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Address: Sansad Marg, Connaught Place | Parliament Street, New Delhi 110001, India
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: Built in the early 1700s, this is one of the world's oldest astronomical...
Built in the early 1700s, this is one of the world's oldest astronomical observatories.
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Jantar Mantar was built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur. Jantar Mantar is located in the heart of the city and is very close to Connaught Place. It consists of 13 architectural... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Jantar Mantar was built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur. Jantar Mantar is located in the heart of the city and is very close to Connaught Place. It consists of 13 architectural astronomy instruments. It is a historical place where there is an astronomical observatory which tells you how in the earlier times people used to check time. Till... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The Jantar Mantar of Delhi is a very unique monument of India which is an ancient clock to estimate the time. There are several instruments located made of concrete and each is designed very specially which work with sun and moon shadow light cycles.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The site looks nice and intersting but almost all structure were closed for working. It's frustrating because they don't say it when you buy your ticket...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Its a nice old monument with well maintained gardens around it. The best thing about the place is the time monitoring device build in the year 1710. Anyone having interest in science will be inspired visiting this place. Parking is not there so you will have to park your vehicle in Palika and walk.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This monumental sun dial was in a park in New Delhi near my hotel. The city is crowded so it is a nice bit of green space with happy locals and tourists. It is the second largest such astrometry historical structure in India and probably the world. Definitely worth a look to appreciate human interest in the cosmos.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Located at the heart of the city and is very close to Connaught place . It is historic observatory made Raja Jai Singh. . It was used as an observatory by observing from the shadows of the building . It is still considered as a major attraction for tourists and one can have Janpath shopping followed by visits to janthar... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Visited this place for the first time on a recent visit to Delhi. The entry has a ticket , but it is a wide open garden space with a lot of greenery ... In my city, we lack open spaces and garden so it was a delight to visit this site on my trip to Delhi.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

If you are into astronomy, you might find this place very interesting. The only "but" is that without a guide you can miss most of it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

If this feat of science had been built elsewhere is this world, it would give many a tourist attraction a run for their money. Unfortunately it is not. The fact that these 5 monuments have the ability to accurately measure time (with an error of max 2 seconds!) and celestial movement and were built centuries ago, gives me goosebumps and... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Visited this attraction on multiple occasions through the years and learn something new each time. The entry fee to this attraction is just Rs.5. It's fascinating to know how time and time and astronomy was studied back in the days. There are not many official guides available at this location. The ground security guards offer to serve as guides. I... More 

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