Jaswant Thada is a 19th century royal cenotaph located to the left of the Mehrangarh Fort complex in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. This milky white structure was built in commemoration of commemoration of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, who was the 33rd Rathore ruler of Jodhpur. This splendid and visually stunning piece of cenotaph was built was Maharaja Sardar in memory of his father. Two more tombs are housed within the cenotaph making a site rich in history.
When you visit Jaswant Thada, you will see three other cenotaphs near it, and also the royal crematorium. This white marble memorial is a perfect example of architectural excellence with its intricate carvings showcasing the pinnacle of craftsmanship. The stones used in building the structure are so polished and thin that they amaze you thoroughly. That’s why, a warm glow is emitted off the outer exterior when the sunrays hit that structure.
Further, the beautiful marble jali work lends further charm and beauty to the Jaswant Thada cenotaph. To visit this monument, you need to pass through rocky hills as it is set amidst rocks and hills. But yes, the effort put in to reach there is worth having as you get a peek into the history and get views of architectural worth of the times. Plus, you also get to see paintings and portraits of kings and rulers of Jodhpur.