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Jaswant Thada

History

Built in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh, in 1899, Jaswant Thada is a royal mausoleum and a classic example of the Rajputana style of architecture. With the imposing white marble and absolute beauty, this landmark in Jodhpur leaves you awestruck. Jaswant Thada is enriched with its amazing grandeur, beautiful gardens and intricately carved facades.

The passage to this structure is through rocky hills giving it an isolated and a mystic aura. The main memorial has been built like a temple with intricately marble stone carvings, and impressive sculptures, frescos, domes and pillars. The carvings on the memorial and the thin and polished stones make the outside surface of the monument gives out a warm radiance when the sunrays fall on it.

The section of the monument dedicated to the queens who sacrificed their lives on the pyre of Maharaja Jaswant Singh is something to look for. Dancing figures adorn the pillars of this section and speak volumes about the artistic hand of the sculptors who worked on it. The beautiful portraits that adorn the interiors and the intricate ‘jali’ work on the monument at the Jaswant Thada are another attraction of this wonderful monument.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Jaswant Thada, Jodhpur, is during the winter months, i.e. from October to March. It is the tourist season and the weather is quite enjoyable, so that the visitors get absorbed while exploring the beauty of the palace.

Trivia

The Pond of the Gods at Jaswant Thada, serves as the traditional cremation ground for the Jodhpur royals.

Timing

The entry to Jaswant Thada is between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.


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