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Jantar Mantar

An Ancient Astronomical Observatory In India

Janpath, Delhi
Museums > Observatories/ Planetariums
It was constructed in the year 1724. This time observatory was built after Mughal emperor Muhammad Shah allotted the task of re-examining the calendar and astronomical records to Maharaja Jai Singh II. This observatory completed the purpose of compiling astronomical records along with the task of estimating time and tracking the movement of celestial bodies such as moon, sun, and other planets. The word Jantra is derived from yantra, instrument, while the suffix Mantar is derived from mantrana m show more

Something unique

During the 1982 Asian Games held in New Delhi, Jantar Mantar was used on the logo of the event.

Tips from insiders

  • Take along a water bottle.
  • Do not litter the place.
  • They may charge you Rs 25 for video photography.
  • There is another monument, 'Agrasen Ki Baoli,' just a few meters away.