Bada Bagh Overview

Ranked 9 of 52 sightseeing in Jaisalmer

Bada Bagh or Big Garden is located 6 km from Jaisalmer on the Ramgarh road. During the 16th century, this garden was commissioned by Maharawal Jait Singh and was completed by his son Lunakaran. This garden includes a tank and a dam, along with a Govardhan Stambh (pillar).

The pillar was constructed for commemorating the construction of the nearby tank and dam. Locals refer to the dam as Jait Bandh, while the tank is known as Jait Sar. The Jait Bandh is a huge structure measuring over 1,200 feet in length and 350 feet in width. Both the tank and dam has been constructed using solid blocks of stone.

Bada Bagh is also famous for the Cenotaphs or the monuments that were built by numerous Bhatti rulers. Cenotaphs are also known as chattris and one cenotaph is erected for each ruler. The cenotaph of Maharawal Jait Singh (1470-1506) is the oldest of all. The building of cenotaphs was discontinued in 1947, when a prince died due to a mysterious disease.

Rickshaws and cabs are available for reaching this garden near Jaisalmer.
 

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Chattari's also reveals the case of the king's death

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Bada Bagh close to dam was built by MaharawalJai Singh

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3rd Feb 19

Garden & Ist cenotaph was built by Lunkaran forfather

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What travellers are saying about Bada Bagh

Experience scale
  • Excellent 5
  • Below Average 1
  • Good 1
  • Very Good 1
  • Terrible 0
  • Poor 0
  • Average 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed

Timing, fees and more

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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
9:00 AM -5:00 PM
Saturday:
9:00 AM -5:00 PM
Sunday:
9:00 AM -5:00 PM
Public Holidays:
9:00 AM -5:00 PM
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Other Details

Famous for:
Gardens
Entry:
paid
Not Allowed:
Pets

Reviews and Ratings

Rishi Namboothiripad

Rishi Namboothiripad5.0/5

5 reviews

The memorial place

Bada Bagh is one among many icons of Jaisalmer. This is the place where the causal kings were cremated. It still stands as the private property of the raja family. Once you visit this, please don't forget to hire a guide and ask about the custom that the kings and people once followed there. The guide that I took, Mr. Aryan is an excellent guy and his contributions were excellent to make the visit a memorable one.This place is just 6 km or so, away from Jaisalmer City on the way to Khuri village or Sam. The entry ticket per head is Rs. 100, with no extra cost for camera. Ideal for maximum 2 hours.

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  • The memorial place
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Janakiram Jayaraman

Janakiram Jayaraman3.2/5

11 reviews

Final resting place

You can find the mausoleums of the royalty here. A calm and serene place. Good to spend a calm and peaceful time. Slightly away from the city. There is a small pond surrounding this place.

Bindiya Patel

Bindiya Patel2.1/5

12 reviews

Okay place and not much to do here

Okay place. If you are interested in history and their story then only you go with and see this place. Children will not like this place as this is far from other points. Especially go to this place is not worth even with the paid some amount.

Vineet Jhaveri

Vineet Jhaveri4.3/5

15 reviews

Royal Cenotaphs

Site built by erstwhile King of Jaisalmer as only garden within the desert area. The site is used as remembering the Royal family after leaving for their heavenly abode. Entry charges are basis per person (Rs. 50) and camera fees (Rs. 100).Presently the spot remains attractive as many Indian films/ songs have been shot at the location. Good place for photography.Guides are available but are quite pricey. Better to do your research before you visit to enjoy the place.

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Ratul Mukherjee

Ratul Mukherjee5.0/5

40 reviews

Lovely place

One of the attractive places in Jaisalmer to visit. The architecture and the nature is beautiful, if you are planning to visit Jaisalmer then make sure this place should be included in your plan.
  • Lovely place
  • Lovely place
  • Lovely place

Ashok Wadhwa

Ashok Wadhwa3.9/5

55 reviews

Relics of the past

Bada Bagh is a short drive from Jaisalmer. There are numerous cenotaphs built in the memory of Erstwhile royalty. The carvings are quite exquisite. The view from the hilltop is also enchanting.

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Crazy_couple_on The_go...5.0/5

7 reviews

Picturesque Place, nice architecture

Royal Cenotaphs at Bada Bagh with Islamic and Hindu Architecture is a place for Photography lovers. Nice place with less people around and the rough terrain give best opportunity for clicking some memorable photos. It is a cremation ground of the Royal family but also place importance for the people of Jaisalmer. This is the only place in Jaisalmer where you find the fruit trees. The windmills in the backdrop gives a feeling of the marriage of history with the science. A 15 minute stop over is must and worthy.

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Imran

Imran5.0/5

3 reviews

Really Liked This Wonderful Place

Bada Bagh is very good and we did enjoy a lot in Jaisalmer. And we will always remember this palace for a long time to come. We really liked this wonderful place.

Charchill Vyas

Charchill Vyas5.0/5

4 reviews

Best place for photography.

Place where lots of movies have been shot like Kache dhage, dhai akasr perm ke, Tasan, etc.

Photos of Bada Bagh

Bada Bagh, Jaisalmer

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Suhani Sogani

Bada Bagh, Jaisalmer
Bada Bagh, Jaisalmer

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Vineet Jhaveri

Bada Bagh wind mills
Bada Bagh, Jaisalmer

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Vineet Jhaveri

Bada Bagh closer view