Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar, Varanasi: Hours, Address, Jantar Mantar Reviews: 4/5

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sanju_222323
New Jersey12,410 contributions
Apr 2021
Situated on the rooftop level of the 300 yrs old Man Mahala (palace) in Varanasi, Manmandir ghat. it is locally known as the Jantar Mantar observatory built-in 1737 by the Maharaja of Jaipur, Jai Singh. The facility was created to help improve the Indian calendar and map-making.

The entrance to the terrace is closed due to covid, but the view is breathtaking. A walk around the terrace will introduce you to the different measuring structures. These include the Samrat Yantra, Laghu Samrat Yantra, Dakshinobiti Yantra, Chakra Yantra, Digansa Yantra, Narivalaya Dakshin, and Uttar Gola. Even if the observatory was built centuries ago, it is said that it can still be used with great accuracy up to this day that can even match modern astronomical instruments.

Due to other popular attraction in Varanasi, most tourists do not visit this historical landmark, Unlike its Delhi and Jaipur counterpart
Written May 12, 2021
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Stay282088
67 contributions
Feb 2020
Jantar Mantar, Varanasi is located next to the Dashaswamedh Ghat, the main ghat of the city. The site is housed in the 400 year old Man Mandir Palace and the astronomical instruments are on the terrace roof. Before viewing the instruments, there are three rooms on the ground floor of the palace created by the Archaeological Survey of India - all have easy-to-read and highly informative interpretive panels on the history of the Ganga, Varanasi, and the astronomical instruments - lots of photos, diagrams, and maps. A video called descendant of ganga was playing in the main room.
Written March 6, 2020
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Andrew W
59 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Had some time to kill on our last day on varanasi so thought we'd drop in. We were very surprised with how good this museum was, with lots of things telling us about the history of varanasi. To be fair, the observatory itself was amazing, but only a small part of the whole experience. The sound and light show, in particular, was amazing despite being only in hindi. Would thoroughly recommend.
Written February 5, 2020
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smandal2858
Nagpur, India626 contributions
Dec 2019
It is situated near Dashashmedh Ghat Varanasi. It is similar to other Jantar Mantars in various cities in India. View of Ganges from Jantar Mantar is great. It is ticketed site. A small museum is there. Information kiosk is available.
Written February 4, 2020
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rakeDelhi
New Delhi, India897 contributions
Jul 2019
Jantar mantar is aplace where you can feel the architecture to be really classic and somewhat similar to other Jantar Mantars in various cities in India, but this is unique as it is beside the ghat and you can hear the sharp noise of Ganges flowing.
Written August 7, 2019
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beginingofjoy123
Kolkata (Calcutta), India78 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
Was a place for astronomy, But for bengalies if you have seen joy baba felunath film, you can remember the last seen shooted here. It's nostalgic. A great view of ganges also
Written June 19, 2019
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TravellerMentor
Navi Mumbai, India550 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
There is nothing much to see at this place except Holy River Ganga view from the Top, small museum was there and nothing much to see and seem that Maintenance hasn't been done from long time but the River Ganga view.
Written May 4, 2019
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niya27
775 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
Jantar Mantar was at the top of a building near Man Singh Ghat. For Indians, entry fee is 15 INR per person. Photography is allowed free of cost. We enjoyed the view of Ganga from there.
Written July 30, 2018
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manansomani
New Delhi, India937 contributions
Mar 2018 • Family
very close to the main ghat and you cant miss it. A good pictursque place but could do with a bit more cleanliness. can be compared to jantar mantar delhi..
Written March 27, 2018
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268yusufn
New Delhi, India493 contributions
Feb 2018 • Friends
Its one of the famous place in varanasi and its a tourist spot. Nice place for photographer . Must visit.
Written February 28, 2018
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