Jantar Mantar

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Age Group
4 to 60
Visit Duration
1 to 2 Hours
Picnic Venue
Days & Timings
Sunrise to Sunset. Open All Days.
Tickets/Entry Fee
Indians - Rs. 5/-, Foreigners - Rs. 100/-
Guided Tours
Pre book the guide.
Food & Water Facility
- No canteen in the premises. Drinking water is available.
Restroom Available
Differently-abled/Stroller friendly
- Wheelchairs are available at no charge.
- Take a stroller if children are small.

It is a remarkable structure built by Maharajah Jai Singh II of Jaipur between 1727 and 1734. The 5 astronomical observatories, each with a specialized function for astronomical measurement, have captivated the attention of architects, artists, and art historians world wide. It consists of fourteen geometric devices used for measuring time, forecasting weather changes, predicting behaviour of planets and finding extraterrestrial altitude. Jantar Mantar is very popular among tourists and the people of Delhi. This structure shows the scientific acumen of ancient India. It is maintained by the Jaipur Government because it was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II of Jaipur.


Jantar Mantar was the logo of the 1982 Asian Games. It is one of the oldest astronomical observatories in India. Among the devices inside the Jantar Mantar, the biggest instrument is the “Samrat Jantar”. It is a protected monument under ASI (Archaelogical Survey of India)

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Sansad Marg, Connaught Place, New Delhi DL IN - 110001   Connaught Place   Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk (Yellow/ Blue Line)
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  • Brilliant History on display
    May 01,2014
    You can enjoy walking around and taking pictures. This observatory is a part of a set of five built in different cities,The one in Jaipur is the largest and the best maintained but if you don't go there make sure you visits this one. Worth visiting but would have been much better if maintained wel... 
  • Jantar Mantar
    Mar 31,2014
    Built in the early 1700s, this is one of the world's oldest astronomical observatories. i loved it as a kid and so does my son now. Great atmospheric and photogenic place, especially in the Delhi smog. Lots of instruments and you can wander around freely and get up close. Not too busy when we vi... 
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