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Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, Jaipur

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Observatory Museum
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 itinerary maker.
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  • Interesting place but can be seen in 5 minutes, anymore will bore you unless you like astronomy then you can goof off big time, we didn't boring zzz  more »
  • it is a collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments..and also included in UNESCO world heritage list..it is a must visit location ..one who love astrology must visit  more »
  • It is curious to see, while you travel so fast. Avoid the Middle hours of sunshine, there is a shadow. (E) equally cloudy days you will not see anything running. Sun watches find the constellations as they did 2 centuries ago.
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  • It's amazing to see ancient Indian technology. I would recommend a tourist guide app to know about the equipments in detail. I used trip my way app. Don't miss the audio video presentation room where they explain about the equipments.
  • Sick big astronomy stuff. Very interesting. Nice open plan garden. Just wish I would've had more time here, probably worth getting a guide too. Very good
  • Its useful if you are able to understand the instruments. Or else u need a guide who will charge a lot. We went in the afternoon and because it was too sunny and secondly, we didn't hire any guide. Hence, couldn't pay much attention to the instruments. If one can understand how to use those instruments, it is a good place
  • Beauty of a place, must go if you have children going to elementary or middle school. A lot of great instruments using sun dials created almost 400 years old that the kings of those days used for timekeeping and astrology. Do take a tour guide. These guys are good, they take around 200 rupees but do a good job of explaining the instruments. Also, they are not brokers who pose as guides but later take you to a boutique shop and try to sell stuff to you.
  • Loved to see things Indians of that time have created. What's been built was way ahead of their time. We keep on admiring things built outside country, but in India there is lot to see & lot to explore. Loved the place.

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