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Royal Gaitore

Gaitor is about 15 kilometers from Jaipur and is famous for the cenotaphs or chhatris of Jaipur rulers, with the exception of Sawai Ishwari Singh’s. The cenotaph of Sawai jai Singh II stands out for its delicate carvings and beautiful shape. The cenotaphs of all Jaipur rulers, with the exception of Sawai Ishwari Singh who was cremated outside the Jai Niwas Garden were built at this place. All the chattris are covered with bas-relief depicting the tastes of the person it commemorates. There are memorials to the queens in the Maharani-ki-Chhatri complex near the Ramgarh road crossing. The white marble cenotaph of Maharajah Jai Singh II is the most impressive which is decorated with carved peacocks.
           Gaitore is about 15 kilometers from the city of Jaipur and is the cremation site of the Maharajas of Jaipur. Each Maharaja has a chhatri (cenotaph) built in his honor. The only Maharaja who was not cremated here and does not have a cenotaph here is Maharaja Sawai Ishwari Singh. He was cremated outside of the Jai Niwas Gardens behind the Chandra Mahal in the City Palace complex. His chhatri was also built there.

          Probably the most famous of the chhatris at Gaitore is the one dedicated to Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II which is known for the white marble decorated with peacocks, delicate carvings, and beautiful shapes.

          Each chhatri is covered with carvings depicting the tastes of the person it commemorates. The chhatris dedicated to the Maharanis of Jaipur are located in the Maharani Ki Chhatri complex near the Ramgarh road crossing.


Royal Chhatri
Royal Chhatri


Marble carving on one of the Royal Chhatris.
Marble carving on one of the Royal Chhatris.


Marble carving on one of the Royal Chhatris.
Marble carving on one of the Royal Chhatris.



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