A royal crematorium of Rajputs in Jaipur, Gaitore, is a royal burial site of the majestic rulers of the Pink City and is situated on Jaipur-Amber road. Basically it is believed to have been a mispronounced form of a Hindi phrase 'Gaye ka Thor' which means a 'resting place of the departed souls' and it forms a major tourist attraction of the city. A cenotaph with typical Rajasthani carvings in the honor of each Maharaja have also been built here that are commonly known as 'Chhatris'. Amongst all the cenotaphs built here, the most appealing and imposing one is the one dedicated to Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. It has been built in pure white marble and is bedecked with delicate carvings, peacocks and attractive designs. The cenotaphs in Gaitore have been built so as to reflect the taste of that particular Rajput emperor and are like standing testaments to the splendid past. This place can be visited daily except on Sundays from 10 AM to 5:30 PM and can be easily reached from local buses, rickshaws and taxis.
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