Gaitore in Jaipur
Gaitore is one of the “must-see” tourist attractions in Jaipur. It is the royal cremation ground for Kachhwaha Rajput kings and the other members and relatives of Royal family: The name of the place perhaps is derived from a local form of the phrase, “Gaya Ki Thor” that means “sleeping place of the dead souls”. Located on the Jaipur-Ajmer road, this cremation ground is 15-km away from the main city of Jaipur. Like an Islamic cemetery there are cenotaphs in the burial ground and each of these cenotaphs is dedicated to each Kuchwada Raja. The local name of these cenotaphs is “chatri”, and in Gaitore Jaipur these were made of sandstone and marble. However, although these chattris are symmetrical but each of them are unique by their spectacular decor.
The Architectural Beauty of Gaitore Jaipur
For example, the cenotaph of Maharaja Jai Singh is embossed with beautiful peacock design and the entire cenotaph is decorated with wonderful patterns synchronized with peacock shape and style. Like Maharaja Jai Singh other eminent kings from Kuchwada dynasty like Sawai Ram Singh, Sawai Madho Singh and Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II were laid here for their last rituals. According to chronological record, the necropolis has been used by Kuchwada dynasty since 1733. However the cenotaphs of queens are mostly not found here.
Royal History of Gaitore Jaipur
In queens' cenotaphs, there is a specialty; the queens who died before the death of their husbands had the cenotaph with roof and the queen who died after the death of their husband, had no roof at their cenotaphs.
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How to Reach at Gaitore
Visit at Gaitore of Jaipur will take you back to the royal era as the place has hold till date the royal past of the city in its treasure chest: each of its monuments will whisper in your ear the story of Sawai kings, and that is the beauty of this royal necropolis.