Jaswant Thada Jodhpur: A royal cenotaph

Jaswant Thada is a small monument near Mehrangarh fort. This article, in brief, tells the history of the place along with sharing few details related to Thada's architecture and ticket prices.

Rajasthan is a land which gave birth to the warriors like Maharana Pratap, Rana Sanga and Ajit Singh. These Rajput kings and rulers were not only brave soldiers, but they had a taste for art and architecture as well. This reflects in the various monuments of that era. One such small monument is Jaswant Thada, a white cenotaph in Jodhpur. It stands to the left of Mehrangarh on a small hill and a beautiful view of the fort can be captured from it.

History of Jaswant Thada

Jaswant Thada is actually a royal cenotaph built by Maharaja Sardar Singh in commemoration of his father Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. It was built in the year 1899. The tomb houses two more cenotaphs.

Features of Jaswant Thada

Jaswant Thada has been built from thin and polished sheet of marbles. It is an exquisite piece of architecture which is evident from the fact that the monument emits a glow when sun rays fall on its outer periphery. From the terrace of the thada the tourists can have a wonderful view of the fort as well as the city. That is the best part of the visit to thada. One can catch the view of the gigantic fort and a city spread below it in a single frame. That gives you a picturesque moment. There are pictures and portraits of different rulers of Jodhpur on display as well in the thada. Any tourist interested in the history of Rajasthan would love it. The best thing about the place is that it gives you a feeling of serenity when you sit there and observe the nature around you. So, if you are planning to visit Jodhpur in near future, and have Mehrangarh in your itinerary, make sure you add Jaswant Thada in it.

Jaswant Thada ticket prices

The ticket for Jaswant Thada costs Rs. 30 for the international tourists. Domestic travelers need to shell out Rs. 15 for the same.

Let me share a small trivia related to Jaswant Thada here. The lovers of the sufi music must have heard the wonderful 'Mere maula maula' track from the film Awarapan starring Emraan Hashmi. This song was filmed in Jodhpur, specifically in and around Jaswant Thada. One can have a glimpse of the beauty of the place captured by the camera though this song. I bet, you will become ever more determined to visit Jaswant Thada.


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