Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, Jaipur

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A site dedicated to the study of astronomy, Jantar Mantar - Jaipur holds a place on the World Heritage List and plays home to a number of observational instruments. Visit the site, considered the finest of the nation's historic observatory facilities, and wander among 20 different astronomical structures, including a giant sundial topped with an observation deck. You'll find that these monuments, spread out across the complex's grassy grounds, allow for astronomical observation with the naked eye rather than a telescope. Consider visiting with a local guide to find out more about each instrument. To visit Jantar Mantar - Jaipur and get the most from your holiday in Jaipur, create itinerary details personal to you using our Jaipur route builder .
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  • It's incredible that such structures were built about 300 years ago to accurately measure astronomical events. Even though they are huge civil works, markings have been made for accurate measurement. ...  more »
  • With a good guide you will learn about the ruler's interest in astronomy and how he designed these most interesting ways to monitor the movements of the planets and sun. You can actually see the sun m...  more »
  • For all the geeks like me this is a must visit place. Shows how they used to study astronomy in before the advancements.  more »
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  • A great sight with some very interesting Observatory equipments and Ancient Indian knowledge about Astronomy and Astrology. The place is full of huge structures relating to cosmic observations and each of them has a specific function, though it may not be easy to understand their functions at first. A guide may be useful here if you are interested in knowing the facts and science behind these. Otherwise you may just read the small descriptions there and click some awesome photographs. Food and drinks are also available but I didn't try any so won't comment.
  • Wow! Great piece of architecture. This was built by the king of Jaipur, and this place has multiple observatories. Inside the campus there is a small room which shows video about all the projections and how they work. What I liked the most was the central dial. If you observe carefully you ll find it still has markings to represent minutes hours and seconds and it tells almost the correct time. And this was built when science m tech was not as developed as it is now.
  • Enjoyed exploring this unique place. You do not have to be interested in astrology to enjoy this site, but do take the time to listen to the guides and get a basic description of the instruments. Anyone can enjoy this! Such an interesting place with a very knowledgeable guide who explained us the way the monuments on the sites will show the time, the constellations, the astrological signs, etc. Absolutely amazing! A cool exhibition of the large instruments made by the king over 300 years ago, including the worlds largest sundial. They are not really interactive and are to do with astrology/astronomy but are fascinating to see due to how old they are and how accurate they still are.
  • Great place for gathering lots of knowledge about astronomy. We can see here the greatest man-made structures and huge instruments for the calculation of astrology. Also food facilities, audio guides, good staff, proper security inside there.The combination of the green parks with observatory make this place incredible. A student can visit this amazing place with very cheap ticket rates on valid school/college ID proof.So if you are going to visit Jantar-Mantar, bring your valid ID proof
  • A very interesting place. But you may need a tour guide to make sense of all the structures in the campus. Also it can get pretty hot as it's a open space, so come prepared. It is similar to one in Delhi but this seems better maintained . Also has more time and astronomy prices.
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