Jantar Mantar, in Jaipur is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is considered to be one of the largest stone observatories in the world. Built during the time between 1727 and 1734, the Jantar Mantar is one of the most precise astronomical instruments of its time and is still in working condition. One of the five observatories built in India during that time, the Jantar Mantar of Jaipur is surely a fascinating place to visit when in the city. This magnificent structure is not only the largest of the five observatories, of the same name, but it also houses the largest sundial in the world. Jantar Mantar literally translates to calculation instrument and with 14 structures that measure time, track stars and predict eclipses, visitors will find the observatory quite impressive and worthy of a visit.
Around an hour or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
All the 14 structures if possible, and not to be missed is the 27 meter Samrat Yantra sundial, the most impressive of all.
Tourists requiring prayer facilities when at the Jantar Mantar may not find it within the observatory; however they will be able to locate mosques in the city, since Jaipur is home to a number of mosques frequented by locals and visitors alike. The Jama Masjid is the most well known mosque in the city.
Muslims visiting Jaipur will be able to find quite a number of good Halal restaurants. Since many Indians are vegetarian, the city of Jaipur will also have numerous vegetarian restaurants, at which Muslim tourists could enjoy some delicious local vegetarian cuisine. Those visiting Jantar Mantar could ask the locals to direct them to the most popular restaurant nearby.