Bada Bagh

Bada Bagh which literally means 'Big Arden' is located on the Ramgarh road. It was commissioned by Maharawal Jait Singh in the early 16th century and completed by his son Lunakaran after his death. The site itself consists of a tank, a dam and a garden. Nearby you will find the Goverdhan Stambh (Pillar) on which are engraved the names of the dam, and the water tank which are called the Jait Bandh and the Jaitsar respectively, dedicated to the man who constructed them, The Jait Bandh is a colossal structure, about 1200 feet in length and 350 feet in width and built out of solid blocks of stone, as are the stepwells. On the nearby hill lie the imperial chhatris on cenotaphs of the rulers- a tribute to the valourous Bhatti dynasty. The oldest among them are the cenotaphs of Maharawal Jait Singh and his predecessor Devidas who regined from 1470-1506. The newest cenotaph is that of Jawahar Singh who was Maharawal at the time of Indian independence. Jawahar Singh's Chhatri was left incomplete as his son died within a year of his accession to the throne which was considered a bad omen by the family. From then on the practice of building a valedictory memorial to the ruling clan has been discontinued.


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