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
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Sick big astronomy stuff. Very interesting. Nice open plan garden. Just wish I would've had more time here, probably worth getting a guide too. Very good
Beauty of a place, must go if you have children going to elementary or middle school. A lot of great instruments using sun dials created almost 400 years old that the kings of those days used for timekeeping and astrology. Do take a tour guide. These guys are good, they take around 200 rupees but do a good job of explaining the instruments. Also, they are not brokers who pose as guides but later take you to a boutique shop and try to sell stuff to you.
It's amazing to see ancient Indian technology. I would recommend a tourist guide app to know about the equipments in detail. I used trip my way app. Don't miss the audio video presentation room where they explain about the equipments.
Loved to see things Indians of that time have created. What's been built was way ahead of their time. We keep on admiring things built outside country, but in India there is lot to see & lot to explore. Loved the place.
Its useful if you are able to understand the instruments. Or else u need a guide who will charge a lot. We went in the afternoon and because it was too sunny and secondly, we didn't hire any guide. Hence, couldn't pay much attention to the instruments. If one can understand how to use those instruments, it is a good place