Only a short stroll down the Parliament Street from the Park Hotel, lies the strange collection of salmon-coloured structure of Jantar Mantar, one of Maharaja Jai Singh's observatories.
Surrounded by new office buildings it portrays an almost futuristic look, in fortuitous harmony with its modern surroundings.
The esoteric structures corroborate many astronomical phenomeno n and are even used by modern day scholars to determine position of astral bodies.
A perfect amalgamation of religion and science, the observatory, still in its own unsecularized integrity, is comparable only with the witnesses in stone of the archaic cultures. Built in 1710, during the period generally known as the dark age of Indian history, this awe-inspiring melting pot of astronomy and related architecture is a must see for every tourist to Delhi.
Situated in the heart of Delhi, near Connaught Place, the most happening place in Delhi.