Mandore, Jodhpur
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Mandore

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    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 8.00 AM - 8.00 PM , Saturday: 8.00 AM - 8.00 PM , Sunday: 8.00 AM - 8.00 PM , Public Holidays: 8.00 AM - 8.00 PM

Mandore is located at a distance of 9 km from Jodhpur City. Capital of Marwar before the establishment of Jodhpur, it was founded in the 6th century. After a marriage alliance between a princess of the original founders, the Pratiharas, and the Rathore Rajah, Rao Chandor, the site was passed to the Rathore Rajputs in 1381. Mandore Gardens with their high rock terraces are the prominent attractions of the site. In the gardens, there are chhatris  (cenotaphs) of the Rathore rulers.

The Cenotaph of Maharajah Dhiraj Ajit Singh, an attraction of this site is adorned with carved elephants. The edifice is also embellished with amalake (disk-shaped flourishes with fluted edges), a pillared fore chamber with fine sculpture. Octagonal pavilion with a vast dome and huge pillars, 17th century Chhatri of Maharajah Dhiraj Jaswant Singh, is located opposite the staircases leading up the third storey.

Highly symmetrical, this structure contains a gallery supported by pillars and sculptures of Krishna and the gopies (milkmaids). Boundary of the site also contains a small government museum. The site also comprises 'Hall of Heroes', having 15 figures carved out of a rock wall. These structures depict Hindu deities or local Rajput heroes on horseback. Figures of deities and spirits form the Shrine of 33 Crore Gods.

 

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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Parth Sabharwal

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  • Parth Sabharwal
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 178 Reviews
  •  114 helpful votes
  •  44290 readers

"It was the capital of Mewar" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Mandore is almost nine kilometers from Jodhpur, it was the capital of mewar. This place have the depicted pictures of krishna and gopis. Many monkeys can be seen here.
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Biplab dhali

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  • Biplab dhali
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 6 Reviews
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"This place had a importance in Indian mythology" new review

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
This place had a importance in Indian mythology. This place is related to Ravana. But this place is so dirty and stinky that I would not recommend anybody to visit. Moreover mischievous monkeys will make your life a hell. Not too much to see here just like a normal view point which will be included by your sightseeing tour operator.
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Ankush

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  • Ankush
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
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"The temple structures are phenomenal"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It is a gem worthy of its place as a must visit monument. It is the Indian equivalent of mini Angkor Wat. Jokes apart the temple structures are phenomenal. It is a different feeling. Worth a visit. Aside it is ill maintained and the government and other agencies should do something to protect this place. There is muck and filth and no maintenance.
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Mayank Purohit

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  • Mayank Purohit
  • Lives in Jodhpur
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  98 readers

"It's a joggers park for the local guys"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Yes, I come here often. It has nature, Trees, Rocks, Ponds, and specially Monkeys. At 1600 - 1700 hrs. You might feel dominated by our lookalikes creatures. Best place for a picnic, get together. This place has some ancient values. Easy transport and minimal fee.
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Bharat Tripathi

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  • Bharat Tripathi
  • Lives in Lucknow
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  • 26 Reviews
  •  13 helpful votes
  •  6043 readers

"Rocky mountain and classic architecture"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Dec 9, 2015
This is the 2nd best place that Jodhpur can offer, temples rocks trees etc make this place a very beautiful place. This place has lots of monkeys and is nice for travelling alone, some views at this place are really awesome. Do go to this place if you visit Jodhpur, this place has a very small entry fees which is nothing as compared to view it offers.
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Pamela Mukherjee

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  • Pamela Mukherjee
  • Lives in Delhi
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  • 15 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
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"Mandore proves Ramayana exists"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jul 29, 2015
Mandore Garden is in Jodhpur, proves mandatory exists at the time of Ramayana. Beautiful place, spent 4-5 hours to cover the garden full. Lots of cenotaphs, temples, House of Mandodari lots of attractions are there to cover. An excellent and must visit place.
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Ajay Mehta

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  • Ajay Mehta
  • Lives in Jodhpur
  • 4 Reviews
  •  943 readers

"Beautiful garden and good to walk"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jul 24, 2015
If you love monkeys, visit this place, again this garden is the sasural of Mandodari, Ravana's wife. Beautiful gardens, good place for walk and family picnic.
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Sangeeta Das

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  • Sangeeta Das
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 photo
  • 8 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  2351 readers

"Nicely constructed but an average place"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Apr 17, 2015
Nicely constructed Chhatris in a large garden. After all that I had seen in Rajasthan, this was average. Maybe, would have rated it better, this been the first place I had visited in Rajasthan. Visit on the way to or fro between Jodhpur and Jaisalmer.
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Abhijit Gurjar

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  • Abhijit Gurjar
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  540 readers

"Must visit place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Apr 14, 2015
It's fully awesome place, there is a big waterfall zone and many monkeys are there on roofs of little stones and a fun zone for children and adults too like driving cars and swimming pool and garden etc. We should visit this place during daytime to enjoy it because it's the best time for this.
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Kartik Saxena

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  • Kartik Saxena
  • Lives in Jodhpur
  • 6 Reviews
  •  16 helpful votes
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"Cool Garden, fun activities"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Aug 31, 2014
The garden is very awesome. It is also a historical place as it is related to RAVAN. Here you would find lot of monkeys and there are very nice gardens. There is also a fun world inside it, which is very good. It has many games and rides. It is a good place to visit.
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