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

Jantar mantar is counted as one of the five observatories built in the year 1724 by the famous Maharaja of Jaipur, Sawai Jai Singh II. It is said that Jantar Mantar was built in the pursuit of overall scientific knowledge. If you are planning tourist Capital city New Delhi then must mention Jantar mantar in your list.

History

Jantar Mantar located in Delhi is considered as one of the major five observatories which was built by the Maharaja of Jaipur - Sawai Jai Singh II who was also a famous and noble in the Mughal court and a great astronomer. The Jantar Mantar was constructed to trace the whole astronomical phenomena and to ascertain all the scientific data from the same region. The observatory in the capital city Delhi which emphasizes the thirst for overall scientific knowledge of the famous Mughals. After the construction of Jantar Mantar, the observatory was operational for seven years. Data of each day was well collected and then charted and devoted to the renowned reigning emperor. The name ‘Jantar Mantar'  is a proper colloquial form of the actual terms  ‘yantar'and ‘mantra'.

Description

The observatory of Jantar Mantar in the city is a perfect example of art and camouflage of modern art.  ‘Samrat Yantra' or the sundial is the considered as the most imposing instrument in the observatory. The sundial is a huge structure in the yellow colour with a 27m long arm was located at an angle of 27 degrees.

How to Get There

Jantar Mantar is situated in the heart of the capital city, New Delhi. Tourists can also easily avail all the local buses, taxis and auto rickshaws from various points within the city.

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