Jantar Mantar, Jaipur, India

The Jantar Mantar is a collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments built by the Kachwaha Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur, Rajasthan. The monument was completed in 1734. It features the world’s largest stone sundial. It is located near Jaipur City Palace and Hawa Mahal, the Palace of Winds. The instruments allow the observation of astronomical positions with the naked eye.

Below a small selection of photos taken during a visit to Jantar Mantar. Click on a miniature-photo to enlarge it, then navigate using the arrows left/right of the photo or use the cursor keys on your keyboard.

Date: 13 october 2019