Jantar Mantar

sights / Historic

Jantar Mantar information

Location
Delhi , India
Address
Sansad Marg
Getting there
Metro: Patel Chowk
Prices
Indian/foreigner ₹5/100, video ₹25
Opening hours
9am-dusk
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The most eccentric-seeming of Delhi’s historic sites, Jantar Mantar (derived from the Sanskrit word for ‘instrument’) is an odd collection of curving geometric buildings that are carefully calibrated to monitor the movement of the stars and planets. Maharaja Jai Singh II constructed the observatory in 1725.