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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  • Best observatory in the world & very well maintained. Here I came to know that in old times how people knows the time  more »
  • This site is a must when you are in Jaipur but do take a tour otherwise it is near impossible to understand the complexities and science of the site. It is the largest observatory in India. We were...  more »
  • A set of 19 massive astronomical instruments built by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II. It is a very educational site, as each piece is unique and has its own purpose such as measuring time...  more »
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  • You will be amazed to see the monumental astronomical instruments (some being the largest in their category) and the simplicity through which they have been designed to provide astronomical insights even with naked eyes. It is a beautifully maintained small complex with yellow painted walls. It's a historical site famous among tourists. It contains a number of different devices that were used to measure time in different eras in the Indian history. All those ways to check time are amazing and unique. Along with those devices it also has beautiful garden all around these devices. It has a nominal ticket price of ₹15 for Indians but about ₹225-250 for foreigners. Nice place to visit.
  • A beautiful well built astronomical structure. Was amazed to see such an artistic structures built so many years back without major technology. I would suggest one to visit this place and also take a guide and you will learn a lot about the skies and all its amusing things. Located next to the city palace and easily accessible by auto and cabs. One should visit this place and enjoy the history that comes along with this.
  • Absolutely brilliant place for anyone interested in History of Geography and Mathematics. Makes one wonder as to why Students are not taught history which includes these places and their application. Inspired to know that we also had rulers with sheer skills and interests in Science. Good old days.
  • Well maintained, well protected by active guards, be ware of fraudsters, pick pockets and fake guides you'll meet just before entering. It's a big area where you get to observe the ancient instruments used by the first mathematicians of India. It's a wonder. Big structures of mathematical instruments, that were used for astrological purposes, and a good garden that will keep you going around some math without getting bored. 😌
  • Amazing place! First thing one must do is enter the information centre inside Jantar Mantar. They show a small video explaining how the sun dials work & a little history about this place! It's worth listening to before you start wondering how all the "things" here work! And yes, the sun dials actually show us the time, accurate to seconds, do check it out!

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