Birla Planetarium

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swarup p
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Dec 2021
Birla Planetarium is the oldest and largest planetarium in Asia. It is popularly called Tara Mandal. There are regular one hour shows on wonders of the universe and on facts about the galaxies held here in three major languages Bengali, Hindi, English. The show is really amazing. Great experience. The Sky Theatre show was just amazing and a different experience all together. The explanation and projection was professional.
Written 4 April 2022
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sudeep912
bangalore357 contributions
Dec 2021
need better organising to get visitors during covid times. There is so much crowding. otherwise a good experience. need to check language and broadcast.
Written 18 January 2022
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anjan s
Raipur, India1,738 contributions
Mar 2021
This was my second visit to this place and I again was made to watch the same show named "Cosmic Collisions", this time in English though. This Planetarium is undoubtedly the best one in India and gives a unique experience about the rich heritage of Kolkata. A must visit for everyone
Written 7 December 2021
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Ritwik Ahuja
India2 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
The M. P. Birla Planetarium in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, is an iconic  structure whose architecture is based on the famous Buddhist Stupa at Sanchi. Situated near Victoria Memorial, it is a landmark in the city of Kolkata.

Written 11 September 2021
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Bhaskar_10
New Delhi, India2,412 contributions
Feb 2021
Visited on 11th Feb 2021

The location of this landmark is central of Kolkata with Victoria Memorial and St Pauls' Cathedral at walking distances. Shows are timed and also available in different languages like Bengali, Hindi, English and the 40 min show can be enjoyed along with family with children.

the landmark is well maintained and there is a fountain with lights during the evening, making it a good day out for families.

This place will be part of a landmark area of Kolkata so must visit.
Written 13 February 2021
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Parwathi H
823 contributions
Jan 2020
The Birla Planetarium in Kolkata is the biggest planetarium in India. The planetarium is very well maintained. We had been to a show in English and enjoyed it very much.
Written 23 March 2020
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Rasputin21
Melbourne, Australia2,194 contributions
Feb 2020
I remember visiting this as a child with my father on numerous occasions. I was pleased to see that it was well maintained and that locals are enjoying it as much as I did. The shows are excellent. They used to be in English, I presume that they are now in Bengali. The gardens are beautifully maintained and provide photo opportunities for the young. The fountain in the centre when operating would be worth seeing. I note that it is clean.
Written 26 February 2020
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Mrudula
111 contributions
Apr 2019
This is the largest planetarium in India and second largest in world. This is one of the popular places to visit to see Buddhist
Written 18 February 2020
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Thomast1940
101 contributions
Feb 2020
The first piece of advice is to ensure that you are going to an English showing, otherwise you might be disappointed to see the show in Hindi or Bengali. The times and languages are accessible on the web site. After he queue for tickets there is another one to get in, Once in place, it is clean , comfortable and well organised. Unlike a cinema , seats nearer the project offer a better view. After the show, which lasts about half an hour, there is a gallery running around the auditorium which is well worth lingering over. In fact we had to be gently urged out, so fascinated were we by he many exhibits.
Written 17 February 2020
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ankan146
Kolkata (Calcutta), India278 contributions
Feb 2020
located just a stones throw away from victoria memorial is the biggest planetarium in South East Asia and 2nd largest in the world. Regular astronomical shows are presented with commentaries in English, Hindi and Bengali.
The central hall is air-conditioned and can accommodate 500 spectators at a time.
there is entry fees 100/-per head group of 25 has pecial rate. .Architecture is loosely styled on the Buddhist Stupa at Sanchi .STUDENTS /FAMILY GROUPS can enjoy here .from noon to evening.3language shows with separate timings,,(pre check). There are regular one hour shows on wonders of the universe and on facts about the galaxies held at the planetarium through the course of the day.

‘Our Universe’ has become the most loved and sought-after show. This is a custom- made show giving visitors an experience similar to sitting in a spaceship.

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Written 1 February 2020
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