JANTAR MANTAR located in PARLIAMENT STREET, SOUTH CONNAUGHT CIRCLE IN NEW DELHI .Delhi’s Jantar Mantar consists of 13 architectural astronomy instruments,
which can be used to compile the astronomical tables and to predict the movement and timings of the sun, moon and planets. The intelligent construction and placement of these instruments allowed the observer to note the position of heavenly bodies with their naked eye alone.
HISTORY OF JANTAR MANTAR
King Sawai Jai Singh was an accomplished scholar himself and was commissioned the task of confirming and rectifying the current data available on the movement of celestial bodies by Emperor Muhammad Shah.
Jai Singh wanted to refine the ancient Islamic zij tables so that the exact hour of the day could be determined. Eventually, he wanted to define a precise calendar and make accurate astrological predictions for both individual and social benefit.
To achieve this, he built Jantar Mantar in the year 1724 and the observatory in Delhi was the first one to be built.
Eventually, other observatories were constructed in Jaipur, Ujjain, Varanasi and Mathura as well. However, the condition of this observatory deteriorated quite a bit by 1867. After ceaseless efforts on the part of the government to restore it to its former glory, Jantar Mantar is now a popular tourist destination famous all over the country.
There are various instruments within the observatory of Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, namely Samrat Yantra, Jayaprakash, Misra YaSamrat Yantra, Jayaprakash, Misra Yantra. The Samrat Yantra is a giant triangle which is 70 feet high, 114 feet long and 10 feet thick. It is a sundial meant to measure the exact time of thentra.
The Samrat Yantra is a giant triangle which is 70 feet high, 114 feet long and 10 feet thick. It is a sundial meant to measure the exact time of the day with the accuracy of half a second. Although at that time sundials did already exist, but Samrat Yantra was a revolutionary one as it was extremely precise and could be used to measure the declination angle of planets as well.
TIMING , FEE AND REACH TO JANTAR MANTAR
DELHI JANTAR MANTAR IS OPENING TIME
6 AM TO 6 PM ALL DAYS (MONDAY TO SUNDAY)
How to reach Jantar Mantar
Jantar Mantar is located in the heart of Delhi city, hence it is easily accessible by road and metro rail. The nearest metro station to Jantar mantar is Patel Chowk. Tourists can also take local city buses as well as auto-rickshaws and taxis to reach here. Jantar Mantar is located on the Sansad Marg in Connaught Place, New Delhi.
Location Map for Jantar Mantar Delhi
DELHI JANTAR MANTAR ENTRY FEE
- Rs 15 PER PERSON FOR INDIANS
- Rs 200 PER PERSON FOR FOREIGN TOURISTS
- Rs 15 PER PERSON FOR SAARC VISITORS
- Rs 15 PER PERSON FOR BIMSTEC VISITORS
- Rs 0 PER PERSON FOR PHOTOGRAPHY
- Rs 25 PER PERSON
Best Time To Visit Jantar MantarBest time to visit this destination is during the months of September- March when the weather is pleasant.
Tips For Visiting Jantar Mantar1. If you are visiting during summers, try to visit this destination during the morning or evening hours.
2. Don’t forget to carry a bottle of water with yourself to keep yourself hydrated.
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