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Address: Sansad Marg, Connaught Place | Parliament Street, New Delhi 110001, India
Phone Number: +91-11-2336-5358
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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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Not Astronomy, but the DharNa (Agitation) center of Delhi

The Jantar-Mantar, in Delhi though was built around 190+ years ago by Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur as an observatory to study stars and astronomy research. The tall buildings that... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The Jantar-Mantar, in Delhi though was built around 190+ years ago by Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur as an observatory to study stars and astronomy research. The tall buildings that surround Jantar-Matar prevent you from making use of it that was originally intended to. We were told that these amazing looking Jantar (Yantra - instruments) and Mantar (mantra - formulae)... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is not any historic monument, it is just an instrument which measures latitude and longitude of celestial bodies (but its tough to figure out how). Though the structures built are at certain angles which you can make out. There is a structure which divides 360 degrees into 36 equal halves. There is a small garden where you can sit... More 

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Mussooree, Uttarakhand, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Maharaja Jai Singh II was just practising on this one. The observatory that is infinitely better to see is the one he had built in Jaipur. Much grander and many more instruments. However, if you have only limited time in Delhi and are not travelling beyond there, it is worthy of an hour at max.

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

it is very lovely place to visit with friends and family, the layout of jantar mantar was so beautiful that very one of must visit such paces and know the archeitture of past people

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Worth an hour of your time to see the giant sundial etc... created centuries ago by the King of Jaipur. Has stood the test of time. Small fee applies.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Very nice historical place. Some really nice instruments of old times which one can not imagine. One of nice heritage place.

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Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This is one of five Jantar Mantar constructed in early 18th Century by Maharja Savai Jai Singh II of Jaipur in five various city namely Jaipur, Delhi, Mathura, Ujjain & Varanasi. This Juntar Mantar of Delhi consists of 13 Architectural astronomy instrument. A Good Visit.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Jantar mantar is a place for people interested in astronomy. There was some renovation going on in bits and pieces. The structures have writings beside them that explains how they helped in mapping the stars in olden days. Apart from these there isn't much to see here. Overall it is a place to see for someone who is interested in... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

13 architectural astronomy instruments built in 1724 at the orders of Mughal emperor Muhammad Shah. Only monument which can make you understand and feel the truth of Astronomy.Fit for invoking inquisitiveness in all ages.It makes you wonder as to how our ancestors were so genius in Astronomy that they could translate complex problem in simple understandable laymen experiments. A neat... More 

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Gandhinagar, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Jantar Mantar amazed me by the way it so accurately works even today. The science they had 500 years ago seems so advanced that we can't but help wonder what else we don't realize about that age.

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