Royal Gaitor Tumbas
Royal Gaitor Tumbas
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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The Royal Gaitor Tumbas is exactly as it sounds- a tomb for many maharajas. Some of the maharajas include Pratap Singh, Madho Singh II, and Jai Singh II. The site is situated beneath the Nahargarh Fort nestled in a cove between several desert foothills and truthfully, it feels neglected and undiscovered. After pulling up to
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FHTR In Rajasthan
Jaipur, India265 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The Royal Gaitor, also known as Gaitor Ki Chhatriyan, rests serenely beneath the Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur. It serves as the final resting place for the Kacchwaha kings and princes, and some aptly refer to it as the "royal tumbas."

These impressive structures, called "chhatris," are ornate cenotaphs, each unique and beautifully crafted. A blend of white marble and ochre sandstone, some are adorned with intricate carvings depicting nymphs, musicians, and even royal processions. Among these, Maharaja Jai Singh II's tomb stands out with its 20 majestic columns, a true testament to his reign.

Beyond the historical significance, the Royal Gaitor offers a peaceful escape. Surrounded by rolling hills and embraced by fresh air, the entire site is meticulously maintained, providing a clean, serene, and visually pleasing experience for visitors.
Written March 6, 2024
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Michelle P
Whitchurch, UK92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
We were on a Tuk Tuk day trip and we were taken here by surprise as our driver had said he wanted us to see his favourite place that was off the tourist trail.
Was quiet here and lovely carved buildings/tombes.
The driver was only allowed so far with us and then there was a royal guard who spoke okay English who has to take you around the tombes further back into the site. He asks for a small tip, but this is expected and he served it. He was a lovely friendly smiley chap who wasn't really easy to understand, but he had enough English words to allow you to understand what he was roughly talking about.
Written March 3, 2023
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MamaT23
Canada1,686 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Solo
Extremely eerie how this area is so tranquil, to a point I actually hearing birds chirping in India for the first time. Standing in the garden area feeling the warm breeze while listening to the amazing sounds of all different kinds of wildlife was so peaceful.
I came here to show respect to Maharaja Jai Singh  and Gayatri Devi.
Written March 19, 2020
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rapha_y_nici
Zurich, Switzerland5,950 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
This place is definitely a hidden gem and we just got here because of our tuktuk tour from our hostel. This area is a must and can be perfectly combined withe Nahargah Fort.. before getting up there ask the tuktuk driver to stop here, for about an hour. It was the most peaceful spot we visited here. Not to be missed, highly recommended!!
Written January 3, 2019
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PendlePictures
Colne, UK419 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
Our Tuk Tuk driver took us here, as it was not frequented by tourists, so it was perfect to while away 30 mins, the entrance fee is 100 Rupees, and the guard will take you around each tomb which the family members are buried in, great for photos, but it gets hot! Good to see.
Written January 9, 2017
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Amiya S
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Solo
Along with Amber Fort, this was definitely one of the highlights of my Jaipur visit. The Royal Cenotaphs (Gaitore ki Chhatriyaan) don't find a place in every traveller's map and visiting it right after Amber Fort, crowded with swarming tourists, was a lovely respite. There are three main cenotaphs and each one of them is beautiful and distinctive from the other two. These cenotaphs are memorials built to the erstwhile kings of Rajasthan after their cremation, and it is said that each cenotaph reflects the personal architectural preference of the king in whose memory it is built. Those with an appreciative eye for architecture would find much to admire, observe or photograph in the intricate carvings all over the cenotaphs. I saw only 4-5 other people around when I visited this place and absolutely no guides (perhaps it was their lunch time!), and was surprised when a 78 year old man (a local) appeared out of nowhere and pointed out some things that I may have missed - such as, the excellent photographic opportunity of capturing an entire row of 5 smaller cenotaphs sitting on the sandstone ledge, the carved panel showing a couple whose faces seem to be mirror images of each other so one cannot make out whether they are two males, two females, or a man and a woman. Try to visit this place on your way back from Amber Fort, and it's likely to be an interesting detour.

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I'm not sure if this is an officially ticketed monument. I'm an Indian and I paid Rs 20 (I think), but was issued no entrance ticket and the person collecting my money looked like a young boy. Perhaps other reviewers could mention how much money they paid as ticket fee at the entrance, for the reference of future visitors.
Written January 23, 2014
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Pan_India_traveller
Chennai (Madras), India794 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Family
The GATORE KI CHAHATRIYAN(as the board proclaims) are the cenotaphs of Kings of Jaipur - Sawai Man Singh II. There is a nominal entry fee of Rs 20. No fee for camera.

NOTE - This is not the one which is next to Jal Mahal ( as most of the folks tend to go only there)... this is off Brahmapuri Bypass Road - Search term in Google Maps - "Gaitore Ki Chhatriyan". While coming from Amber fort , after passing Jal Mahal you need to take a right onto Brahmapuri Bypass Road.

The architecture is superb and this is untouched by tourists so you can have a peaceful time gazing at the marvellous MARBLE cenotaphs.
Written October 17, 2013
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gemlovestotravel
Manchester, UK65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
Would put this on a must see list. Not many tourists go which in a way is a shame but equally what makes this place worth the visit as it’s so peaceful and not at all crowded. Fab views of the city fort walls.
The founder of Jaipur is buried here and the marble carvings are gorgeous.
There are people waiting to guide you including park employees who expect a tip but give you some good photo tips, in return for a tip of course.
Beautiful tombs to rival those in Delhi but only 30 rupees to enter.
Written February 8, 2019
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ananddorairaj
Bengaluru, India14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Couples
The Royal Gaitor Tumbas is a spectacular complex of cenotaphs of the Kachwaha Rajput rulers of Jaipur. The place is fondly known as Gatore ki Chhatriyan (umbrellas) amongst the locals. It consists of numerous palatial domes with intricate carvings in marble. The structure houses the tombs of the maharajas of Jaipur, ranging from Jai Singh (16th century) to the recently deceased Bhawani Singh (2011).

The huge structures represent the quintessential Rajput architecture with strong Islamic influences. The cenotaphs (empty tombs) are grouped into 3 distinct complexes and the each of these structures are markedly different from one another. Be prepared to be awestruck at these beautiful monuments against the backdrop of hills and the Nahargarh fort.

How to get there: Off the typical tourist trail, the Gatore complex is situated on the northern half of the old Jaipur city, close to the Brahmapuri village. You can easily take an auto here from the old city. It should cost around 80-100 rupees. It is also easily accessible in case you have your own vehicle.

Tip: You could walk and ascend the Nahargarh fort from Gatore. The initial walk through the Brahmapuri and Nahargarh villages is quaint and old-worldly. Watch out for enthusiastic kite-fliers on every rooftop as dusk kicks in. The short climb to Nahargarh fort is worth the spectacular views all along the way.

Verdict: Take a couple of hours off your schedule in Jaipur and DO visit this place. You will not be disappointed.
Written February 6, 2016
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John K
Brighton, UK2,438 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
This was surprisingly a great site to visit. Some of the tombs had excellent artwork and it was a quiet site with few people there under the shadows of the Nahargarh Fort. There are two courtyards with the back one containing an impressive memorial to the founder of Jaipur. If you want to escape the noise and hustle of Jaipur then this is the place to come with some lovely marble carvings.

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Written June 28, 2015
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