Jantar Mantar

Open Time : 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

Entry : paid

Address : Jantar Mantar, Gangori Bazaar, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Why to visit Jantar Mantar

The Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is a group of 19 astrological instruments built by Sawai Jai Singh II, a Rajput ruler who founded the city. The largest stone sundial in the world is located at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. The City Palace and the Hawa Mahal are nearby.

Major Attractions: 

Vrihat Smarat Yantra (Huge Sundial): 

  • It is a massive sundial in the centre of the Jantar Mantar observatory. 
  • This is the tallest sundial in the world, measuring 27 m in length.
  • It is an equinoctial sundial that measures time to two seconds precision.

Ram Yantra: 

  • Ram Yantra calculates the Sun's elevation and planets' azimuth. 
  • The device is made up of two tube-shaped structures that are exposed to the sky.

Jaya Prakash Yantra:

  • This yantra is made up of two hemispherical bowls that look like sundials and are made of graded marbel slabs.
  • It aids in determining the elevation, azimuth, hour angles, and precise position of celestial bodies.

Chakra Yantra: 

  • It is a ring-based tool used to determine the coordinates and hour angle of the Sun. 
  • It consists of four semi-circular arcs on which the gnomon casts a shadow, allowing for the four-time daily determination of the declination of the Sun.

Nearby Attractions:

  • Diwan-e-Khas Hall of Private Audience (0.2 km)
  • City Palace (0.1 km)
  • Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum (0.2 km)
  • Elephant Fun Park (0.3 km)

Nearby Restaurants:

  • Govindam Retreat (0.5 km)
  • Midtown Multicuisine Restaurant (0.3 km)
  • The Tattoo Cafe & Lounge (0.3 km)
  • Hawk View Restaurant & Bar (0.8 km)

Ticket Price: 

  • For Indians- INR 50
  • For Indian students- INR 15 
  • For Foreigners tourist- INR 200
  • For Foreign students- INR 100

FAQ on Jantar Mantar

What makes Jantar Mantar Jaipur unique?

Out of the five Jantar Mantars that are existent in India, Jantar Mantar Jaipur is the largest. It is a sizable observatory built to foretell the timing and motion of the planets and other celestial bodies. It also has the biggest sundial in the world.

What are the nearby attractions close to Jantar Mantar Jaipur?

The nearby attractions include: Diwan-e-Khas Hall of Private Audience (0.2 km), City Palace (0.1 km), and Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum (0.2 km).

What are the nearby restaurants close to Jantar Mantar Jaipur?

The nearby restaurants include: Govindam Retreat (0.5 km), Midtown Multicuisine Restaurant (0.3 km), and The Tattoo Cafe & Lounge (0.3 km).

What is the cost to enter Jantar Mantar Jaipur?

The entrance fee to Jantar Mantar Jaipur is INR 50 for Indians, INR 15 for Indian students, INR 200 for foreign tourists, and INR 100 for foreign students.

How to reach Jantar Mantar Jaipur?

Taxis, buses, and even cycle rickshaws can take you from different sections of the city to Jantar Mantar. You can reserve cabs and taxis in advance or you can rent them from the hotels you are staying at. In Jaipur, rickshaws are the preferred mode of transportation.

What is the ideal time to visit Jantar Mantar?

Mid afternoon is the ideal time of day to visit Jantar Mantar in Jaipur. Midday is when the Sun is directly overhead, making it simple to comprehend how to interpret the results from each sensor.

Special Tip

It is usually a good idea to bring a bottle of water with you everywhere you go. This will assist you in staying hydrated on your journey.

By Mehrosh Shamim

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