Thursday, December 2, 2010

Jaswant Thada, Jodhpur

Jodhpur (State: Rajasthan) has many historical monuments of interest. One of them is Jaswant Thada, located on the long road that takes one to the Mehrangarh Fort

This monument is built by Sardar Singh in 1899 in memory of Maharja Jaswanth Singh II. This ornamental cenotaph is entirely built using white marble. It is a traditional cremation ground of Jodhpur rulers.
The above image was taken from the fort. The monument in the empty hilly region is Jaswant Thada.

55 comments:

Dejemonos sorprender said...

Hi, beautiful and interesting pictures.. i like..

Team G Square said...

great piece of info...

Bangchik said...

Beautiful. in the old days, buildings or monuments were built to last. ~bangchik

George said...

This is a very impressive, beautiful monument.

Beyond Horizon said...

Beautiful pic along wid d soothing greenery

Zuzana said...

The second image is very interesting to me, as we never ever see any kind of nature like that around here. It is so exotic and desert like.;))
xoxo

magiceye said...

impressive!

Traveling Hawk said...

I hope to be in Jodhpur on Dec, 22 so this was quite right to help me to point out an interesting place. Thank you!

pietrzyk said...

Very good pictures.Greetings Andrzej.

Life Ramblings said...

how fascinating. i hope to visit India someday.

Sharodindu said...

Jodhpur is no doubt a great tourist place... My next target is Rajasthan and jodh pur surely :)

thanks for stimulating us :)

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Lovely post, excellent monuments!

Stranger said...

Beautiful as always...

Pearl Maple said...

fantastic views for sky watch friday, that white marble sure does make a statement on the sky line

Gwendolyn L said...

Thanks for sharing these great photos. I enjoyed the history lesson as well.

Carver said...

The architecture you show us is always so interesting and impressive.

EG Wow said...

India is amazing with so many magical and historical places!

Eaglesbrother said...

As always..great monuments and buildings..and you have such blue cloudless skies.

clairz said...

Lovely post, as always! Your skies always look like they are hot.

Steffi said...

Very interesting and beautiful photos!It´s very interesting for me to see India!Thank you for sharing!

Anya said...

Great monuments Rajesh :-)
You captured it very well !!

Randi said...

This historical monument is amazing! I love marble!

Pietro said...

What a splendid monument, Rajesh, and the landscape of the second picture is amazing.

Tammie Lee said...

amazing monument and also to see the vast landscape is interesting.

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Grande immagine del tuo mondo Raj.
Mi piace molto questo luogo.
Buona giornata.
Myriam :)

ewok1993 said...

another fascinating piece of history. thanks for continuously sharing these priceless gems.

Pooch Purple Reign said...

the more i see the more i like your country.
~laura

Kim, USA said...

Wow this is build with white marble? Unbelievable!!! Happy weekend!
Sky Watch

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous captures as always and such a magnificent building! Love the view from the fort! Breathtaking!! Hope you have a great weekend, Rajesh!

Sylvia

joo said...

As usually I'm enchanted!

LauraX said...

I love the first image especially Rajesh

V Rakesh said...

Very interesting!

ladyfi said...

Wow - just magnificent!

Kcalpesh said...

Awesome!!

alicesg said...

Very beautiful scenery. India has a very rich history. Have a nice weekend.

Mridula said...

For me the second picture is quite captivating.

Tarun Mitra said...

Nice picture and infor :)

indicaspecies said...

The first shot is inviting for a visit. Thank you for sharing information about this beautiful structure.

Luna Miranda said...

breathtaking!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful capture, Rajesh! The monument and the view from the fort are fantastic.

RNSANE said...

I am so sad today, Rajesh, and even these wonderful photos don't cheer me up. I was supposed to be boarding a flight this morning, heading to India, connecting to Air France, via Paris, for Mumbai and a six month stay. My ill health the past few weeks made me chang my plans. Last time, it was my mother's stroke. I'm not hoping for Oct 2011 if I can tear myself away from my first grandchild who will arrive in July.

YOSEE said...

Location is superb.

Francisca said...

It always amazes me to think these awesome monuments are built high on a hilltop when so little machinery was there to help in the hard work.

Jacob said...

I'm impressed by how large it is...and the white marble is gorgeous!

Eden said...

Beautiful monument and information. Great shots.

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

It must look great in a closer look too - with white marble and this beautiful architecture.
Happy SSS!

http://fotochip.blogspot.com/2010/12/sssthe-shadow-of-me.html

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

U always take such a great shots! How I wish I could visit India, one day.

One in the travel list, next stop India.

Happy SSS...
/chie

chubskulit said...

Beautiful shadow shots!

My SSS is Santa Ski Slope shadows!

Serendipity said...

Beautiful views (and shadows!)

Cassie said...

Wow. A building made of all marble. Amazing. Singh is a pretty common name here in the USA...I'm guessing it must be like the equivelant of Smith or Jones. Lovely ShadowShots.

JM said...

I've been there too, it's wonderful!

Jeevan said...

The temple’s outlook is very beautiful and that’s a wonderful shot captured from this distance!

Arti said...

Amazing pics, the second one gives a birds eye view of the magnificient city!!

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all for appreciating the architecture of royal cenotaph.

Rajyalakshmi Vathyam said...

I had been to Jodhpur when I was very young, this post was refreshing!