Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar is an Ancient Equinoctial Sundial built during the time of Jai Singh II. There are a total of 5 Jantar Mantars in India, Locations are Jaipur, Mathura, New Delhi, Ujjain, and Varanasi it was started in 1724 and Took almost 11 years to be Completed. It is UNESCO WORLD Heritage Site.

History

Jantar Mantar was commissioned by Maharaja Jai Singh II in 1724, It was used to study Time and Differences between Plantes and also to study deeply astronomy, Movement of Planets, and Time at different Places. The list of Instruments used are below

  • Samrat Yantra
  • Jai Prakash Yantra
  • Disha Yantra
  • Rama Yantra
  • Chakra Yantra
  • Rashiwalya Yantra
  • Dingash Yantra
  • Utaansh Yantra

Jantar Mantar Architecture

Long Pillar Pillar is constructed with an Axial Angle of 45 degrees and Steps are built. Historians say that Huge Lens is placed in the place of Round Objects and Planets are seen from there. It is also built with Pink Sandstone.

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE

This Site was Granted UNESCO World Heritage Site Status in 2010, This has scientific Importance related to the study of Astronomical Bodies and the Study of Time between the Sun, Moon, and Earth. Based on Cultural and Heritage Category. It is Granted Status.

Best Season to Visit

Summer and Winter is the Best Season to Visit this place.

Entry Ticket Fee

This Place is Maintained by Rajasthan Government, The Entry Fee is Rs 15 for the Nationals of SAARC, For Foreigners it is 200rs. You’ll be charged separately for Videography and Photography.

Travel Route

This is located in Jaipur, There are Air, Bus, and Train routes to Jaipur. From Jaipur City, Jantar Mantar is just 5.2 Km away. Cabs, Autos, and buses are available.

Covid 19 Restrictions

There is on Going Lock Down, Temperoraily this place is closed for Visiting.