Jaswant Thada – An Architectural Marvel Worth Seeing

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It was made of pure white marble that retains its allure to date

Jaswant Thada in Jodhpur is Rajasthan’s very own marble mausoleum marvel and is commonly known as the Taj Mahal of Mewar. If you’re in Jodhpur, don’t miss out on this stunning monument. It’s surrounded by lush greenery and is built by the lakeside – making it one of the most peaceful spots in Jodhpur.

Pay close attention to detail – the entire structure is carved in intricate and traditional Rajasthani style that lends the place a charm you cannot miss. However, the domes are inspired from some of the most creative Mughal architecture, a testament of how the Rajput rulers blended Mughal patterns in their constructions.

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To give a little background, Jaswant Thada is named after Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, and was built by his son Maharaja Sadar Singh in the year 1899. It was made of pure white marble that retains its allure to date. Keep an eye out for the paintings of the previous rulers of Mewar kept here and note how the arches and pillars around the main marble monument are adorned with some delicate carvings, the inside walls of which bear paintings and pictures of the deceased rulers.

Source: www.india.com