Jantar Mantar, Jaipur

Jantar Mantar, Jaipur

Jantar Mantar is the very famous tourist destination in Jaipur. The Jantar Mantar is situated in the main city of Jaipur, near City Palace museum. It attracts a large number of domestic and international tourist. Jantar Mantar is an observatory which is built in 18th century by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II of Amer, The Jantar Mantar is a collection of architectural instruments which were used in the study the movement of constellations and stars.

The  Jantar Mantar Jaipur is the largest and best-preserved observatory among other five observatories made by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II.  It has been listed in UNESCO World Heritage list. It consists of fourteen major geometric devices for measuring time, predicting eclipses, tracking stars’ location as the earth orbits around the sun, ascertaining the declinations of planets, and determining the celestial altitudes and related ephemerides. Each is a fixed and focused’ tool.

Jantar Mantar Jaipur
Jantar Mantar Jaipur

Famous architectural instruments at Jantar Mantar

  • Vrihat Samrat Yantra: This is a Sun Dial that can give the time to an accuracy of 2 seconds.
  • Sasthamsa Yantra: It is used for measuring the declination and zenith distance of Sun.
  • Jai Prakash Yantra: These are twin hemispherical bowl instruments.
  • Nadivalaya Yantra: Helps in determining the time.
  • Horizontal Sun Dial atop Nadivalay: Determines the time on the day of Equinox
  • Krantivritta Yantra: Measurement of celestial latitudes and longitudes.
  • Krantivritta II: Measures Celestial Latitude & Longitude.
  • Dakshinottara Bhitti Yantra: Measures the altitude or the angular height of celestial bodies.
  • Yantra Raj: Measuring ascendant altitude, time, the position of the sun and other celestial objects
  • Chakra Yantra: Measures declination distance from North or South of the celestial equator.
  • Digamsa Yantra: Determines the azimuth of a celestial object.
  • Unnathamsa Yantra: Measures altitude or angular height of a celestial object.
  • Rasivalaya Yantra: Measures the celestial latitude and longitude of zodiacs.
  • Kapala Yantra: Measuring the ascendant and zodiac
  • Laghu (Small) Samrat Yantra: Measures time
  • Great Ram Yantra: Measures the local coordinates of altitude and azimuth of celestial objects
  • Dhruva Darshaka Yantra: North Star Indicator
  • Disha Yantra: Indicates direction
  • Small Ram Yantras
Jantar Mantar Jaipur  is the largest and best preserved observatory among other five observatory made by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II.
Jantar Mantar Jaipur is the largest observatory among other five observatories made by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II.

Highlight Of  Jantar Mantar, Jaipur

Situated in
Jaipur City Rajasthan
Built By
Maharaja Jai Singh II
Renovated By
Major Arthur Garrett
Organization Associated With
Listed on UNESCO World Heritage List
Managed By:
Government of Rajasthan
Visiting Hours:
9:00 AM to 4:30 PM every day
Entry Fee For Indian
Entry Fee For Student
Entry Fee For Foreigner
Entry Fee For Foreigner Student
Fee For Photography

The Famous places Near Jantar Mantar are:

City Palace, Jaipur
Hawa Mahal
Jal Mahal
Jaigarh Fort
Nahargarh Fort
Amer Fort

How to Reach Jaipur, Jantar Mantar

The Jantar Mantar  is situated in the main city of Jaipur,
By Air
The Jaipur Airport is 7 to 10 km from the main Jaipur city.
By Train
Jaipur is connected to all major cities of India.
By Road
Jaipur is connected with National Highway (NH 8 and NH 11) which links to Delhi and Mumbai and other major cities.

Climate Of Jaipur

Jaipur is moderate in temperature.
Summer: Max. 45 °C Min. 25.8 °C
Winters: Max. 22 °C Min. 8.3 °C

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