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Jantar Mantar

A quick tour of Jantar Mantar at New Delhi will make you realize that the Maharajas of Yore were not only interested in opulence but also in scientific knowledge. Your Delhi tour package demands you to pay a visit of this awe-inducing site, constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh II. The construction of Jantar Mantar started from 1724. During the rebellion of 1857, this observatory got badly ruined but later, was re-constructed by the British government. So it’s not only the architecture and sun-dial of Jantar Mantar that can hook you up with this place, but also its glorious past. This well-maintained place has as many as 13 astronomical instruments that function accurately till today. If you love astronomy, then this should be reason enough for you to take a tour of Jantar Mantar. But even if the mapping of stars and solar system fail to induce slightest bit of inquisitiveness inside you, the antiquity of this site will surely transport you back to the Mughal era, during your tour and travels in Delhi. Each Instrument is accompanied by descriptions in lucid language. If you are travelling with children, then it’s a must for you to bring them over in Jantar Mantar. It will give them a beautiful glimpse of the envious scientific heritage of India. Apart from the astronomical wonders that this place has to offer, the manicured garden is another draw that pulls crowd here. Amidst the concrete jungle of Delhi, Jantar Mantar is like a calm isle where nature meets wisdom.

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