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“Jantar Mantar - a world famous Observatory”

Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
Ranked #17 of 204 things to do in Jaipur
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

A unique assembly of astronomical "sun dials" ( to put it simply). We testing the time against our watches and the system is accurate today. The day we visited Hilary Clinton was also doing a shop stop. It is worth seeing.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Open air observatory with outsized instruments used to measure the time, movement of planets but also with an astrological element as the zodiac is used to assist making compatible marriage partners in India. Home of the world's biggest sun dial and fascinating to see how engineers/physicists of the past measured time! Definitely worth a visit for an hour but take a guide who will explain how the instruments work plus a hat and sun protection as it is outside and very hot.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Good insight into the maths and physics skills of the time. Lots of interesting instruments, get the audio tour.

Thank Tracey W
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Jantar mantar was developed by Sawai Jai Singh - erstwhile ruler of Jaipur who had an interest in astronomy. Of the 5 such observatories he constructed (including one in Delhi) this one is in the best condition.

You can see the sun-dials and other instruments which still tell the time and planetary positions accurately. It is a great way to appreciate the simple and basic instruments used by our forefathers to perform basic research in celestial objects.

Must visit if you have school going children. This is right next to the City Palace in the pink city and easily accessible. Give at least an hour to see the place properly.

Thank shouches
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

The ancient Observatory did the observations of the solar system on what looks to be rudimentary methods but the results were having amazing accuracy. The observatory shows the skills of the Indian scientist and their understanding of the world systems.

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