Mandore is an ancient town and was the seat of the Pratiharas of Mandavyapura, who ruled the region in the 6th century CE. The stone-built forts, palaces, havelis, temples, tanks and kunds symbolise 6th century styles of architecture, when religion developed the distinctive styles of domestic and civic architecture. The historic town boasts of several monuments. The now ruined Mandore Fort, with its thick walls and substantial size, was built in several stages and was once a fine piece of architecture. A huge, now ruined temple is a highlight of the fort. The outer walls of the temple depict finely carved botanical designs, birds, animals and planets. The Mandore Gardens, with its charming collection of temples and memorials, and its high rock terraces, is another major attraction. The Gardens house the Chhatris (cenotaphs) of many rulers of the state of Jodhpur. The Mandore Gardens also house a government museum, a 'Hall of Heroes' and a temple to 33 crore gods. The Ravan Temple is another attraction at Mandore.
Join us as we discover how these great and beautiful structures were first conceived, constructed and inhabited. The walk will begin from the entrance of the Mandore Gardens.
This guided tour is free.