About Jantar Mantar at Delhi, Entry Fee, Timings, etc.
Jantar Mantar at Delhi was located in the Parliament Street and was built by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1724. Similar collections of Jantar Mantar of 5 such observatories are located in Jaipur, Ujjain, Mathura and Varanasi.
Jantar Mantar consists of the stonework built with astronomical instruments which work well now as in olden days. This was built by Maharaja Jai Singh II. This monument is built out of rubble, bricks and plastered with lime. The instruments used in this construction were repaired and restored making some significant alterations from time to time. This place houses 4 primary devices- Samrat Yantra, Ram Yantra, Misra Yantra, and the Jai Prakash. The place also houses a small Bhairava Temple facing the east of the main site and this temple is also built by Maharaja Jai Singh II.
Inside Jantar Mantar
Jantar Mantar has various instruments in the Jantar Mantar. They are Samrat Yantra, Misra Yantra, Jayaprakash. Samrat Yantra is the giant triangle with a height of 70 feet, 114 feet long and 10 feet thick. The Samrat Yantra is a sundial which is used to measure the exact time of the day.
Jayaprakash Yantra consists of a hallowed hemispheres which the concave surfaces. Misra Yantra was designed to measure the longest and shortest days of the year. This Yantra also denotes the exact time of noon at different locations from Delhi. This is the only tool designed by Raja Jai Singh. Ram Yantra is the thing that represents the 2 circular buildings of South of Jai Prakash.
Jantar Mantar History
The King Sawai Jai Singh was a scholar and was commissioned the movement of the current data confirmation and rectification of the celestial bodies by Muhmmad Shah, the Emperor. Eventually, Jai Singh wanted to define a precise calendar and accurate astrological predictions for individual and social benefit. To achieve these things, he built Jantar Mantar in 1724 and it is the first observatory built in Delhi. Eventually this type of observatories was built in Jaipur, Varanasi, Ujjain and Mathura. Gradually in 1867, these observatories were worsened a bit. Jantar Mantar was the popular tourist attraction for one on their visit to Delhi.
Best Time to Visit Jantar Mantar
The best time to visit the place is from September to March which gives the tourists a pleasant feel.
Timings of Jantar Mantar
The place will be open from Morning 9:00 AM till evening 7:00 PM
Time to spend
One can spend a maximum of 2 to 3 hours to enjoy and view the place.
Entry fee for Jantar Mantar
The entry fee for Indian is Rs 5 and for foreigners it is Rs 100.
Photography is allowed into the place. The photography is for free.
How to Reach
Delhi Airport to Jantar Mantar – 14 KM and one can reach the place within 30 minutes
Delhi Railway Station to the place – 7 KM and one can reach the place within 20 minutes.
Delhi Bus Station to the place – 10 KM and can reach within 30 minutes.
Jantar Mantar, Connaught Place, Sansad Marg, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
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