Jantar MantarCurrently Open [Closes at 04:30 pm]
- Address: Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
- Timings: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm Details
- Phone: +91-1412610494
- Ticket Price: 300 INR
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Observatory, Family And Kids, Architecture
The Jantar Mantar Observatory is an old observatory that includes several different apparatus that were used in the olden times to practice astronomy. Built in the time of the royals of Rajasthan, The observatory is a part of a group of observatories all over India that are enlisted as World heritage sites. This is because they were used to predict the movement of the celestial bodies long before modern science making them an extremely significant development in the history of science.
Marble Sandstone and bronze make up the Jantar Mantar in Jaipur. This ancient wonder could do it all from predicting eclipses to keeping time. What is amazing is that a very detailed analysis of the structures and positions of planets could be done with the structures in this place. The largest of these is the SamratYantra, which notifies the time of the day. Some of the equipment is also said to have been used to predict monsoons.
jantar mantar is one of the main tourist attractions to visit and should definitely feature in you Rajasthan Itinerary 2 Weeks
- The Jantar Mantar has been declared as a National Monument. The adjoining smaller equipments include the Ram Yantra, which depicts improvised designing and functioning specifications.
- Adult: 300 INR Foreigner
- Adult: 55 INR Indian
- Nearest Bus station: Badi Chopad Bus Stop
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79.42% of people who visit Jaipur include Jantar Mantar in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
74.28% of people start their Jantar Mantar visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Jantar Mantar
74.04% of people prefer walking in order to reach Jantar Mantar
A great sight with some very interesting Observatory equipments and Ancient Indian knowledge about Astronomy and Astrology. The place is full of huge structures relating to cosmic observations and each of them has a specific function, though it may not be easy to understand their functions at first. A guide may be useful here if you are interested in knowing the facts and science behind these. Otherwise you may just read the small descriptions there and click some awesome photographs. Food and drinks are also available but I didn't try any so won't comment.
It is one of the few observatory build by the Maharaja of Jaipur. Which shows how earlier people used to describe the horoscope and other activities related to persons life. Its better to have a guide here who will give you a details of every aspect. Also one short movie is played here in which one can have a idea of the people used to get details from this huge and perfectly man made observatory. Also if you are student and carry a student id card then you will get 90% concession on entry ticket.
It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is an astronomical observatory site that has a collection of 19 astronomical instruments. It features the world's largest stone Sundial. You should visit this site with a tour guide. You can take assistance from the booking counter for a licensed tour guide. Entry fee Rs 100 per head. Tour guide charges separate. Students and senior citizens get concession with valid ID proof
This Observatory is an absolute wonder. The largest structure aligns with the North Star and the slope is at 27 degrees. Jaipur's latitude is 27 degrees! There are also instruments for telling the time by the shadow cast. We spent a fascinating afternoon looking at all the instruments. Make sure you visit the museum and watch the short film presentation which explains some of the geometry behind the instruments. Well worth IR200 to get in.
Top class . Indian astrology in different level. Perfect tool for prediction of horoscope with a little knowledge. It's like a tool which reveals hidden secret perfectly. All the observatory are perfect designed in a wise manner. Top notch . No words to describe the work of Maharaja who was the main reason behind this wonder. It's one of the wonder of India even we can say as unique Wonder which is far away better than the other. Must see. If you are an Indian you must visit once in your life time. It shows our ancestors intelligence.