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Jantar Mantar is an observatory. It was built by Jai Singh, the Maharaja of Jaipur in the year 1737. He was an admirer of science and his zeal for...

Jantar Mantar is an observatory. It was built by Jai Singh, the Maharaja of Jaipur in the year 1737. He was an admirer of science and his zeal for astronomy led to the foundation of this huge edifice. It was built with the motive of calculating the local time and the height of a place as per the movement of the Sun, stars and planets and to determine eclipses. The place is well-known for its numerous structures in different shapes that have specialized function for astronomical measurements in Varanasi. Disha Yantra, Dhruva Yantra, Digansha Yantra, Krantivritta Yantra, Prakash Yantra, Ram Yantra and Samrat Yantra, are still used by many for different calculations.


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Timing

Open all days 10 am - 5 pm

PREFFERED BY

History Buffs, Photography Enthusiasts

TIME SPENT

Around 1 hour

ENTRY FEE

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Quick Info

  • Attractions

    Pilgrim, Jyotirlinga
  • Altitude

    80 m
  • STD Code

    0542
  • Best Season

    Oct - Mar
  • State/Code

    /221xxx
  • LANGUAGES

    Hindi, English