Ghost Towns In India

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Dhanushkodi, on Pamban Island, was a flourishing tourist town until it was wiped out by the 1964 cyclone

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Fatehpur Sikri was briefly the capital of the Mughal Empire, but was abandoned soon after its completion, and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Mandu is a fortress town in Madhya Pradesh, dating back at least as far as 555 AD

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Old Goa became largely abandoned in the 17th century, due to an outbreak of malaria and cholera

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Ross Island was the administrative center of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands until the 1941 earthquake, leaving the settlement in ruins

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Bhangarh Fort in Rajasthan was abandoned following a curse, according to legends

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Kuldhara is an abandoned town near Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

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Prabalgad, a hill fort in Maharashtra, was abandoned due to its difficult access and scarcity of water

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Madh Fort near Mumbai is a small fort that is in disuse following a decline in its importance

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