Jaipur: Fourth attraction (Jantar Mantar)

July 13, 2015

The observatory (Jantar Mantar) was my favorite part of our visit to Jaipur. (Well, I did do some killer jewelry shopping and we had a lot of fun at the hotel, and…) This particular observatory is the most prominent one among five observatories founded by Sawai Jai Singh. Check out the link above for some decent images of the instruments.

Here are John and I by our birth signs.

Libra Jen and Leo John

Below is a picture to give you an idea of the layout and magnitude of the instruments. There are some 20 instruments total. One of which is the world’s largest stone sundial that works ACCURATELY!

Observatory in Jaipur 042015

I will definitely make the trip to see this again next time I am in India. Were it built today with all of the ease of modern equipment and technology, it would still be impressive; but to think something this spectacular was accomplished in the early 18th century is just baffling to me.

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One Response to “Jaipur: Fourth attraction (Jantar Mantar)”


  1. […] number of attractions we saw in one day while visiting Jaipur. Technically we saw five because the observatory was at the entrance of the City Palace. Honestly, at the point we went through the entrance to the […]


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