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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
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
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
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.
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!
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
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
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
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
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 roadside stalls to charge tourists exorbitant prices. They are not satisfied with double, triple or even 10x (15r for locals but 200r for tourists) above the normal price. They basically rob the tourist as much as they can get. The Indian government give them a registered license to give a FALSE sense of authority and ethical behaviour to cause tourists to trust them. I am so disgusted that I am telling everyone not to buy anything from shops that the guide takes you. By the way, I had 4 different guides in each city ie Jaipur, Agar, Delhi, Taj Mahal etc and they are all the same.