Jaswant Thada is a 19th century royal cenotaph located to the left of the Mehrangarh Fort complex. It was built by Maharaja Sardar Singh to commemorate his father Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, the 33rd Rathore ruler of Jodhpur. A beau ideal of architectural excellence, it is a white marble memorial built out of intricately carved sheets of marble; in fact, the faade seems to shine when hit by sunlight.


Today, Jaswant Thada serves as a museum and gallery of sorts, displaying memorabilia, including paintings and portraits of the rulers of Jodhpur, to the public. The grounds of the thada serve as a venue for morning concerts during music festivals such as the Rajasthan International Folk Festival and the World Sacred Spirit Festival, prompting thousands of tourists to flock to the city in search of recreation and musical enlightenment.

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