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Mandore - Mandore, which was once the capital of Marwar is a tiny town which owns extensive gardens with high rock terraces turning it into an appealing local attraction. This beutiful city is situated 9-kms north of the city of Jodhpur.
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Mandore, Rajasthan

Situated 9-kms north of the city of Jodhpur, is Mandore which, was the capital of Marwar prior to the foundation of Jodhpur.Today, its extensive gardens with high rock terraces make it a popular local attraction. The gardens also contain the cenotaphs of Jodhpur rulers, including Maharaja Jaswant Singh and the largest and finest of all, the soaring temple-shaped memorial to Maharaja Ajit Singh.

Inhabited since the late Gupta period (5th-6th century AD), Mandnaya- Pura, the original capital of Marwar, once had a 10km wall and a population of 50,000. It was captured by the Rathores in 1381AD and effectively abandoned when the court was transferred to Jodhpur in 1459 AD. The ruins now stand in lush, shady gardens and are entered via the Ajit Pol, the gate that was built as a celebration of Ajit Singh¿s victory over the Moghuls in 1707 AD.

It is truly an oasis in the desert with its beautiful laid out gardens. The sprawling greenery of Peepal, Banyan, Palms and Plantains alongwith swirling fountains and lovely peacocks make Mandore a visual treat.

Prime Attractions of Mandore

Ajit Pol
It is the gate that was built as a celebration of Ajit Singh¿s victory over the Moghuls in 1707AD.
Govt Museum - Mandore
About 8 kms from Jodhpur, Mandore was the capital of Marwar. This enchanting place having beautifully carved cenotaphs, Hall of Heroes, palaces and an old fort, is of immense historical importance.
Hall Of Heroes
: It is a rock wall with high relief; brightly painted depictions of local heroes such as Pabuji and Chamunda (1707-49). 'Hall of Heroes' houses sixteen gigantic figures chiselled out of a single rock and the cenotaphs of the former maharajas of Jodhpur.
Mandore Garden
Situated 9 kms to the north of Jodhpur, Mandore was the capital of Marwar prior to the foundation of Jodhpur standing on a plateau overlooking the present Mandore Gardens. The extensive gardens with high rock terraces make it a popular local attraction and a picnic spot.
Memorials Of Maharaja Jaswant Singh And Ajit Singh
Mandore remained the royal cremation ground and there are numerous memorial 'chhatris' and temples, both Hindu and Jain, the earliest of which (on the hill) date from the 8th century. The finest are the memorials of Maharaja Jaswant Singh (1638-78 AD) and Ajit Singh (1678-1731AD), the second of whom was cremated along with six queens and 58 concubines.
Pleasure Palace Of Abhai Singh
The pleasure palace of Abhai Singh now encloses a small museum.
Shrine Of 30 Crore Gods
The crowded modern shrine houses 30 crore Hindu deities, among them Brahma, Lakshmi and Kali, being the most prominent ones.

Excursions from Mandore


65-km from Jodhpur, lie ruins of an ancient city called Ossian. This city is famous for Brahmanical and Jain temples, which belong to 8th and 11th century. more..
Balsamand Lake & Palace

This picturesque artificial lake is 7 kms from the main city. Summer palaces along the embankment and a bird sanctuary has made it a picnic spot.

Significance - Mandore

Historical
Erstwhile Capital Of Marwar Region.

Climate - Mandore

Summer
42°C
27.3°C
Winter
27.5°C
9.4°C

General Information - Mandore

Location
9-km North Of Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Best Time
October To March.

Clothing - Mandore

Summer
Light Tropical
Winter
Light Woollen

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