Visit the World Heritage Site of Jantar Mantar in Rajasthan
Book cheap flights to India and discover the cultural heritage that flows through every nook and cranny of Rajasthan.
Situated in the north-west of India, the region encompasses the Great Indian Desert and is centred on the capital of Jaipur, known as the Pink City because of the colour of its terracotta.
Set against the backdrop of India’s oldest mountain range, Rajasthan is packed with great regions and Jaipur is chief among them.
Just 260km from Delhi, this magical city boasts plenty of great attractions, including the Jantar Mantar, a collection of large astronomical instruments including a well-preserved observatory that were built in the 18th century.
A World Heritage Site of great renown, the observation site boasts striking architecture and geometry, with the large-scale masonry creating unique instruments used for measuring time, predicting eclipses and tracking the location of stars and planets.
The Jantar Mantar was painstakingly restored at the start of the 20th century and declared a national monument in 1948.
Written by Erin Marshall
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