Ruins of the abandoned Kuldhara village

Photography in Kuldhara, the abandoned, haunted and ghost village in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Kuldhara is an abandoned village in the Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan, India. It is thought to be haunted and sometimes referred to as the ghost village. It is located about 18 km south-west of the Jaisalmer city and you have to hire a private car if you want to reach it. The entire village was abandoned by the early 19th century for unknown reasons. According to Wikipedia, there are several reasons given like dwindling water supply, persecution by the Jaisalmer State’s minister Salim Singh and earthquake. It is said that while deserting the village, the Paliwals imposed a curse that no one would be able to re-occupy the village. Those who tried to re-populate the village experienced paranormal activities, and therefore, the village remains uninhabited. I personally, did not find anything scary or haunted about the village. Nevertheless, staying at night is not recommended and it is best it during daytime for 1 hour. I visited it on the way to the sand dunes and did some photography there, you can find my pictures below – 

Ruins of the abandoned Kuldhara village in Jaisalmer.
Ruins of the abandoned Kuldhara village in Jaisalmer.
Ruins of the abandoned Kuldhara village in Jaisalmer.
Ruins of the abandoned Kuldhara village in Jaisalmer.
Aerial view of the abandoned Kuldhara village
Aerial view of the abandoned Kuldhara village


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Aerial view of the abandoned Kuldhara village in Jaisalmer.
Aerial view of the abandoned Kuldhara village in Jaisalmer.
Ruins of the abandoned Kuldhara village
Ruins of the abandoned Kuldhara village
Ruins of the abandoned Kuldhara village
Ruins of the abandoned Kuldhara village
Ruins of the abandoned Kuldhara village
Ruins of the abandoned Kuldhara village
Ruins of the haunted Kuldhara village
Ruins of the haunted Kuldhara village
Aerial view of the haunted Kuldhara village
Aerial view of the haunted Kuldhara village
Aerial view of the ghost village of Kuldhara
Aerial view of the ghost village of Kuldhara
Aerial view of the ghost village of Kuldhara
Aerial view of the ghost village of Kuldhara
Inside of a house in the ghost village of Kuldhara
Inside of a house in the ghost village of Kuldhara
Ruins of the ghost village of Kuldhara
Ruins of the ghost village of Kuldhara
Deserted room in the abandoned Kuldhara village
Deserted room in the abandoned Kuldhara village

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If you are interested in knowing more about Rajasthan, visit my other blogs on Jodhpur street photographyJodhpur sightseeing, Mandore gardenJaisalmer street photographyJaisalmer photo tourBada Bagh, Patwon Ki HaveliPushkar mela photography, Udaipur photographyUdaipur, Jaipur architecture street photography and Jaipur photo tour.

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