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Royal Gaitor

Royal Gaitor

Royal Gaitor is a crematorium that is a distinctive tourist attraction of Jaipur. Designed as the royal cremation grounds of Kacchawa dynasty, the Gaitor was built during the reign of Sawai Jai Singh II in white marble. The crematorium is located amidst the yellow sandstone hills.

This tranquil place is located at the Nahargarh foot in Jaipur. Tourists can also see the marble and sandstone chattris or cenotaphs of the Jaipur kings. It is a complex of temples and also tombs with a  beautiful view of the city wall, snaking up and over the  dusty hills. It is a peaceful place to visit.

It is situated on the Jaipur-Amber road, around 15 km from Jaipur, Gaitor houses most of the chattris or cenotaphs. It is believed that the word Gaitor is the mispronouncation form of 'Gaye ka Thor’, a Hindi phrase that means the 'resting place of the departed souls.

The various Chattris or cenotaphs at Gaitor are in the form of open pavilions along with ornate domes that are supported by intricately sculpted pillars. The cenotaphs represent typical Rajput architectural style. The décor and profusion of a particular Chattri gives an idea of the stature and mastery of a particular king. The most graceful Chattri at Gaitor is that of Maharaja Jai Singh along with 20 carved pillars.

This beautiful cenotaph will leave you mystified every time you see at it. Architectural profusion does describe the royal crematorium. Rulers had also ensured that the cemeteries looked interesting.

The cenotaphs at Gaitor are an ideal blend of Hindu and Islamic architecture. The carvings and architecture of each cenotaph exhibit the taste of the king for whom it was constructed. Built in honour of the queens of Jaipur, the cenotaphs are situated in Maharani Ki Chhatri complex near Ramgarh road crossing.

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On your travel to Jaipur, you must visit Gaitore to witness the charisma of Rajasthani art and architecture in a unique style. The architectural beauty and exquisite craftsmanship make it an important attraction for tourists among the history buffs.

Witness the cenotaphs at Gaitor, reflecting the taste of kings of bygone era.



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