Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
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9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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  • Lakshmi Biradar
    Bengaluru, India112 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the 5 major jantar mantar of India.
    Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is an extraordinary astronomical observatory built by Maharaja Jai Singh II in the 18th century. Jantar Mantar is an array of Indian astronomical instruments. It consists of 13 architectural astronomy instruments. The observatory is made up of geometric devices in the form of what appears to be modern architecture. These are for measuring time, predicting eclipses, tracking stars. One of the 5 major jantar mantar of India. We took guide to understand these amazing instruments. I recommend taking a guide to understand better. Price for a guide is 400 Rs. But we bargained it to 200 Rs Ticket: 50 Rs for Indians & 200 Rs for foreigners.
    Visited October 2022
    Travelled with friends
    Written 9 September 2023
  • Andythebaggie
    Birmingham, United Kingdom2,332 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating Mughal Era Observatory
    I have previously visited the observatory at Greenwich and found it to be much more interesting than I expected and it’s the same here. This is a large open air site, with various astronomical instruments including apparently the biggest sun dial in the world. There are lots more devices measuring planetary movements such was and still can be the Indian fascination with astrology. It’s wise to have a guide to make sense of it all. It’s a lot of fun though so well worth visiting and not just for those interested in science.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 October 2023
  • JohnRegoPark
    Rego Park, New York1,134 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    You need a guide for this kind of place
    This site is set up as an astrological park where all of the instruments are permanently constructed out of concrete and metal. But if you wandered around on your own, you would never actually understand it. You need a guide to interpret the meaning of these things because it would have no significance otherwise.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 3 November 2023
  • Ana V
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Please DO NOT WASTE MONEY ON GUIDE at Jantar Mantar
    The guides are not knowledgeable, on top of it they are arrogant. They don’t share much, cannot answer any of your questions. But they are the most expensive. Don’t waste money on them. At the far end of Jantar Mantar, they run a good documentary that explains you everything. Watch that first and then go around. You will know everything. No one tells you about this documentary because they want to make money.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 November 2023
  • Yuvraj Kakade
    Talegaon, India21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
    Interesting place to visit. It's shows how our ancestors were so advanced in astrology and astronomy than the remaining world. Extract and precise calculating reflects even in today's time. We need to show this to our children's and school students. The time calculator, patrika and kundali making was awesome.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 November 2023
  • The_Chappells
    Wellington, New Zealand151 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting
    Very interesting. We had a very knowledgeable guide which was helpful. Very hot day and very busy. Spent about 40 minutes looking around which was about enough time. Worth a visit to see how time was told in the past.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 December 2023
  • Passport53548753561
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Time Machine
    The Jantar Mantar is an observatory comprising of 19 instruments to measure the position and distances of celestial bodies. These 19 instruments are structures carved out of stone, depicting interesting geometric shapes. Vrihat Smarat Yantra is a huge sun dial at the centre of Jantar Mantar observatory.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 December 2023
  • FernAces6
    Hamilton, New Zealand62 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see in Jaipur
    This is such a fascinating place, must do with a knowledgeable guide to explain the movements of the sun & astrology aspects. Can spend up to 2 hrs there. Go early where the crowds haven’t yet arrived. By midday its too busy to be able to really appreciate the sights.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 December 2023
  • Abovetheclouds
    2,500 contributions
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    Highly recommend. Very interesting.
    Jantar Mantar is an astronomical observation site. This was probably the busiest attraction I had seen in Jaipur. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Highly recommend. Very interesting and I learnt a lot. Astronomy plays a major role in the lives of many people in India. Keep your ticket with you as they will 'tear' it as you exit. I am guessing so you can't come back again. Also to note there is a separate line for Indian citizens and foreigners / guides to purchase tickets. The foreigners / guides line was very short and I was inside within a few minutes. Also check your change as they decided to only give me some change back! After I protested, they gave me the rest. If you can, give the exact money.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 30 December 2023
  • RabiJha
    Hyderabad, India37 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small area but good instruments
    Having visited Delhi Jantar Mantar, this one has more instruments and is better maintained. It's located in a very busy area. You can give it a miss if you have seen such observatories earlier. The ticketing was very busy and guards outside indulge in malpractice of giving faster ticket for favour. Strongly suggest to take online ticket from Rajasthan Tourism website beforehand.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 January 2024
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Ramsy F
Manchester, UK1 contribution
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Jan 2024 • Friends
Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is a cool place with old instruments that track time and stars. It's a UNESCO site, showing India's smart history. People love visiting to see how smart old astronomers were. If you like stars and history, you'll enjoy Jantar Mantar.
Written 21 April 2024
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Ishita J
Jaipur, India3 contributions
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Apr 2024 • Family
a month ago
What a beautiful place it is !!
Jantar Mantar is one of the historical monuments in Jaipur (Rajasthan).
This is one of the five Jantar Mantar(s). This is still functional. This place is very well maintained. The added photo is the biggest sun dial, and the time depicted here is very close to the exact one (less than 10 seconds). The best time to visit is winter time (Dec - Feb) and during day light and clear sky. Clear sky let the sun light make a shadow and you will relate with all the sun dials here and understand it's functioning.
Happy Learning !!
Written 17 April 2024
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Odyssey53771936545
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Business
good place to visit. could connect with old stuff & you can spent some time too. you can visit city palace which is just next to this place
Written 8 April 2024
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Debby
Shaka's Rock, South Africa364 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Was a little intrigued and wondered why this would be a place that would be included on your itinerary?
My guide was so informative and I was fascinated with the history and how accurately the astronomical instruments all worked. Amazed at the worlds largest sundial - glad I went
Written 3 April 2024
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Rob R
Tredegar, UK1,417 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Stopped here on an organised tour, it wouldn't be somewhere I would usually visit. But our guide was very informative and explained how the place was first set up, which made my visit interesting. Not a must-do for me but certainly an enjoyable visit.
Written 1 April 2024
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Mark B
Liverpool, UK816 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
very interesting place particularly if you are interested in the signs of the zodiac
and how time was measured lots of different time measurement equipment
Written 26 March 2024
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neeratraveler
San Francisco, CA217 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Jantar Mantar is a world UNESCO heritage site and a must see. It is an observatory and has the worlds largest stone sundial. It also has 19 fixed astronomical instruments - Fascinating place.

It is next to the city palace and since I had spent a lot of time there I made the mistake of not hiring a guide. I thought that I could figure it out on my own but when I overheard some other guides explaining things beautifully, I realized that I definitely should have hired one.
Written 18 March 2024
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selyoink
Washington261 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
The instruments and signs explaining them were incomprehensible to me. I don't doubt this place is very interesting but a competent guide who can explain it seems essential if you are to enjoy your visit
Written 5 March 2024
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Anuj Khetan
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Experience time here.. you would realise how time is passing by, it's an architectural marvel. Can't beleive how perfectly this place was created, the sun dail is something you won't forget.
Must hire a guide for a better experience
Time taken 1 hr
Entry ticket 50; use scan and pay to avoid queue.
Written 3 March 2024
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Francisco A
Santiago, Chile115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Excellent and didactic experience. .Without a guide does not make much sense as they are able to describe you how all the instruments work and learn some astronomy basics. There are official gov guides at the entrance and they charge 400 rupees to groups up to 4 people
Written 18 February 2024
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