Jaipur, the perfect place to explore wonderful forts and palaces. It has magnificent attractions like the Jantar Mantar, an astronomical instruments and central museum as well as wax museum. In Jaipur, we can learn about the rajputana architecture by visiting the popular City Palace, which till today is a resident place for the royal family.
The Jantar Mantar monument in Jaipur, Rajasthan is a collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments built by the Rajput king and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The name is derived from jantar (yantra,instrument, machine), and mantar (from mantrana,consult,calculate).Therefore, Jantar Mantar literally mean calculating instrument. The instruments allow the observation of astronomical positions with the naked eye. The monument expresses architectural innovations, as well as the coming together of ideas from different religious and social beliefs in 18th-century India. The Vedas mention astronomical terms, measurement of time and calendar. The gnomon (called Shanku) found at Jantar Mantar monument.
Hawa Mahal too holds interesting story, from the streets, the building appears to look like honeycomb with millions of small widows. Nonetheless, Jaipur maintains its royal past for the future that are revisited by travellers from across the globe every year. Amber fort, Nahargarh fort are the two star attractions in Jaipur that revolves around history and it must be visited.