The JantarMantar monument of Jaipur, Rajasthan is a collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments, built by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh. Completes in 1738 CE.
It features the world’s largest stone sundial, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.Located near City Palace and Hawa Mahal of Jaipur, the monument features masonry, stone and brass instruments that were built using astronomy and instrument design principles of ancient Hindu Sanskrit texts.
The instruments allow the observation of astronomical positions with the naked eye.The observatory consists of nineteen instruments for measuring time, predicting eclipses, tracking location of major stars as the earth orbits around the sun, ascertaining the declinations of planets, and determining the celestial altitudes and related ephemerides.
The instruments are Chakra Yantra,Dakshin Bhitti Yantra,Digamsha Yantra,Disha Yantra,Dhruva Darshak Pattika,Jai Prakash Yantra,Kapala Yantra,Kanali Yantra,Kranti Vritta Yantra,Laghu Samrat Yantra, Misra Yantra,Nadi Valaya Yantra,Palbha Yantra,Rama Yantra,Rashi Valaya Yantra,Shastansh Yantra,Unnatasha Yantra,Vrihat Samrat Yantra,Yantra Raj Yantra.
9 A.M to 5:30 P.M
Entry fee for Indians : 50 Rs.
Entry Fee for Indian Students : Rs 15
Entry Fee for Foreigners : 200 Rs.
Entry Fee for Foreign Students : Rs 15
Video Camera Fee : 50 Rs
(From Ajmeri Gate) 1.6 Km
Time Taken: 5 min
You can get nearby food stalls mostly “matka kulfi”, “chaats” or restaurant.