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Jantar Mantar

Rajasthan Monuments

Jantar Mantar is one of the most popular attractions of Jaipur tours. One canít think about a complete tour to Jaipur without paying a visit to Jantar Mantar Ė one of the five observatories of India. It is considered as one of the largest and best preserved observatories of India. This amazing marvel was built by Sawai Jai Singh II in the year of 1724 AD even before the Pink City of Jaipur was built. It is described as the most surrealistic and logical landscape in stone.

Sawai Jai Singh II built this observatory with the help of skilled workers and managed to create a collection of astronomical instruments chiseled out of stone and most of which continues to provide accurate information to this day. While exploring the Jantar Mantar Observatory, the most striking instrument you will have to opportunity to see is the Brihat Samrat Yantra Sundial, an impressive yellow edifice to the far right of the observatory complex which has a 27 m high gnomon arm set at an angle of 27 degree.

Donít miss to pay a visit to Jantar Mantar Observatory during your tours to Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. Come and travel in Jaipur, and visit Jantar Mantar Observatory among several fascinating attractions which was built to measure the local time, the sunís declination, altitude, the declination of stars, planets, and to determine eclipses.

Jaipur is well connected by road, rail and air.

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