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Jantar Mantar

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An observatory constructed in mid way between the years 1728 and 1734, Jantar Mantar is placed adjacent to the city palace. Literally this term means instruments and formula. Maharaja Jai Singh II was the progressive spirit behind this observatory, which has the accolade of being the largest stone observatory in the world. Historians are of the opinion that, Maharaja Jai Singh took long seven years to complete the construction of this observatory.

Renowned for the solid geometrical statuette, this observatory house fourteen major solid and fixed geometric instruments, which are used for tracing the stars and their orbits. Besides this, Jantar Mantar observatory helps to determine the time of eclipses, find out the altitudes along with computing time. A well-preserved monument, Jantar Mantar has been declared as a national monument in the year 1948.
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9 am to 4:30 pm daily
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Rs 20 (Indians), Rs 100 (Foreigners).

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Jaipur - The pink city of India

  by Akshay Balraj  on Jan 11, 2010
Jaipur, popularly known as the "Pink City" is a city full of architectural marvels. Visit this place along with your family and friends because Jaipur is going to turn their cheeks pink for sure!
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