Day 2 – Gaitore ki ChhatriyanThe final resting place for Rajasthani royals, this place is known for it’s numerous cenotaphs. The cenotaphs are shaped like umbrellas (chhatris) and hence the place is called Gaitore Ki Chhatriyan. This is not a very popular place amongst tourists, but we highly recommend this. Must watch for sunsets!Entry: Rs. 30 (for Indians), Rs. 100($1.4 approximately for foreigners)
Cenotaphs, a monument to someone buried elsewhere, especially one commemorating people who died in a war.Just like bada bagh in Jaisalmer, there exists Cenotaphs in Jaipur as well. Yes, you heard it right. This place known as "Getor ki Chatriyan" is situated in foot hills of Nahargarh and is a complex of tombs and temples.Surrounded by hills and greenery, this place is really beautiful, serene and full of peace. Since, its a less known place, very less numbers of tourists visit this place hence one can see the place in serenity. With an entry fee of Rs 20, its an amazing place for people who love sitting around greenery to get inspired for arts or creativity.This place is a Private property and is a very nice location for pre-wedding shoots but one has to take prior permission from city palace.Here are the glimpses of the place:
You won't find Gaitore ki Chhatriyan on the 'Top 10 places to visit in Jaipur' list but it's one of the most beautiful and peaceful hidden gem of Jaipur surrounded by the Aravalli ranges from all sides. It is a crematory for the royals of Rajasthan and is absolutely mesmerizing. One should definitely visit this place to enjoy a quite tourist spot and learn about the history of Jaipur.For more information:
After Amber fort, I covered Gaitore. Its final resting place of the Maharajas of Jaipur, popular for its 'Chhatris’. The unique design of every Chhatri represents the taste of the Maharaja in whose memory it has been built.