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Gaitore Chhatri's Jaipur

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History Buffs, Photography, Experience Seekers
Gaitore Chhatris Jaipur
 Entry Fee
Free
 Timings
8 AM to 5 PM Daily
 Visit Duration
2 to 3 Hours

Gaitore Chhatris are the cenotaphs on and around the Jaipur well liked for its beauty and artistry. It is situated near about 15 kms from Jaipur on the Jaipur-Amber road. Gaitore is actually a royal cremation place of the majestic rulers of Jaipur. These are typical Rajasthani architectural structures. Such royal cenotaphs of the Maharajas are usually known as 'Chhatris'.

 

The cenotaphs are erected with a proper blend of architectural rudiments just like Islamic tomb and Hindu temple architecture. Among all other cenotaphs, this was dedicated to Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II which has the great appeals among the local people. This Chhatri is constructed with complete white marble, decorated with subtle carvings, peacocks and other attractive designs.

 

The impressive designs of each Chhatri represent the taste of the particular Maharaja; to give that honour these were built. The most gorgeous one is that of Jai Singh II himself, with intricate carvings and a stylish shape in white marble that is constructed by his son Ishwari Singh. The Chhatri of Madho Singh I which is built by his second son of Jai Singh II, is a pillared two storied structure stands on some structure with a smaller pavilion on the roof. The Chhatri of Pratap Singh is also of marble dome along with square pillars and also has a smaller pavilion on the roof. The Chhatri of Madho Singh II is cremated in white and pink stone Chhatri. A lamp is lit every night at the cenotaph of Sawai Man Singh since from his death. Another well known tourist spot here is the small temple that is the Chhatri of two sons of Maharaja Madho Singh II from his mistresses.

 

Actually Gaitore is one of the special places with its own charm which is exhibiting the royal past of Jaipur. The beautiful artistry and majestic history of Gaitore Chhatris attracts most of the tourists from India as well as abroad. The entire Chhatris is surrounded with a beautiful Garden which can present a perfect picture.

 

It is one of the noticeable facts that carvings of each Chhatri are constructed in accordance with the tastes of the Maharaja, in whose honour it is built. There are some attractive 'chhatris which are' dedicated to Maharanis of Jaipur too. This “Maharani Ki Chhatri” complex situate very near to the Ramgarh road crossing. These cenotaphs are built as an also combination of architectural essentials of Islamic tomb and Hindu temple architecture. The memorial sign of the cenotaphs of Sawai Jai Singh, Sawai Ram Singh and Sawai Madho Singh also have the majestic appearance full of magnificence and splendour done by the expert craftsmanship of marble chiselling. You can observe the magnificent paintings that have once embellished the interiors and exteriors of the walls of these cenotaphs.

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