Imperial Rajasthan.com Home.Imperial Rajasthan Tourism India.
Imperial Rajasthan Tourism IndiaRajasthan Travel GuideRajasthan Tour PackagesTravel to rajasthanRajasthan HolidaysRajasthan Vacations
Destinations
Recommended Tours
Wildlife Sanctuaries
Fairs and Festivals
Forts and Palaces
Heritage Hotels

Jantar Mantar, Jaipur


Jantar Mantar, JaipurThe Jantar Mantar In Jaipur, Is A Unique Observatory With All Instruments Made Of Stone.


The Jantar Mantar is a collection of astronomical instruments, built by Maharaja Jai Singh II in Jaipur between 1727 and 1733. It is modelled after the Jantar Mantar in Delhi and is one among the five similar observatories he had constructed across North India.


The name Jantar Mantar comes from the words yantra for instrument, and mantra, for chanting; hence it literally means the 'the chanting instrument'. It consists of various geometric devices for measuring time, predicting eclipses, tracking stars, determining the celestial altitudes and many more related phenomena. The Samrat Yantra, which is the largest instrument, is 90 feet high and tells the time of day. The cupola on the top was used as a platform to announce eclipses and the arrival of monsoons.


These were built of locally available stone and marble. These instruments have an astronomical scale, marked on the marble inner lining. The Jantar Mantar was declared a national monument in 1948 after extensive restoration.


The instruments are built in such a manner as to allow accuracy of readings. The Samrat Yantra, can give the local time to an accuracy of about two seconds. The Jantar Mantar has fascinated both astronomers and the ordinary populace since centuries. It just goes to show how the sciences were patronized by ancient Indian rulers.

 

 

 

Travel Details (mandatory)
Your Name Your Email
Your Phone Present Country
of Residence
Arrival Date Tour Duration
No. of Person(s)    
Tour
Pre-requisites
Please mention your other travel requirements related to catering, accomodation and lifestyle needs.
It will help us to serve you better.
Your Area of Interest (optional)
Monastearies Fairs and Festivals Adventure Tribals
Buddhist Wildlife Temples Shopping
Pilgrimages Forts and Palaces Hill Stations Beaches / Backwaters
   

Copyright © 2016, www.imperialrajasthan.com
Recognized by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India
National Tourism Award Winner

National Tourism AwardThe Travel Agents Association Of India, TAAIThe Indian Association of Tour Operators, IATOInternational Air Transport Association, IATAGovernment of India, Ministry of TourismIndian Mountaineering Foundation, IMFAdventure Tour Operators Association of IndiaISO-SMRAMERICAN SOCIETY OF TRAVEL AGENTS (ASTA) The Travel Agents Federation of India

Powered by SOFTTIX

History of Rajasthan Culture of Rajasthan Rajasthan Handicrafts Cuisine of Rajasthan People and Religion Tribes of Rajasthan Music and Dance
Ajmer Bharatpur Bikaner Bundi Jaipur Jaisalmer Jodhpur Khimsar Kota Mandawa Mount Abu Osian Pokharan Ranakpur Udaipur Other Destinations
Palace on Wheels Adventure and Sports Fairs and Festivals Forts and Palaces Rajasthan Spas Heritage Hotels Wildlife Sanctuaries
Lake Palace Devigarh Palace Umaid Bhawan Palace Ajit Bhawan Fort Rajwada Rambagh Palace
Pushkar Fair Urs Fair Ajmer Urs at Galiyakot Sheetla Mata Fair Banganga Fair Kaila Devi Fair
Ranthambhor National Park Desert National Park Sariska National Park Ghana National Park Darrah Sanctuary Mount Abu Sanctuary
Albert Hall Museum Amber Fort Dargah Sharif Havelis of Jaisalmer Hawa Mahal Jantar Mantar
googlecode