Jantar Mantar, Delhi
Jantar Mantar was built by Maharaja Jai Singh II who was one of the kings of Jaipur in the 18th century. A scholar in physics, mathematics and astronomy, Jai Singh wanted to fix the problem of having to use inaccurate astronomical charts that were prevalent in the Mughal kingdom. That's how his observatory project was born. Jantar Mantar was one of the five astronomical observatories he built, with the others constructed in Jaipur, Mathura, Ujjain and Varanasi. Book tickets now and explore this architecture!
Things to see
- The Samrat Yantra is a sundial that measures the time of the day.
- The Rama Yantra was used to measure the position of an object in the sky.
- The Jai Prakash Yantra was used to find out altitudes, azimuths and the position of celestial objects.
- The Misra Yantra helped determine the shortest and longest days of the year.
How to get there?
- Nearest Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport
- Nearest Metro Station: Patel Chowk
- Nearest Railway Station: New Delhi Railway Station
- Nearest Bus Station: ISBT Kashmiri Gate and Anand Vihar ISBT Terminal
Jantar Mantar, Delhi, Connaught Place, Sansad Marg, New Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, 110001