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“Visit, if you have spare time” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Astrophysical Observatory

Astrophysical Observatory
Ranked #19 of 36 things to do in Kodaikanal
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Bengaluru, India
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143 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Visit, if you have spare time”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

There is no entry to the observatory. There is a 2 room museum near the observatory. You need to park the vehicle outside the campus, make an entry at the gate and walk up around 10 minutes to reach the museum.
The museum does have a wealth of information, but in the age of google, nothing new or rare that you may find here..Exhibits are mostly charts and photographs.

Visited May 2014
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English first
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“If you want to understand more about Astro”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

As a layman to Astro physics, I liked the place. There are guides to tell you about everything. Lot to learn from the museum inside.

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Bengaluru, India
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148 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“A nice place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2013

From this place one can get complete view of the valley. It provide nice views. This place should be visited to enjoy the views.

Visited December 2013
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Chalakudy, India
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Place I wanted to visit.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

This observatory is shown in most of the films shot in Kodaikanal and I was so eager to see this during our trip. The location of the observatory is really nice.

Visited November 2013
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Bangalore
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247 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Nothing to see”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2013

The public is not allowed to the observatroy. Instead, you are made to walk uphill for 10 mins and there is a very tiny museum at the end of it. Will take you less than 5 mins to breeze thru the museum

Visited May 2013
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