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Birla Planetarium, Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Observatory Museum
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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  • Popularly known as taramandal,this is located at Chowringhee Road adjacent to the Victoria Memorial, St. Paul's Cathedral, and the Maidan in South Kolkata, it is the largest planetarium in Asia and th...  more »
  • They have shows in three different languages Bengali, Hindi and English. So, you could choose your preferred one. Entry fee is minimal. The seating system is cool. Where you have to stay above on the ...  more »
  • INDIAs largest as well as Asia's first Planetarium..A Must Visit Place in Kolkata..Being here & a watching a Show, will be a great memory..Knowledge enhancer..  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!
  • 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.
  • This is an awesome place to visit. You will get to know various things in galaxy
  • Best place in Kolkata for astronomy enthusiasts. The regularly organise shows in 6 different language. But it is also a great place for weekend hangout. Its also popular among locals and tourists.