Jantar Mantar

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Jaipur, India

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Nair2011 Nair2011
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Open air observatory Jul 14, 2012
Jantar Mantar is an open air observatory built by Maharaja Jai singh in 1728. Located to east of the Chandra mahal, this attraction is UNESCO listed one in India.

Maharaja Jai singh has built open air observatories in 5 different places of India to study astronomy to satisfy his passion. This observatory is well preserved among all 5 and still we can calculate the Indian standard time by looing at the shadow in one of the instruments.

In order to achieve accuracy the instruments are here are made with stone and marble.The instruments here have used to measure the position of stars, altitudes,azimuths. Also then people used to calculate time of eclipses too using one of the instruments here.

An Audio guide instrument / human guide are must to understand the functionality and need of each instrument here. Being at Jantar Mantar is definitely make us feel proud of being part of history.

Being part of the 5 attractions composite ticket (Around 2 USD for all other country nationals) entrance fee to this observatory is very much affordable. This attraction is alao a must isit attractions while in Jaipur.
Sign at entrance
An Instrument at Jantar Mantar
An Instrument at Jantar Mantar
An Instrument at Jantar Mantar
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rahulshukla says:
Awesome place for history + science lovers
Posted on: Jul 31, 2012
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ashok_iiim1 ashok_ii…
1 reviews
Nice Instrument Mar 31, 2008
Nice instrument for weather forcasting, this instrument are too old but accurate,

it should be seen if anybody travel in jaiupr

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