Mandore is a capital of Royal dynasty. It belongs to the Jodhpur Kings. As Jodhpur is a trending tourist destination. There are many things to do in the city. This garden, however, is not paid that attention which it actually deserves. You can’t afford to miss. Here is why?
Jodhpur engages travelers so well that you can spend many days here without boredom. Exploring this cultural city with the modernist approach is what you will feel in the air. However, the Rajasthani tradition is here in the blood of the natives and this is what you will love about them.
Whether you call it a glory or legend, Jodhpur has a lot to tell you. Mandore Garden is truly a standout amongst other places of interest in Jodhpur as it has its own charm inherent.
This garden is known for its architecture and well-crafted cenotaphs that draws the attention of visitors. You will definitely regret if you do not stop at this point. As all your stress will go after you step in this garden. Cold fresh breeze with a lovely climate makes it a peaceful place.
History of Mandore Garden
Mandore city is situated 9 kilometers from the Blue City of Jodhpur i.e. right in the center. In the bygone era, it was the capital of Pratiharas of Mandavyapura in sixth century AD. The Rathore dynasty Maharaja Rao Chunda married the Princess of Pratiharas. He received Mandore Junagarh Fort as a dowry.
Mandore was under the rule of Rao Rinmal Rathore who was the administrator of Mewar Kingdom from 1427 to 1438. By assassinating the Rao Rinmal Mandore throne was overtaken by The Mewar ruler Rana Khumba. After his assassination, Rao’s son escaped and tried to establish Rathore’s realm again in the Mandore but did not succeed. Even after several attempts, he failed to do so and finally in 1453, it underwent in the rule of Rao Jodha.
Alas, Mandore became the capital of Jodhpur kings. Muslim rulers of Gujarat and Malwa invaded this town like Alauddin Khilji, Mohammad Tuglaq, and Iltushmish. Because of security reasons, it was moved to Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur in 1459 AD. However, you will see all the marks of a Rathore dynasty. The town has famous landmarks like Mandore Fort, old Mandore Palace, and Ravan Temple.
- Entry fee: 100INR per person
- Famous for: Flora, Birds, and Architecture.
- Entry Time: 8.00am to 8.00 pm (all days)
Exploring Mandore Garden Jodhpur
- Garden of Mandore: This is a fascinating garden that attracts tourist. The garden showcases lovely trees that were planted in an organized manner during that period. This beautiful garden is flourished with shallow lakes which are loaded up with feathered creatures and fishes. There are no restrictions to feed fishes in the pond. This is a serene place which is best to spend quality time with your friends and family. Finish your journey with this place.
- Architecture and Royal Cenotaphs: The Mandore is a hub of remembrances and living style of the Marwar’s. Mandore gardens are well known for its Royal cenotaphs or Chhatris. These are alluring and glorifying as it depicts the minute carvings and architecture involved.
These cenotaphs are made of Red stone. There are many cenotaphs here and everyone is interesting and unique from other. The brilliance of craftsman and engineers in Rajasthani tradition is noticed in their work.
- Thirty Three Crore Gods Temple: This immense temple has fascinating pictures of 33 crore Hindu gods that are structured as Lucent bright pictures. These delightful artworks are the USB of the temple.
- Hall of Heroes: Hall of Heroes is the part of the garden dedicated to the victory, greatness, and history of Rajput warriors. Fascinating things about this place is 16 figures are carved out from a single rock. The walls are crafted with beautiful paintings and rock statues of Rajput heroes. All these are crafted on a huge rock and heroes like Chamunda and Pabuji is honored.
- Government Museum: The Government Museum in Mandore gardens is another tourist spot. This museum displays the Rajasthani artifacts and the old relics of this region. All the crafted pieces are secured in this museum. If you want a sneak peek in the late 6th century you have to visit the Government Museum in a minimal amount of 50 INR.
Black Monkey’s (Langur’s) Fun:
This garden is full of Langur monkeys who make noise and play in groups. they are generally seen close to the lake. Visit and check yourself!
At last, if you climb the slope watch the demolished Mandore Fort, Palace, and Ravana Temple. Welcome to the Jodhpur kingdom.
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How to Reach Mandore Garden Jodhpur?
It is just 10 kilometers from Jodhpur Bus Stand and equally distanced from Jodhpur Railway Station. Jodhpur Airport is 12kms from Mandore Garden. Choose NH62 to reach here.
Nearby Tourist Spots:
- Balsamand lake
- Mehrangarh Fort
- Umaid Bhawan Palace
- Jaswant Thada
- Balsamand Garden
- Rao Jodha Desert Rock Garden
- Manak Haveli
- Toor Ji Ka Jhalara
- Rajput Palace
- Rai Ka Bagh Palace
- Umed Garden
- Maharishi Dadhichi Garden
- Ramdevra Garden
- Machia Biological Park
- Kesar Heritage Restaurants
- The Spice Route
- Café Royal
- Gypsy Restaurant
- Kalinga Restaurant
- Nirvana House Rooftop
Fairs and Festivals:
Some famous festivals in Mandore, Jodhpur are:
- The Rao festival
- Naag Panchami
- Haryali Amavasya
- Veerpuri Mela
- BhogiShell Parikrama