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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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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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Interesting Structure ! but should be maintained !

It is quite an interesting structure/observatory in the heart of Delhi built by Maharaja Jai Singh II. However, this place should be maintained in a much more better way lest the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

It is quite an interesting structure/observatory in the heart of Delhi built by Maharaja Jai Singh II. However, this place should be maintained in a much more better way lest the structures lose their sheen and charm overtime !! Good place for some interesting photographs!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

it is in the connaught place and near to park hotel. heritage property but not well maintained by the govt.

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This place is near to Connaught Place with minimal fee of INR 5/-. Good to visit for family & friends with neat & green environment to relax. Photographers & Astronomy lovers this place having some good stuff for you guys...!!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

beautiful monument however not kept up to the mark, place was full of youth who were using it only as a garden Monumnet needs upkeep

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New Delhi, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

You can spend time with kids and friends here. There is nothing particular to see in here. You need to buy entry tickets to enter the premise. It's different rates for Indians and Foreigners

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

its nice... easy way to go there by metro.... it clearly depicts the advance of science in those ancient time.... and advancement of technology....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Had visited Janatar Manatar, it is an incredible to believe that this is two centuries old.. There are plaques explaining what each structure means, but it is difficult to understand how the structures were used to tell distances etc. It would have been great if there were audio guides available with details on what to look for, how the structures... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A historical monument of astro science . This seem similar of Jaipur Jantar mantar. It shows science vision of ancient times. You need to understand how sunlight & instruments help us about day,time etc. If your are not interested you can have a brief photo session. Now a days it is small park in between & not maintained propertly

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is an observatory of extraordinary accuracy (to within 2 seconds) built in sandstone and marble by Maharajah Jai Singh of Jaipur in 1724. Quite apart from the incredible accuracy, the structures themselves would not look out of place in a modern sculpture park. Well worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

You are mesmerised by the delible equipments engraved on the structure. One is forced to feel how advance our astronomy would have been in olden days.

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