Jaswant thada

The Jaswant Thada is a cenotaph located in Jodhpur, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It was built by Maharaja Sardar Singh of Jodhpur State in 1899 in memory of his father, Maharaja Jaswant Singh II . It serves as the cremation ground for the royal family of Marwar.

The Jaswant Thada cenotaph in Jodhpur, India

Popularly referred to as the “Taj Mahal of Marwar”, the structure is an epitome of a Rajputana style of architecture. The mausoleum is built out of intricately carved sheets of marble. These sheets are extremely thin and polished so that they emit a warm glow when illuminated by the sun.

The cenotaph’s grounds feature carved gazebos, a tiered garden, and a small lake. There are three other cenotaphs in the grounds. The cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh displays portraits of the rulers and Maharajas of Jodhpur. It’s a welcome, peaceful spot after the hubbub of the city, and the views across to the fort and over the city are superb.

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