Birla Planetarium

Birla Planetarium, Kolkata: Address, Phone Number, Birla Planetarium Reviews: 4/5

Birla Planetarium
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Bhaskar_10
New Delhi, India2,148 contributions
Landmark Area
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
Birla Planetarium
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
Well maintained and popular with locals.
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
Largest Planetarium
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
99 contributions
A fascinating experience at a modest price
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, India276 contributions
planeterium in city of joy.
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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Neeraj1960
Noida, India149 contributions
Very well organised
Jan 2020
Birla Planetarium is very well maintained and organised. There auditorium is beautifully designed so that all guests can watch documentaries of Planets perfectly. Timings are there to watch and listen shows in Hindi/ Bengali / English. Ticket is Rs 150 per person.Can buy ticket instantly, no need for booking.
Written 1 February 2020
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Mitesh
Dhanbad, India418 contributions
Touching to heart
Dec 2019 • Business
The Birla Planetarium in Kolkata, West Bengal, is a single-storeyed circular structure designed in the typical Indian style.
Written 22 January 2020
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RameshKN
Bengaluru, India112 contributions
Same as any other in other cities
Dec 2019
Nice place for science enthusiasts and kids. But its just the same as any other planetarium in other metros, you have to book your seats for the shows in advance on holidays
Written 31 December 2019
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Ricarlus
8 contributions
Amazing!!!
Oct 2019 • Solo
Definitely worth a visit, fun way to learn about the universe and the visual are fantastic and the entry price is reasonable.
Written 22 November 2019
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