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Address: Maidan | Chowringhee, Kolkata (Calcutta), India

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a must visit place with your little one

if you like toknow about sky and spaces then its the perfect place,you must go with child as they can know about it.i went there with my family with little sister we all enjoyed... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Debapriya p
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

if you like toknow about sky and spaces then its the perfect place,you must go with child as they can know about it.i went there with my family with little sister we all enjoyed a lot and came to know many new things about sky.

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Bokaro Steel City, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Birla Planetarium in Kolkata is a single-storeyed circular structure designed in the style of the Buddhist Stupa at Sanchi.It is Situated at Chowringhee Road adjacent to the Victoria Memorial. It is the largest planetarium in Asia and the second largest planetarium in the world. Popularly known as taramandal. Daily programs are conducted in English, Bengali and Hindi from 12:00... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went in with high expectations but was a bit boring. Would not really recommend the place unless you have a few minutes of absolute spare time with nothing better to do, and then id say go to Metro Plaze nearby or just walk down the Maidan.

Thank Deepak C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Birla Planetarium is a unique museum which virtually takes you to the space and narrates about different galaxies. Its one of the kind of museum present in India. However the content and graphics need some upgrade as the technology has evolved from the time the Planetarium was build. Visitors to kolkata must visit it once for the unique experience it... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

only bengali shows available..lighting very poor.. the whole show was so absurd ...no proper coordination between light and sound..not a good experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is the beautiful place. This Planetarium is attracted for children and students. This area is situated near Victoria Memorial.

Thank Amit P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Known as Taramandal and located on Chowringhee Road is a Sanchi Stupa (Buddhist) style single storied building, named after M. P. Birla. The second largest planetarium has a scientific laboratory for design, fabrication of scientific equipment. The astronomical gallery is equipped with paintings and models. The observatory equipped with a Celestron C-14 Telescope with accessories such as ST6 CCD camera... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

A great contribution made by Birla group in the field of science and space by showcasing technology for tourist and general public. A perfect place for education for children and eye opener for each one of us. It has two shows everyday in English and Hindi depicting galaxy and cosmos. Must for all

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Birla planetarium is only astronomical centre of kolkata..it is small but almost many type astronomical setup that need to know about that...good for science lover and student..

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Bhubaneswar, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

it was so nice above my head so beatifull, so much knowledge regarding planets. Show is run in both english and hindi & bengali language. But it has outdated technology. Need to improve..

3 Thank Suhana_shirgrill

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