Best time to visitPreferably early evening
Open hours9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Things to doTake a walking tour
BudgetIndians: INR 40, Foreigners: INR 200, Guide in Person: INR 200, Audio Guide: INR 150
Best MonthsAll year
Traveller TypesSolo, Friends, Business
Rank50 out of 84 attractions in Varanasi
Jantar Mantar is a renowned name and an attraction is Jaipur which is famous around the globe. It is adjacent to the other highlight of the city, City Palace. Maharaja Jai Singh started this observatory in the year 1728. The structure of Jantar Matar looks more like a bizzare of sculptures. Yanta Mantr a Sanskrit word is behind the name of the monument which in English means an instrument used for calculation. The place has another added point to its credit in the form of UNESCO World Heritage Site tag. Scholars were sent to foreign countries by the Maharaja before he planned to construct this observatory.