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Address: Southeast Ujjain, Ujjain, India

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Enroute from Jaipur to Agra, stop in to see the observatory. Massive sundaial is accurate to 20 seconds and is the largest sundial in the world. There are a number of other... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Varanasi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is one of the five observatory in India. Massive sundaial is accurate to 20 seconds and is the largest sundial in the world. We can understand how the longitudes and latitudes cross here. There are a number of other exhibits as well -- for each of the signs of the zodiac.

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

good place for children to understand how the longitudes and latitudes cross madhya pradesh. there is a fee for this attraction but for children this is a great place

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Sioux Falls
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Enroute from Jaipur to Agra, stop in to see the observatory. Massive sundaial is accurate to 20 seconds and is the largest sundial in the world. There are a number of other exhibits as well -- for each of the signs of the zodiac, however the observatory was my highlight. It's worth a quick stop.

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Kasaragod
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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Address: Southeast Ujjain, Ujjain, India
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Madhya Pradesh  >  Ujjain

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