Jantar Mantar, Delhi, New Delhi

Built over 300 years ago by Raja Sawai Jai Singh of Jaipur, the Jantar Mantar in the heart of Delhi, is a great example of the advancements India had made in science and technology, particularly astronomy.

The Jantar Mantar is a series of Astronomical buildings made to be able to calculate the times and movements of the planets. The Jantar Mantar have evocative names like Samrat Yantra, Ram Yantra, Jai Prakash and Niyati Chakra; each of which are used to for various astronomical calculations.

The entire place is covered with green lawns and beautiful flower beds especially during winter and spring. With significantly fewer tourists thronging the place as compared to other attractions like Qutub Minar and Red Fort, spend some time just lazing around the place and enjoying its beauty. Aspiring photographers can spend a whole day as the myriad shapes provide excellent opportunity for clicking interesting images. The most tourists are content clicking pictures around the various symmetrical geometric shapes.

Location

Sansad Marg, Connaught Place, Delhi - Patel Chowk is the nearest metro station

Entry Fees

15 INR for Indians, SAARC & BIMSTEC and 200 INR for Others

Timings

9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Photography

Allowed Free of Cost

Videography

Allowed 25 INR

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