Jantar Mantar Tours

What appears to be a bizarre sculpture garden in the middle of central New Delhi is in fact a rudimentary astronomical observatory dating back to 1724. Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur took a great interest in astronomy. He believed that the small observational tools of the time were inaccurate, so he constructed a series of 13 terracotta-colored instruments in a large, open-air observatory, the first of five he’d build during his lifetime.

Jantar Mantar is dominated by a large sundial, called Samrat Jantar, shooting 90 feet (27 meters) into the air. Other instruments in the park were used to predict the monsoons, show the sun’s position during the equinox, determine the shortest and longest days of the year and measure the altitude of the stars.

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If you’re planning to travel on to Jaipur, it’s better to save your visit for the larger and better preserved Jantar Mantar Jai Singh II built in his home land. Otherwise, the historic site is well worth a visit during your explorations of Delhi’s new town.
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Address: Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, DL, India
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Private Jaipur Day Trip from New Delhi with Lunch

Get to know the city of Jaipur with a dedicated guide on this full-day tour from New Delhi. Through your guide's insightful commentary and stops at all the important landmarks, get to know the history, culture, and cuisine of what is known as the Pink City. This private tour for just you and your party ensures personalized attention and a flexible itinerary. Round-trip private transportation and buffet lunch included.
  • Duration: 12 to 15 hrs
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  • Duration: 12 to 15 hrs
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8-Hour Private Custom Tour of Delhi

This eight-hour private tour of Delhi is perfect for travelers who want to choose where to go, what to see and what to do while visiting this incredible and eclectic city. Navigate the chaotic streets in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle with your private guide and professional driver. Learn about the history, culture and traditions of places like the Lotus Temple, Chandni Chowk, Raj Ghat, Jantar Mantar and more. Airport or hotel pick up and drop off is included in this memorable tour.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Personal Old And New Delhi City Tour With Lunch

The Indian capital city of Delhi has a long history, and has been an important political centre of India as the capital of several empires. Much of Delhi's ancient history finds no record and this may be regarded as a lost period of its history
  • Duration: 1 day
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  • Duration: 1 day
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