The Jaswant Thada is an elegant cenotaph located in Jodhpur, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. This beautiful piece of architecture was established in 19th century in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh. He made his sincere efforts to bring down the level of crime, subdue dacoits, built railways and dedicatedly worked on raising the economy of Marwar. Jaswant Thada is now managed and looked after by the Mehrangarh Museum Trust (MMT) and is open to public.
The mausoleum is made out of intricately carved sheets of marble. These sheets are notably thin and glazed so that they shoot a warm glow when illuminated by the Sun. The golden and white walls give a royal look to the eyes of visitors. You will see the delicate Rajasthani art and carvings on pillars and walls with pictures and paintings of the deceased kings and rulers. The lake beside the Jaswant Thada was used for conducting cremation rituals for the deceased. Now it is home to a few ducks swimming around.
The cenotaph’s grounds feature are carved gazebos, a garden, and a shallow lake. There are three other cenotaphs in the grounds. The cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh displays portraits of the rulers and Maharajas of Jodhpur. This beautiful cenotaph gives an astonishing spectacle to its viewers. Local musicians and folk singers welcome & entertain visitors on the stairs with Rajasthani songs & melodies which makes this place an absolute tourist magnet. This place is also a platform for many popular music festivals like World Sacred Spirit Festival and Rajasthan International Folk Festival.
Jaswant Thada has copious nearby attractions which are just an auto-rickshaw away. They are Mehrangarh Fort, Khejarla Fort, Kailana Lake, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Ganesh Temple, Gulab Sagar Lake, Ranisar Padamsar, Main city market, etc. Tourists can take single or combined tickets with Mehrangarh Fort according to their needs.
Visit Duration- About 1-2 Hour
Location- Lawaran, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001