Jantar Mantar is a very famous astronomical observatory built in 1734 for the study of space and time. In fact, it was considered as the largest observatories ever built.
In addition, Jantar Mantar consists of 19 astronomical instruments which caught the eye of many astronomers, architects and historians around the world.
Furthermore, “Smarat Yantra”, the world’s biggest sundial houses here. Moreover, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Also, King Sawai Jai Singh built this monument along with other Jantar Mantar in various cities like New Delhi, Jaipur, Mathura, Varanasi and Ujjain. Not to mention, it is the largest observatory among all.
Unfortunately, Jantar Mantar was destroyed in the 19th century. Then, Major Arthur Garrett, a keen astronomer took the work of restoration.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION about JANTAR MANTAR:
Location: Walking distance from City Palace.
Visiting Hours: 9am to 5pm.
Sound and Light Show Timings-
Hindi Show Timings: 7:30pm (Oct-Feb)
English Show Timings: 6:30pm (Oct-Feb)