Jantar Mantar


Jantar Mantar was built in 1724 in Delhi. The name “Jantar Mantar” is at least 200 years old. This is an astronomical observatory from where the movements of the planets can be seen. You will be surprised to see the astronomical instruments here. Its main purpose was to prepare an astronomical table and to estimate the time and speed of the sun, moon, and planets. Some of the important astronomical instruments here include Ram Yantra, Samrat Yantra, Jayaprakash Yantra, and Mishra Yantra.

Going to Jantar Mantar, one of the important tourist places of Delhi will prove to be a tour of entertainment as well as information. Before going to Jantar Mantar, you should know some things like how you can get there, what is the ticket charge, what time can you go, etc …

Jantar Mantar Delhi
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List of Instruments:

  • Samrat Yantra
  • Jai Prakash Yantra
  • Disha Yantra
  • Rama Yantra
  • Chakra Yantra
  • Rashiwalay Yantra
  • Dingash Yantra
  • Utaansh Yantra

History of Jantar Mantar

This observatory was built by Maharaja Jai ​​Singh of Jaipur. Its construction was in 1724 AD. Was completed in Maharaja J A Singh II constructed five Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, Jaipur, Ujjain, Mathura and Varanasi in total; They were completed between 1724 and 1735.

Basic Information About Jantar Mantar
LocationParliament Street, Cannaught Place, New Delhi
Nearest Metron StationPatel Chowk Metro Station
OpenAll Days
TimingSunrise to Sunset
Best Time To VisitAfternoon
Entry FeesRs.20 (Indians), Rs.250 (Foreigners)

Lesser-Known Facts about Jantar Mantar

  • The name Jantar Mantar is a combination of two words meaning Yantra and Mantra. In simple words, time is calculated from this, and the movement of the moon and sun was also measured.
  • The 1982 Asian Games used the logo of Jantar Mantar, which is based in Delhi.
  • All the instruments inside the observatory have been constructed very intelligently so that you can note the position of the objects of the sky by your own eyes.
  • The observatory was operational for about 7 years, within which the data was eliminated and calculated and handed over to the king. When a tall building was built around it, it stopped giving accurate figures.
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Best Time To Go Jantar Mantar

The best time to visit Jantar Mantar is the cool and dry season. By the way, between November to March, you can visit the site anytime. The weather is pleasant during this time. In November, the temperature of Delhi reaches 15 to 20 degrees.

How to Reach Jantar Mantar

The nearest metro stations from Jantar-Mantar are Rajiv Chowk and Patel Chowk. Get off Rajiv Chowk and exit Gate No. 6 and grab an auto to go to Jantar Mantar. It is 2 kilometers from Rajiv Chowk metro station. If you get down Patel Chowk, then you can walk from there on foot.


Online Ticket Booking

If you have made a plan, then you can book online ticket of Jantar Mantar through ASI Monuments.