Housed within the marble walls of the Royal Gaitor funerary complex sit the lavish white marble mausoleums of Jaipur’s royalty. The cenotaph of Maharaja Madho Sing II, the ruler famous for taking 5 wives and 18 mistresses yet supposedly remaining heirless, dominates the first (and newer) courtyard.
Work your way back to the older of the two courtyards to see the intricately carved monument to Maharaja Jai Singh II, who inherited the rule of Jaipur when he was only 11 years old and the is responsible for the planning of Jaipur City and its astronomical observatory Jantar Mantar. He was the first ruler to be interred here and his tomb is perhaps the most impressive.
Located just past the northern walls of Jaipur, Royal Gaitor is open daily and free to the public. If you plan to take pictures, expect to pay a small fee. The quiet and often empty grounds sit in stark contrast to the chaos and ever-present din of Jaipur.