Jaswant Thada, JodhpurAs one of the famous landmarks in Jodhpur, Jaswant Thada, also known as the “Taj Mahal of Mewar”, is a milky-white marble memorial built by Maharaja Sardar Singh in 1899. He built it to memorize his father Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, the 33rd ruler of Jodhpur.
The memorial building style is very much like a temple, inside which are the genealogy and portraits of the Maharajas of Jodhpur of the past dynasties that symbolize the glory of rulers in Jodhpur. Apart from the beautiful sculptures, frescos, domes and pillars, you will also appreciate the exquisitely carved gazebo, beautiful gardens and lakes surrounded. Whenever there are sunrays falling onto it, the white-marble structured hall will exude a warm and gentle glow, which makes this architecture even more mysterious. Built under the foot of the Mehrangarh Fort-Jodhpur, the white-marble monument is surrounded by the lush forests and lays alongside a clear and beautiful lake.
Things to Know When Visiting Jaswant Thada1. The opening time is 9:00 to 17:00 for visitors every day.
2. The entry fees are 50 rupees for foreigners. While if you want some photography time, you have to pay extra 25 to 50 rupees depending on which kind of camera you will use—a still camera (25 rupees) or a video camera (50 rupees).
3. Shoes are required to be taken off before entering the Jaswant Thada.
4. Hats and sunglasses are necessary as to protect you from the harm of ultraviolet.
5. It will take about 1 - 3 hours to appreciate the Jaswant Thada.
Best Time to Visit: October to MarchOctober to March will be the best time for you to visit this place as the minimum temperature will be around 15 °C and the maximum temperature will be below 40 °C. Considering the high temperature in India, we recommend you to visit the Jaswant Thada when there is no too much hot days.
How to Get ThereAlthough Jaswant Thada is located at the outskirt of Jodhpur, one can get the destination either by bus or taxi as the transportation means are very convenient in Jodhpur. Of course, you can take a train to arrive at the Jaswant Thada from Jodhpur Railway Station where trains are available to the other major cities like Delhi, Agra, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Mumbai, Chennai etc.
If you are in Delhi or Mumbai, you can also chose to get there by plane. When you arrive at the Jodhpur Airport, you can change into other transportations like taxis, bus, or trains to get to the scenic points.
Recommended Attractions NearbyVisitors whoever come to the Jaswant Thada will never miss two scenic spots nearby—Mehrangarh Fort and Umaid Bhavan Palace. Mehrangarh Fort is one of the three largest and grandiose castles in India. Standing on the castle of the castle, you will have a bird’s view of the “blue city” of Jodhpur. As a splendid piece of Rajasthan’s heritage, Umaid Bhavan Palace will provide you the good chance to know Jodhpur in deep.