Bada Bagh Temple

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    Location: XV4Q+23X, Rajasthan 345001, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 1 to 2 hours

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    Bada Bagh temple is situated in the city of Jaisalmer, under the state of Rajasthan India. It is one of the most famous places in the city which is a relic of Rajasthan’s glorious past. This is a primary series of cenotaphs set amidst a garden in the city of Jaisalmer. 

    This place is located about 6 km north of Jaisalmer, known as ‘Big Garden’ is a complex nestled in between Lodhruva and Jaisalmer. It is a garden that holds the cenotaphs of all the Maharajas and other family members of the royal family. That’s why it is so famous among tourists.


    First of all the Bada Bagh temple is a historical place in the city of Jaisalmer. It is a wonderful creation of architecture that is so great to look at. The architecture and design of this place attract tourists the most. It is a famous sunset point. One can enjoy a beautiful view of the sunset from this place. The surroundings of this place are so eye-soothing and relaxing. Bada Bagh temple is a place full of natural beauty. You love to have a walk around the cenotaphs and enjoy the beauty of the place. You can go there with your family and friends. Moreover, it is a great place for photography. If you are in Jaisalmer don’t forget to visit this place.


    Carvings on cenotaphs, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India.

    The construction of the Bada Bagh temple was started by Maharawal Jai Singh. He introduced the creation of a dam in the desert as a water tank. Jai Singh was pleased with the unexpected success of this venture. After his death on 21 September 1743, his son Lunkaran built ‘chattri’ in the lake next to this place. It marked a new tradition for the rulers of the Bhatti Dynasty and a new cenotaph was added here to commemorate the memory of each king.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Visitores Visit in Beautiful Bada Bagh Temple.

    The Bada Bagh temple is a beautiful creation of architecture. It is located on a small hillock and the entrance to the cenotaphs is at the bottom of the hill. The design of these cenotaphs is stunning. The chhatris of these cenotaphs are the same colors as the landscape around the area.  The bases of chhatris at this place are hexagonal or square. Though the domes are in different shapes and free from the artwork.

    Opening Hours

    1. Sunday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM 
    2. Monday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    3. Tuesday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    4. Wednesday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    5. Thursday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    6. Friday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    7. Saturday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Entry & Others Fees

    • Visitors need to pay a minimal fee to visit the Bada Bagh temple.
    • Entrance fee for Indian visitors RS.50 AND
    • for foreign visitors RS. 100

    How to Reach

    By air: The nearest airport to Bada Bagh temple is the Jaisalmer airport. It is located at a distance of 20.8 km. This airport is well connected with the other major cities of India. Local transport can be easily found at the airport. By hiring them one can easily reach the place.

    By train: The city of Jaisalmer can be easily reached by train. The nearest railway station to Bada Bagh temple is the Jaisalmer railway station. It is situated at a distance of 130 km away from the place. This railway station is also well connected with other major cities of the country.

    By Road: You can find local transport at the airport that can take you to the lake.

    Tips for Travellers

    • Wear cotton clothes or comfortable clothes and proper footwear to have a comfortable trip.
    • Carry a water bottle with you cause there is no drinking water available in this place
    • You may carry sunglass and sunscreen with you to avoid sunburn


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, it is a safe place for tourists. You can go there without any doubt. Different kinds of people come to visit this place. So you need to be careful. If you face any kind of problem here you can contact the police. For your convenience, here is the local police station location-

    Location: Gadisar Rd, Dhibba Para, Manak Chowk, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001, India

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    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes, photography is allowed in this wonderful place. You can click excellent pictures here. To carry your camera you need to pay a fee.

    • Fee for the still camera is INR 50 to 100 and 
    • The fee for the video camera is INR 100 to 150

    Que-03: Are guides available in the Bada Bagh temple?

    Ans: Local guides are available in this place. They can help you to visit this place. To hire them you need to pay a fee of RS.100.

    Que-04: Is there a toilet facility in Bada Bagh temple?

    Ans: Public toilets are not available in the Bada Bagh temple. 

    Que-05: When is the best time to visit Bada Bagh temple?

    Ans: The perfect time to visit the Bada Bagh temple is from October to March. During this time of the year, the weather of the city remains pleasant and travel-friendly. You will be able to avoid the scorching heat of the city and enjoy your trip. Though you can visit this place any time of the year. 

    Places to visit near Bada Bagh temple:

    • Gadisar Lake
    • Kothari’s Patwa Haveli (Patwon ki Haveli/Patwa Haveli)
    • Nathmal Ki Haveli
    • The Thar Heritage Museum
    • Salam Singh Ki Haweli (Moti Mahal)
    • Vyas Chhatri

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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