The capital city of Jaipur is widely known for its formidable forts and magnificent palaces built in the traditional architectural style. In the mid-nineteenth century, British intervention in the political and cultural life of Jaipur paved the way for the capital’s modernisation. An array of public clock towers was built across the walled as well as modern city of Jaipur through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. These clock towers, which came to be called ghanta ghars in local parlance, are unique examples of architectural and technological eclecticism in Jaipur. They are, therefore, an important part of the built heritage of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Jaipur. Understanding the stories of these ghanta ghars and those of the people working towards the preservation of such intricate devices will hopefully revive public interest in their care and conservation.