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Address: Maidan | Chowringhee, Kolkata, India

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Birla planetarium

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..

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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..

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Bhubaneswar, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 But it has outdated technology.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..

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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 

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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.

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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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Kolkata
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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.

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Kolkata, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Once this planetarium was largest in Asia and second largest in the world. With time it lost its aura but still it is a must go for students and science lovers. Daily there will be many programs in English, Hindi and Bengali.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I am from odisha and visited several time to kolkata.In march i got a chance to visit this planetarium.Its a nice planetarium.If you are in kolkatta please visit this place atleast once.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Birla planetarium situated just near the victoria memorial is a known planetarium of the country after the Jawaharlal nehru planetarium.

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