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Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, Jaipur
Categories: Observatories, Museums
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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this place is actually very useful for the lovers of measurement science.....we have whole the advance techniques which are used by our previous generation...........it shows how advance we are in pas... read more »
This place is very interesting for the persons who is interesting in historical places and things. Here is many hand made instruments to know about time, sunshine and many more things but a guide can ... read more »
I was really amazed by the architectural marvel. Surprised to see the kind of planning and technology used to calculate astronomical and astrology values. The values are calculated to a very precise l... read more »
Preview to India's astronomical capabilities from the past. A collection of architectural instrumentation... surprised to see a giant stone clock capable of measuring time accurately. There are almost 20 types of such instruments. Need a guide to understand at lest some of them.
I am weak in science and physics and in geometric and surely this place was not for me. But then this was on the trip menu and so we were here. Its a quite place in the midst of the city and obviously it had less visitors. People love taking their own pictures with the unusually ancient shaped objects. There are tabloids in front of every object which explain the usability of the object and if you can understand the technical terms then you might enjoy. Its a stunning park and basically no place to rest. You wouldn't want to stay long in summers as there is lack of shady places. Still I would say it can be visited for the sake of visiting. If you are physics, geometric and science freak then this is a place for you to discover what was there thousands of years ago. It really is fascinating to know how people would calculate the distance between the stars and planets with these simple instruments and that too simply being on earth. I would say its beyond imagination.
A fantastic place to be. The structures still depict the time and you can cross verify yourself(they give the jaipur local time so you have to add 27 minutes to get the ist as ist is based on allahabad standard time). The descriptions are detailed and there is even a show which runs there every 15 minutes which tells you through video about the place, the instruments and rest all. Photography is freely permitted and if you a science lover by any chance, you'll be spending hours here. The place mind you closes by 4:30 so its best recommended to go in the morning here before going to city palace as later it can get very hot here.
"combination of science ,art and religion"----- this observatory was built by ruler swai jai singh ,he was a great scholar and agreat astrologer so he constructed this observatory , janrat mantar is one of the best observatory , near about more than 280 years old ,its really a combination of science and architecture, Still the astrologers used observatory device and instruments to calculate the auspicious date of wedding,by these devices in ancient time they calculate the accurate time , seasons and astronomy if you are visiting this place so please hired a government approved guide only,without guide you will not understand these observatory instruments and devices , there is not much explanation written on the board of the observatory Visited may 2016
jantar Manter was built by Raja Maan Singh completely based on astronomy with perfect calculations situated in Jaipur also known as Pink City Rajasthan lndia
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