Final resting place of the Maharajas of Jaipur, Gaitore is popular for its cenotaphs or ‘Chhatris’, well known as Gaitore Chattris. Symbol of the popular Rajput style of architecture, this amazing place attracts a large number of visitors from all parts of the world.
History : Located at 15 km far from Jaipur city, on Jaipur-Amber street, Gaitore is the royal cremation place of the Maharajas of Jaipur. For every Maharaja, there is a cenotaph, constructed in his honor. Gaitore is basically be the mispronounced form of a Hindi phrase “Gaye ka Thor” which means “resting place of the departed souls”.
The only Maharaja whose chhatri is not present here is Maharaja Sawai Ishwari Singh. The reason being his funeral took place outside of the Jai Niwas Gardens behind the Chandra Mahal in the City Palace complex. His Chhatri is also built there. The most popular Chhatri of the place is the Chhatri of Sawai Jai Singh II. It is specially popular for the white marble decorated with peacocks, beautiful carvings, and lovely shapes on it.
From 1733, the cremation of each Kachhwaha ruler was carried out here.
Attractions : Gaitore accurately pronunciation is ‘Gaye ka Thor’ which means resting place of withdrew souls. Gaitore is a unique place with its own beauty and charm that reflects the royal past of Jaipur and its royal Maharajas. With its beautiful carvings and rich history, this place attracts tourists from all over the World.
This place has numerous cenotaphs for every Maharaja of Jaipur. These royal Chhatris are decorated with amazing Rajasthani carvings. The beautiful combination of Islamic or Mughal tomb architecture and Hindu temple building design has been used to construct these royal cenotaphs.
Red stones and marbles are carved in such a way that every Chhatri looks somewhat different from others. The unique design of every Chhatri represents the taste of the Maharaja in whose memory it has been built. Beautiful garden around the Chhatris give the perfect picture to this place. These beautifully carved Chhatris represent the luxurious lifestyle of Royal Maharajas.
There are several Chhatris here, but the most popular ones are the Chhatris of Sawai Madho Singh, Sawai Jai Singh and the Sawai Ram Singh. Among these three, the most beautiful one is of Sawai Jai Singh which has outstanding carvings, designs which will leave you stunned. All these things make this place one of the best tourist destination in Jaipur.
Gaitore Chhatris take us once again to the wonderful royal lifestyle of the Maharajas of Jaipur. Every year millions of tourists visit this place to witness and explore royal Rajasthan