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“Not that Gr8”

Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
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New Delhi, India
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“Not that Gr8”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

One you can visit but not that Gr8... you have better places to see in jaipur.. And once you go you have to take a guide with you coz they are the best one to explain about the equipments which are there

Visited December 2012
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Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
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“Place of Astrological importance”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is wonder full piece of ancient science. The Samrat Yantra can calculate time from sun up +/- 2 min from sun. There are more yantras which are still useful for astrological importance. It is recommended that if you really want to know and gather information regarding Jantar Mantar, please hire a certified/authorized guide who will explain the working of all yantras. This comes under Amber Development Authority now. Previously it was under State Archaeological Department and being Engineer I was in-charge for civil maintenance of this monument.

Visited January 2013
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Jaipur, India
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“Excellent place to see ancient astronomical instruments”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Jantar Mantar is a collection of architectural astronomical instruments. It has been inscribed on the World Heritage List as "an expression of the astronomical skills and cosmological concepts of the court of a scholarly prince at the end of the Mughal period". The observatory consists of fourteen major geometric devices for measuring time, predicting eclipses, tracking stars' location as the earth orbits around the sun, ascertaining the declinations of planets, and determining the celestial altitudes and related ephemerides. Each is a fixed and 'focused' tool. The Samrat Yantra, the largest instrument, is 90 feet (27 m) high, its shadow carefully plotted to tell the time of day. Its face is angled at 27 degrees, the latitude of Jaipur.

The Hindu chhatri (small cupola) on top is used as a platform for announcing eclipses and the arrival of monsoons, and the predictions are still better than those done by weather department in India.

Visited January 2013
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“Time waist”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Here is not intresting thing for turist here will come only student for study and maping but peapul come here for turism 1st time and last time i go their three time but i dont know why

Visited December 2012
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Jaipur, India
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“Biggest Observatory”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is the Indias largest observatory. Must see a place. This is close to City Palace, which shall not be missed also.

Visited June 2013
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