Gaitore

Legendary Kings

Memorials

After the buzz and noise of Jaipur, aitore is a welcome oasis of silence in beautiful green gardens and on the road to The Amber Fort.

Gaitore was the royal cremation ground of the Kachhwaha Rajputs from 1733, the only memorial missing is for Maharaja Sawai Ishwari Singh whose cremation was done in the city palace complex in the centre of Jaipur.

Memorials of Kings

‘Gaitore’ is believed to be a mispronounciation of the Hindi, ‘Gaye ka Thor’ , meaning “resting place of departed souls.” and it certainly is peaceful and restful here.

Architecture

The cenotaphs here (chhatri) are made of marble and sandstone with intricate carvings on the walls, pillars and ceilings.

Creating a perfect blend of Islamic and Hindu temple architecture.

One of the cenotaphs has intricate peacock carvings and designs in white marble, each carving being to the taste of each individual king.

Getting there

Gaitore is just outside Jaipur on the road to Amer, so a good place to visit combined with a visit to The Amer fort (sometimes called The Amber Fort), or The Jal Mahal, so about 10 kilometers from the centre of Jaipur.

Final thoughts

Gaitore is one of those places that are just fabulous, but almost seem to be off the main tourist radar, so when you visit here, you may be visiting alone and in silece, which is just great.

However, this is slightly strange, as Gaitore is noted as being among the best constructed mausoleums in India.

Gaitore is open from 10am to 5pm  daily and tickets are avaible on site, so you don’t need to book ahead.

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