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Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, Jaipur

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Must see · World heritage site · Observatory · Museum
A site dedicated to the study of astronomy, Jantar Mantar - Jaipur holds a place on the World Heritage List and plays home to a number of observational instruments. Visit the site, considered the finest of the nation's historic observatory facilities, and wander among 20 different astronomical structures, including a giant sundial topped with an observation deck. You'll find that these monuments, spread out across the complex's grassy grounds, allow for astronomical observation with the naked eye rather than a telescope. Consider visiting with a local guide to find out more about each instrument. To visit Jantar Mantar - Jaipur and get the most from your holiday in Jaipur, create itinerary details personal to you using our Jaipur route builder.
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  • Such insightful visit. was awestruck seeing the accuracy that the equipment depicted. our ancestors were genius  more »
  • Waouh! I actually liked this much more than what I thought I would! At first it looks like a weird choice for a Unesco site, but in reality it is amazing how precise and grand was the knowledge of...  more »
  • Amazing place to visit in Jaipur. It preserves many ancient instruments which were used for time related calculations, which works very precisely till date. It features the world's largest stone sundial, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.The observatory is an example of the Ptolemaic positional astronomy which was shared by many civilizations. Very popular hub for tourists
  • Jantar Mantar, Jaipur, like the other Jantar Mantar s located in four other cities in India, have instruments for astrological observations, and some of them can also be used to tell the time at a particular time of the day by observing the shadow of the structures at different times of the day A very nice place for children as well as adults to understand that our ancestors were as well-versed as anyone else in the fields of astronomy & horology.... The accuracy achieved by these instruments, constructed centuries ago, is astounding, given the fact that giant leaps in science and technology since then, have not achieved the same levels of accuracy in today's measuring instruments of daily use...

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