Being Touristy in Jaisalmer : Kuldhara & Bada Bagh

 

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Welcome to Kuldhara ! The mysterious abandoned village, 17 kms west of Jaisalmer.

Hi everyone ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for your love on my Being Touristy in Jaipur : Nahargarh Fort post and here I am serving you one more #beingtouristy because, my mission is toย  push you off from your comfy home or office seats to the bumpy yet adventurous space of travel boards. They say it so right – “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer” So, save some money if you don’t have already and buy some experiences that travelling brings you.

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Once a very wealthy and prosperous town inhabited by the Paliwal Brahmins , the Kuldhara village today stands abandoned with the word mystery written all over it.
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So then, what happened to all of them?? Well as the story goes, all of the residents of Kuldhara along with the nearby 83 villages vanished overnight in 1825. If that’s not mysterious, what else is??
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This is a house like structure which has been renovated to give the tourists coming here an insight into what the houses here looked like which I found not at all relatable. It looked very urban to me. But, what really happened that made them leave their own homes like this? Legend says that, the dewan or the PM “Salim Singh” of the town had a lecherous eye on the Brahmin chief’s daughter and wanted to marry her.
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But, rather than giving away to the evil desires of Salim Singh, the village council decided to leave their homes overnight as they didn’t have any army to fight against him. Now, that’s what I call some real decision making !!
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But before leaving, the Brahmins cursed Kuldhara so that no one would ever be able to settle there. #TooMuchToHandle There is nothing much to see in Kuldhara except the ruins, but definitely a story to hear. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Behind me is the ancient temple of the village which too of course, has been renovated.

On the same evening, we visited another popular tourist destination nearly 6 kms north of Jaisalmer – “The Royal Cenotaphs” a.k.a. “Bada Bagh“. Trust me you, this place has the best sunset in and around Jaisalmer. I highly recommend this place. Here, sharing the beauty that Bada Bagh is ๐Ÿ™‚

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This place houses chhatris or royal cenotaphs of the Maharajas of Jaisalmer state.
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The combination of the domes and arches make it the perfect example of beautiful architecture.
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It has also witnessed a lot of bollywood shoots. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam , Tashan , Dhai Akshar Prem ke are some hindi movie names which fall under the list. ๐Ÿ™‚
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The overall symmetry of this place is impeccable !!
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In my view, it is THE place to unwind and relax after a busy day of sightseeing.
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How often do you get to see the coming together of royal heritage with a history of its own and the modern age technology of wind turbines. #Rare
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Sunsets are proof that no matter what happens, every day can end beautifully. ~ Kristen Butler
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Until next time !

That’s all from my side for these two places. And yes, both these places have entry tickets. So, if you plan to visit Jaisalmer and somehow you are able to manage only one of these two places, I would recommend to not skipBada Bagh“. ๐Ÿ™‚

Hope you enjoyed this post, would love to hear from you.

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8 Comments

  1. After sonam kapoor i am big fan of Mrs Gagan … The style Diva๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ M in love with the lovely color-combination… all the best gagan wish u staystunningstayclassy. ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“

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