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Tribute to knowledge and zeal in astronomy of Raja Mansingh, this complex boasts of sun dials and moon dials. Calendar for solar as well lunar mode, it also predict and depicts movement of five main planets. Must take guide to understand full value of the...More
It is good to see how astronomy needed to be precise because of astrology (which has very important role in India nowdays, too). Not too many different tools for measuring (majority of them are basically same thing set in different way), but it was interesting...More
There's entrance fee for this along with other tourist spot in Jaipur except city palace. So I would recommend you to get a composite ticket for such.
Jantar Mantar consist of a lot of construction meant for astronomic purpose. So if you are not interested...More
Historical momument, defeating all scientific paramaters, accuracy of the various instruments built more than century ago, beat anyones belief. Must carry your photographic equipment to caputre the instrument. So well maintained by the Authorities, neat and clean. Soft spoken, polite staff to guide you through....More
Lovely place to spend an hour or so.
Amazing architecture that was built to help with time, life and astrology.
The degree of accuracy of the sun dials is incredible.
They built horoscope systems as well, even if you don't understand how they work, they...More
This outside museum is next to the city palace. Incredible tools used in the 18th and 19th century all measured from Jaipur. Make sure to go on a sunny day to make use of the tools. Otherwise it's pretty boring to walk and not see...More
This monument is located close to the Hawa Mahal. It's an astronomical observatory. Jantar Mantar has several astronomical instruments. These are used to measure time, altitude, eclipse occurrence dates etc. A guide is a must here to get some understanding of the items on display.