One of the most popular attractions in Jaipur, Jantar Mantar is a collection of some of the best astronomical instruments in the world. Its founder Raja Jai Singh, was fond of astronomy, more than he was of town planning. It was his interest in this particular field that culminated in the construction of astronomical observatories at that time when astronomy was given a back seat by the superstitions in the region. This structure was constructed in the year 1734.
Renowned as a UNESCO world heritage site, Jantar Mantar in Jaipur consists of 14 major geometric devices for predicting eclipses, measuring time and tracking stars in our universe. Quite fascinating for everyone, these structures are not only visited by astronomy and architecture lovers, but also by leisure travelers.
Over the time, the renowned observatory has been renovated again and again. Some of the popular structures in the premises of Jantar Mantar in Jaipur are the Samrat Yantra, Jaiprakash Yantra and Hindu Chhatri.