Jantar Mantar Observatory

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Passionate about science and astronomy and an expert on the theories of Ptolemy, Copernicus and Galileo, the Maharaja of Jaipur, Jai Sing II, had this impressive open-air conservatory built between 1728 and 1733. It houses 17 instruments, whose forms bring to mind very contemporary sculpture. Each instrument has a function, such as the Nari Valaya Yantra, which calculates the time in different parts of the world, and the Brihat Samrat Yantra, an enormous sundial.

Useful information

Price:

200 ₹

Opening hours

9am-4.30pm - sound and light show in English at 6.30pm

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