Bada BaghNext stop was Bada Bagh or Barabagh. Bada Bagh is nothing but a garden like place built by the kings and their generations. These are a set of chhatris (umbrellas) which are built on the graves of the late kings. The reason being the kings should be at peace under the chhatris even afterlife. The place is very peaceful and well maintained. You get a good view of the chhatris on one side and the vast expanse of land with windmills on the other. One thing that made me sad is the entry fee, for an open place like that, the entry / camera fee charged is massive. Nevertheless the place is worth visiting and the superb architecture of the chhatris is something to look out for.
Next was Bada Bagh which was the place which was featured in 'Penne oh penne' song in Naan Sigapu manithan. Wasn't a great place and entrance fee of 50 per head wasn't really worth it. Even our driver wasn't aware of the entrance fee. He was quite shocked by it. Those were the three places which we visited before getting to the city where we placed our bags and went for a quick stroll to watch the rest of the places.
Bada Bagh, also called Barabagh (literally Big Garden) is a garden complex about 6 km north of Jaisalmer on the way to Ramgarh. Bada Bagh is situated on a small hill. The entry to Bada Bagh is from the bottom of the hill. The first row has a few cenotaphs. There are many more cenotaphs, which are accessible by climbing the hills. The cenotaphs are of different sizes and carved of sandstone. There are cenotaphs for rulers, queens, princes and other royal family members. Each ruler’s cenotaphs as a marble slab, with inscriptions about the ruler and an image of a man on a horse.In the evening you can witness the beautiful sunset.