We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Jantar Mantar

Closed Now: 06:00 - 17:00
Open today: 06:00 - 17:00
Review Highlights
Historical Observatory at Ganga Ghats

Located near the most popular Dasaswamedh Ghat of Ganges, this historical observatory is almost... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
Varanasi, India
via mobile
almost adjacent to dasaswamedh ghat

very close to the main ghat and you cant miss it. A good pictursque place but could do with a bit... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2018
New Delhi, India
Read all 28 reviews
All photos (17)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good41%
  • Average21%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
Hours Today: 06:00 - 17:00
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Near Dasashwamedha Ghat, Varanasi, India
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Varanasi
from US$325.00
More Info
from US$90.00
More Info
from US$35.00
More Info
from US$68.00
More Info
Reviews (28)
Filter reviews
18 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews man mandir palace few hours dasaswamedh ghat the river observatory video instruments astrological foreigners camera ganges
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 18 reviews
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Jantar Mantar was at the top of a building near Man Singh Ghat. For Indians, entry fee is 15 INR per person. Photography is allowed free of cost. We enjoyed the view of Ganga from there.

Thank niya27
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Located near the most popular Dasaswamedh Ghat of Ganges, this historical observatory is almost missed or unseen by tourists. Poorly maintained (!!) yet one can have some quality time (30 mts!) visiting the museum and also enjoy the beauty of the Ganges, Ghats and the...More

2  Thank senraayan
Reviewed 27 March 2018

very close to the main ghat and you cant miss it. A good pictursque place but could do with a bit more cleanliness. can be compared to jantar mantar delhi..

Thank manansomani
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Its one of the famous place in varanasi and its a tourist spot. Nice place for photographer . Must visit.

Thank 268yusufn
Reviewed 12 February 2018

You could easily walk past this nondescript site. However, once inside it is pretty amazing to see the world's largest sundial and other instruments built in the 1700's. The accuracy to which the sundials keep time is incredible. I really enjoyed reading about each of...More

1  Thank Suzanne C
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

It will surprise you that their is a Jantar Mantar in Varansi.But it is true that on the roof of Man Mandir palace you will see it.It is interesting and nice but not so popular in Varanasi.In first floor you can know about Varanasi through...More

2  Thank rajveer0072016
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

A perfect place to while away a couple of hours in the rain. Wasn't sure about the rs200 fee for foreigners at first, but this place is well worth the money. We managed to spend a good few hours exploring the 3 different exhibits. One...More

Thank nathang103
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Located on the roof of the Man Mandir palace, the Jantar Mantar is similar to the ones in Jaipur and Delhi. On the ground floor there is are a few instructions, videos etc provided by Archeological Survey of India. You can read them and use...More

Thank bose_rima
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Jantar Mantar, Varanasi is a fascinating historic site in the midst of the riverfront ghats. It is located next to the Dashaswamedh Ghat, the main ghat of the city. It opens at 6 am - I arrived at 7 am and was the only visitor...More

1  Thank Gary W
Reviewed 29 October 2016

The Jantar Mantar of Varanasi, one of the five in the country, is a gem hidden in plain view. It's called the Man Mandir observatory and is managed by the Archaeological Survey of India. It's quaint place and the 'Yantra's are just amazing, such as...More

1  Thank Sidhartha R
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Jantar Mantar staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines