Jaswant thada, Jodhpur

22 December 2013

From the top of Mehrangarh fort, one can see a beautiful marble structure standing majestically opposite to a small lake. That is Jaswant Thada, a memorial for Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. It is relatively new structure built in 1899.

The building looks far from the fort but it is within a km from the entrance of the fort. One can easily walk this distance.

Inside the cenotaph
The monument is built from thin and highly polished marble which emit a glow when sun falls on its surface thus magnifying its beauty. From outside, it looks more like a Temple than a cenotaph. This is also a cremation ground of Jodhpur rulers.

In front of the cenotaph is a beautiful garden with heavily carved gazebos.

A simple, clean and a nice place to visit in Jodhpur.

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