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“Very sad”
Review of Mandore Gardens

Mandore Gardens
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Private Jodhpur Day Tour
Ranked #10 of 103 things to do in Jodhpur
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

We went on our last day and it made us sad to see this formerly magnificent paradise in such a terrible state. We did see some langur monkeys though, lots of them!
It was some sort of public holiday and the gardens were very popular. Unfortunately, we were hassled a great deal by people shouting "Hello" at us and teenaged boys blowing in our faces. For the first time, I felt threatened.

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Reviewed January 17, 2013

Moving around 5km north of the desert city of Jodhpur, we came across Mandore Garden, the former capital of Marwar.

The extensive garden features high rock terraces. Cenotaphs of former rulers of Jodhpur are located here with construction like Hindu temples departing from the usual chhatri types in Rajasthan. 4-stories high with fine columns and elegant spire built with red sandstone they are located in beautifully landscaped gardens.

The hall of heroes has statues of deities and Rajput folk heroes carved out of rock and painted with bright colors. Highlight of the garden is the Shrine of 300 million Hindu Gods.

Climbing up the hill we came across the ruins of the city of Mandore and its old palace but there was not much except creating a feeling of nostalgia.

Garden is not well-maintained. Authority should take care of things and it can be one of the best gardens in world.

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Reviewed January 17, 2013

Numerous beautiful memorials to Marahajas, but the grounds are not well maintained. Rubbish strewn around, some nice trees but in general the grounds looked a little unloved. Large groups of monkeys were great to watch but do not get to close, not as tame as they look!

1  Thank Tippyleaf
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

Its the victim of govt apathy. Had they maintained it, the same would have been a wonderful tourist spot but since its not owned by king/private party and hence left to ruin. Nice temples

2  Thank tajar123
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

We took auto rickshaws outside the city about 7 km to these gardens. a nice side trip--- esp if you love gardens of any type---and more peaceful than downtown Jodhpur.

1  Thank jenabaintheworld
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