Jaswant Thada is popularly known as 'Taj Mahal of Mewar'. It has a marvelous marble cenotaph which was constructed by Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, who was the 33rd Rathore ruler of Jodhpur. His son, Maharaja Sardar Singh, built the monument in the 19th century. Located on the left side of the Mehrangarh Fort complex, it has the artistic work of marble carvings. Jaswant Thada main memorial was built in the shape of a temple. Considered an epitome of Rajputana architectural style, essentially an amalgam of Mughal and Hindu structural design, it displays lattice work in marble of the finest finesse, reflecting the creative genius and sculptural prowess of the artisans of the time.
Jaswant Thada in Jodhpur is a great example of architectural standards of those historic times. The carving and the sculptures in the marbles are just stunning and beautifully polished. Maharaja Jaswant Singh cenotaph have been built like a temple and features portraits of the rulers and Maharajas of Jodhpur.
Jaswant Thada Entry Fees: 30 rupees for foreigners and 15 rupees for Indians, plus 25 rupees for a still camera and 50 rupees for a video camera.
Jaswant Thada Timings : 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. daily.
By Road: Jaswant Thada is located at the outskirt of Jodhpur city in Mehrangarh Fort. One can easily reach here by bus or taxi.
By Air: Jaswant Thada can be reach through nearest Jodhpur Airport (6 km) which is well connected with regular domestic flights to Delhi, Mumbai.