Maharani Ki Chhatri: A Forgotten Bit in the History of Jaipur

By Nazia Sami

Rajasthan is a state of heritage and cultural traditions. And when we talk about heritage, there is no other city as rich in history as Jaipur, the capital of the state. Also known as the cultural hub of India, Jaipur embraces attractive creations worthy of universal admiration. Steeped in history, Jaipur is known for its attractive monuments, where one can breathe the fragrance of past.

We all know renowned places of Jaipur, like Nahargarh, Jal Mahal, and  Amer Fort. However, Jaipur is much more than this. This less explored place in Jaipur will leave you spell-bound with its beautiful architecture and scenic location. Yes, we are talking about none other then Maharani Ki Chhatri. Designed and carved with unique design, this place will give you a charm of royalty.

For all the heritage lovers, this place is a must visit.

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In the zeal of capturing Amer Fort and Jal Mahal and visiting Nahargarh fort, one fails to notice this remarkable beauty. Tucked away on the way to Amer near the Ramgarh crossing road, these chhatris are an exquisite attraction in the city of Jaipur. The place not only holds beautiful artistically designed cenotaphs but also plays a significant part in the history of Jaipur.

Crematorium OF Jaipur’s MaharaNIs

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The Maharani ki Chhatri (Cenotaphs), are beautifully carved royal chhatris and served as a royal crematorium for the Maharanis of the Royal Family. These artistically carved cenotaphs were built using marbles & local stones and represent the status of women in the royal family.

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The history of this place is as interesting as the beauty of the place.

Built in Rajputana style, this heritage place of Jaipur is having few unfinished cenotaphs/chhatri. According to the beliefs, if the Queen dies before the King then only her cenotaph will be finished with the roof. But if the King dies before the queen, then it would remain unfinished. The beautiful architectural craving on the dome and historical significance makes this place the most visited among the tourist.

When to visit: Open all days
Where: Near Jal Mahal, Amer Road, before the Ramgarh crossing road, Jaipur
Timings: 9.30 A.M. to 4.30 P.M.
Entry Fees: Free

 

Featured Image: Instagram/swapnil1690

 




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