Home to the world’s largest stone sundial, Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is one of the 5 astronomical observatories in India, built by Sawai Jai Singh II of Jaipur. The observatory complex is located in the center of the walled city, close to the City Palace and Hawa Mahal.
Built during the 11th and the 12th centuries, the Living Temples at Thanjavur are a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Tamil Nadu. The construction of the temples is attributed to the Chola Dynasty who ruled southern India from 200-1246 AD. The temples are dedicated to the Hindu deity Shiva and are remarkable examples of Dravidian architecture.