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Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, Jaipur

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Observatory Museum
A site dedicated to the study of astronomy, Jantar Mantar - Jaipur holds a place on the World Heritage List and plays home to a number of observational instruments. Visit the site, considered the finest of the nation's historic observatory facilities, and wander among 20 different astronomical structures, including a giant sundial topped with an observation deck. You'll find that these monuments, spread out across the complex's grassy grounds, allow for astronomical observation with the naked eye rather than a telescope. Consider visiting with a local guide to find out more about each instrument. To visit Jantar Mantar - Jaipur and get the most from your holiday in Jaipur, create itinerary details personal to you using our Jaipur itinerary maker.
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  • The Maharaja moved the city here from Amber Fort because there were too many hills there to properly map out the stars. So the astrological complex is integral to the city and is closely located to th...  more »
  • Good place to see Indian sculpture beauty . Yo can shop different Rajasthani style dresses n eat foods too. You can click pictures in Rajasthani style. There is clock also which shows time by sun move...  more »
  • A place to learn about ancient science Lots of yantra and its details mentioned there Hope we can understand those ....  more »
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  • 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.
  • Amazing place to be with kids having an inclination towards science. Was pretty amazed at unique ways of measuring time and planetary positions which people in the past used, despite the lack of any advanced equipments. Also, the audio tour is not worth it. They would be speaking almost the same thing written over boards there, but as a story. Skipping that and wandering at your own pace seemed a better option to me. A great place to go, but do keep an eye on the weather as it gets pretty hot out there in the open.
  • MUST for astronomy lovers. This place proved that ancient Indian astrology is not a myth, it's hence proved by astronomy. Which I love ... Love it. Clock is also super. 36 Nakshtra are also amazing. It proved that Horoscope & planetary positions are impact our life. Definitely MUST visit but only in good weather. Cold water bottle MUST carry with you. City Palace is very near. MUST have your own vehicle or cab.
  • One of the best mantained observatory. A guide is must to understand it. Be prepared to spend at least one hour there if you really want to know how knowledgeable and advanced our science was. There are some astrologers​ who will predict your future for a fee but I did not try them. There is a sun dial accurate to 2 seconds. Amazing.
  • A must watch. You can enjoy this place with a guide only or you have read enough about it. Otherwise you will not able to understand this place.