Jaswant Thada Jodhpur

Jaswant Thada in Jodhpur is one of the popular monuments in Rajasthan with thousands of visitors every year. It is a cenotaph, built by Maharaja Sardar Singh II in 1899 in the loving memory of his father Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. A cenotaph is basically a tombstone or place erected in the honour of a personality but without the remains at the very same location. Just like all the monuments in Rajasthan, Jaswant Thada is elaborate in every sense. Ever since building has stood on this ground, it has now become the burial ground for the members of Marwar family.

The best part about this monument is how beautiful it looks because of the complete exterior made of white marble. Since the Sun plays a significant role in the Hindu religion and is looked upon as a God, the monument was built out of white marble so that it reflects the maximum possible light. In the complex of Jaswant Thada, you get to witness a beautiful tiered garden, a small lake and multiple gazebos spread around. Inside the cenotaph, you get to view portraits of the great rulers of the city. All this makes, Jaswant Thada one of the best places to visit in Jodhpur.

North India Tour

  • Location
  • Jaswant Thada is located amidst the lush green trees and a lakeside in a village called Lawaran in Jodhpur. Since Jodhpur is well connected with all the major cities in the state and otherwise as well, reaching it won’t be a problem. From there, you can hire a cab or taxi to reach Jaswant Thada or else take a public transport if you want a unique experience among the locals. The entry timings are 9AM-5PM, so yu must plan your day accordingly.

  • Entry Fee
  • Indian Nation Student/ Adult INR 50 Foreign Nation Student/ Adult INR100 Camera INR 25 Video Camera INR 50

  • Visiting Time
  • It remain open every day (0900 Hrs - 1800 Hrs)

  • History
  • Jaswant Thada has a lot of history associated with it because of the builders behind it. The royal family of the Marwar built this cenotaph in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. His son, Maharaja Sardar Singh commissioned the construction of this monument in 1899. Maharaja Jaswant Singh II was one of the most prolific rulers of Jodhpur with more than two decades of rule under him. He ruled from 1873-1895 until his death. During his revolutionary term, he introduced a ton of changes in the administration of the state. He brought in the c... + Like to Read More

  • Architecture
  • When we talk about architecture, the first thing we see is the exterior of the structure and that is as exquisite as it gets. The white marble finish gives the building a great shiny finish and also gives it a plush look. The whole complex also features gazebos with intricately carved designs and also has tiered gardens. Furthermore, since it is a relatively modern piece of construction, one can also see the influence of Mughal architecture in it as by this time the Rajputs had started incorporating such designs in their architecture as well. T... + Like to Read More