Jaswant Thada – Royal Mausoleum at Jodhpur
Jaswant Thada is a mausoleum in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Jaswant Thada is located at Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
The mausoleum is built with intricately carved thin polished marble sheets. When sunlight falls on the marble, the marble glows which makes any tourist spellbound.
Jaswant Thada was built by Maharaja Sardar Singh, a Jodhpur King in 1899, in memory of his father, Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Portraits of Jodhpur’s rulers, Marwar Dynasty rulers, are displayed at Jaswant Thada.
There is a pavilion structure also in the complex, Other than the main cenotaph, there are 3 more cenotaphs in the same complex. The mausoleum is the Marwar royal family’s cremation ground.
There is a small lake next to the Jaswant Thada in the same complex. You can see many birds here in the lake and its surroundings.
Jaswant Thada is situated very close to the Jodhpur Mehrangarh Fort complex. Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park is a nearby park, spread over 72 hectares of land and was built in 2006.
How Do I Go to Jaswant Thada?
Jaswant Thada or ‘Taj Mahal of Jodhpur’ as its known locally, is situated close to the heart of Jodhpur city. You can hire a taxi and get dropped at the entrance. If you do not mind walking the steep hills, it takes around 25 to 30 minutes of walking.
Jodhpur Junction railway station is a major railway at the city. Jodhpur Airport is the nearest airport to the Jaswant Thada Mausoleum.
Jaswant Thada is open from 9 am to 5 pm.