The ghanta ghars (clock towers) of Jaipur silently stand at prime locations across the city. The decorative, thoughtfully crafted exteriors of these towers are visible to the public and possibly enchant the tourists flocking to the Pink City. However, the intricate and monumental mechanisms that form the heart of these ghanta ghars have been witnessed by only a fortunate few.
This image gallery presents previously undocumented/unpublished photographs of the unique architectural features of the ghanta ghars of Jaipur as well as the various parts of their clock mechanisms. Where available, historic photos of the tower clocks and their maker’s marks have also been added to fully appreciate the materiality of these important heritage objects.