Maharaja Jaswant Singh II was the 33rd Rathore ruler of Jodhpur. His son Maharaja Sardar Singh built the Jaswant Thada as the memorial of his father. The white marble monument has intricate carvings and is known as the Taj Mahal of Marwar. Located 1 Km northeast of Mehrangarh, it is a peaceful site nestled above a beautiful lake.
The Jaswant Thada Jodhpur was built in 1899 and the monument is an architectural marvel with great historical significance. A number of portraits of the Rajput rulers are placed along with the carved marble lattice screens inside the house. The beautifully painted portraits attract tourists to admire the artistic skill of the 13th century. The architectural design of the monument resemble that of a temple. Jaswant Thada is a must-visit in Jodhpur that is an example of the Rajput architectural brilliance. The marbles used in the construction of this monument is so fine that it the whole building glows like the pearl at the sunshine.
The main building of the site has beautiful domes and finely carved sculptures. The complex also includes the memorial of a peacock that flew into a funeral pyre. The cremation ground is surrounded by magnificently carved gazebos, an exquisite multi-tiered garden, and a small lake.
The visiting hours for the tourists start at 9 AM in the morning and end at 5 PM in the evening. Photography is allowed inside the Jaswant Thada complex so that the visitors can catch the sight of the splendid edifice in their camera. The entry fee starts at 10 for Indians and INR 20 for Foreigners.