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.
Dashashvamedh ghat, Bangali Tola, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001
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
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