“A walk on astronomical tables.“
The Jantar Mantar is a agglutination of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments built by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II, of Jaipur, Rajasthan. The monument was completed in 1734.
It features the world’s largest stone sundial, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The instruments at Jantar Mantar are fascinating for their ingenuity, but accurate observations can no longer be made from here because of the tall buildings around.
Between 1727 and 1734 Jai Singh II built five similar observatories in west-central India, all known by the name Jantar Mantar. They are located at:
|Places||Purpose of individual structures|
|Ujjain||Jaya Prakash Yantra|
Sunrise to Sunset
6:00 Am - 6:00 Pm
Open on All days(Sunday-Saturday)
INR. 5 (Indians),
INR. 100 (foreigners)
Parliament Street, Connaught Place Nearest Metro Station: Patel Chowk Direction: https://goo.gl/maps/K6xjjH7vfnDnDJ8v5