Jantar Mantar Delhi
Jantar Mantar is an astronomical observatory, built by Sawai Jai Singh II. The tourists who visit Jantar Mantar also visit the nearby attractions of Jantar Mantar. The Jantar Mantar built in 1724 reflects the rational and curious mind of the Indians and their thirst for scientific knowledge. In the 18th century this observatory stands as a proof of the nascent scientific achievements of India. The other Jantar Mantar is located in Jaipur, Varanasi, Ujjain and Mathura.
Architecture of Jantar Mantar
The Jantar Mantra also known as Jantar Mantar constitute of 13 astronomy instruments built in the architectural form of huge structures which were in fact given as a task to the Maharaja by Mughal Emperor Muhammad Shah in order to revive the astronomical tables and annual calendar and at the same time ensure a medium to record and compile all the astronomical data and future predictions of time coupled with studying the movements of the Sun, Moon and other Planetary bodies.
How to Reach Jantar Mantar
The tourists can take auto rickshaws, taxis, buses or the Metro Rail to reach Connaught Place. Jantar Mantar is located in Connaught Place.
Entry Fee and Timings
INR 150 for Foreign Tourists and INR 50 for Indians Visit Timing : 10 AM to 6 PM, all days of the week
Best Time to Visit the Jantar Mantar, Delhi
October to March is the best time to visit New Delhi. Summers are very hot here in Delhi and should be avoided as much as possible as the temperature might rise upto 45 degree Celsius. Temperatures fall a little during the monsoons, but rains might hamper your sightseeing plans.