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It is a remarkable structure built by Maharajah Jai Singh II of Jaipur between 1727 and 1734. The 5 astronomical observatories, each with a specialized function for astronomical measurement, have captivated the attention of architects, artists, and art historians world wide. It consists of fourteen geometric devices used for measuring time, forecasting weather changes, predicting behaviour of planets and finding extraterrestrial altitude. Jantar Mantar is very popular among tourists and the people of Delhi. This structure shows the scientific acumen of ancient India. It is maintained by the Jaipur Government because it was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II of Jaipur.
Jantar Mantar was the logo of the 1982 Asian Games. It is one of the oldest astronomical observatories in India. Among the devices inside the Jantar Mantar, the biggest instrument is the “Samrat Jantar”. It is a protected monument under ASI (Archaelogical Survey of India)
Brilliant History on display May 01,2014You can enjoy walking around and taking pictures. This observatory is a part of a set of five built in different cities,The one in Jaipur is the largest and the best maintained but if you don't go there make sure you visits this one. Worth visiting but would have been much better if maintained wel...More
Jantar Mantar Mar 31,2014Built in the early 1700s, this is one of the world's oldest astronomical observatories. i loved it as a kid and so does my son now. Great atmospheric and photogenic place, especially in the Delhi smog. Lots of instruments and you can wander around freely and get up close. Not too busy when we vi...More
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