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Jantar Mantar - Delhi

Address: Connaught Place, New Delhi, India
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Ranked #120 of 300 Activities in New Delhi
Type: Observatories/ Planetariums, Sightseeing Tours
Fee: No
Owner description: Built in the early 1700s, this is one of the world's oldest...
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Type: Observatories/ Planetariums, Sightseeing Tours
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

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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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Astronomical structures to predict the time & movements of the sun,moon & planet 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. In the centre of Delhi, about an hour will be enough to enjoy the... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The place can be a great picnic spot with its lush green gardens and massive space. The structure at the place is enormous in size and sadly some of it is not in good health. These were made centuries ago for astronomical observations and parallels with modern day technology with their scope. There is a entrance fee to the place... More 

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Prashant Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The Jantar Mantar is located in the heart of New Delhi near Connaught Place. The site is one of five built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur, from 1724 onwards for the task of revising the calendar and astronomical tables. The purpose of the Jantar Mantar is astronomy and astrology (Jyotish). The observatory was to compile astronomical tables, and... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

After visiting The Red Fort and passing to Jama Masjid and Chandi Dhowk, we went straight to Jama Mantar. There is an entrance fee at the gate. It was like a park where families can sit on the grass area and the kids can play. Its big and good to have a walk along the area while capturing the old... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Built over 300 years ago by Raja Sawai Jai Singh, Jantar Mantar in heart of Delhi, is a fine example of the advancements India had made in science and technology, particularly astronomy. Till date, precision of calculation done by observatory remains unchallenged. India must invest in science and technology to achieve in modern world what it achieved in ancient times.... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This was a place I frequented most as a 5 year old. The structures are now sadly of limits to visitors. Though maintenance work is going on the structures do look in great shape. The Garden too could do with better horticulture. Lots of love birds trying to get some privacy in the crowded city are behind every bush.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

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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