A man years ahead of his time, a king with a vision and the treasury to fulfill his dreams of astronomy on a grand scale.
Amazing glimpse into the intelligence and astrological influence of the 18th century. 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... More
Jantar Mantar is an excellent example of ancient Indian Astronomy and Maths. Whether one you know anything about the stars, astrology or astronomy or not but I was amazed to see the structures of early astronomy which is still working. All the structures are very well maintained .Go early before the crowds pour in. The Equinoctial Sundial , Meridian Chamber... More
Situated next to the City Palace you can visit here on the same day,only do here first or last ,certainly not at noontime as there is no shade. You will need a guide to help you understand these remarkable structures and even if you are not astronomically or scientifically minded you will find this site absolutely fascinating.
An old king of Jaipur was very very fond of astronomy and so he created the jantar mantar for accurate predictions of time, weather and most importantly astrological predictions and placement of outer space bodies.
While more for nerds than thrill-seekers, Jantar Mantar is certainly worth a visit. A world heritage site consisting of oversize man-made instruments. I didn't get a guide, but felt that I missed out as one would have explained to me what the structures are for. This is certainly something I recommend because otherwise it just looks like some strategically placed... More
Best place to visit Jaipur - in terms if a rare and unique place. Knowledge of astronomy captured in unique physical structures. Avoid the heat. U w need about 1.5 hours to do justice kids liked it
If your mathematically minded youll love this. i personally found it a lot to take in however still very interesting astrological area but because its all made of concrete it gets very hot there so take some water and a hat
Jantar mantar as an excellent example of advancement of Indian Astronomy and Maths... This may be an excellent place for students of astrology and maths but for me it's just a collection of random structures and devices. Must hire a guide if you want to understand any thing here.
This is a must for those in search of obsessively built astronomical buildings and walls with exquisitely calibrated curved marble 'slide rules' that enable precise tracking of the sun and stars. Imagine a sundial, with a 40m gnomon and a minaret on top, or an excavated hemisphere with precisely aligned, intersecting curves. Truly amazing.
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