Considered to be one of the architectural landmarks of Jodhpur, Jaswant Thada is popularly known as the ‘Taj Mahal of Marwar’. The royal monument is a cenotaph dedicated to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, the 33rd ruler of Jodhpur.
Located in the vicinity of Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada was built by Maharaja Sardar Singh, for his father in 1899.
The structure is an epitome of a Rajputana style of architecture. Built from intricately carved marble sheets, the polished stone exudes a warm glow when sunrays fall on it. The structure also has some beautiful carved marble lattice work.
The main memorial has been built like a temple with beautiful sculptures, frescos, domes and pillars. The cenotaph also features portraits of the rulers and Maharajas of Jodhpur. Carved gazebos and a multi-tiered garden surround the monument. The cenotaph complex also houses the royal crematorium and three other cenotaphs. The monument also houses a memorial to a peacock which flew into a funeral pyre.
From the structure, one also gets to see impressive views of Mehrangarh Fort.
- The monument can be visited between 9 am to 5 pm.
- There are no eating options near the historic monument. Carry a food hamper and water bottles.
WHERE TO STAY
There are no accommodation options in or around Jaswant Thada. One can find budget, mid-range and luxury hotels in Jodhpur.
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