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Places to See

Monuments

Jantar Mantar, JaipurJantar Mantar
Jantar Mantar is the most famous and elaborate observatory of its time. It was constructed in the year 1724 A.D. by Sawai Jai Singh II, even before the city of Jaipur was built, and has been described as the most surrealistic and logical landscape instone.

It was built to measure the local time, the sun's declination, altitude, the declination of stars, planets and to determine eclipses.



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Hawa Mahal, JaipurHawa Mahal
The Hawa Mahal, or the "Palace of Wind" built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799 A.D. is characterised by elaborate and fanciful architecture. The broad pyramidical facade comprises five storeys of semi octagonal overhanging windows with perforated screens, domes and spires.





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