It is said that Salim Singh, minister of Jaisalmer, when visiting the village saw and demanded to marry the beautiful daughter of the Kuldhara village chief. If the chief refused, there would be retribution. Rather than allow the chief to force his daughter to marry, Kuldhara and the other 83 villages left in the dead of night. Where, no one knows. The ruins of these villages remain today untouched except for the slow destruction due to nature’s elements. The locals believe that a curse was placed on the villages and thus, it remains uninhabited and untouched.