Kuldhara Village In Jaisalmer: A Haunted Excursion From The Desert

Haunted places in India continue to intrigue people and today the country is a home of many haunted destinations that are believed to be haunted by the presence of something supernatural. From the spooky stories of Mehandipur Balaji Temple in Rajasthan to haunted tales of abandoned Bhangarh Fort, there are many haunted places to visit in India that can be explored on an adventurous tour. The Kuldhara Village is one such popular haunted destination to visit in Jaisalmer Tour Package while being in Rajasthan.

Spooky tales –

The story goes as this village was inhabited by the Paliwal Brahmins during its former reign. Those days, the diwan of Jaisalmer, Salim Singh was known for his wickedness and one day declared that he wanted to marry the daughter of a village chief. He also told the villagers of Kuldhara that if his orders were disobeyed then he would levy heavy taxes on them. To prevent this, the villagers just fled one night and cursed the village to remain abandoning. While leaving the village, they have buried their wealth in the village planning to return back one day and take all their wealth with them. But they could not return and slowly after they started living their lives as nomads, they passed away far from their home.

It is believed that, in their after-life their spirits returned back to their home. In this way, they are living in their home which they loved to come but couldn’t. Since then, no one really knows that this village was ever settled again.

However, this story of Salim Singh is highly famous, but there are other legends still evoked by the village which was abandoned and it became haunted thereafter. One of those legends speaks that there was a scarcity of water or an earthquake occurred.

Things that you should know for visiting Kuldhara Village –

  • It is located 15-20 kilometers away from the main city of Jaisalmer.
  • This is the best place to visit on a day trip from Jaisalmer while marking a way to Khaba Fort, Amar Sagar, Jain Temple, and Bada Bagh. Alternatively, stay back to Jaisalmer Camps for an overnight experience.
  • Carry plenty of drinking water as there’s no shop around it.
  • Wear comfortable shoes because you need to go walking for a longer area. 
  • Leave the site before 6 pm as it is restricted to visit the place after dawn

So plan your Jaisalmer Sightseeing tour now and get the best ever adventurous experience while enjoying your memorable time in the city.

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