Ahar Cenotaphs
Ahar Cenotaphs
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Jerry S
8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This is a very special place, with well preserved cenotaphs, although the landscaping is somewhat trashy (but what isn't?) not too far out from the center of Udaipur. Take a tuk-tuk early in the morning for the best light. The Tony Robbins Foundation has donated to help preserve these remarkable cenotaphs. A "security guard" may hassle you if you shoot photos, so get there early and be quick. If you have enough rupees, he can be bribed. Good luck!
Written 23 April 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,717 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The Ahar Cenotaphs are a monumental group of cenotaphs commemorating the Kings of Merwar. The cenotaphs are of differing sizes. The smaller ones look like little more than pavilions, while the larger ones still look like large pavilions, but combine the cenotaph and function as a Hindu temple.

The place looks very beautiful, if a not that well maintained. Most of the cenotaphs are in okay condition. The largest ones are in good condition though. Ahar is about 4km from the centre of Udaipur, but it’s worth coming out as the complex is very photogenic.
Written 21 December 2019
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Safari_larki
Falls Church, VA38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Family
We were told this is the place where all rulers were buried. There are dozens of cenotaphs in all sizes. Great for wandering around and taking pictures. Unfortunately there is no information given and the place looks rather unmaintained and abandoned (though there were some men working there cleaning the marble of one of the structures). No entry fee - just walk through the open gate!
Written 28 March 2016
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culkein
Edinburgh, UK162 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Couples
This site was easy to reach by tuk tuk from the centre of Udaipur. It is a very large collection of chhatris for members of the ruling family and their relatives. The buildings are very striking and picturesque. The site is a bit overgrown, and only a few of the chhatris are labelled, which makes it difficult to work out how old they are. Like others we were tricked into paying a fee to take photos.
Written 19 February 2015
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Alan G
Alice Springs, Australia147 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2014 • Couples
We basically just ended up at the Ahar Cenotaphs by accident as we just asked our Tuk-Tuk driver to take us for a drive around town a bit. The town of Ahar is really just an outer suburb of Udaipur so isn't much of a ride to get to. Our driver pulled up outside and although it appeared to be closed he said no worries just go in. He also added we might have to give the security guard a "donation". We were the only people there so were a little concerned if it was the right thing to do but after a while we relaxed and enjoyed not having crowds of people and guides chasing us around. It's a very interesting place and certainly worth the ride, great for photos as no people in the way and with flocks of pigeons wheeling around and through the mausoleums very photogenic.
Written 15 February 2015
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mexdoc
Guanajuato, Mexico137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Friends
A tuk tuk ride to the edge of town will get you to a huge cemetery like place with cenotaphs of varying sizes, designs, and centuries. Across the road is a small museum dedicated to the ancient Ahar culture with a few items dating back to WAY WAY B.C.... get out the Wayback Machine, Sherman and Mr. Peabody!
Written 7 February 2015
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Bamboo66
Zurich, Switzerland294 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Friends
The cenotaphs are a haven of peace in a very busy city. We went there with a very knowledgeable guide and spent two extremely fascinating hours amongst these monuments.
Written 23 November 2013
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Jenni D
Varanasi, India16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Couples
This site doesn't seem to be on the standard tourist circuit but is well worth the short (10 minute) autorickshaw trip for 100 Rs return. Run down and not a tout in sight but amazing array of mausoleums, small and large. We couldn't find anyone to let us in to the central area but plenty to see from the outer part and lots go great photos.
Written 18 October 2012
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Nirvana
Kathmandu, Nepal33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
During my research for recommendations for Udaipur, I came across a travel blog which mentioned the Ahar Cenotaphs. The pictures featured were quite captivating, so against the suggestion of our tour guide, I insisted on a visit to this particular place and boy, was it a good decision?
This site is a feast to the eyes for anyone who appreciates history, art and architecture. And it certainly adds to the charm that not many tourists know of this place yet, as we had the entire place all to ourselves. There is a certain quiet calm and other worldly feel to this place, perhaps owing to the fact that these are memorial monuments. Sitting on the steps, appreciating the intricate details with a sudden flight of birds above is one of the memorable moments of my utterly delightful time in Udaipur.
Written 20 February 2018
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Leanne H
Kewarra Beach, Australia195 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
Our guide - a man of great local knowledge - brought us to this very significant place where over the last 350 years 250 cenotaphs have been built by the maharajas of Mewar to commemorate their families and more importantly the 19 Maharajas who were cremated here.

Unsure if this is a sanctioned site for tourists as the grass is a little long and a security guard is on site.

The chhatris are of various sizes and condition - there is a foundation presently working to restore the marble monuments back to their former beauty. Already a number have been immaculately and painstaking restored - we wandered and followed all the usual monument etiquette (no shoes etc).

This a very serene place to visit and once again has you in awe of the incredible master craftsmanship to complete each of the cenotaphs.
Written 5 March 2017
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