About Man Singh Observatory

Man Singh Observatory is located roughly about five kilometers from the Varanasi railway station, on the western bank of River Ganga. The observatory is famous as a masonry observatory. The astronomical observatory consists of many major geometric devices for measuring time, preparing the lunar and solar calendar and, for observing the positions of stars, planets and other heavenly bodies. Prime instruments within the observatory are the Samrat Yantra, the Digamsa Yantra, the Nadivalaya Yantra, the Chakra Yantra and Dakshinottara Bhitti Yantra. The structure is an appealing amalgamation of Mughal and Rajput architectural styles. A steep staircase leads to the top where you can find painted ceiling and palatial stone windows which can be opened out to large balconies. The spacious terraces gives an attractive and delightful view of the holy River Ganga. The observatory stands as a testimony to the century-old knowledge of our forefathers.

Monument Information


Dashashvamedh ghat, Bangali Tola, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport :Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station :Varanasi Junction Railway Station
  • Nearest Bus Station : $data.nearestBusStation.name

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : 06:00:00 am
  • Closing Time :04:00:00 pm


  • Monsoon : Maximum: 33 °C Minimum: 24 °C.

    Summer : Maximum: 40 °C Minimum: 16 °C.

    Winter : Maximum: 29 °C Minimum: 9 °C.

    Recommended Season to Visit : October - March

Facilities available At the Monument

  • Basic amenities available

Contact Details

  • Phone: 0542 2595097
  • E-mail: circlesar.asi@gmail.com

Ticket Information

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable.
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • The Monument is open for visitors between sunrise and sunset.
  • Visitor shall be required to show photo identity proof in original at the entry to the monument.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.
INDIAN Visitor:
Total ₹ 20
₹ 20 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
Total ₹ 250
₹ 250 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
SAARC Visitor:
Total ₹ 20
₹ 20 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
BIMSTEC Visitor:
Total ₹ 20
₹ 20 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax