Gatore Ki Chhatriyan, 𝗝𝗮𝗶𝗽𝘂𝗿, 𝗥𝗮𝗷𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻
By Anurag Jajoo
Gatore Ki Chhatriyan is the royal crematorium grounds for the Kachwahas, a Rajput clan that ruled in the Jaipur region. These royals’ cenotaphs are scattered throughout the complex, creating what looks like a mix of shrunken open-air palaces and ornate towers. The structures mark the spots where former kings and their families were cremated.
They’re beautiful pieces of architecture to behold. Each is topped with an umbrella shaped dome called a chhatri, which is a common fixture in royal Indian cremation sites. The most impressive structures are made of marble while others were constructed with sandstone. Some are embellished with intricate carvings of elephants, battle scenes, and nature.
It’s is a fascinating hidden gem. You can take your time while soaking in the quiet atmosphere, though do be respectful and bear in mind the site’s funerary past.
Gatore Ki Chhatriyan is situated on the foothills of Nahargarh Fort. To reach there, one has to take a left turn and drive 2 kms from the four-point crossing 500 meters before the Jal Mahal when coming from city side. It is open on all 7 days from 10 am to 5 pm. For Indians, ticket cost is just ₹30.4