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Visit Jantar Mantar

Located at Parliament Street, Connaught Place, Jantar Mantar is an astronomical observatory that was constructed in 1724 by Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur. The main purpose of the observatory was to predict the times and movements of the sun, moon and planets, which is today classified as astronomy. The observatory houses three distinct instruments - the Samrat Yantra, the Jayaprakash and the Mishra yantras.

Located at Parliament Street, Connaught Place, Jantar Mantar is an astronomical observatory that was constructed in 1724 by Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur. The main purpose of the observatory was to predict the times and movements of the sun, moon and planets, which is today classified as astronomy. The observatory houses three distinct instruments - the Samrat Yantra, the Jayaprakash and the Mishra yantras.

The Samrat Yantra is a giant triangle and is basically an equal hour sundial that indicates hours, minutes and seconds. The Jayaprakash Yantra consists of hollowed out hemispheres with markings on their concave surfaces and the Mishra Yantra is a tool to determine the shortest and longest days of the year.

Few relevant information for visitors include the following:

  • A 5 star luxury hotel, The Park New Delhi is located just opposite the Jantar Mantar.
  • It is open all days from sunrise to sunset.
  • Entrance Fee: Rs. 5 (Indians), Rs. 100 (Foreigners)
  • No charges for photography.
  • For video filming: Rs. 25
  • Nearest metro station is Patel Chowk on Yellow Line of the Delhi Metro.



 

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Quick Info

  • Attractions

    Heritage
  • Altitude

    239 m
  • STD Code

    011
  • Best Season

    February - April, August – November
  • State/Code

    /110xxx
  • LANGUAGES

    Hindi, English, Urdu and Punjabi