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

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A scientific journey

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago 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..

Thank Park A
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 But it has outdated technology.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..

2 Thank Suhana_shirgrill
Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This has been a science lover's delight. Must visit for school children and also for a walk into space. This has been adorning Kolkata's landscape since the days when there were no 3D cinema halls and no science fiction halls. This was built much ahead of time. It may not be quite relevant now, but the sake of nostalgia and... More 

1 Thank kspanja
New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

one of my visits to an astronomical observatories, the kolkata planetarium experience was indeed super though a little tough on the neck with having to look up most of the times. definitely recommended. had visited in 2013 but the earliest date i can not select is nov 2015.

1 Thank aliyah123
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a must visit for children and students - provides great learning opportunity and generates interest among them.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This is one of the nice place to visit at Kolkata. But unfortunately this place is closed temporarily for renovation. Yesterday we went there with our young child to show the place. But found that it's close. So before you go please check its open again or not.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is a really fascinating place for young kids. They have shows in both English and regional languages. Really educating and entertaining for kids and adults alike.

Thank sudipnandy

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