About Jantar Mantar, Delhi

Jantar Mantar is situated in the Connaught Place region of the city of New Delhi. It consists of 13 architectural astronomy instruments. The site is one of five built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur, from 1723 onwards, as he was given the task of revising the calendar and astronomical tables. The chief function for the observatory was to compile astronomical tables and to predict the times and movements of the sun, moon, and planets. The 13 different instruments are all used for different purposes in figuring out the sun, moon, and planet cycles, and other astronomy measurements. This place is a visual treat and a good hangout spot for the visitors.

Must See

  • 18th-Century astronomy complex
  • Architecture of building
  • There are 13 instruments including the Samrat Yantra, Jai Prakash, Ram Yantra, Niyati Chakra, and Misra Yantra

How to reach

Close to Rajiv Chowk (Blue/Yellow Line) and Patel Chowk (Yellow Line) metro stations on Sansad Marg, Jantar Mantar is just a 10 minutes walk from the metro stations. You can also take an auto or a rickshaw from the metro station to reach here.

Tips

  • You a need a guide to explain stuff, else they will appear as random-shaped buildings in an open ground.
  • The security guards double up as guides and do a fairly good job of explaining. Charges are around Rs. 200-300.
  • The place is decorated with green grass, flowers, plants, and trees. Inside the campus, there is the beautiful construction of a number of astronomical instruments, you can see there and enjoy the view.
  • The wonder is when you calculate the time on one of the instruments and then compare it with the time on your watch. Try this for sure!
  • Take a sufficient amount of water with you.
  • Outside the Jantar Mantar gate, there are street shops for shopping.

Visit Time

Monday: - 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: - 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: - 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: - 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday: - 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: - 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: - 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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Waiting Time

30 min

 

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Entrance Fee

Yes

Indians: - 100 INR per person

Foreigners: - 300 Rs per person

Children below 17: - Free

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Time you can spend

1 to 2 hours

 

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Weather

Mist 17°C

 

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