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Gaitore Ki Chhatriyan in Jaipur

Located on Amber Road of Jaipur, the Gatore Ki Chhattriyan is among the lesser visited attractions in Jaipur. Built in the memory of the rulers of Jaipur, the beautiful carvings are worth seeing. They are the royal cenotaphs that display the Rajput style of architecture.

The representation of colorful peacocks adds to the beauty of the cenotaphs (chhatris). Also, these Gatore Chhatris are individual chattri or cenotaphs built per the taste of the person to whom the chattri had been dedicated.

Though there are many chattris at this location, some bear special significance. The most important ones are the chattris of Sawai Madho Singh, Sawai Jai Singh, and Sawai Ram Singh.

You will not only learn about the history but also the excellence of Rajasthani art and architecture of the bygone era. Thus, visiting the Gatore Ki Chhatriyan is one of the best experiences as it is a great learning experience. 

Gatore Ki Chhatriyan Jaipur Timings & Entry Fees

You can visit this Jaipur attraction anywhere between 9.30 am to 5.00 pm. The entry fee is INR 30 per person.

History of Gatore Ki Chhatriyan Jaipur

This royal cremation ground was maintained by the Kacchwaha, a Rajput dynasty. In the 18th century, Maharaja Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur city, chose this site as his cremation place. And soon after him, all the Kachhwaha rulers cremated him. Besides, the cenotaph of Maharaja Sawai Ishwari Singh is missing as his burial took place at the City Palace complex of Jaipur.

Architecture of Gatore Ki Chhatriyan Jaipur

The chhatris are built as per the Vedic architectural guidelines with Indo-Persian influences. They are located north of the city as per the Vedic norms. The rulers built these crematoriums and monuments in isolated places not seen from afar.

Gatore Ki Chhatriyan Jaipur are scattered around the complex, which appears to be a blend of tiny open-air palaces and towers. They indicate the sites of prior kings’ cremations. 

The cenotaph is shaped like an umbrella, thus called chhatri. The rulers of the city also built other structures in sandstone with elephants, combat scenes, etc. beautifully & intricately carved on them.

Did You Know? Until a few years ago, people gathered here to light lamps to honor their rulers as the sun went down. But as time passed, this activity faded away.

How to Reach Gatore Ki Chhatriyan Jaipur

Rent a private cab in Jaipur and reach this location. It is approx. 4.2 km and only takes about 15-20 mins.

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