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Jantar Mantar - Delhi

Connaught Place, New Delhi, India
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As featured in 3 days in New Delhi and 1 other guide
Ranked #93 of 219 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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Stockholm, Sweden
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Even without a guide there are information boards explaining the mechanism of the different structures. Interesting from a historical and from a mechanical perspective. The park does deserve a bit of love and care, and some renovation work seemed to be going on.

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Gurgaon, India
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Jaipur Jantar mantar is better. You can skip this. Good for kids. Quick visit is good enough for this attraction.

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Panaji, India
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This place built by maharaja Sawai jaisingh of rajasthan. It has different types of dials to know indian and foreign time. Guides are available there and charge 100 rs for 20 mins. Jantar mantar should be on must visit list in delhi and its worth opting for a guide.

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Gurgaon, India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

After visiting the Jantar Mantar in Jaipur, this one in Delhi was a disappointment. It was poorly maintained to the point that some areas were unsafe and there was a guard walking around who sporadically tried to keep kids from going into the unsafe areas. There was a lack of explanation as well. The one in Jaipur has a wealth... More

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West Mids
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12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I surprised myself with being interested in the "working" stone instruments on display. The information that they gave was truly amazing, luckily a volunteer / guide was on hand to explain the mechanics and readings. The largest sundial particularly looked fantastic as did the individual astronomy instruments. It was hard to believe the age of the observatory when you include... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Really nice to see this old observatory. You can enjoy walking around and taking pictures. There were also many photographs on display when we went. Just be aware that the fee to enter for non-Indians is 10x as much as the fee if you are Indian.

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Bangalore, India
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Good place for kids. Nice lawns to chill out. Local guides will tell u abt the place for a 100 bucks. Most markings are lost due to weather n lack of maintenance. The Jaipur one is operational, they say.

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Great atmospheric and photogenic place, especially in the Delhi smog. Lots of instruments and you can wander around freely and get up close. Not too busy when we visited. Quiet area away from the Delhi traffic. Plenty of benches to have a rest. Small entrance fee.

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Guwahati, India
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The beautiful scientific and astronomical constructions at Jantar Mantar of Delhi is similar to the one at Jaipur, it was also built by the same Maharaja of Jaipur, but is smaller in size. It is a beautifully maintained monument in the heart of Delhi, but strangely doesn't attract too many tourists. In the recent past, it has also become the... More

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Good Place to quick sightseeing without much hassle, shows 18th century observatory and most important its free of charge ;)

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