Kuldhara

Kuldhara

  • Jaisalmer
  • Rajasthan
  • India

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Kuldhara, Jaisalmer Overview

Kuldhara, Jaisalmer, known as the ghost town of India, is one of the most important tourist attractions in the entire state of Rajasthan. Anyone planning for a trip to Jaisalmer should make sure to include a visit to the haunted town of Kuldhara. Earlier inhabited by Paliwal Brahmins, today, this entire town is completely desolated and vacant. Not even a single soul resides here. It is a source of many myths, legends, and spooky stories. The town is called to be haunted and people avoid visiting here during the night. The uncanny silence around the entire town scares the travelers even more.

 

History :

 

There is a very long history that goes around the Kuldhara fort or village. It is believed that many centuries back, this village was inhabited by over 1500 Paliwal Brahmins. They lived in this village for over five centuries with full peace and comfort. However, one night, the entire population of the village vanished, leaving back a deserted village that is not cursed and haunted. While there is no certain reason as to why the Paliwals vanished, it is believed that there was an evil Prime Minister Salim Singh who wanted to marry the Paliwal Brahmin girl without her consent. They asked for some time and left the village while cursing that no one would be able to inhabit the village ever again.

 

Best Time to Visit :

 

It is obvious that Rajasthan remains super hot during the summer season. So, it is advised to all tourists to avoid traveling here during the summer season. You can visit here between the months of October and March to enjoy the beauty of the town while walking around comfortably without getting tired by the sun.

 

How to Reach

 

Located around 17 km from the main town of Jaisalmer, Kuldhara is easily accessible from any part of Jaisalmer. Once you have reached Jaisalmer via air, road, or train, you can easily take a cab or taxi and reach Kuldhara village. Any cab would take you to the entry gate of Kuldhara town.

 

Interesting Facts and Trivia About

Kuldhara is considered to be a haunted fort and the majority of the tourists visiting this fort palace have mentioned having experienced certain eerie feelings around here. The village is cursed and many people from Jaisalmer have tried to inhabit the place but have failed to do so. One can experience strange happenings and various paranormal activities.

 

Nearby Attractions

 

While most of the people make sure to visit the haunted Kuldhara village on their visit to Jaisalmer, there are several other places as well that you can visit if you plan to come to this village. You can explore the Jain Temples, go enjoy the ancient architecture of the Jaisalmer Fort and also get a panoramic view of the city from the Tazia Tower in Jaisalmer.

 

Tips For Visiting

 

Be prepared to witness some spooky activities when you are planning for a visit to the ghost town of Kuldhara, Jaisalmer. The gates of the Kuldhara town remains open only from 8 am to 6 pm at night. Make sure that you have left the village before sunset. The entry fee for Kuldhara is just 10 Rs and if you are going by car inside the town, you need to give away 50 Rs for the same.

 

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