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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  • Observatory of the world heritage site is built in 1728. Guided so of various buildings and as such seemed unsure just understand better, but just watching what was going. The technology at the time of the clock ticking the exact time the Sun was surprised.
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  • This place houses fascinating astrological structures that were built in the 17-18th century. With both historical and contemporary relevance. Definitely among best places to see in Jaipur, though, th...  more »
  • It would initially looks like a boring visit with just a collection of massive and strange sculptures. But, once you observed and understood each instrument you would be in awe. Worth a visit.  more »
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  • I'm not going to say it was bad I just didn't feel it was very good. Some of the astrological buildings were very unique and interesting to see but i went at noon when most websites said was the best time to watch them work...but I didn't see much. But I will say the food stand was really good. Try the patty they were only 20 rupees and delicious
  • A masterpiece built more than 200 years ago. The instruments built here are huge and work during sunlight. You definitely need a good local guide for this place who can explain how these instruments function. For a tech savvy person 1.5 to 2 hours visit is recommended. For a non-techie 45 mins to 1 hour would suffice to get a gist and appreciate the intelligence and work of bygone era. Not recommended during cloudy days as sunlight is crucial for this monument.
  • Jantar Mantar is very good place to visit. Especially for them who have interest in science and sky. You will see very big tools to know time which are accurate by two seconds. Seperate tool for each sunshine. Historical place and showing Indian technology of that time. Beautifully made and must visit place.
  • The amount of effort put into making this astronomical monument is just mind blowing. For a structure that was built in the 18th century, this feat is pretty impressive. It has tools to measure time, elevation of sun, star signs and many more. It is recommended to get a guide though which will explain the importance and the usage of each structure which was used to determine and measure certain parameters. It was built after the Jantar Mantar in Delhi so as to improve upon the slight imperfections that it had.
  • An observation with impressive fine astronomical instruments. The big time instrument can measure down to 20 seconds of a day with sunlight. The site is well maintained and worth a visit if you are in Jaipur. It is not very big and it should not take more than an hour to visit. Make sure you come on a sunny day because you will not see much if cloudy.

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