Jantar Mantar, Jaipur, India

Jantar Mantar is a 18th century (1727-1734) large-scale Architectural Observatory in India designed and built by Maharaja Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. (There were five Jantar Mantars built in India, but only four remain.) The largest and best preserved Jantar Mantar is in Jaipur. One of the world's largest sundials is at Jantar Mantar, Jaipur along with a collection of 19 large astronomical instruments to observe the Universe, cosmos, stars, constellations, eclipses and more.

JoAnn Gillerman © 1995

JoAnn Gillerman © 1995

JoAnn Gillerman © 1995

Jantar Mantar, Jaipur, India

JoAnn Gillerman © 1995

Hemispherical Sundial at Jantar Mantar, Jaipur, India

A sundial is an astronomical instrument that tells the time of day when there is sunlight by the apparent position of the Sun in the sky. Nadivalaya Yantra Hemispherical Sundial at Jantar Mantar.

Aerial Satellites Imaging of Jantar Mantar, Jaipur, India

Aerial views of India and Jantar Mantar in Jaipur, India

Aerial view of the Samrat Yantra (translation: Supreme Instrument) is the World's Largest Sundial. It is at Jantar Mantar, Jaipur, India