kuldhara village

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Haunted places continue to intrigue us and week after week we share with you stories of destinations believed to be haunted by the presence of something supernatural. We told you about the Mehandipur Balaji Temple in Rajasthan where on the spot exorcisms are still practised and we also told you about the Bhangarh Fort where no one is allowed to stay post-sunset. Today, we share another haunted tale of yet another place in Rajasthan. The abandoned Kuldhara village, where no one lives. Also Read - Rajasthan's Most Haunted: These Photos of Bhangarh Fort Will Blow Your Mind



Yes, you read it right, no one lives in this village and ruins of houses, temples, etc still stand here reminding people of one fateful night almost 200 years ago when all the villagers fled Kuldhara. The story goes that this village was inhabited by the Paliwal Brahmins. The diwan of Jaisalmer Salim Singh was known for his debauchery and one day declared that he wanted to marry the daughter of the village chief. He also told the villagers of Kuldhara that if his wish wasn’t fulfilled, he would levy heavy taxes on them. To prevent this, the villagers just fled one night abandoning the village. No one really knows where they settled after this. However, before doing so, they cursed that no one will be able to live in Kuldhara, ever! Also Read - Most Haunted: Watch Exorcisms at Mehandipur Balaji Temple in Rajasthan

To this day, the village remains abandoned and no one really spends a night here. A team from Delhi’s Paranormal Society once decided to find out if this place is indeed haunted and spent close to 12 hours in Kuldhara at night. With their gadgets and equipment, they did spot unusual activity in the village. Many of them felt someone tapping their shoulder when there was no one around. Some spirits even revealed their names and they saw shadowy figures and movements. Also Read - Most Haunted: 6 Hotels in India Which Guarantee You Sleepless Nights!