There are fourteen major structures designed to measure time, predict eclipses, track stars, measure declinations of planets, and such basic astronomical data.
This is the samrat yantra [the "supreme instrument"]. It is the largest sundial in the world and is accurate to within two seconds.
Walking through the observatory is like threading a maze.
Once we left the observatory we were again plunged into the colorful chaos of Indian street lite. Here some snake charmers perform for the crowds.
More decorated elephants.
We then proceeded to a local carpet factory for yet another shopping opporunity.
The as the sun set we went back to our hotel, the Jai Mahal, where we found a wedding in progress. I stopped to snap a few pictures from a distance, and then it was off to bed.