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Jantar Mantar

Address: Sansad Marg, Connaught Place | Parliament Street, New Delhi 110001, India
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Ranked #71 of 330 things to do in New Delhi
Type: Observatories & planetariums, Museums
Fee: No
Owner description: Built in the early 1700s, this is one of the world's oldest...
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Type: Observatories & planetariums, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Built in the early 1700s, this is one of the world's oldest astronomical observatories.
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Sao Paulo, SP
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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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New Delhi, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful calm but need renovation,visited with friends so i personally enjoyed a lot,we captured many beautiful & Unforgettable moments.You should hire guide for this place. Feel Free To ask #TravelWolfie

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

A well-crafted Mughal Architecture which is not so well illustrated in Delhi, but is a marvelous just to think how the Mughals studied astronomy in those times.......Better to visit in Jaipur with a Guide than in Delhi. It would be better if the Government could maintain & have proper guides/signboards to illustrate the artifacts & provide a place for basic... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This place is something which needs to be preserved and I could see some work going, this ancient piece of work needs lot of attention

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New Delhi, India
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18 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The Jantar Mantar is located in the modern city of New Delhi. It consists of 13 architectural astronomy instruments. The site is one of five built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur, from 1724 onwards, as he was given by Mughal emperor Muhammad Shah the task of revising the calendar and astronomical tables. There is a plaque fixed on... More 

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Layer de la Haye, United Kingdom
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181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It's 100 INR for foreign tourists to visit, which seems a lot when you get there. There are five "attractions" in here, all of which provide forms of astronomical measurement. One was closed for refurbishment when we visited. There is a signboard by each, although I found them to be somewhat incomprehensible and full of jargon - so I don't... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This place is in very bad shape. It is a shame because it seems that it was clearly a remarkable scientific structure. However, it is obvious that it has not been well maintained. It is dirty and in very bad shape. Nonetheless, still worth visiting if you have time and you are interested in ancient observatories.

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Nanganallur, Tamil Nadu, India
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I went to Jantar Mantar, as I am a man of science and I do believe we, as Indians have failed to preserve the scientific temper held by our ancestors, which this unique place comes to represent. The place is relatively well maintained. The fee is nominal( Rs.5, Rs.100 for international visitors- another concept rarely understood by me...) and there... More 

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