Bada Bagh, Jaisalmer

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Soak up the contrasting atmospheres conjured by the regality and starkness of Bada Bagh, a former garden and set of royal cenotaphs. Once lush and green as a result of a dam, today the sandstone structures rise from reddish sand, rather than verdant grass and other plant life. Started in 1743, the site hasn't been added to since Indian independence. The interesting historical garden gives the impression that the desert is trying to reclaim its sandstone, or the whole site is seemingly growing out from the ground. Make Bada Bagh a part of your Jaisalmer vacation plans using our Jaisalmer travel itinerary maker.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Bada Bagh is about 6kms from the main city centre and though architecturally is beautiful and a great place for pics but lacks information for a tourist.Also not being maintained properly and prices t...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    It's difficult to arrive with public transport, but it is really amazing!!! If you can go...You will enjoy it! It's a magic place.  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Drove here for a sunset view. The only thing you are looking at is huge wind turbines in the desert. Paid 400 rupees to get in and we were disappointed with the view. We drove back and got to the Suns...  more »
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  • July 1, 2017
    Beautiful royal centoph though not well maintained. Charging too much for entry. But must visit if there in jaisalmer. Nice views on the top.
  • June 8, 2017
    The Bada Bagh are the historical burial grounds of the royal family of Jaisalmer. These are a collection of big and small domed platforms that have long been used as a location for bollywood movie songs. Though they are a spectacle to behold when in jaisalmer, the upkeep is in shambles. Most of the structures are in ruins without any efforts made whatsoever to restore them. The elderly will find it difficult to navigate around as there are no cemented paths. This stop is just worthy of a photo-stop and can easily be given a miss.
  • June 14, 2017
    if you are interesting in photography , then it is must visit place. you can spend number of hours here.
  • March 19, 2017
    Beautiful cenotaph of royal family. Many Bollywood movies shot at this place. This need some time as each have a story and accordingly it's build.
  • March 13, 2017
    Cenotaphs of the royal families. ALSO has a "SATI STAHL". Better viewed at sunset. Open till around sunset / 7 PM.

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