A famous city in the northern part of the country,
Jaipur is dotted with historical monuments that portray
the glorious past of the city. Standing tall in the
Pink City, these monuments are reminiscent of the departed
era of gallant Rajput warriors. These monuments not
only hint towards the artistic bent of mind of the Rajput
clan of warriors but also illustrate their intellectual
The famous Jantar Mantar observatory located in the
heart of the Jaipur city is one such monument that suggests
that the person who got it established was an intellect.
Constructed by Sawai Raja Jai Singh II, this observatory
is useful in the calculations of time, longitudes, latitudes,
position of sun and other stars and for the prediction
of the arrival of rains. Various simple instruments
giving the most accurate calculation of time and other
things are extremely amazing.
Various instruments at the Jantar Mantar Jaipur include
Samrat Yantra, a device used to calculate time from
six in the morning to six in the evening. Jai Prakash
Yantra, an instrument positioned on the ground in the
shape of a hemisphere is used to denote the exact position
of the sun. Vrat Samrat Yantra, another dial at Jantar
Mantar Jaipur is the biggest sundial in the world. The
device used to calculate latitudes and longitudes is
known as Mantra Raj. Jantar Mantar Jaipur also has 12
small instruments that depict the position of the sun
in each zodiac.
Situated in the heart of the city, Jantar Mantar Jaipur
is located in close vicinity with the famous Hawa Mahal
and City Palace. Easily reachable from all parts of
the city, this observatory in Jaipur is a must visit
during your next trip to the Pink City.
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