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Jantar Mantar, Jaipur

In the State of Rajasthan, India there are any places to visit. Jaipur is one of them. Jaipur is the largest and Capital City of Rajasthan. Hindi, English, Brajbhasha languages are used in this place. Jaipur is famous for Forts, Palaces and Monuments. Jantar Mantar is also tourist place for visit in Jaipur. This place is located near Hawa Mahal and City Palace. The Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is considered to be the largest of the five observatories. The Jantar Mantar houses various architectural and astrological instruments that have caught the interests of astronomers, historians and architects around the world. It is considered to be one of the largest observatories ever built. The ideal duration of this place is 3 to 4 hours. This place is popular for Experience Seekers, Photo Fanatics, Wanderers.

The name derived from the Sanskrit words "Jantar" which means "Instrument" and "Mantar" which means "Calculate". The term "Jantar Mantar" literally means "instruments for measuring the harmony of the heavens or calculating instruments".

History

In the early 18th century Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II of Jaipur constructed five Jantar Mantar in total in New Delhi, Jaipur, Ujjain, Mathura and Varanasi. They were completed between 1724 -1735. The Jantar Mantar observatory was constructed between 1728 -1734. It is the largest observatories among five and best preserved and still running. It is a collection of 19 architectural astronomical instruments.

Places to Visit near Jantar Mantar

  • Hawa Mahal
  • City Palace
  • Amber Fort
  • Govind Devji Temple
  • Albert Hall Museum
  • Ridhi Sidhi Pol
  • Chand Pol
  • Jal Mahal
  • Ganesh Pol
  • Nahargarh Fort
  • Jaigarh Fort

Entry Fees

  • 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

Timing

The timing of the Jantar Mantar is from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM in all days of week.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit in Jaipur is in winters from October to March.

Climate

In Summer : The temperature in summer is 25  degree Celsius to 45 degree Celsius. 

In Winter : The temperature in winter is 5 degree Celsius to 22 degree Celsius. 

How To Reach

By Air : Sanganer airport is the nearest airport. The distance of this airport is 10 km from Jaipur.

By Rail : Jaipur Railway Junction is the nearest railway station.

By Road : Jaipur is well-connected to all major cities.