Jantar Mantar in Connaught Place, New Delhi
Jantar Mantar in Connaught Place, New Delhi

 Jantar Mantar : Astronomer's Delight

Address Sansad Marg, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001


ReasonsReasons to be here -
History dwellers, Science fanatics and Ingenuity of Indians!


Entry Fees Entry Fee -
5/person (Indian residence)
100/person (Foreign residence)
25/person (Videography)


Visitors Timings Timings-
All days of the week: Sunrise to Sunset


Travel DirectionWay to reach -
The nearest station is Rajiv Chowk Metro Station. You can hire an auto or walk to reach your destination and relishing some of the most famous places in Delhi en route.


Traveller's PickTraveller's Pick - Jantar Mantar

The name Jantar Mantar has been derived from Sanskrit language. Yantra (Jantar) means instruments and mantra means formulae. Hence in the parlance of scientific community, Jantar Mantar is an observatory to accomplish scientic purposes at the time when high performing, result oriented modern day scientific instruments were nowhere in sight.


It was constructed in 1724 by the Maharaja of Jaipur, Jai Singh who fostered the idea of building a fully functional and well equipped structure that can obviate the need of inaccurate astronomical instruments present at that time. Hence Jantar Mantar came into existence. The whole structure is made of stone and marble where every contour has significance of its own. The Samrat Yantra, the Ram Yantra, the Jayaprakash and the Mishra yantra, are few of the elite 13 instrument that were used to study movements and behavior of heavenly bodies namely, the sun, the moon and stars.


Once a harbinger of scientific era and an epitome of inventiveness in field of astronomy, Jantar Mantar has lost its sheen as an instrument of measurement; the reason being construction of building around the structure which hinders the process of accurate observations. Nevertheless, a scientific trailblazer, Jantar Mantar, is now serving as "ground zero" for people with a cause who likes to see India veering and thriving towards a better and brighter future.


"Jantar Mantar is not just a pioneer when it comes to a well structured and well laid out observatory to help human understand the know-how of the universe way back in 1724, but also substantiated the contribution of Indian scientists to the field of science who were bestowed with tenacity, acumen and deftness."


NearbyNearby Attractions -

Palika Bazaar - An electronic paradise, Palika Bazaar is famous for plethora of offering in accordance with "budgetarian" shoppers.

Metro Museum - Maiden metro museums in all of the South Asia, Metro Museum in Delhi depicts the rapid strides that Delhi made in terms of public transports and infrastructure development with the advent of Delhi Metro in last decade.


TipTRAVELER'S ESSENTIALS -

A precious little advice; starve yourself before visiting Jantar Mantar because you will and should gorge on the palatable street food available right outside this observatory.


Delhi Map - Jantar Mantar
Hotels near Jantar Mantar
York Hotel
Address: Connaught Circus, K Block, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Distance: 1.4 km
Phone: 011 2341 5769
Website: www.hotelyorkindia.com
 
Atithi-Bed & Breakfast
Address: 1, Jain Mandir Rd, Connaught Lane, New Delhi, DL 110001
Distance: 3.3 km
Phone: 011 2334 0085
Website: www.atithidelhi.com
 
The Metropolitan Hotel
Address: Bangla Sahib Rd, Diz Area, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Star Rating: 5 star hotel *****
Distance: 2.8 km
Phone: 011 4250 0200
Website: www.hotelmetdelhi.com
 
Hotel The W
Address: Connaught Circus, Connaught Lane, New Delhi, DL 110001
Distance: 1.1 km
Phone: 011 4626 2626
 
Hotel Bright
Address: Connaught Circus, M Block, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Distance: 1.1 km
Phone: 095 40 065678
Website: www.hotelbrightdelhi.in
 
Hotel Alka Premier
Address: M-20, Connaught Circus, Connaught Place, New Delhi, DL 110001
Distance: 1.0 km
Phone: 011 2341 6680
Website: www.hotelalka.com
 
HOST INN
Address: F Block, Connaught Place, New Delhi, DL
Distance: 0.6 km
Phone: 011 2331 0523
 
Hotel Palace Heights
Address: D-26/28, Radial Road No 6, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi, 110001
Distance: 1.4 km
Phone: 011 4358 2610
Website: www.hotelpalaceheights.com
 
Hotel Pallvi Palace
Address: BEHIND SHIELA CINEMA, Arakashan Road, Paharganj, 8572, Rajiv Chowk, Connaught Lane, New Delhi, DL 110055
Distance: 1.0 km
Phone: 011 2362 0650
Website: www.budgethotelsindelhi.com
 
The Corus
Address: B-49, Inner Circle , Connaught Place, New Delhi, DL 110001
Distance: 2.0 km
Phone: 011 4365 2222
Website: www.hotelcorus.com
 
Radisson Blu Marina Hotel
Address: G-59, Connaught Circus, New Delhi, DL 110001
Star Rating: 4 star hotel ****
Distance: 1.9 km
Phone: 011 4690 9090
Website: www.radissonblu.com
 
Alka Hotel
Address: P Block, Connaught Circus, P Block, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Distance: 2.1 km
Phone: 011 2334 4000
Website: www.hotelalka.com
 
Swift Residency
Address: 1st Floor, Rai House, P-23/90,, Connaught Place, Opp. Shivaji Bus Terminal,, New Delhi, DL 110001
Distance: 2.5 km
Phone: 011 2334 7616
Website: www.swiftresidency.com
 
The Connaught
Address: 37, Shahid Bhagat Singh Rd, New Delhi, DL 110001
Star Rating: 4 star hotel ****
Distance: 3.3 km
Phone: 011 2336 4225
Website: www.theconnaught.in
 
