Mandore, Jodhpur


Mandore (Monument) snapshot

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38 Ratings & 20 Reviews

About Mandore (Monument)

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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.


What travellers are saying about Mandore

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  • Good 8
  • Average 3
  • Below Average 2
  • Poor 0
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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20 traveller reviews for Mandore

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Er. rahul

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  • Er. rahul
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 193 photos
  • 171 Reviews
  •  34 helpful votes
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"Mandore garden"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 22, 2017
Mandore Gardens is located about 10 kilometres from the city of Jodhpur. The garden contains cenotaphs which are built like traditional Hindu temples unlike other cenotaphs. The garden also contains a ruined fort and palace.
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Pramod Tiwari

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  • Pramod Tiwari
  • Lives in Jodhpur
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  • 19 Reviews
  •  17 helpful votes
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"Mandore Gardens"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Nov 16, 2016
Mandore Gardens located about 7km away from main city.. A beautiful garden with very nice temples.. There is no entry fee.. Though park is not very well maintained and bit shabby still its a worth going place as its a historic place which was used for cremation of royal family persons and beautiful temples and their unique design & architecture.

Also there are lots of monkeys beware of them.

Good picnic point for family.. Outside park there would be many roadside snacks.. But truly not hygienic.

Overall a place should be visited once during stay in Jodhpur!!
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Parth Sabharwal

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  • Parth Sabharwal
  • Lives in Delhi
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  • 353 Reviews
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"It was the capital of Mewar"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Apr 18, 2016
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"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted Apr 7, 2016
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
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
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"The temple structures are phenomenal"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Apr 2, 2016
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
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"It's a joggers park for the local guys"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 30, 2016
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
  • 9 photos
  • 29 Reviews
  •  13 helpful votes
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"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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"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
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"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
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"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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