Best time to visit10:00 AM 4:00 PM
Open hours8:00 AM 6:00 PM
Things to doExcursions, garden tours
BudgetRS 10/- for Indians, RS 15/- for Foreign, RS 50/- for still camera, RS 100/- for camcorder
Best MonthsSeptember - February
Traveller TypesFamilies, Couples, Friends
Rank9 out of 68 attractions in Jaisalmer
This literally means a Big Garden. This is an estate that was constructed by Mahrawal Jait Singh in the 16th Century on the Ramgarh Road. The main attractions here are a dam, a tank and a garden. All of these were built by large blocks of stone and are known as jait band and jai tsar. All of these have been named after the man who made them. Also beautiful are the cenotaphs or chhatris which belong to one ruler each. The oldest among these is the cenotaph of Mahrawal Jait Singh.
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Reviews of Bada Bagh • 9
There are so many different ways to remember our dearly dead, and the Rajput royals in the 16th century picked a beautiful architectural tribute. A cluster of chattris (umbrellas) stand in tribute to a few line of kings, till they moved onto something else.
• Visit Bada Bagh (literally meaning big garden) is a garden complex, which lies about 6km north of Jaisalmer on the way to Ramgarh. Commissioned by Maharawal Jait Singh in the early 16th century and completed by his son Lunakaran, Bada Bagh was built as a valedictory memorial dedicated to the members of the royal family.→ Getting thereBy airThe airport nearest to the Serai is the Jodhpur Airport served by regular flights from all major airports. While making your booking, you can request the hotel staff to arrange a pick up for you.By railThe railway station nearest to Jaisalmer is about 4km away, the Chandan Railway Station. Again, the Serai can provide transfers from the station.By roadThere are several buses operating regularly between Jaipur and Jaisalmer. Be sure to book your tickets in advance as seats are limited.Have you been to any place that made you think differently about everyday life? Share your experience with the Tripoto community and become a part of India's largest community of travellers.
On the way to Ramgarh, witness the most beautiful Bada Bagh, meaning Big Garden. Reading to what the History speak, Jai Singh II had built a Dam during the 16th century in the arid sandy desert. After his death, his son Lunkaran built a beautiful garden and a cenotaph beside the lake. Rajasthan is always enchanting because of the history associated with this land.
We started our day with Bada Bagh. And yes the place reminds you of scenes of Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam movie. No ticket counters but a guy was sitting outside who charged us some Rs 50. And the place was almost deserted. The place was dirty and lot of broken beer bottles as well. Clicking pictures using the cenotaphs as the backdrops was nice.
Some More ChhatrisWe reached Bada Bagh and it was pretty easy to recognizable from many movie scenes. Amazing art work and a blessing to photography. We were mostly busy clicking pictures of the place all the time. Not much can be written about except but pictures.
Bada Bagh, also called Barabagh (big garden) is a garden complex containing royal cenotaphs or ‘chhatris’ of Maharaja’s of Jaisalmer. Made of the famous golden stone of Jaisalmer these cenotaphs were built in memory of the city’s rulers.
Next, our guides took us to Badabagh. Badabaugh in Jaisalmer is a famous place for a traveler to see. Bada (big) Bag (garden) was built by Maharawal Jait Sinh II in V.S. 1585. On the hill there are beautiful historical Chhatris or memorial of Maharawals of Jaisalmer.
We stopped at this garden complex on our way to Lodurva. 6 km North of Jaisalmer, Bada Bagh is an interesting spot if you can spend sometime checking out the cenotaphs constructed to commemorate the Maharajas of Jaisalmer state. Good spot for taking pictures.