Jaipur, Royal Rajasthan’s capital city, is particularly known for the fabulous tourist destinations it houses. Starting from the Hawa Mahal to the Albert hall museum, diversity simply doesn’t seem to end. Another feather in the cap of this magnificent destination is “Gaitore”. The word “Gaitore” is belived to have been originated from “Gaya ka Thor” which means a sanctum of solace for the departed souls, and thus it is obviously pretty much evident now what this place stands for. Gaitore was used as a cremation ground by the members of the royal family. One can view the cenotaphs of some of the great kings of Rajasthan- Sawai Ram Singh, Sawai Madho Singh and Maharaji Sawai Jai Singh II- to name a few. The cenotaphs are adorned in intricate designs and each design is believed to reflect the taste of the king to which it is dedicated. Now that`s what we call Royalty!
The cenotaph of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II stands out among the others, particularly because of the exquisite peacock feather design on white marble that leaves a jaw-dropping experience upon any visitor. The monument stand as a shining example of the fusion of Hindu and Islamic architecture.
After knowing about the magnificence and grandeur of Gaitore, you surely wouldn`t want to drop it off your list, would you?
When to visit : Gaitore
Best time to visit: August - February
Opening hours:9:00 AM - 6:00 PM