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Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

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Tripoliya Bazaar | near entrance to City Palace, Jaipur 302020, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Given this place was built in the 1700’s it’s amazing. The large sundial with morning shadow on the left and afternoon shadow on the right of it accurate to 2 seconds is fantastic.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Apparently this site is in the Guinness Book of Records for the worlds biggest sundial and it is accurate to within 2 seconds. A knowledgeable guide is a must to go through each of the exhibits, none the less this is a very interesting place...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This observatory has what appear to buildings that are in fact tools for measurement. The scale is amazing, particularly when you notice the fine scales marked on each instrument to allow very accurate measurement of the location of stars and constellations. Well worth a visit...More

Thank StuartnMsJane
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Worlds biggest sundial is situated here and it is accurate to within 2 seconds this is a very interesting place if your with a guide it helps as he explains it and why there is so many different instruments

Thank reeceyb
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Hugely photogenic park area. Do it while you’re around City Palace/Hawa Mahal. It doesn’t need to take long. As others have said (and I was glad I had read here), worth getting a guide to understand the instruments (fixed price 200 rupees). Really interesting.

Thank Caroline M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you are into this sort of thing, then this place is an absolute marvel of the brain power that existed many years ago to understand and predict the movement of the sun - amongst other things. Brilliant!

Thank LiLiCockerpoo
Reviewed 5 days ago

The site has numerous incredible sun dials etc and if you have a guide to explain their use and function, it is quite fascinating. They are so accurate and so huge. Also quite interesting is the zodiac signs which have their characteristics explained. Our guide...More

Thank theresalwaysone
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Shandar monument ,only science base place , very well known place in jaipur ,made by maharaja Sawai jai singh

Thank Nomad23953343543
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were a bit over temples and forts so visiting this amazing site and learning about astronomy and astrology was terrific. The relevance to modern day matching making and arranged marriages gave me another insight into Indian culture. And the accuracy of something built so...More

Thank barbaramclure
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Jantar Mantar was fantastic, every beautiful structure built for the purpose of understanding the celestial bodies. They are precise and organic, and visually stunning, if I hadn't learnt anything from this place, simply seeing it would have been enough

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SudeepKumarP2
January 25, 2018|
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Yun L
Hi, I have discovered that in India, most people have the mentality that tourists should be charged exorbitantly high price ie rob all tourists. Taj Mahal entrance cost locals 15rupees but tourists must pay 200r. I needed a pair of slippers to go into temples because they require us to remove shoes before entering. Upon exit, your favourite walking shoes would have disappeared. My government registered tour guide give personal guarantee that 5000r for one pair of slippers is the lowest price. Prices are fixed and non negotiable. I refused so he took me to several shops. All gave about the same price. Eventually he took me to stalls on road sides and they wanted 1500r. My guide became extremely frustrated and impatient after taking me to 5 locations just to buy slippers. I eventually went to a roadside stall near my hotel to buy a pair of slippers (exactly the same) and it cost me 100r. I then discovered that my guide orchestrated the price (in his language) with all the stalls and shops to charge me 50x more because he gain percentages from the sale. I also discovered at a Indian theatre that he bought the ticket for me and charged me few thousand rupees but it actually only cost few hundred. Yes, this is pervasive throughout India. My advise is NEVER buy anything from shops that your guide takes you to. The Indian government sees it proper to charge tourists alot more than locals then no wonder everyone is out to rob tourists. The question is how to avoid being robbed?
January 16, 2018|
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Response from Yun L | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for your kind support. I find it extra disgusting that we pay for guides to guide us ie help us to avoid problems or being robbed. They used this position to use their language advantage to tell all sellers including... More
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January 15, 2018|
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Response from Alakh P | Reviewed this property |
Rs.50/- & Rs.100/- is for audio guide (they give you ear plugs which will tell you about everything inside) If you are visiting Jantar Mantar, any sort of guide- either a human or an audio.
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