Bada Bagh

Bada Bagh – Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Bada Bagh, also called Barabagh (literally Big Garden) is about halfway between Jaisalmer and Lodhruva in the state of Rajastan in India. A descendant of Jaisal and maharaja of Jaisalamer, Jai Singh II, commissioned a dam to create a water tank during his reign in the 16th century. This made the desert green in this area. After his death, his son Lunkaran built a beautiful garden next to the lake and a chhatri (Hindi for cenotaph) for his father on a hill next to the lake. Later on, many more cenotaphs were constructed here for Lunkaran and other Bhattis. The…