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Birla Planetarium, Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Find out about astronomy and science at Birla Planetarium, the largest planetarium in Asia and the second largest planetarium in the world. Commissioned in 1963, today it hosts an electronic laboratory for production of science equipment, an astronomy gallery with a large collection of paintings an celestial models, and an observatory equipped with a powerful telescope. Participate in more than 100 astronomical projects dealing with space sciences as well as astrology, with the capacity of 680 attendees. Programs are conducted in English, Bengali, and Hindi. To visit Birla Planetarium and get the most from your holiday in Kolkata (Calcutta), create itinerary details personal to you using our Kolkata (Calcutta) trip itinerary planner.
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  • Great place for the school going kids to learn about the galaxy and stars. It has a capacity of 500 people in auditorium. The Birla Planetarium also called the Taramandal is a single-storeyed white ci...  more »
  • It is no more attraction for the grown ups. But school kids just learning about the universe might find it attractive and informative at same time.  more »
  • The Birla Planetarium in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, is a single-storeyed circular structure designed in the typical Indian style, whose architecture is loosely styled on theBuddhist Stupa at Sanchi....  more »
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  • I had visited this place around 15 years back. Although the session was in Bengali language, it was fun. It was like true IMax experience! Kids will enjoy the experience!
  • Best place to hangout with your kids. After watching all the presentation the will surely get a better idea about aerospace.
  • It is the largest planetarium of Asia. Nice to enjoy with kids witnessing the night sky and the beautiful presentation on astronomy in different languages.
  • Nice place to visit... specially for kids and if they have interest on space then they will love this place.
  • A place of Attraction and Historic Valued Place. People can explore the Night Sky, Meteor, Lunar Sky, Solar Eclipse etc. People especially students can achieve a lot of knowledge about the Universe. It is near Victoria Memorial and Rabindra Sadan.

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