Love to explore offbeat spooky places? The ghost village of Kuldhara is the perfect spot for you. Intertwined with the conspiracy and corruption of then Prime Minister of Jaisalmer, Salim Singh, Kuldhara is a tale that attracts tourists from around the world. Once a prosperous village inhabited by Paliwal Brahmins in the 19th century, Kuldhara was mysteriously abandoned by its residents in one night.
According to folklore, the villagers abandoned their land because Salim Singh demanded the hand of the village chief’s daughter in marriage. In case the proposal is denied, he threatened to levy heavier taxes on the community. To avoid being cornered and compromised, the villagers fled in one night and cast a curse on the land. Till today, whoever tried to settle in Kuldhara has witnessed paranormal activities.
Now an archaeological site, Kuldhara Village Tour by Kanak will allow you to immerse in the region’s history, remains of the civilization and exchanges between travellers and merchants in search of the unknown.
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FAQ about Jaisalmer Kuldhara Abandoned Village
Which are some of the haunted sites in Rajasthan?
Kuldhara, Bhangarh, and Sudhabay- Pushkar are some of the haunted places in Rajasthan.
What is the story behind Kuldhara village?
According to folklore, an unscrupulous minister, Salim Singh’s eyes fell on the beautiful daughter of the village chief of Kuldhara. Laying a claim on the girl, the minister threatened to impose exaggerated taxes on the villagers if he couldn’t marry the girl. To save his daughter from the tyrannical minister, the chief of the village, as well as the chiefs of 84 other villages, decided to leave Kuldhara. Within one night, 85 villages full of people were abandoned, and till date, no one knows where they went, for no one actually saw them leave.
What is the best way to see Kuldhara Village?
To explore the haunted site of Kuldhara, Kanak Jaisalmer offers an excellent tour with a local guide that would help you understand the history of the place.
Is Kuldhara an archaeological site?
Yes, the Rajasthan government has declared Kuldhara an archaeological site.