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Jantar Mantar, New Delhi

Categories: Observatories, Museums
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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. Plan to visit Jantar Mantar during your New Delhi vacation using our convenient New Delhi travel itinerary maker.
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  • My kids wanted to go here as they heard great things from friends. But none of the machies are working. No good maintainance. Some restoration is going on. Overall disappointment. We spend only 30 min...  read more »
  • This place is very close to Cannaught place. Best place for physics people. Its a very small place and it will take maximum 1 hr to visit and to understand the science behind it. 
  • This Jantar Mantar is not nearly as good as the one in Jaipur. When we were there, some parts were closed due to the work, while others were not accessible anyway. For example you can't read the time ...  read more »
  • For knowing our history... Like how people was used to check the time n all.. This is it.. But now a days.. It is crowded by couples
  • Worth visiting this 18th century historical edifice. A Mecca for astronomers, they can appreciate our rich past of astronomy. The giant sun dial known as Samrat Yantra tells the exact time of the day upto seconds.The well kept greens is ideal place to chill in sun during winter. One wonders at the painstaking effort gone behind the detailing in transferring orbital position of stars on the ground. A rich heritage created by Maharaj Jai Singh , started construction in 1724.
  • I loved this place.. It is very well kept and you can only marvel at the ingenuity of the Indian scientists/engineers of the age. It was designed to keep an exact time up to hours, minutes and even half-seconds. It also could tell the longest and shortest days of the year. Because of tall buildings all around it, it's no longer an effective time keeping device. To know more about the place, ask one of the watchmen to explain the workings and the historical significance of the place. There was a Mr. Luv Singh who did a fine job of being a tour guide for us. P.S. -- Please don't forget to tip these guys (watchmen) if you ask for a tour
  • JANTAR MANTAR - 18th century astronomy complex.... Wonderful place to hang out with friends... Nice maze...
  • Historic buildings and ways to observe space orbs by ancients astronomers. The bad things, there is no one to explains how it works.
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