Kuldhara, Jaisalmer


Kuldhara (Village) snapshot

Rank 7
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in Jaisalmer
Average Rating
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23 Ratings & 17 Reviews

About Kuldhara (Village)

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    • Entry: Paid
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 9.00 AM - 5.00 PM , Saturday: 9.00 AM - 5.00 PM , Sunday: 9.00 AM - 5.00 PM , Public Holidays: 9.00 AM - 5.00 PM


What travellers are saying about Kuldhara

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  Below 1hr
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  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed

2 Video Reviews for Kuldhara

Gaurav Jain

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  • Gaurav Jain
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  • Posted Jul 10, 2017
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  • Dollybhalu
  •  1 helpful vote
  • Posted Dec 26, 2017
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17 traveller reviews for Kuldhara

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Parth Sabharwal

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  • Parth Sabharwal
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 photo
  • 353 Reviews
  •  333 helpful votes
  •  133802 readers

"Abandoned village" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
Kudhara is an abandoned village in Jaisalmer, most of the paludal brahmins are residing here. Government of India have developed this place as tourist spot.
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Er. rahul

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  • Er. rahul
  • Lives in Jaipur
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  • 171 Reviews
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  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 22, 2017
Kuldhara is the abandoned village in Rajasthan. It is infamous for being a haunted place and has many old tales to attract tourists. 200 years ago, Kuldhara village used to be inhabited by people who were under the cruel rule of their Diwan, Salim Singh. Fearing the rage of the Diwan, the residents fled one night, leaving behind their homes. From then on, nobody has heard or seen any trace of human existence in this village.
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Srinivasa prasath

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  • 21 photos
  • 10 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
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"Nothing but dilapidated old houses"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Oct 17, 2017
Covered this en route to Sam. Our driver associated a story to this abandoned village but not sure how much of it is actually true. But there is nothing much to see there except for old houses in the dilapidated condition. Could spend some time exploring the place and click some photograph that's all.
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Pradeep Kumar

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  • Pradeep Kumar
  • Heritage seeker
  • Lives in Delhi
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  • 27 Reviews
  •  34 helpful votes
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"Kuldhara - A deserted village"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 4, 2017
Kuldhara is 5 km off the road on the way to Sam Sand dunes. It is around 20 km from Jaisalmer. It has a history of 200 years when the villagers had deserted this village overnight. It is now said that this is a haunted village and Archaeological Survey of India who are maintaining this village, do not allow visitors to enter after sunset. The roof less mud houses still exist along with the temple.
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Abhinav Kumar

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  • Abhinav Kumar
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 345 photos
  • 220 Reviews
  •  198 helpful votes
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"The Haunted Village"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Apr 26, 2017
Kuldhara is known as Haunted village near the desert town of Jaisalmer. While roaming around all other sightseeing the Kuldhara is located on Khabha village route from Jaisalmer the 45 minutes drive from Jaisalmer Town. The ruin of Kuldhara has medieval time of history. The place is haunted as it is believed to be cursed by the Paludal Brahmin community. Though the authenticity of this fact is controversial as I have heard the story belongs to Khabha village but on internet the same story has been written for this village also.
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Suhani Sogani

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  • Suhani Sogani
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 45 photos
  • 16 Reviews
  •  57 helpful votes
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"Ghost Village"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Jul 27, 2016
A village known as Kuldhara Village about 20 kms from Jaisalmer is an abandoned and cursed village and it has a story to tell. About 200 years ago, Kuldhara was the home to Paludal Brahmins. During that time, Salim Singh was the Diwan of Jaisalmer who was known for dissipation. He set eyes on the beautiful daughter of the chief of the village. He was so adamant in having her that he warned every villagers if they didn't give him the girl he will burdened them with heavy taxes. Brahmins were very staunch towards their principles. Fearing the Salim Singh, instead of giving their daughter, the villagers left their homes and their belongings and ran away to a place which no one knows till date. But before leaving, they cursed the place- that no one would be able to live there again.

It was really something, when we visited we saw that the whole village was ruined. We visited the house of village Chief and could see the leftovers. There was a Temple but with no deity. While visiting their houses, we thought of how they would have lived, what could be their lifestyle?

Best time to visit that place is during the day as in the nights, the place is closed. Though there is nothing to be scared about in the day. We wondered how can a whole village can be vacated in a night without letting anyone know about it.

It is surely something mysterious.
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Santhosh Wilson

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  • Santhosh Wilson
  • Lives in Thiruvananthapuram
  • 178 photos
  • 37 Reviews
  •  26 helpful votes
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"A historical village"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Apr 23, 2016
The deserted village of Kuldhara is situated around 30 km from Jaisalmer. We visited there by taking deviation to the right, on our journey to the Sam Sand Dunes. The ruins are scattered over a vast area. A visit to Kuldhara wont take too much of your time, as you can combine it with the evening trip from Jaisalmer to the sand dunes. The visit is worthy for usual travellers as well as historians.
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  • Shubham
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  • Lives in Gurgaon
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  • 32 Reviews
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"Amazing village ruins"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 28, 2016
Good village. The ruins are preserved by govt. The walk is worthwhile. Recommended - keep fuel tank full, hire a local guide that are available in plenty there for hearing story of the village. Can be covered in 1-2 hrs.
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Udit Sawhney

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"Must visit this abandoned village"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 26, 2016
This is the abandoned village in Jaisalmer. Must visit if you go to Sam Sand Dunes. This is enroute Sam Sand Dunes, and I recommend you visit this after you return from your overnight desert camp.

People will tell you story of the village there, which is interesting to hear.

Many movies have been shot here like Kaalo etc.

Make this plan of your itinerary of Jaisalmer.

There is nothing haunted about it :)
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Dipika S

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  • Dipika S
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 8 Reviews
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"One of the Haunted place in India"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Jan 20, 2016
It is listed to be one of the Haunted place in India. It is said to be resided by 'Paliwal Brahmins' who fled the village and emptied 80 such nearby villages. After 6 pm entry in village is officially banned.
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