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Jantar Mantar - Delhi

Address: Connaught Place, New Delhi, India
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Ranked #53 of 241 Attractions 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This no doubt a poorer cousin of its compatriot in Jaipur. The devices are dirty and some touts roam freely in the park. It's also located next to a very busy street and carpark so don't expect smooth traffic. We were introduced to india immigratiaIt's nonetheless a quick distraction if you done with other sites in Delhi.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

If you are interested in astrology or just curious about how they told the time, then this place is worth a short visit. However, if you are planning on going to Jaipur, there's no need to double up and you may as well just visit the first and now fully restored Jantar Mantar in Jaipur. The Jantar Mantar in New... More 

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New Delhi, India
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

the said monument is at the center of the delhi at CP. the monuments has different instrument which tells u the how the ancient time used to check what time is it and the day also.recommended to visit

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This is beautiful historical place as one can see the tools & instruments used some 100 years ago & with the help of nature. Better if guide facility is available as one may not understand the instrument just by looking at it.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

For some reason we were told again and again that this site was closed but each time we were given a different reason - it was saturday, there was a big strike, it was a festival, the bus can't go there and even the Prime Minister was visiting it - but being obstinate tourists we decided to go anyway. It... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I was amazed at all of the astromonical tools here which were very accurate. It helps to have a guide or audio guide to understand each instrument.

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New Delhi, India
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

What fun it is being at Janter Manter. I didn't see any. The place outside is always crowded by people doing dharna. Smell of urine is polluting the place. It is just a structure but people with astronomical interests or students may find place educational.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

reat Astronomical structures to predict the time & movements of the sun,moon & planet clock, observatory and all around fantastic spot, Beaware of fake guides

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Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

when visiting Delhi Jantar is one of the places you have to take a photo in - an ancient observatory built in 1724 it's now a park where you can marvel at the strucutures... just don't go there during summer it has not much shades and temperature can reach up to 40 degrees centigrade

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Mangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This place is located in one of the busiest area of Delhi near to Palki Bazar. Once you enter the place you see technical buidlings all around you and boards displaying how to study the buildings. There is free space to sit and chat with friends / family. The place is peacefull, cool and calm.

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