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The Jantar Mantar is one of the most iconic strutures in the city of Jaipur, Rajasthan in India. It was built by Sawai Jai Singh II. The Jantar Mantar is a World Heritage Site and is situated near the Hawa Mahal and the City Palace. The Jantar Mantar has the largest sundial made of stone in the world.
The Jantar Mantar is an observatory that houses 19 instruments, which are used to measure time and to predict eclipses, also to track the location of stars when the earth revolves around the sun. Some of the famous instruments are Chakra Yantra, Dakshin Bhitti Yantra, Disha Yantra, Jai Prakash Yantra, Samrat Yantra etc. The Yantra Raj Yantra is the largest in the world and is used only once in the year to calculate the Hindu calendar. The Vrihat Samrat Yantra, is the largest sundial in the world and is used to measure time by the shadow cast by the sun. It is believed that Sawai Jai Singh II, who had the Jantar Mantar constructed was himself a great scholar of Astronomy.
A light and sound show is also organized and is an added attraction.
This is the only science museum listed in Jaipur. There's also sixty-nine attractions listed in this city in other categories. You will find the exact location of Jantar Mantar on the map above.
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Following is a list of other museums found within few kilometers of Jantar Mantar. You may also view all museums in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
Maharaja Sawai Museum,
Shri Ramchandra Moorti Museum,
The Star Moorti Museum,
Arjun Art Gallery,
Jindal Moorti Museum,