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“Visit only if you are interested in Astronomy”

Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
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Private Tour: Jaipur Sightseeing Including Jantar Mantar, Amber Fort and Jeep...
Ranked #9 of 232 things to do in Jaipur
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Pune
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“Visit only if you are interested in Astronomy”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

The concept, the creation, the quest of knowledge of the then ruling kings..... But if you are interested in Astronomy only then visit this place. Absolutely cant understand anything. The guides are horrible..they tell you whatever....! You should really have a person with you who can explain the functions of the varied instruments there.

Visited December 2012
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“India - Land of Zero”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

India, said to be the birthplace of "Zero", and great Indian Mathematician "Aryabhatta". The Jantar Mantar justifies this. This is such a wonderous place; that such technology was available at that point of time. Words can't explain my thoughts. Just see it - you'll feel exactly the way I am feeling while writing this review.

Visited September 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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“Genius!”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Awe inspiring to know that centuries ago there were scientists who were able to make accurate astronomical predictions.Largest sun dial. Very well maintained, a must see for all kids to appreciate the wealth of knowledge India lost claim to.

Visited July 2013
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New York City
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“Great Historical monuments”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

This astronomical observation site built in the early 18th century features impressive structures that allow for the observation of astronomical positions with the naked eye. The sprawling complex includes a set of approximately 20 gigantic fixed instruments, which are mostly in great condition Historically the site was regarded a source of cosmological knowledge including seasonal forecasting. The structure is part of the UNESCO World Heritage landmarks.

Visited December 2012
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Namsos, Norway
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“Amazing place”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

This observatory from about the 17th century ( by Jai Singh) is quite amazing. Unfortunately we did not have a tour guide, but you can get along on your own as well. Nevertheless, a tour guide would be to prefer to explain how the instruments were used and how they worked.
Like other tourist places you can also find small shops to by indian clothes ( the climate is very hot, so you may need it ...).
The observatory is situated near quite a lot other historical buildings like Hawa Mahal and Albert Hall. To get to Amber Palace and Nahargarh castle you need a taxi.

Visited April 2013
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