Jantar Mantar, Uttar Pradesh

Jantar Mantar

Location: Close to Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi, Jantar Mantar is located on the roof of Man Mahal Palace, above the Ganga River.  It is at a distance of 6 Km from Varanasi railway station and 7 Km from BHU Varanasi.

Description: Imitation of other Jantar Mantar located in Jaipur, New Delhi, Ujjain and Mathura, the Jantar Mantar in Varanasi was constructed in 1737 by King Jai Singh of Jaipur. A large number of ancient instruments present here help record the motion of stars and planets. These instruments perform efficiently and thus precise astronomy study can be practiced even today. Jantar Mantar incorporates different types of Yantras that are of great importance, like Dhruva Yantra, Prakash Yantra, Samrat Yantra, Ram Yantra, Krantivrita Yantra, Digansha Yantra, Disha Yantra and many more. With unique structures and exceptional geometric forms, Jantar Mantar attracts many artists, architects and history buffs. Jantar Mantar is one of the remarkable places that cannot be missed while visiting Varanasi. A visit here allows you to explore the existence of ancient technology that has been used since the 17th century.

Activities: Situated above the Ganga River, on one side Jantar Mantar provides a mesmerizing view of river Ganga and on the other end it presents a beautiful view of the city that can be witnessed by the tourists. Also, the motion of stars and planets can be studied in an exciting way.

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