The Hans Hotel
Address: 15 Barakhamba Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Star Rating: 4 star hotel ****
Distance: 1.4 km
Phone: 011 6615 0000
Website: www.hanshotels.com
 
The Janpath Hotel
Address: Connaught Ln, Connaught Place, New Delhi, DL
Star Rating: 4 star hotel ****
Distance: 0.7 km
Phone: 011 2334 0070
Website: www.thechimehotels.com
 
Apartment 52
Address: Hanuman Rd, Connaught Lane, New Delhi, DL 110001
Distance: 0.2 km
Phone: 099 99 620593
Website: www.apartment52.in
 
The Park New Delhi Hotel
Address: 15, Parliament St, New Delhi, DL 110001
Star Rating: 5 star hotel *****
Distance: 0.3 km
Phone: 112374000
Website: www.theparkhotels.com
 
The Imperial Hotel
Address: Janpath Lane, Connaught Place, New Delhi,Delhi 110001
Star Rating: 5 star hotel *****
Distance: 0.8 km
Phone: 011 2334 1234
Website: www.theimperialindia.com
 
Hotel Asian International
Address: Janpath Ln, Connaught Place, New Delhi, DL 110001
Distance: 1.1 km
Phone: 011 2334 0101
Website: www.hotelasian.com
 
Shangri-La Hotel New Delhi
Address: 19 Ashoka Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi, 110001
Star Rating: 5 star hotel *****
Distance: 1.3 km
Phone: 011 4119 1919
Website: www.shangri-la.com
 
Hotel The Royal Plaza
Address: 19, Ashoka Road, New Delhi, DL 110001
Distance: 2.2 km
Phone: 011 4378 6923
Website: www.hoteltheroyalplaza.com
 
Le Meridien
Address: 8,Windsor Place, Janpath, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Star Rating: 5 star hotel *****
Distance: 1.9 km
Phone: 011 2371 0101
Website: www.starwoodhotels.com

Restaurants near Jantar Mantar
Barista Lavazza
Coffee Bar
Timings: 7am to Midnight
Meal for two - Rs. 350/-
Address: N-16, Connaugth Place, New Delhi
 
Bikanervala
Mithais, Snacks
Timings: 8am to 10pm
Meal for two - Rs. 300/-
Address: 1st Floor, Rajiv Gandhi Handicraft Bhavan, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Phone: 9717744098
 
Baskin Robbins
Ice Cream
Timings: 10.30am to 1pm
Meal for two - Rs. 200/-
Address: N-17, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Phone: 23713921
 
Cafe Coffee Day
Coffee Bar/Lounge
Timings: 8am to 11pm
Meal for two - Rs. 300/-
Address: N-11, Outer Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi
 
Cafe Uno
Coffee Shop/All-Day Dining
Timings: 24 Hours
Meal for two - Rs. 2500/-
Address: Shangri-La Hotel, 19, Ashoka Road, New Delhi
Phone: 41191919, 41191010/22
 
Costa Coffee
Coffee Bar
Timings: 7am to 3am
Meal for two - Rs. 300/-
Address: L-8, Connaught Circus, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Phone: 41500864
 
Domino's Pizza
Pizzeria
Timings: 11am to 11pm
Meal for two - Rs. 700/-
Address: M-42, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Phone: 23416880, 41517134
 
Espresso Grill
World Cuisine
Timings: 11am to 11pm
Meal for two - Rs. 1500/-
Address: 14, GF, Capitol Point, DLF Multilevel Parking, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Phone: 23363133, 7838599496
 
Grill, The
Mediterranean
Timings: 7pm to Midnight
Meal for two - Rs. 5000/-
Address: The Lalit, Barakhamba Avenue, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Phone: 23709000, 23411001, 44447777, 44447114
 
Hardiram's
Mithais, Snacks
Timings: 10am to 11pm
Meal for two - Rs. 400/-
Address: L-Block, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Phone: 47685300
 
Indian Coffee House
Cafe
Timings: 9am to 9pm
Meal for two - Rs. 400/-
Address: 2nd Floor, Mohan Singh Place, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Phone: 23342994, 9810267700
 
KFC
Fast Food
Timings: 11am to 11pm
Meal for two - Rs. 600/-
Address: A-12, Inner Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Phone: 41516306-07
Address: 6 & 7, Scindia House, Outer Circle, Connauht Place, New Delhi
Phone: 43593190, 43504848
 
McDonald's
Fast Food
Timings: 11am to 11pm
Meal for two - Rs. 250/-
Address: P-14, Connaught Circus, New Delhi
Phone: 23365146
 
Nirula's
Fast Food, Ice Cream
Timings: 11am to Midnight
Meal for two - Rs. 400/-
Address: K-14, Outer Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Phone: 23412868, 9953556523
 
Nirula's Potpurri
Multi-Cuisine (Indian, Thai, European)
Timings: 11am to 11pm
Meal for two - Rs. 1000/-
Address: N-64, 1st Floor, Outer Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Phone: 41517070, 23319420
 
Pizza Hut
Fast Food (Pizzaria)
Timings: 11am to 11pm
Meal for two - Rs. 500/-
Address: 58, Janpath, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Phone: 41500861, 41503030
 
Sagar Ratna
Multi-Cuisine (South Indian, North Indian, Chinese)
Timings: 8am to 11pm
Meal for two - Rs. 400/-
Address: K-15, Connaught Circus, New Delhi
Phone: 23412470, 23417455
 
Taste of China
Multi-Cuisine (Chinese)
Timings: Noon to Midnight
Meal for two - Rs. 700/-
Address: N-18, Connaught Circus, New Delhi
Phone: 47078822, 47078833, 9810120995, 9810486616

Railway Stations near Jantar Mantar