ruins of an abandoned village”

Kuldhara Abandoned Village
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3-Day Private Tour of Jaisalmer including Desert Camp Experience
Ranked #13 of 71 things to do in Jaisalmer
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Desolate ruins of an abandoned village”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

Very atmospheric, haunting ruins. On the way to Sam dunes, and almost everyone stops for a quick look. The village has been used a movie location and I suspect the one house remaining in reasonable condition has been renovated for such purposes.

Visited December 2012
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“One of the 5 abandoned Village”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

Really nice place, a haunted village ruins with various stories and folklore. there is a dry river with stone bed, which looks like iron ores.

Visited December 2012
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“Kuldhara: An Abandoned & Cursed Village of Rajasthan”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

Kuldhara story is one of the weirdest and inspiring stories I’ve ever heard. About 15 Km. west of Jaisalmer a city in western Rajasthan lies the ruins of a village which was called Kuldhara. The first sight of Kuldhara village, more a town actually, sends one imagination running to the time it may have been inhabited. A well planned settlement, the straight and wide streets ran in grids with houses opening into them. All design elements kept both aesthetics and utility in mind. A kind of a garage opened into the streets to park carts in. Temples, step wells and other structures were all signs of sound development over the centuries.

The evil dewan or the minister in the ruling kingdom saw the young daughter of the village chief. He wanted to marry her and forced the village chief for marrying his daughter. He gave them a deadline for the marriage after which he would forcefully enter the village and take their daughter. All the chiefs of 84 villages met one night and for pride and honor decided to leave the villages in the dark of the night.

Visited November 2012
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New Delhi, India
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“haunted trail”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

that was quite an experience...must recommended..the hotel had quite a wacky name for it"chudail trip"..but must recommended..

Visited September 2012
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Shillong, India
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“It' on the way, anyway”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

When you are at Jaisalmer, you would surely visit the sand dunes, and this abandoned village is on the way, so it's worth a visit. As my co- reviewers have pointed out, it has a nice story, but the ruins are just that - in ruined condition. Some very basis stone semi-structures is all that stands there.

Visited January 2013
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