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Jantar Mantar - Delhi

Connaught Place, New Delhi, India
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Ranked #110 of 228 Activities in New Delhi
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Type: Observatories/ Planetariums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Built in the early 1700s, this is one of the world's oldest astronomical observatories.
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Navi Mumbai, India
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101 reviews 101 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Maharajah Jai Singh of Jaipur is credited with the building of five huge astronomical observatories one of which is situated in the busy Connaught Place area of New Delhi.The primary purpose of the observatory was to compile astronomical tables, and to predict the times and movements of the sun, moon and planets. Some of these purposes nowadays would be classified... More

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Chennai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

It's a one time play for someone who is interested in wandering to less frequented historic places, it is situated at the heart of Delhi, a one hour visit will be sufficient to explore the fantastic science it houses.

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Aloha, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Built in the 1700's calendar, clock, observatory and all around fantastic spot. Size is just mind blowing and fun for any technical minded person. Lots of restoration ongoing and will just get better as they complete the projects.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

historical, architectural, cultural and technical extraordinary achievement. Go and see, it is a must.

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Newdelhi india
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The Jantar Mantar was built about 300 years back commissioned to formulate Astronomical tables & predict the time & movements of the sun,moon & planets.The sun dial is built in vast red & sloping stone structures surrounded by palm trees & flower beds.This architectural building to table the astronomical figures did work very accurately in ancient times in all the... More

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Pune, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Most of the structures are under maintenance. though self explanatory boards are put up, its still hard to understand the astronomical movements. Its a nice place to visit but could had been better if ASI makes authorized guides available to explain the structures as in the case of Jantar Mantar in Jaipur.

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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Very hard to understand the structures. Many people use it is a park, However there is a lot of science behind this structure.

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Pune, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Its a waste of a trip and time since the site is a heritage site but there wasn't anything or anyone to expaln what the structures do and how they work. Had gone with kids since they were learning about it in school and wasted our time in the heat. Its Rs 5 entrance fee and free for kids under... More

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Breda
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Jai Singh created the Jantar Mantar observatories in northern India. They remain a legacy to the advancements in mathematics, art and science of India throughout the ages. It is only very unfortunate that the New Delhi Janrar Mantar is in such a state of disrepair, a truly sad reminder that even a relatively high admission fee for such a place... More

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Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

In central Delhi, fairly near Connaught Place and so we decided to visit whilst passing. The whole place had a rather abandoned and derelict feel to it, with little explanation of the various observatory methods. The similar observatory in Jaipur was a lot better so go to that one if you're heading to Jaipur too.

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