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#3 of 233 Places To Visit in Jodhpur
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address
Near Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, 342006, India
contact
+91-291-2545083
entry fee
15
per person for Indians
30
per person for foreign tourists
25
per still camera
50
per camcorder
timings
All days of the week
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
visit duration
Around 2-3 hours

how to reach jaswant thada

Once you pass the Bharat petroleum on the NH65/SH 61, take the first exit from the roundabout, pass Padamji sweets, and again take the first exit in the next two roundabouts. Take a right turn after about 1.2 km and take another right turn after about 300 m to reach the memorial.

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about jaswant thada

Jaswant Thada , a royal memorial of the Rathore clan, is located around half a kilometre away from the Mehrangarh Fort. It was built in 1899 AD as a memorial for Maharajah Jaswant Singh II by his son, Maharaja Sardar Singh. This monument is built like a temple made entirely out of white marble, with each marble sheet displaying intricate lattice carvings. There is an impressive collection of sculptures and frescos as well. A truly perfect example of architectural brilliance. The marble is polished so fine that in the sunlight, the outer surface of the whole building emits a warm glow.

You can get some great views from the terrace in front of the cenotaph. The memorial grounds also include a multi-tiered garden and a small pond that lends a serene atmosphere to the place. Today, it also houses the paintings and portraits of the former rulers of Jodhpur and two more tombs of the royal family.

About half a kilometre from the fort, Jaswant Thada is a beautiful marble cenotaph that was built by Sardar Singhji in the memory of his father, Maharaja Jaswant Singh II (r. 1873- 1895). Jaswant Singh had tried to set up a welfare state and was lauded for his reform measures. His irrigation schemes were quite successful. Perhaps this is why the people of this erstwhile desert kingdom still offer flowers at his shrine. Some sections of the thin marble walls are translucent, a feature extolled by resident guides as something of a miracle. The grounds around it became the crematoria for subsequent rulers.  

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Natwar Maru
Natwar Maru
brilliant architecture
Jun 23 2014
its a brilliant peace of architecture .its a beautiful place with many ancient sculptures and infrastructure .it was built as a memorial of maharaja jaswant singh .its a peaceful place and a must visit in jodhpur its nearby to the fort and is one of ...... read more
Base Ball B
Base Ball B
Nice Experiance
Jun 22 2014
My experiance at Jaswant Thada was quite good. The place is good and beautiful but their is very much noise there. Overall a nice place
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