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Address: Southeast Ujjain, Ujjain, India

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This science museum requires some improvement

This open Museum where sun dial and Jantar Mantar is constructed.Should be visited in Ujjain. But for foreign tourists there is no guide who knows English. And even our guide was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Kasaragod
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This open Museum where sun dial and Jantar Mantar is constructed.Should be visited in Ujjain. But for foreign tourists there is no guide who knows English. And even our guide was not able to explain the machine which could measure the distance between stars and this simple machine is not maintained well. This place is having rare collection and needs... More 

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Gurgaon
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I must say this Jantar Mantar is One of the best among four in India, This is well maintained and who is interested in Astrology or calculating time, they must visit Jantar Mantar of Ujjain. You can guide for the Jantar Manar at the location itself.

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Pune, India
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This place is one of the old places where Astrlogy was practiced based on the positions of various planets. Mande by a King called Maharaja Sawai Singh, almost more than 300 years back. various Yantras or monuments are located within the campus to predict / calculate postion of planets. There are sun dials and monuments indicating sunrise and sunset timing.... More 

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Mumbai
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78 reviews 78 reviews
37 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is the place which should not be missed even if you are not intended in Astronomy, Sky, Space or measurements or time. I feel very proud to visit this place and it shows the capabilities of Indian mind, who during that period of time could think and built these structures.

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Huntington Beach, California
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277 reviews 277 reviews
134 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is one of the observatories set up by Raja Jai Singh. The site is very compact. The guide will explain how the different pieces are used to tell time and the position of the stars. Ujjain is India's Greenwich as it is on the first meridian of longitude for Hindu geographers.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The place looks forlorn as pilgrims don't bother much, but we went there out of interest. The observatory setup by Raja Jai Singh, is very interesting, if you have interest and understanding of basic geography. There is a local person in charge who explains basic calculations and in a very interesting manner. The place makes one feel proud of our... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

In India,there are five Jantar Mantars in total, located in Delhi, Jaipur, Ujjain, Mathura and Varanasi. The purpose of the instrument (Jantar Mantar) located at this place is to measure the time of day, correct to half a second and declination of the Sun and the other heavenly bodies. The Guide at this place, explains in detail, the working of... More 

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Rajpura, India
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98 reviews 98 reviews
76 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Vedh Shala, locally known as Jantar Mantar, is an observatory built in the 17th century by Raja Jai Singh. Similar observatories are at Jaipur and Delhi etc.

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Indore
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98 reviews 98 reviews
16 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This place is among few in country.In old days this place was significant for most of the astrologer in calculating abot planets.But such an ancient and important place is not given importance by administration

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Bathinda, India
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

One of the lesser known attractions of the city,it is an observatory built by the usual suspect-Sawai Jaisingh of Jaipur when he was the governor of Malwa.It was renovated by the Scindias in the 20th century.It has the same set of instruments as one finds in Jaipur,but on a much smaller scale.It stands on the bank of Shipra river,and that... More 

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