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Jantar Mantar

Southeast Ujjain, Ujjain, India
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Ranked #16 of 26 Attractions in Ujjain
Type: Observatories/ Planetariums
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- Sep 7, 2014
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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219 attraction reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
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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94 reviews 94 reviews
74 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Bangalore, India
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

We were impressed by the fact that the structure was so well preserved. I understand that this is the oldest Jantar Mantar of the 4-5 in India. Take a guide to really appreciate this place better.

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