Jaswant Thada, Rajasthan

The Jaswant Thada is a cenotaph (an empty tomb monument) which was built with pure white marble in Jodhpur, a city in Rajasthan. It was built by Maharaja Sadar Singh in the year 1899 for his father Maharaja Jaswanth Singh II, hence the name 'Jaswant Thada'. The reason why the monument was built with white marble stone was due to the fact that the white marble stone has the properties to illuminate the shine from the moonlight; therefore, when the moonlight shines on the Jaswant Thada, it will glow even at night. The family member of the Royal Mewar family used this cenotaph as the cremation ground, and only the royal family had access to it.

A beautiful garden along with a small lake is also located within the vicinity of the cenotaph along with three other cenotaphs of the royal family. You can also find carved sculptures and painting of the Royal family along with the past rulers or Maharajas of Jodhpur. The main portrait displayed in the cenotaph is that of Maharaja Jaswant Singh, for whom the Jaswant Thada cenotaph was built. This monument was built according to the traditional Rajasthani architecture, whereas the dome was built while being inspired by the Mughal Dynasty domes.


Jaswant Thada cenotaph open at 09:00 AM to to 06:00 PM

Entry Fees

30 INR for Indian Visitors and 50 INR for Foreign Visitors

Best Time to Visit

During the months of October to March

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