Man Mahal Ghat
Man Mahal Ghat was built in 1600 by Maharaja Man Singh of Amer along with a palace known for the magnificent building with exquisite ornate window carvings and also for an observatory on the roof. The observatory at Man Mahal Ghat was built by Savai Jai Singh II in 1710. It displays huge instruments made from stone, once used to study the movement of sun, moon, star and other planetary bodies. Jantar Mantar is the highlight of the observatory which is similar to the Jantar Mantar located in Delhi, Jaipur, Ujjain and Mathura. There is a fine stone balcony in the northern part of the Ghat. Devotees pay homage here to the lingam of Someswar, the Lord of the Moon. Dom Raja’s house is next door, with painted tigers flanking the terrace. Dom’s services are invaluable for the dead to be released from their physical bounds and so the leader of the Doms is bestowed with the honorific title of Raja or King. Man Mahal Ghat is located close to Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple and very close to Dashashwamedha Ghat at the bank of River Ganga. You can reach Man Mahal Ghat through Godowlia. Godowlia can be reached by car, auto rickshaw etc. Since no vehicles are allowed beyond Godowlia so you need to take up a 5 minute walk to reach Man Mahal Ghat.