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Jantar Mantar

Varanasi Jantar Mantar

Introduction
Varanasi Jantar Mantar is a prominent Varanasi tourist attraction. Jantar Mantar is an observatory and one of the popular tourist attractions in Varanasi. It was constructed by Jai Singh, the Maharaja of Jaipur in 1737. He was a follower of science and technology and his passion towards astronomy led to the establishment of this huge building. For constructing the best observatory in the region, he sent his scholars abroad to study designs and construction of numerous foreign observatories. Various manuals on astronomy brought by the scholars led to the construction of Jantar Mantar at Varanasi in sync with Delhi, Mathura, Ujjain and Jaipur observatories. All these observatories were built by the same king of Jaipur. The building was constructed with the aim of measuring the local time and altitude of the place, the declination of Sun, stars and planets and to determine eclipses. Housing several masonry instruments to record the motion, speed and properties of stars and planets, and study astronomy, the building shows accurate results until now. The site is renowned for its multiple structures in various shapes that have their specialized function for astronomical measurements. Since its establishment, many Yantras are associated within the structure for offering accurate measurements on astronomy. Disha Yantra, Dhruva Yantra, Digansha Yantra, Krantivritta Yantra, Prakash Yantra, Ram Yantra and Samrat Yantra, being the prominent Yantras are still used for various calculations. This observatory has become a famous tourism spot in Varanasi and is visited by tourists as a must visit destination when they arrive in Varanasi. Contrary to the routine image of Varanasi of being a religious, cultural, sacred and holy city, this structure is the product of astronomy and physics. The Jantar Mantar here lies on the roof of the Man Mandir Palace, which lies on the Man Mandir Ghat which is at a 5 minute walk from the Dasashwamedh ghat towards Manikarnika Ghat. Jantar Mantar located on the Ghats of the River Ganges (near Dasashwamedha Ghat) in Varanasi is one of the most renowned and beautifully sculpted observatories of India. It is the highest point there so you can see magnificent Ganges and the multicolored boats from over there. The architecture there is difficult to understand. An example of complex architectural styles, the structure attracts many astronomers, scholars, engineers, architects and scientists along with travelers for its perfect combination of geometric forms. With the availability of taxis, cycle rickshaws and auto-rickshaws, travelers can easily reach Jantar Mantar from any part of the destination in Varanasi City. We offer exclusive tour packages containing systematic and organized planning of the tour also along with taxi for rental for our customers to have the visit of Jantar Mantar as part of Varanasi Tourism, Varanasi Local Sightseeing. Our tour plans are affordable, synced with all the likewise tourism destinations in Varanasi so please allow us to serve you in best possible way by filling up the form below and sending it to us.

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