Kuldhara

Stories abound. One says that Salum Singh, the prime minister of the King of Jaisalmer, was so envious of the prosperity of the Paliwals that he levied taxes so atrocious that they became the last straw on the Paliwal camel’s back. Another one says that all Paliwal women were stunningly beautiful, but the beauty of the chieftain’s daughter had to be seen to be believed. And the Rajput King of Jaisalmer was so smitten by her that he decided to kidnap her in the thick of night and forcibly marry her.

Stories abound. One says that Salum Singh, the prime minister of the King of Jaisalmer, was so envious of the prosperity of the Paliwals that he levied taxes so atrocious that they became the last straw on the Paliwal camel’s back. Another one says that all Paliwal women were stunningly beautiful, but the beauty of the chieftain’s daughter had to be seen to be believed. And the Rajput King of Jaisalmer was so smitten by her that he decided to kidnap her in the thick of night and forcibly marry her.