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Jaipur Observatory

Next door to the City Palace is the Jaipur Observatory, built between 1728 and 1734. Its Hindu name is the Jantar Mantar and it contains a series of monumental instruments for “….measuring the harmony of the heavens.” The scale of this place is astonishing, with each instrument serving a particular function and still delivering accurate readings after nearly three hundred years:

© Mark Simms Photography (2015)

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