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Visit Birla Planetarium

The City of Joy, Kolkata, takes pride in nestling one of the largest museums in Asia,Birla Planetarium. From kids to adults, Birla Planetarium astonishes the eyes of every individual who gaze at its scientifically created solar system. High tech gadgets like Solar filters, Celestron C-14 Telescope, Carl Zeiss Universal Planetarium projector and a huge variety of projectors are used to produce special effects and create the show more interesting and engaging.  

The City of Joy, Kolkata, takes pride in nestling one of the largest museums in Asia,Birla Planetarium. From kids to adults, Birla Planetarium astonishes the eyes of every individual who gaze at its scientifically created solar system. High tech gadgets like Solar filters, Celestron C-14 Telescope, Carl Zeiss Universal Planetarium projector and a huge variety of projectors are used to produce special effects and create the show more interesting and engaging.

The then Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, inaugurated Birla Planetarium in July, 1963. It now stands as an eminent tourist landmark in Jawaharlal Nehru Road at the vicintiy of Victoria Memorial and ST. Paul's Cathedral in Kolkata. A visit to the planetarium leads to an excellent day outing where you get a chance to encounter with the celestial bodies and enrich yourself with a collection of paintings and celestial models of well known astronomers.

Know these important facts before visiting the planetarium:

  • shows are conducted regularly in English, Hindi and Bengali
  • Photography and video recording are strictly prohibited and
  • the place is a special point of interest for stargazers and astro- physics aspirants.


The white structure of the planetarium styled on the Buddhist Stupa at Sanchi is as mesmerizing as its inner celestial world. Being located at the heart of the city, it becomes an immediate attraction for those who cross the area.

Timing

12.30 PM - 6.30 PM

PREFFERED BY

Experience Seekers ,Photo Fanatics

TIME SPENT

Below 1hr

ENTRY FEE

Quick Info

  • Attractions

    City
  • Altitude

    9 m
  • STD Code

    033
  • Best Season

    Oct - Mar
  • State/Code

    Kolkata/700xxx (vary)
  • LANGUAGES

    Bengali, Hindi, English