About Jantar Mantar
If you think Ujjain tourist places have nothing to offer beyond spirituality, here is something different for you. Also known as ‘Vedha Shala,’ Jantar Mantar easily finds a place among the best places to see in Ujjain. One of the topmost architectural marvels in the city, it is an observatory which was built in the 17th century by Maharaja Jai Singh.
Since its construction, Jantar Mantar has been of utmost help to Indian astrologers and now serves as a prominent tourist place. A visit to this observatory is sure to give you some important insights into the study of the movement of planets and the sun. The geographical position of India – as it is believed that the Tropic of Cancer passes through Ujjain – makes Jantar Mantar all the more significant here.
The complex houses various interesting monuments, namely Shanku Yantra, Nadivalaya Yantra, Samrat Yantra, and Digyansha Yantra, serving different purposes in astronomy.
Jantar Mantar is one of the prominent historical monument in Madhya Pradesh that you must witness.
Timings: 7 AM to 7 PM
Entry Fee: Indian – INR 40 | Foreigner: INR 200
Location: Jayasinghpura, Ujjain
Distance from Ujjain Bus Stand: 5.1 km.