Jantar Mantar, New Delhi

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Jantar Mantar, one of five open-air astronomy sites built by Maharaja Jai Singh II, contains instruments once used to revise the calendar and astronomical tables. Built in the 18th century, the facility allowed scientists to observe movements of the sun, moon, and planets. During your visit, look for individual instruments like Samrat Yantra, a huge triangle used as an equal hour sundial, as well as Misra Yantra, which measures the longest and shortest days of the year. Detailed descriptions in English accompany each instrument, so you may not need to hire a guide. Add Jantar Mantar to your New Delhi travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our New Delhi trip tool .
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  • I always take people here as its scientifically and historically significant, as well as ascetically pleasing. Also near to CP, so worth a quick look if you want to see sites around CP.  more »
  • There are around 13 architectural astronomy instruments which were built in 1724. It was built in Mughal emperor Muhammad Shah time. It is difficult to understand how the instrument works so some guid...  more »
  • The Jantar Mantar is an equinoctial sundial. On other side of the gnomon is a quadrant of a circle, parallel to the plane of the equator. The instrument is intended to measure the time of day, correct...  more »
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  • A quiet place right in the heart of Delhi. Great to be able to come here to relax for an hour or two. It's a pity that the instruments are not maintained as well as they could be. I also would have liked a little better description of them and perhaps a way to use them
  • Historical place surrounded by a good ambious places. Great site to visit and also a must watch place surrounded by trees and gardens. It is located very close to bazaars and connected by a week transportation.Cameras and visits would be charged for the entry but very minimal fare. Early morning and evening would be the great time to visit it.
  • Nice place visit. Has a value add to you knowledge. Entry ticket will cost you RS 15/person. Don't waste more than an hour as there as lots of places to visit nearby in CONNAUGHT PLACE.
  • Awesome place. I have visited first time yesterday and it was an amazing experience. Inside the place various huge instruments are available whose main work is to find out the details about various cellestial bodies like Sun.
  • GREAT PLACE FOR TICKLING YOUR ASTRONOMICAL BONE There is a lot to observe here! Which instrument does what, understanding the engineering of 1400 to 1600... But people do all sorts of crazy stuff here... Avoid going with non-observant people

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