Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Jantar Mantar Observatory and Juneja Art Gallery, Jaipur

Jantar Mantar Observatory

Being constructed between 1727 and 1734 by King Jai Singh II, Jantar Mantar Observatory contains a great curious assortment of structures each of which has a specific astronomical meaning. The word “Jantar Mantar” literally stands for “calculative instruments”. In total there are fourteen structures which track stars, compute time, and forecast eclipses. The most remarkable one is the enormous sundial of Samrat Yantra. At an altitude of 27 meters (about 90 feet), the shadow of the sundial moves approximately the width of an individual’s hand each minute. It’s an insightful exhibition of how swiftly time actually goes!
Jantar Mantar Observatory
Jantar Mantar Observatory (Image reference)
As Jantar Mantar observatory is just next to city palace, you can take a whole day to visit city palace, Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar observatory. But if you are not in any hurry, take at least two days to cover all three as there are lots of things to watch and do. As mentioned before, thus city palace and its surroundings are the main tourist destination for tourists travelling Pink city.
Entry to Jantar Mantar observatory cost just 10 rupees (20 cents), but if you have camera with you, you need to pay about 50 Indian rupees (around $1). Just like city palace and Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar observatory is open for all from 9 am to 4.30 pm 7 days a week. 

 Juneja Art Gallery, Jaipur

Got huge interest in Indian arts?
Want to keep some famous artworks in your collection??
Juneja Art Gallery also known as art chill, Jaipur would allow you to do so. Art chill has a wide array of contemporary collection of artworks by emerging and prominent Indian painters and artists. In fact, it can be called as a part of Amber palace as art chill’s museum is inside amber palace. You can buy artworks and paintings of your choice. Art chill has a branch in M.I. Road too.
Juneja Art Gallery, Jaipur
Juneja Art Gallery, Jaipur (Image Reference)
Kripal Kumbh:  Jaipur is famous for blue pottery. Kripal Singh Shekhawat, well kwon for his outstanding ability to create marvelous blue potteries, is the owner and founder of Kripal Kumbh. Both modern and classical designs of potteries are available here for sell. Never miss shopping here, if you are a true lover of blue pottery.

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