Ahar Cenotaphs
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MWandAW
North Sydney, Australia3,669 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Interesting for travellers, but not necessarily a hot tourist destination. The Maharanas of Mewar aren't buried there. They are 250 Hindu monuments. The Rulers were cremated there and the ashes were buried or scattered elsewhere. OK to walk around the bases, but if you decide to go up the stairs into the domes, you should remove your shoes, out of respect. There is a sign near the entrance asking you to do so. There is also a request that you don't take photos, but I don't see that is ever done. The site is nothing for non-Hindu tourists, but for a place for photography. There are recent burnt grass patches on the grounds, but I am assured they were for burning rubbish, not bodies. The cenotaphs are under repair, but it looks like it is very slow going. The stairs on the cenotaphs are steep and there are no railings. I saw someone slip and fall when I was there. She was OK but had some scrapes and bruises. A few locals wander around to check on visitors or pray, but it is mainly empty. Flocks of crows live around the site and the area is not inviting. It is worth a visit, if you are looking for something to do in Udaipur.
Written 26 March 2020
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Julia M
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Went to the Cenotaphs with a driver from our hotel, who was able to show us around. V interesting to hear of the history of the Mewar Maharanas. This is where they have been cremated for hundreds of years, then a memorial built over the cremation site. Recommend that you busy the Cenotaphs after visiting city palace, as it helps you work out how the history ties in together.
Written 20 January 2020
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Shalini S
New Delhi, India494 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
The cenotaphs built in the memory of members of Royal family are simply breathtaking… There are about 250 cenotaphs built about 350 years ago. There are Chatteris constructed in memory of the Mewar kings who were cremated here, however they need to be better maintained and preserved

Located near Ahar museum, the two visits can be combined. The museum houses several artefacts discovered in the Ahar region of Rajasthan
Written 25 November 2023
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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, UK1,85,717 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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