At Jantar Mantar in Jaipur, you’ll find the world’s largest sundial stone. This place a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has an ancient collection of 19 astronomical structures built in the open field. Including in these 19 objects are the zodiac signs – better find yours.
At first, you might not be impressed as they look like boring concrete in different shapes. But it makes a difference when you have a handy guidebook and the descriptions in each structure are well-written. So, read every written descriptions to appreciate each objects in front of you.
Each structure has its own function for astronomical purposes.
What’s their purpose? They’re used to measure the distances and observe the positions of celestial objects we see in the sky.
This observatory is the most comprehensive and best preserved in the country.
Its contribution to science is helpful in understanding celestial bodies beyond our Earth.
This is Samrat Yantra which can measure time with an accuracy of two seconds.
This instrument is so ginormous that it’s called as the “Supreme Instrument.” Unfortunately, no visitors are allowed to climb the stairs.
If you have an interest in both science and history, Jantar Mantar is your place to go in Jaipur.
Once you exit the City Palace, walk across the street and you’ll find the Jantar Mantar ticket booth. If unsure, ask the guard on duty.