Pic-A-Day Project: Hi Tech City

Tha Jantar Mantar at twilight, juxtaposed against the modern buildings of Connaught Place in Delhi
Tha Jantar Mantar at twilight, juxtaposed against the modern buildings of Connaught Place in Delhi

Juxtaposed against the modern buildings of central Delhi, the Jantar Mantar (an astronomical observatory built by Jai Singh II of Jaipur in 1724) proves the scientific bent of mind of our ancestors nearly 300 years ago. Mughal Emperor Muhammad Shah had these structures built in order to predict the movements of celestial bodies and compile astronomical tables.

Thank you Shalabh, for this lovely evening shot!

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Very nicely captured and contrast 🙂

  2. jaishvats says:

    A place like Jantar Mantar can be a super dooper tourist attraction. But sadly when I visited there I felt it was not getting the required promotion it deserved. There are some steps one needs to take to attract visitors, like may be guides or detailed descriptions of the various structures. Or did I miss those that were there?

    1. wanderfool says:

      Alas, that’s the fate of so many Indian buildings… In my idea world, all these old world monuments would be beautifully preserved and detailed information would be efficiently provided to visitors. One day perhaps!

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