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Cult Rooms

Jaipur’s JANTAR MANTAR is an otherworldly playground designed for celestial gazing. Words by Debika Ray. Photograph by Apurva Madia / Getty Images.

Jantar Mantar is a playground of epic proportions: 19 enigmatic structures made of yellow stone and marble are scattered across 4½ acres in the central Indian city of Jaipur. They are perfectly proportioned for youthful exploits. Visiting as children on a school trip, my friends and I clambered up and down the enormous staircases, darting from edifice to edifice and chasing each other between patches of grass under the open skies and baking heat of Rajasthan. The site’s historical, scientific,

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