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Birla Planetarium

Maidan | Chowringhee, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
033-2223-1516
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Popularly known as taramandal

Popularly known as taramandal,this is located at Chowringhee Road adjacent to the Victoria... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Arunangshu M
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Mumbai
Great place to know about solar system

They have shows in three different languages Bengali, Hindi and English. So, you could choose your... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
RobinInfinities
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New Delhi, India
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Maidan | Chowringhee, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Popularly known as taramandal,this is located at Chowringhee Road adjacent to the Victoria Memorial, St. Paul's Cathedral, and the Maidan in South Kolkata, it is the largest planetarium in Asia and the second largest planetarium in the world. Daily programs are conducted in English, Bengali...More

1  Thank Arunangshu M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have shows in three different languages Bengali, Hindi and English. So, you could choose your preferred one. Entry fee is minimal. The seating system is cool. Where you have to stay above on the ceiling and they would project and describe you a bit...More

Thank RobinInfinities
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

INDIAs largest as well as Asia's first Planetarium..A Must Visit Place in Kolkata..Being here & a watching a Show, will be a great memory..Knowledge enhancer..

Thank sonyainfosoftech
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Birla Planetarium in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, is a single-storeyed circular structure designed in the typical Indian style, whose architecture is loosely styled on the Buddhist Stupa at Sanchi.

Thank Gouri P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the Birla Planetarium last evening only to find that a major repair/ restoration work is going on, and no visitors are allowed inside. The men at the gate told that it is closed since last 2 years 5 months, and expected to re-open...More

2  Thank aniruddha_khan
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 23 April 2017

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 19 April 2017

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
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DEB0067
Heard from various sources that the planetarium is closed due to renovation work, can someone please clarify, thanks
28 December 2016|
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Response from Jai1976 | Reviewed this property |
Maybe
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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
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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....
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