Bada Bagh Jaisalmer
Bada Bagh, is a unique site near Jaisalmer city (around 6 km away) where you will find beautiful & stunning cenotaphs, which belong to the 16th century & later, royal family members of Jaisalmer.
Bada Bagh is rated as a desert garden near Jaisalmer & here travellers usually come while going or coming back from Sam sand dunes, as this site in on-route.
At Bada Bagh, most travellers come to grab some fine pictures & even capture a beautiful sunset as from here you get one of the best sunset shot, (best one is at Sam sand dune sunset point)
Below you will find complete information on bada Bagh history, entry fees, what to see here, nearby attractions & hotels etc. And do checkout our complete list in Tourist attraction in Jaisalmer.
The entry fee for visiting Bada Bagh is
- Rs 50 for Indian Travellers.
- Rs 100 per person for Foreigners
And the best time to visit Bagh os either you are leaving or coming from Sam sand dunes, or visit it during sunset to capture great shots.
The best things to see at Bada Bagh, are the “Chhatris”.
These chhatris are memorials of former rulers of Jaisalmer, built of yellow sandstone, and have fantastic architecture and carvings on them.
Plus, in addition to the chhatris, there is a water tank called Jaitsar Tank & there are many Windmills in this region, which you can see from Bada Bagh.
And finally, there is no doubt that sunrise & sunset from the chhatris of Bada Bagh, are the most beautiful things to see & enjoy at Bada Bagh.
The visiting hours of Bada Bagh are from 8 am in the morning to 6 pm in the evening every day.
It is best to come in the evening time, around 6 pm, as you will see beautiful views setting sun from Jaisalmer.
Bada Bagh is situated just 6 km to the north, on the outskirts of the main city of Jaisalmer.
From Jaisalmer city & railway station, it will take around 15-20 minutes to reach Bada Bagh in a taxi.
Click here to view Bada Bagh location on google map.
If you want to stay in hotels close to Bada Bagh, then you can check out:
- Hotel Rang Mahal
- Hotel Sky Plaza
- Hotel Imperial
- Hotel Himmatgarh Palace
And some top rated hotels that we recommended for your stay in Jaisalmer are:
Bada Bagh was built back in the 16th century by former kings of Jaisalmer. Interestingly, there were no chhatris at Bada Bagh in those times, & it was not a memorial place either, when it was built in those early days.
A king by the name of Rawal Jaisal had built a dam & water tank at a place just outside Jaisalmer, which provided water to its people. The building of the dam and water reservoir added some greenery, which you can still see at Bada Bagh.
But later on, the sons & grandsons of those kings built chhatris or memorials in memory of their ancestors at the place, which today we know as Bada Bagh.
These chhatris are beautiful to look at, & have the most fantastic architecture and carvings on stone.
These chhatris are situated close to each other, & each have a stone inscription with the name of the king or queen in whose memory it was built.
The yellow colored chhatris look very beautiful against the background of the greenery & the region around Bada Bagh has a lot of windmills which make the landscape even more scenic and picturesque.
At times of sunsets, the chhatris seem golden in color in the light of the golden rays of the setting sun. They are perfect place for history lovers, photographers, and honeymoon couples.
Avoid coming here in the afternoons as the sun’s rays are very hot and scorching heat will not allow you to enjoy Bada Bagh.
“This is a small history from us on Bada Bagh & the best thing to confirm these points is by visit the site yourself, for which we at Rajputana Cabs present its Jaisalmer taxi service & Jaisalmer sightseeing packages. Do checkout these packages & feel free to call our Jaisalmer manager at +91 9928399846 (Mr Singh)”