Want to spend a day with your camera? Head to Jaipur's Gatore ki Chhatriyan for a visual treat!

Built in the 18th century, this monument displays a blend of Hindu Rajput architecture and Mughal traditions.

Hardly a 30-minute drive from Jaipur will land you in the serene surroundings of Gatore ki Chhatriyan, the majestic mausoleum complex of the royals of Rajasthan. Located in the foothills of Nahargarh (Tiger) fort, this place displays a remarkable blend of Hindu Rajput architecture and Mughal traditions, which is renowned globally. If you are looking for a picturesque background for Instagram worthy pictures, then this is an ideal location for you to visit.

Legacy of Rajputana royals set in stone


The mausoleum derives its name from the umbrella-like (chhatri) structure of the cenotaphs, which is the final resting place of several famous royals of Rajasthan, including Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, the founder of Jaipur. Built in the 18th century, the edifice of this monument has a cenotaph for each of the maharajas cremated here, engraved with beautiful Rajasthani carvings.

The huge platform, which can be reached via steps, is covered by nets carved out of stone. Beautiful pillars are located towards the centre upon which the umbrella-like structure is built. Among the three primary square-like structures, one of the squares houses the majestic tomb of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh covered by 20 umbrella-like structure. This tomb displays an abundance of craft embodiments ranging from warfare to hunting.

Located towards the left of this square platform, is the tomb of Maharaja Sawai Maan Singh, a great polo player. Further, this complex also houses a temple of Lord Shiva under an old Banyan tree. The third square-like structure houses a number of tombs like that of Raja Jai Singh, made out of makrana marble, and Raja Ram Singh, made out of Italian marble.

Chalk out the details of your road trip


If you are travelling from Jaipur then, you can reach c via Brahmapuri road, covering an approximate distance of 6.5 km in less than 30 minutes. An entry fee of ₹30 per person and extra charges for photography equipment is applicable. According to the website of Jaipur Tourism, this place is open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, seven days a week.

Knock Knock

Jaipur city has a rich cultural heritage marked by architectural marvels. Gatore ki Chhatariyan invites you to witness its picturesque scenery and vibrant blue skies dotted with beautiful birds. So, arm yourself with your camera, put on your best Rajasthani-outfits and make your way to this beautiful place to enjoy an evening among royalty!

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