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JANTAR MANTAR - Built in 1724 by Maharaja Jai Singh

King Jai Singh II of Jaipur constructed the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi in the year 1724. Five observatories were constructed by the maharaja in the 18th century while he was in power. The one in Delhi is the first of these five to be constructed. The locations of the remaining four sites are Ujjain, Mathura, Varanasi, and Jaipur. These telescopes were built with the intention of collecting astronomical data and making precise predictions about the motion of the solar system's planets, moon, sun, and other bodies. At the time it was constructed, it was unique. The observatory had experienced significant decline by 1867, when Britain had taken control of India.

Best time to visit: Anytime
Things to do: Explore The Architecture, Get To Know Its History, Admire The Beauty, Spend Quality Time

HOW TO REACH JANTAR MANTAR

  • Flight - Delhi's airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport, which is well connected to cities in India and around the world. There are regular flights to Delhi from Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Goa, Kolkata, Guwahati, and international destinations. The airport is divided into two terminals, Terminal 1D and Terminal 3. Terminal 1D is the domestic airport, primarily used by low-cost airlines such as SpiceJet, Indigo and Go Air. Terminal 3 or T3, as it is commonly known, is the international terminal used by all international and domestic regular fare airlines flying to Delhi.
  • Road - Delhi is also well connected by bus to cities such as Jaipur, Agra, Alwar, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Shimla, Manali, Dharamshala, Dehradun and even Kathmandu. Delhi's main bus stations are the interstate bus terminals at Kashmiri Gate, Anand vihar and Sarai Kale Khan. Apart from that, there is Mandi House (near Barakhamba Road) which offers regular air-conditioned bus service to Himachal Pradesh hill stations such as Shimla, Manali and Kasauli.
  • Rail - Delhi is the headquarters of the Northern Railway and has his five main railway stations: New Delhi Station, Old Delhi Station, Nizamuddin Railway Station, Anand Vihar Station and Sarai Rohilla Station. New Delhi Railway Station is one of the stations where most trains depart from Delhi and is located in Paharganj near Connaught Place. There is a prepaid taxi stand outside the train station, from which you can hail a taxi for further travel around the city.

HOW TO GET AROUND

  • Cab - You can catch a cab from anywhere in delhi and will reach to the destination. Jantar Mantar is situated at Janpath, this is in front of The Park hotel in Connaught place.
  • Auto - Auto-rickshaws are available and easy to find all over Delhi, outside almost every street. Or you can also book them on Uber, Ola and InDriver apps.
  • By Foot - There are many other things and places near Jantar Mantar which can be seen by walk. And those are Connaught Place, The Park Hotel, Janpath Market, Rajiv Chowk Metro Station, Palika Bazaar, Hanuman Temple, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

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