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Jantar Mantar

Address: Southeast Ujjain, Ujjain, India
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Ranked #12 of 28 things to do in Ujjain
Type: Observatories & planetariums, Museums
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Type: Observatories & planetariums, Museums
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Pune, India
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 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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271 reviews 271 reviews
133 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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334 reviews 334 reviews
250 attraction reviews
369 helpful votes 369 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
76 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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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Top Contributor
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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
39 helpful votes 39 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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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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