Jaswant Thada Overview

Jaswant Thada is a majestic white marble structure, nestled in the beautiful ‘Blue City’, Jodhpur. Also referred to as the ‘Taj Mahal of Mewar’, it was built in 1899 by Maharaja Sardar Singh. This monument was built to commemorate Maharaja Jaswant Singh II who was the most beloved ruler of Jodhpur, known for his bravery and generosity.

Apart from being a mausoleum, Jaswant Thada also served as the royal cremation ground for the Rajput rulers. Jaswant Thada is an ideal example of Rajasthani architectural style with a blend of Mughal architecture. It has a huge central dome with four smaller domes in the corners, adorned with intricate carvings and artwork.

The palace has huge lush gardens where you can stroll and spot several birds and animals. You can also visit the royal cremation ground, see the memorials as well as learn about the lives and achievements of the royal members making it a charming addition to your Rajasthan Trip.


• Admire the magnificent architecture of Jaswant Thada which is also known as the ‘Taj Mahal of Mewar’.
• Enjoy a casual stroll in the lush gardens and spot various animals including monkeys, squirrels, parrots and peacocks.
• Visit the cremation ground to see the beautifully built memorials of the deceased royal family members.
• Soak in the mesmerising views of the ‘Blue City’ while witnessing a breathtaking sunset.
• Dance to the beats of Rajasthani folk music and enjoy live performances by local artists.

How To Reach

By Road: Jaswant Thada is located at a distance of around 13 km from the city centre of Jodhpur. You can reach the destination in approximately 25 minutes via the NH 62 and NH 62/NH 754K routes. You can easily get a taxi or an auto-rickshaw from any corner of the city that will drop you directly at Jaswant Thada. You can also rent a bike or a scooter if you wish to explore the city at your own pace.

Best Time To Visit

Jaswant Thada is one of the most well-known tourist attractions in Jodhpur city which you can visit throughout the year. 

1. Best Day of the Week: You can plan your visit to Jaswant Thada during weekdays if you wish to avoid the crowds of the weekend.

2. Best Time of the Day: Plan your visit to Jaswant Thada during the late afternoon so that you can explore peacefully without the crowds as well as witness the gorgeous sunset.

Other Essential Information

1. Remember to wear light clothes and sturdy shoes to comfortably explore the attraction.

2. Carry sufficient water bottles to keep yourself hydrated throughout the day.

3. Make sure to apply sunscreen and carry a hat to prevent yourself from skin burns. 

4. Take off your shoes before entering as it is a cremation ground for the royal family. 

5. Keep your environment clean and avoid throwing garbage inside the attraction.

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Normal Timings:
09:30 AM to 05:00 PM
Normal Timings:
09:30 AM to 05:00 PM
Normal Timings:
09:30 AM to 05:00 PM
Normal Timings:
09:30 AM to 05:00 PM
Normal Timings:
09:30 AM to 05:00 PM
Point of Interest for Jaswant Thada
Enjoy Live Folk Shows

Enjoy Live Folk Shows

After your tour of Jaswant Thada, you can enjoy the captivating live folk shows at the entrance. You will find several localities singing folk songs and dancing in vibrant traditional costumes to entertain the visitors. You will also get to see them playing traditional instruments such as Khartal, Sarangi and Algoza. The folk songs mainly narrate stories about the heroism of the Rajputs, love and war. You can listen to these beautiful folk songs as well as dance along with them for a memorable experience.

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