Kuldhara, Jaisalmer


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14 Ratings & 12 Reviews

About Kuldhara

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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


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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  Below 1hr
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Suhani Sogani

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  • Suhani Sogani
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 46 photos
  • 16 Reviews
  •  35 helpful votes
  •  10305 readers

"Ghost Village"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
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
  • 174 photos
  • 36 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
  •  10564 readers

"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
  • 75 photos
  • 32 Reviews
  •  92 helpful votes
  •  38949 readers

"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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  • 13 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  6174 readers

"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
  •  15 helpful votes
  •  3496 readers

"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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Bindiya Patel

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  • Bindiya Patel
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  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 31 photos
  • 12 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  6037 readers

"Small place but history is there"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 19, 2016
This is a small place but must to see because history is attached with this place. So visit at once is worth. Nothing much to do here so only 15 to 30 min is more to see this place and take this in route of your visit.
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Ratul Mukherjee

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  • Ratul Mukherjee
  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 40 Reviews
  •  26 helpful votes
  •  15223 readers

"Nice place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 23, 2015
Kuldhara is a nice place to visit in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan India. The historical architecture of that place will make you surprise. If you are planning to visit Rajasthan then you should not miss KULDHARA.
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Purvi Patel

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  •  10 helpful votes
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"Photogenic place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 11, 2015
Some believes that it is a haunted place so it is not advisable to visit after sunrise but I think that it was all rubbish. After you get there you remember that many films are shooting were done there & it is very beautiful also. Must visit this place, it is on the way to sand dunes.
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Anushweta Baruah

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  • Anushweta Baruah
  • Lives in New Delhi
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"The Ghost Village of Jaisalmer"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Dec 10, 2015
Kuldhara is a supposedly a haunted village where one surely feels the sadness of once lively town with barren roads and devastated surroundings. Although not sure if it really is haunted or not but one can surely feel the negativity in the air.
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Tarit Ray

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  • Tarit Ray
  • Lives in Gurgaon
  • 34 Reviews
  •  59 helpful votes
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"Abandoned Village which overwhelms you with its tragic tale"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Nov 30, 2015
Kuldhara village was abandoned by its Brahmin residents more than 300 years ago due to its refusal to marry off the village chief's daughter to Salim Singh, the then Prime Minister of Jaisalmer. The village is full of abandoned houses which are now slowly falling into ruin. The chief's house however has been renovated and gives a glimpse into rural life of the period including kitchen, living room and stores. A must visit for its uniqueness.
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