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Parliament St, Connaught Pl., New Delhi 110001, India
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Quirky/offbeat

Built in 1724 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II of Jaipur, the Jantar Mantar is a collection of oversized astronomy instruments ranging from sun dials to meridian locators. Unfortunately its modern-day location in the shadow of nearby buildings renders it useless for modern-day measurement—but it's a fascinating place to visit nonetheless.

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Jantar Mantar

Built in 1724 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II of Jaipur, the Jantar Mantar is a collection of oversized astronomy instruments ranging from sun dials to meridian locators. Unfortunately its modern-day location in the shadow of nearby buildings renders it useless for modern-day measurement—but it's a fascinating place to visit nonetheless.