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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  • Generally people associate Delhi's Jantar Mantar as one for peaceful marches and a protest site. Like its famed counterpart in Jaipur, this contains some architectural wonders of medieval times which ...  more »
  • Jantar Mantar, a world heritage sight, is an astronomical observatory. There are many instruments inside the Jantar Mantar, to name the few like Samrat Yantra, Jai Prakash, Ram Yantra, Niyati Chakra, ...  more »
  • This is a historical spot situated in connaught place.. you must visit this is winters as it get very hot in summers. it is basically for time and movement of Sun and planets.  more »
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  • Over all it's a nice place to visit but not for too long. I'll explain the location in points, so that you'll know whether you want to visit this place or not. Good points as per me: 1. It's not crowded on weekdays 2. I'm a big nature fan and if you want a little glimpse of nature, you can visit this location and chill because this place is well maintained. Plants out here are in healthy condition. 3. It's clean and not noisy 4. No one would bother you much, if you want to relax for some time 5. Can click good photographs 6. You'll see an ancient clock here, with the help of shadow, one could tell the time. A few draw backs: 1. There is not much to do here 2. This place is not really big 3. Avoid this place in hot temperature
  • It is not a place where you can chill during day time for a long time. For couples it's good but not so relaxing. Privacy is not there. For family it's quite fun if you are visiting for the first time. Kids will have quite a good time. Overall time one should spend there is hardly 1 hour.
  • Nice place for curious n researchers. Great architecture and knowledge of astronomy is maintained in 18s era.which is itself the glorious history of Advanced Indian Astronomy. It is nowadays famous due to protests. Must visit !
  • I think this is a much better experience if you have a friend or guide with you to explain the context of what you're looking at. It's a fantastic example of ancient engineering but lost on me without a scientific ' translator'. Once you pay your money at the entrance you're left to your own devices. It was an early morning visit so l got the benefit of good light to take pictures. My loneliness was dispelled for me by the cute local squirrel who did various acrobatics across the trees.
  • It's a historical place. But if there is some demonstration.....how they worked with these in old days..... that would be a great experience. Otherwise seeing only the buildings ..... bring no interest. At least some pictures should be there. And there is no details description of it even.
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