Jaipur, the Cosmic City in the north of India, has inspired generations of scientists, artists, and designers to understand and relate to the world.
The Cosmic City and its instruments.
"The Jantar Mantar is a collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments you can walk in and around."
Jaipur is designed on a nine-square grid connecting with the cosmos. Not only can you visit astrologers and have your palm read, but explore celestial systems through physical instruments in the Jantar Mantar.
Commissioned by the King of Jaipur and completed in 1734, the Jantar Mantar is a collection and outdoor museum of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments you can explore to better understand your celestial knowledge. Find your zodiac instrument and observe numerous sundials where the sun tells time on large and small scales to striking degrees of accuracy. The name Jantar Mantar comes from the Sanskrit language with the two words together meaning ‘calculating instrument’.
Included on the site is the largest sundial on the planet, Vrihat Samrat Yantra, which measures time in intervals of 2 seconds. Structures are made of local stone and marble, expertly carved and marked to be read on a scientific and metaphysical level.
Other structures at the site are used for measuring other units of time, predicting eclipses, tracking the location of major stars as the Earth orbits around the sun, and ascertaining the declinations of planets.
Don’t miss this astounding wonder.
This Unesco World Heritage Site is not to be missed. Used as a way to understand the universe for hundreds of years, the Jantar Mantar has been an exceptional destination point for world travelers from the fields of fashion, art, and science throughout the 20th and 21st Centuries. It’s one of the many places we take our participants to as part of our stay in the Pink City of Jaipur.