About 8 kms from Jodhpur, Mandore
was the capital of Marwar. This enchanting place having beautifully carved
cenotaphs, Hall of Heroes, palaces and an old fort, is of immense
historical importance. The Janana Mahal, which was built for the use of
royal ladies by Maharaja Ajit Singh (1671-1724 AD) in Mandore Garden, has
been developed as a museum.
The Natural History section has an African Bison and a crocodile of 11 feet. The long Art Gallery exhibits large paintings of Maharajas of Jodhpur and events in their lives. There is a complete section of miniature paintings on Raga-Raginis.
The museum also has sculptures of gods and goddesses, mentionable among them being the statue of the Dancer (12th century AD) and carving of Krishna Leela on one big stone found from Kiradu.
The carving in Devals, Dalan, Chattris and Ek Thamba tower make the Mandore Museum an example of architecture.
Timing : 10.00 A.M. to 4.30 P.M.
Closed : Friday and gazetted holidays.