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The Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar at centre of Jaipur tourism

Jantar Mantar at centre of Jaipur tourism

The ‘pink city’ has entered a new phase of heritage conservation and tourism with UNESCO declaring the 18th century Jantar Mantar there a World Heritage site last year. The astronomical observatory built by Sawai Jai Singh II, a ruler of the erstwhile Rajput kingdom, is now at the centre of Jaipur’s future tourism development plan. […]

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The Jantar Mantar

Spotlight on Delhi's Jantar Mantar to make astronomy popular

Spotlight on Delhi’s Jantar Mantar to make astronomy popular

By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi,(IANS) When Sawai Jai Singh of Rajasthan built the Jantar Mantar, the 18th century astronomical monument, he wanted to facilitate naked eye observation to make science of astronomy accessible to as many people as possible, says veteran architect and conservationist Anisha Shekhar Mukherji. “When Jai Singh built the first Jantar Mantar […]

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