Located about 12.4 miles southwest of Jaisalmer, Kuldhara was completely abandoned and left in ruins in the 19th-century. Today, it is maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) as a heritage site. The haunted history of the village started in 1825, when all the villagers along with people from 83 neighbouring villages left in the dead of the night, leaving behind an undying curse that no one could ever live in this village.
The reason for this mass abandonment was a wicked minister who forcefully wanted to marry the daughter of the village chieftain, and threatened the villagers by imposing huge taxes, if they did not agree to his demand. So, in order to protect the girl’s honour, the villagers left the town, which now lies in ruins. The curse on the village stays true until today. Strange sounds, shadows flitting over the dilapidated houses and footprints on mud have been frequently reported by the people who have gone there. Once the darkness takes over, people are not allowed to enter the village. Scary enough, eh?