Jaswant Thada – A memorial as beautiful as Taj Mahal

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Jaswant Thada – A memorial as beautiful as Taj Mahal

After a two tour of Mehrangarh Fort, I packed my camera and just drove 1 km to reach this temple type structure, which is also mentioned as The Taj Mahal of Marwar – Jaswant Thada

I parked next to this magnificent statue of Rao Jodha (founder of Jodhpur) and paid Rs 30 to enter this white marble structure.

Statue of Rao Jodha near Jaswant Thada

Statue of Rao Jodha near Jaswant Thada

Story Behind Jaswant Thada

Jaswant Thada is actually a memorial house built by Maharaja Sardar Singh in 1899 AD, in the memory of Jaswant Singh II, his father.

Along with this Jaswant Thada is also a cremation ground for other royal family members of Marwar, a quite similar concept to Royal Gaitor in Jaipur.

The Structure of Jaswant Thada

With all respect to the dead, majority of travelers here are not to pay their respect to the rulers (you can, as I did), but to see the unimaginable stonework done here. So, instead of writing 1000 words, here is a collection of pictures which I have for you. Enjoy.

First view of Jaswant thada

First view of Jaswant thada

Entry in Jaswant Thada

Entry in Jaswant Thada

First cenetoph at Jaswant Thada

First cenetoph

First close view of Jaswant Thada

First close view of Jaswant Thada

Jaswant Thada in Jodhpur

Jaswant Thada

Straight View of Jaswant Thada

Straight View

Gate to enter the complex of Jaswant Thada

Gate to enter the complex

Inside Jaswant Thada

Inside Jaswant Thada

Memorial inside Jaswant Thada

Memorial inside Jaswant Thada

A few more cenotaph at Jaswant Thada

A few more cenetoph

Jaswant Thada is also a very peaceful spot in Jodhpur, which is (not as Jaipur or Delhi) an urban city. I personally enjoyed the view of three cenotaphs, but the view of Mehrangarh Fort from here is also fantastic.

Cenetoph at Jaswant Thada Jodhpur

Cenetoph

View of Mehrangarh Fort from Jaswant Thada

View of Mehrangarh Fort from Jaswant Thada

A perfect place to capture a selfie.

Entry ticket & opening timing

I paid INR 15 which is the entry fee for India travelers and INR 45 for the camera. The ticket free for foreigners is INR 30 (1/2 dolor). Opening time of Jaswant Thada is form 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. If you need any info regarding Jodhpur trip, then free feel to ask in the comment section below.

By | 2017-05-20T11:47:54+00:00 December 4th, 2016|Jodhpur, Rajasthan|12 Comments

About the Author:

Hi all, I am Jatin Chhabra, born and raised in Delhi India, For me traveling isn't just a hobby, its more than that. More like a way of living my life and I do it every last week of every month. Attraction which attracts me are Off-beat ones and I always try to visit them before me or they, get perish.

12 Comments

  1. Natalia Semova December 4, 2016 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    I really like this place , thank you very much for share

    • Jatin Chhabra December 5, 2016 at 11:41 pm - Reply

      Have some more shots from Jodhpur, will share them soon.

  2. Ajoy Chakraborty December 4, 2016 at 11:20 pm - Reply

    Thanks Mr. Chhabra for posting nice photograpes. perfectly snaped.

  3. نگگا یودھ December 5, 2016 at 11:27 pm - Reply

    i love rajahstan… my 2nd fave state in the subcontnent after kashmir

    • Jatin Chhabra December 5, 2016 at 11:43 pm - Reply

      I have plans to visit Kashmir soon, once I complete the whole Rajasthan.

  4. Claudia Fabricio Romariz December 5, 2016 at 11:28 pm - Reply

    Fico admirada com a arquitetura! Lindo!

    • Jatin Chhabra December 5, 2016 at 11:44 pm - Reply

      There is much more than this Jodhpur. You should visit

  5. Lore Van de Weyer December 11, 2016 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    Looks like mine 😀 soo nice to see if You’re been here recently. Beautiful pics!

    • Jatin Chhabra December 11, 2016 at 8:11 pm - Reply

      Yeah, I visited Jodhpur in November. You have been here?

  6. Vaishnavi February 23, 2017 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    Where did you rent the cab from?
    Also, 1600 for the whole day, and you can take the driver anywhere in Jodhpur?
    Besides petrol and food expenses of driver, anything else to bear?

    • Jatin Chhabra February 23, 2017 at 3:21 pm - Reply

      Hi Vaishnavi, I book all my cabs in Rajasthan from Rajputana Cabs. Plus you can’t get a cab for 1600 for whole 24 hour. This is a common rate in all cities of Rajasthan which is for 8 hours, more like 9 to 5 or 10 to 6 pm. I also gave Rs 200 to the driver for lunch which was not asked but prefer to do that everywhere I go. And yeah I could take the cab anywhere, not as per the cab people.

      Hope this was helpful.

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