Best places to visit and things to do in India and South-East Asia
Birla Planetarium Kolkata
The Birla Planetarium Kolkata is the largest Planetarium in Asia and the second largest Planetarium in the world. Locally called as Taramandal of Kolkata, the Planetarium regularly holds sky-shows that provide a useful piece of information about our solar system, galaxies, the life span of stars, space, planets and other heavenly bodies in the most attractive and interactive manner via audio and video aids. The planetarium houses numerous innovations and creativity giving out knowledge to its fellow visitors. The astronomy gallery of the Birla Planetarium and Research Center Kolkata is the main attraction that displays an extensive collection of exquisite paintings and celestial models of famous astronomers. The astronomical observatory is equipped with highly sophisticated Celestron C-14 Telescope and accessories like ST6 CCD camera and solar filter that gives you a clear vision of the space. The Birla Planetarium is a knowledge bank for kids where they can get a chance to know about stars and planets.
Nationa research center on Camel
Located on the Jodhpur bypass this research center on camels features animal farms, a research center, and a museum. The place is ideally visited at the time of camels returning back to the center from the desert that is, between 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The cost is just Rs. 10 per person exclusive of photography cost that is Rs. 20. For passionate animal lovers, the best time to visit the place in August when they can meet the new born babies. The place is famous for Camel milk, Kulfi and ice cream of camel milk, camel leather, camel milk lassi, camel skin products, camel rides, camel farm, and baby camels. Other interesting things include the camel milk made chocolate Burfi and Peda and Electric camel carts. In this camel land farmers are trained about camel rearing, and are helped to earn from their camels at. The place is away from the main city so it is advisable to book a both side cab and keep your visit short.
Indian Astronomical Observatory
The Indian Astronomical Observatory is situated at an altitude of 4500 m Atop Mt. Saraswati in the vast Nilamkhul Plain in the Hanle Valley of Changthang, Ladakh (4250m above the sea level) with the ancient Hanle monastery as its nearest neighbour. It is one of the world's highest sites for optical infrared and Gamma ray telescope. It is located about a 10 hour drive from Leh. The observatory is equipped with the Himalayan Chandra telescope and a high altitude gamma ray telescope.
Mizoram Science Centre
Mizoram Science Centre is one of the major tourist attraction of the city. It is good centre to take your kids for learning science with fun.
Raman Science Centre
Raman Science Center was established on 7th March 1992. It is affiliated with Nehru Science Center of Mumbai. Various science exhibitions are carried out in the center which shows the growth in science and technology and the application of science in human welfare. The center has got its name from the winner of Nobel Prize, the Indian physicist Mr. Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman. The center thereby supports a scientific bent of mind and attitude. Some services provided by the center include a gallery showcasing Information & Technology, inventions and innovations brought in from people from across the globe, an exhibition called fun science which gives a practical insight into the scientific principles, a beautiful and large science park which is spread over 6 acres of land. A pre-historic animal park, 3D shows, planetarium, science demonstration lectures as well as sky observation programs are some of the other interest intriguing activities which are undertaken by Raman Science Centre.
Science Centre, Surat
Science Centre forms the main part of the entire complex; it displays thematic galleries in the field of Science and Technology. The ground floor of Science Centre showcases 3D Theater, first floor of Science Centre showcases Fun Science Exhibits and second floor of Science Centre showcases Diamond Gallery where as Entering into Space, Textile gallery, Power of Play, Cosmos Gallery and Polar Science Gallery are under development.
Science City Siliguri
The Science City in Siliguri is visited by tourists both old and young. This place captures the attention of all people. The facility aims to inculcate and improve the scientific inclination of the public. Established in 1997, the Science City has grown into a reputed institution over the course of time. The Science City offers a wide spectrum of exibhits on display, ranging from periscopes and discs to giant apparatus. The Digital Plantetarium is a major crowd puller, hosting many informative astronomical shows. Visitors can also enjoy an arificial forest recreated inside the premises. The Nature Interpretation Center provides extensive information and exibhits on the flora and fauna of the region. The Science City opens its gates at 10.30 in the morning and closes at 6.30 in the evening, making a day well spent here.
Kurukshetra Panorama and Science Centre
The main attraction of the Centre is a lifelike panorama of the epic battle of Kurukshetra that showcases Mahabharata war with scientific explanations justifying every episode in the war. The Centre has an interesting exhibition called 'India: A Heritage in Science, Technology and Culture', consisting of working and interactive exhibits on ancient India. At the center of the cylindrical hall, there are paintings 34-feet in height depicting various episodes of the Mahabharata. The chanting of Gita and distant war cries blended with lighting illusions end a perfect ambience.