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Address: Southeast Ujjain, Ujjain, India
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Proud of our Past

A little way from the city is one of the five observatories built by Raja Jaisingh of Jaipur. It is still functional. I could compare my watch time with time shown on Sun Dial... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
DocMehta
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Bangalore
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Bangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A little way from the city is one of the five observatories built by Raja Jaisingh of Jaipur. It is still functional. I could compare my watch time with time shown on Sun Dial instrument (see photo). There is one more instrument that also shows time and that time also compared well. How did my ancestors design such instruments, about... More 

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Thank DocMehta
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I was very excited before visiting this observatory as it is listed as a functioning observatory. However, the functioning is just people noting down the values. It is no different from other Jantar Mantars and possibly the smallest of them all. If you have not seen the other Jantar Mantars (Jaipur, Delhi) then definitely do visit.

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

If you want to see how intelligent our ancestors were, check out this architecture and get a guide. Based on the sun's shadow, there are different markings and you can actually read the time. Must visit place in Ujjain

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Thank road2parin
New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Small however knowledgeable time instrument. You can learn how to read/guess time with the help of sun. However no sun no shadows to help understand this huge historic instrument.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Jantar Mantar is the place to visit during the trip to Ujjain. It arguably exhibits simplest of all the instruments which helps one understand the hindu calendar.

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Voronezh, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Nice small observatory with some interesting medieval astronomic instruments. The setting is charming - a nice garden next to the quiet river. It's better to have someone who can explain you about the way they used all those instruments :)

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Thank wichyk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Place is only for those with an interest in science, maths and astronomy. Ensure that you catch a right guide who doesn't mixes astronomy with astrology or with our Puranasa. It is basically a Laboratory.

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Varanasi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 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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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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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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