Jantar Mantar, Ujjain

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  • Decent. If you have never been to any, you must visit here. Sun dial is cool and simple to understand but other Jantar (Yantra - machines) are for astronomers. There is a small planetarium inside and ...  more »
  • Wel the place is good. Wish there was a guide who could explain a little bit in clarity. There was a priests who explained to us the meaning of different instruments but that was not sufficient. Never...  more »
  • Its a garden with small models of wonders. good place for children to enjoy with learning some science  more »
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  • One of the special attraction in ujjain and a scientific place developed in ancient India. Place where you can see how calculation were made for calenders and panchangs. There are only four such in India. Sun dial and dhruv star locator is nice. It is a place you must visit and show your child the knowledge of ancient India.
  • Jantar Mantar at Ujjain is one of the five observatories constructed in India during the 18th century. It is also known as YantraMahal. The purpose served by the establishment of this monument was collation of astronomical tables and prediction of movements of the sun, planets and moon. Raja Jai Singh had a keen interest in astronomy and studied several books dealing with Astro-mathematics. He wrote a collection of books on astronomy. Jai Singh has made great contribution for setting up the observatory in Ujjain. Later the observatory was restored in 1923 by MadhavRaoScindia. The instruments installed by Jai Singh in this JantarMantar include Sun-dail, NadivalayaYantra, DiganshYantra and Transit instruments. The ShankuYantra was built later under the supervision of Shri G. S. Apte. The ShankuYantra and DiganshYantra were remodelled in late 20th century. The concerned authorities installed marble notice boards detailing about the various instruments here in 1983. You can get complete information about working of these instruments from the details mentioned on notice boards. The observatory has an automatic telescope which offers you the view of planets in universe. An ephemeris is prepared and published every year with the help of these instruments.
  • Jantar Mantar (also called the Vedh Shala Observatory) established in the 17th century. Since, ancient times, Ujjain was the center of the studies and research of Hindu astrologers and astronomers and the observatory is evidence of the same. Jantar Mantar is derived from the words, Yantra and Mantra. It is located in the south eastern place of Ujjain and has four monuments. The first one, Samrata Yantra, 22 feet tall calculates the time. The second one, Nadi Walaya Yantra calculates the Equinoctial days. The third one, Dignasha Yantra calculates the positions of the planets and stars. The fourth and last one, Bhitti Yantra calculates the suns' declination and its distance from the zenith. It also has a telescope and a planetarium.
  • Went for a visit here good place But somone stoled petrol from my bike under the observation of ticket collector take care of your vehicle here
  • Nice place to learn about Indian historical astrology. Nice place for study tours.

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As with many of India's places of pilgrimage, Ujjain offers a number of accommodations, the most characterful of which concentrate around the main temples, located on the streets that surround them. Primarily small, budget-friendly hotels and guesthouses, they boast convenient access to the main sights and the town's lively center. Farther out, things get a little more spacious and luxurious, with larger hotels offering additional amenities, such as pools, spas, and restaurants.
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