Jantar Mantar is one of the major tourist attractions in Jaipur. It is the biggest stone observatory in the world and was made during the Rajput period. Hundreds of people come to Jantar Mantar to witness the beautiful carvings and scientific inventions.
Jantar Mantar in Jaipur was made by Maharaja Jai Singh. Maharaja Jai Singh was the founder of the city of Jaipur and was a great connoisseur of art and science. The monument was made in the period between 1727 and 1733. It was later renamed as Yantra Mantra. The monument was refurbished in the year 1901 and was declared as a national monument in the year 1948.
Jantar Mantar, Jaipur is home to a wide range of architectural astronomical instruments. The instruments are designed with a blend of architectural and scientific inventions of the country. The observatory is made up of 14 important geometric devices, which were meant to measure time, eclipses, locating stars in their orbits, identifying the declinations of planets, and determining the astronomical altitudes. There is a Hindu chhatri (small domed cupola) which is located on top and serves as a platform to announce eclipses and the onset of monsoons. Stone and marble were used to construct the Jantar Mantar. The Sundial often attracts the huge inflow of tourists.
The Jantar Mantar is easily accessible from various parts of the city. It only takes 20 minutes to come to the observatory from the main city center of Jaipur. The city is well linked with various parts of the country through various modes of transportation.
There is also a wide range of hotels in Jaipur which offer comfortable lodging facilities. The city consists of luxury and heritage hotels, middle range hotels and budget and economy hotels.