Man Mandir Observatory, Varanasi: How To Reach, Best Time & Tips

About Man Mandir Observatory

An outing to the revered Man Mandir Ghat is incomplete without a quick visit to the Man Mandir observatory. Commonly known as Jantar Mantar of Varanasi, it was built under the supervision of Maharaja Jai Singh, the king of Jaipur. His innate thirst for science led to the construction of this observatory, which is noticeably similar to a few observatories around the country with the same name.

This scientific marvel was created to observe the different positions of sun, stars, planets, and other celestial bodies concerning time and eclipses. The observatory is full of innumerable pieces of equipment used to record the speed and motion of such celestial bodies.

Distance from Varanasi: 5.3 km

Best Time to Visit: All year
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