Ahar Cenotaphs Museum is a small town in the Udaipur district of Rajasthan. The place is famous for being the cremation ground of the rulers of Mewar. Today, it is also renowned as an archaeological site that offers interesting facts to archaeologists and research scholars. And also it is a very famous location for Pre wedding shoot in Udaipur.
Ahar cenotaphs, only famous in bollywood and movies now and it is situated in Ahar village of Udaipur. This place has more than 250 cenotaphs of the all the Maharajas of Udaipur that were built over approximately about 400 years ago. This place is one of the best archeological sites in Udaipur.
Ahar Cenotaphs Museum Udaipur
Cenotaphs still boast the courage and valor of the rulers of Mewar. People visit this place to pay homage to the great rulers. Ahar has more then 250 Cenotaphs of kings, who were cremated here. The architecture of the roofs are embellished with ornamentation that will remind you of the 15th century temples.
The Cenotaph which is dedicated to Maharana Amar Singh is most arresting. These Cenotaphs are made with the marbles and possess the finest carvings. Many a times, the charm of this place has been presented in the movies of Hollywood.
In the complex, you can trace some small and intricate tombs of ancient times. These remnants support the fact that Ahar has been crucial part of bygone era. In the late 1990’s, Arvind Singh Mewar took the initiative to reinstate the cenotaphs of his ancestors. This place has now become a major attraction for the tourists. In close proximity to this complex, there is a small museum that has a rare collection of antiques.
Ahar Museum is also a very good place to visit and we personally recommend to visit it once.
Archaeological Museum in Ahar Cenotaphs is another attraction that is gaining popularity these days. This museum is made to preserve the excavated items of the ancient period by the Government.
This museum houses an unusual assortment of antiques that dates back to the 10th century. Here you can see earthen pots, iron objects and other artifacts that used to be part of the lifestyle of primordial people. The museum doesn’t comprise many things, but these unusual things are really worth seeing
But…..Architecturally beautiful cenotaphs but poorly maintained by Government of Rajasthan
These Ahar cenotaphs are around 4 km from Udaipur railway station. You can get a shared auto from Chetak circle / Court Circle to reach this place. There are quite good number of small and large cenotaphs of Mewar kings and queens. It is a beautiful place but everywhere we can see the garbage and the place is not maintained properly, So request you, if you or your family are visiting there then take care of monuments and don’t spread the garbage over there.
Ahar Cenotaphs Udaipur Timings, Entry Fees!
|Monday||7:00 am – 4:00 pm|
|Tuesday||7:00 am – 4:00 pm|
|Wednesday||7:00 am – 4:00 pm|
|Thursday||7:00 am – 4:00 pm|
|Friday||7:00 am – 4:00 pm|
|Saturday||7:00 am – 4:00 pm|
|Sunday||7:00 am – 4:00 pm|
Note: The Ahar Museum Udaipur Timings are 10:00 am to 4:30 pm on all days except Fridays and Government holidays
Entry Fees – No entry fees.