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Address: Southeast Ujjain, Ujjain, India

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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 January 27, 2016
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Noida, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

One of the well preserved place. Used for astronomical studies in ancient times. It is similar to other Jantar Mantar. Locally it is known as Vedhshala

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

Built by Raja Jaisingh, who later constructed Jantar mantar at Varanasi, Delhi & Jaipur also in 1758 or so, it is the pinnacle of Astronomical Structure anywhere in the world. His knowledge and the fact the Tropic of Cancer passes through this City (this point) makes this all the more significant.The movement of not only Sun or moon but all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

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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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

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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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.

1 Thank Srinivasa B
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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