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Birla Planetarium

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Maidan | Chowringhee, Kolkata, India
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Wonderful place

It is very beautiful and awesome place to visit. People across the world comes and visit this place.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rakesh s
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It's an engineering marvel

It's a place which every Indian should see. You can see the night sky seating on the chair inside... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bapan S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is very beautiful and awesome place to visit. People across the world comes and visit this place.

Thank Rakesh s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a place which every Indian should see. You can see the night sky seating on the chair inside the Planetarium. Birlas have made an wonderful thing for Kolkata.

1  Thank Bapan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although very old, almost ancient, this has no competition. The shows are excellent - accurate and informative. Despite a plethora of DVDs and information easily available on the internet, the sensation, the feeling of lying back and watching the glittering heavens above is a must-have...More

1  Thank Adosen
Reviewed 15 April 2017

The Birla Planetarium is a single-storeyed circular structure designed in the typical Indian style, whose architecture is loosely styled on the Buddhist Stupa at Sanchi. Popularly known as tara Mandal, the planetarium was inaugurated on 2 July 1963 by the then Prime Minister of India,...More

Thank mandybose6
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

I visited here almost five years back.Its a good place for children.Your children can enjoy the night sky view and thay can relate with their study book.they will learn about many new stars.

Thank Afrin S
Reviewed 22 March 2017

When I first visited this planetarium, nearly 55 years back, it was as attractive as it is even now at the age of 66 years. The programs get changed commensurating with the latest innovations on heavenly objects and space. Everyone will be mesmerized during the...More

1  Thank bnbhatta
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

In this planetarium, different show are displayed in different language. If you want to go, make sure about time of the show

1  Thank Ditun_P
Reviewed 20 February 2017

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.

Thank Debapriya p
Reviewed 17 February 2017

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....More

1  Thank Kumar M
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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...More

Thank Deepak C
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Heard from various sources that the planetarium is closed due to renovation work, can someone please clarify, thanks
27 December 2016|
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Response from Jai1976 | Reviewed this property |
Nilanjan P
it was closed for renovations, has it reopened now? are they offering regular show timings?
11 August 2016|
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Response from Shagun B | Reviewed this property |
It is still under renovation. Hope they come up with a deadline soon
Chopra V
Is it open now What are the timings
30 May 2016|
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Response from PRRM | Reviewed this property |
Under renovation yet....