Bada bagh is situated three kilometers north of Jaisalmer. Bada Bagh serves as a fertile oasis. A mammoth ancient dam lies along the banks of the artificial lake. The backdrop of the lake and dam make a pretty picture. The dam is situated at the centre of the plateau. This enhances the overall beauty.
The city gets its supply of fruits and vegetables from here. Women in colorful attires carry these to the town every day. Royal cenotaphs are situated above the gardens. They are surrounded by dense, green trees. The cenotaphs are intricately carved. The region is famous for its equestrian statues of prior rulers.
The region between the desert and lake is dedicated to cremation grounds for the royal family. It was constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh II. The lake dries up every year. Hence, a wheat crop is cultivated here. Each memorial is known as ‘chattris’. Each one is replete with a central column.
One can see a marked style progression. The garden has angular shapes, which are characteristic of ancient Hindu Monuments. These are more than 300 years old. The round arches refer to the Moghul influence. Bada Bagh is situated at the bank of a dam constructed by humans. The garden is surrounded by greenery, which gives a healthy respite from the scorching sun.
During dusks, the setting sun transforms Jaisalmer into a wonderful land with golden brown hues. The garden can be accessed at all times. In addition, there is no entry fee.
Maharawal Jait Singh commissioned the garden during the early 16th century. The construction work was completed by his son Lunakaran.
The site is composed of three distinct elements: the garden, tank, and dam. Govardhan Stambh, which is a pillar, lies in close proximity. In order to commemorate the dam and tank’s construction, the pillar was erected. The dam and tank are known as Jait Bandh and Jait Sar in the local dialect, respectively.
The Jait Bandh is an imposing structure. It is nearly 1,200 feet long. In width it measures 350 feet. Upon detailed observation, you will realize that the structure is built of solid stone blocks. The same blocks have been used in the well and tank construction.