Jantar Mantar, the largest and well preserved observatory, situated at the heart of Jaipur City is a prominent attraction while you are touring in Rajasthan. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh II to make predictions on many verticals is now being admired for the use of precise geometrical shapes and the equipments preserved.
Out of the five observatories installed by Maharaja Jai Singh II at Delhi, Mathura, Jaipur, Ujjain and Varanasi, the one at Jaipur is the largest. The 27ms tall Sundial placed in this premise is acclaimed to be the world’s tallest one. Jantar Mantar Observatory is a classic example of the Ptolemaic positional Astronomy.
Various yantras meaning machines are found inside the Jantar Mantar premise, installed to measure the position of celestial bodies, equatorial systems, distance & diameter of the sun, eclipses and their positions and lot more. You will simply be awe struck to know about the astronomical expertise possessed by the Rajputs during those times.
Visiting Rajasthan will be a pleasant experience if you are planning a trip between September and March.
Jantar Mantar is located at the heart of the city, so approaching it is a hassle free one
Wear cotton outfits and comfortable foot wear to go around the complex in relaxed pace
With nominal charges, cameras can be used
30 minutes to one hour will be sufficient to visit this large complex and display of instruments.