Jantar Mantar, Jaipur


In the early 18th century, the Maharaja of Jaipur was interested in astronomy and constructed several instruments to observe the sun and the stars. He used the many instruments to compile astronomical tables from which he could predict the movements of the sun, moon and planets.
The instruments worked well, but even more interesting were their architectural qualities.






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