Jaipur-Gaitore-1

Royal Gaitor tour

The princely state of Rajputs, Rajasthan has a lot to offer to tourists. There are beautiful places that can make one understand the lifestyle of Kings here. One can understand about various aspects of the regal past through many museums, forts and palaces, step wells and amazing structures that are only ruins today. This beautiful piece of land also has some other remarkable structures which include chattris of Gaitor. Have you ever imagined a crematorium as tourist attraction? The Gaitor Tumbas of Jaipur have huge importance for the royal family as well as travelers who love to visit these structures known for their beauty of carving on stone. It is also mispronounced as Gaye ka Thor. Located at a distance of 15 km from city, Gaitor, lies on Amer Road near Nahargarh Fort.
There are various chattris of the Kings from Kachhawa dynasty. However, these are an important destination for sightseeing in Jaipur. Gaitor cenotaphs are a series of well sculpted pillars holding ornate domes with grand pavilions. These intricately carved marbles structures are built in Rajput style of architecture. It is wonderful to see white patches of these cenotaphs in surrounding yellow sandstone hills. Each of the cenotaphs is distinct and beautifully designed as well as shaped. The lavishness of chattris reflects the stature and interest exacting the particular king.
Here one can see the cenotaph of Maharaja Jaisingh II, Maharaja Sawai Ishwari Singh, and Maharaja Madho Singh II. Cenotaph of Maharaja Jai Singh is the most impressive one as it is supported by 20 pillars with intricate carvings on them. There are also cenotaphs of Queens known as Maharani ki Chhatri. All these cenotaphs have domes and beautiful design on various types of stones. The cenotaph of Maharaja Madho Singh II is built with pink and white stone. On your tour to Jaipur one can see the royal status of the kings in the centophs of Gaitor even after they have left the world.
The complex:
There are two courtyards in the Gaitor, which are known as new complex and old complex. The tomb of Maharaja Jai Singh II is in the old complex while the tomb of Maharaja Madho Singh II is in the new complex. There is also the tomb of Maharaja Pratap Singh here. This cremation ground is used for the burial of Kings of the state since 1733. Hence, one can see here the cenotaphs of almost all the kings and queens after this period. Maharaja Jai Singh II, who died in 1743, was the first king whose cenotaph was created here on this ground.
Gaitor is a place to see Rajasthani fine art and design in another amazing face. Not only have the history buffs Gaitor attracted everyone. There is also a Ganesh Temple near the Gaitor, which is easily visible from a distance also because of its architecture and religious symbols on the wall.
Tourists who really value the stone art do not forget to visit this place.

One thought on “Royal Gaitor tour

  1. I have been surfing online greater than three hours today, but I by no means discovered any fascinating article
    like yours. It is beautiful worth enough for
    me. In my opinion, if all site owners and bloggers
    made good content material as you did, the web will
    be much more useful than ever before.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *