Jantar Mantar


  • Jantar Mantar Jaipur
  • Astrological instruments at Jantar Mantar to view constellations
  • Samrat Yantra at Jantar-Mantar
  • Yantra Raj in Jantar Mantar
  • Jai Prakash Yantra with Chakra Yatra in the background
  • Close view of Jai Prakash Yantra at Jantar Mantar
  • Ram Yantra
  • Inside Ram Yantra
  • Narivalaya Yantra

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About Jantar Mantar



The Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is the largest and one of the best preserved of five observatories constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh all over northern India. For being a reputed astronomer, Jai Singh was commissioned by Emperor Muhammad Shah, to correct the astronomical tables and to confirm the data that was available on the planetary positions. He took nearly seven years to finish the Jantar Mantar. It was restored in 1901 and in 1948 the famous observatory was declared a national monument. The Jantar Mantar in the Pink City consists of multiple structures of stone masonry built in varied and large geometric forms that have caught the attention of artists, architects and art historiographers throughout the world.

The observatory consists of 13 different instruments of various geometrical forms for calculating the time of day, the heights of heavenly bodies, predicting eclipses and the situations of constellations. These instruments are of gigantic sizes so that accurate readings can be obtained. The instruments can make accurate measurements within one second. Jantar Mantar consists of the Jaiprakash Yantra, Samrat Yantra, Ram Yantra and the Composite instrument which contains a sundial and an enormous hemisphere on the northern wall.

The colossal Samrat Jantar is the sun dial that is 90 feet high and its shadow is carefully contrived to tell the time of a day. The small domed cupola (chhatri) at the top is used for predicting eclipses and the coming of monsoons.

Till date, the instruments of Jantar Mantar are used for forecasting weather, the duration of seasons, the intensity of the monsoon, and the prospects of flood or famine. The Jantar Mantar stands as a testimony to the wisdom of the former epoch and awaits the visit of every tourist.

Location



The Jantar Mantar, the observatory in Jaipur is located near the gate of the illustrious City Palace of Jaipur in Rajasthan.

Best Time to Visit



The best time visit Jaipur is in between October and March. If you plan your trip in the other months, you will either experience unbearable heat as the temperature rises to 45 degree celsius and even more, or you will come across the rains. Therefore, if you want to experience not only the attractions of Jaipur and also the great pleasant weather, then book your tickets in any month between October and March.

How to Reach



If you do not have much time and wind up the trip at the earliest, try taking flights. In fact, the Jaipur airport experienced frequent flight services that are most of the times on time. There are buses and cabs in the airport, so you will not find it difficult to reach the attractions from the airport.

If you think you have a little more time to spend travelling, you can go for either train or bus. Both of these services are frequent and top-notch. In fact, some of the attractions in the city are in close proximity to the railway stations. There are numerous buses that run to and from Jaipur. So, it much depends upon you which option you would be comfortable with.

Jantar Mantar- Entry Fee, Timing, Address, Official Website
AddressNear City Palace, Tripolia Bazar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002, India
Entry Fee :Entry Fee : Rs.40 per person for Indians
Rs 15 per person for students
Rs 200 per person for foreign tourists
Rs 100 per person or foreign students
Timings :Visiting Hours - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Phone No (Official)+91 141 261 0494
Official Websitehttp://museumsrajasthan.gov.in/mounment_Jantar-Mantar.htm
Photography allowed or notAllowed
Nearest railway stationMerta Road Jn Railway Station


Last Updated on : September 24, 2016