Jaswant Thada is one of the prime attractions in Jodhpur. It is a memorial built by Maharaja Sardar Singh in memory of his father Maharaja Jaswant Singh II who was the 33rd Rathore ruler of Jodhpur. From Jaswant Thada, you can get magnificent views of Mehrangarh Fort on one side, and Jodhpur town on the other. Apart from the spectacular views, the royal memorial is built with white marble and has beautiful intricate craft work on the white marble.
The main hall of the memorial has portraits of several Rathore rulers. The whole design of the central hall is magnificent. Its impeccable design and architecture displays the intricacy of the royal Rajput style architecture! Apart from the portraits and the work, the view from the windows provide amazing views of the town of Jodhpur.
View from the Window
Apart from the central hall which is the main memorial of Maharaja, there are three other memorials, and a royal crematorium too. Just like the central hall, these memorials too are built on white marble, with excellent work and design on it. The marble itself is a very thin sheet, and is very well polished. Due to the thin sheet of marble and the colors used on it for the art work, the monument and the design stands out as sun rays fall on it.
Memorial at shade
Memorial during sunshine
The Royal Crematorium
At the entrance of Jaswant Thada, there is a small lake. The serene view of the lake against the backdrop of a small hill is very mesmerizing.
Lake near Jaswant Thada
Near the entrance of Jaswant Thada, there is a life-sized statue of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II seated on a horse, and looking towards the Mehrangarh Fort.
Status of Maharaja looking at Mehrangarh Fort
Statue of Maharaja, and Jaswant Thada in the background!
Apart from the memorial itself, then entrance of Jaswant Thada also provides very serene environment to spend enough refreshing time. A panoramic view from the statue provides varied views: from the lake, to the fort, to the town and so on.
The lake and the parking lot!
Closer look of the lake
Jodhpur City (Umaid Bhawan in the background!)
Statue of Maharaj Jaswant Singh II
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