Best places to visit and things to do in India and South-East Asia
Birla Planetarium Kolkata
The Calcutta Birla Planetarium is one of the largest museums in Asia. It came into existence in the year 1962 and the credit for establishing this wonderful center of science, communication environment goes to Birla Education Trust. This is styled in Sarnath Stupa. Birla Planetarium provides useful piece of information about our solar system, galaxies, life span of stars, space, planets and other heavenly bodies in the most interactive manner via audio video aids.
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
The Raman Science Centre and Raman Planetarium Complex at Nagpur is an interactive science center affiliated with Mumbai’s Nehru Science Centre. The centre is named after famous Nobel Prize winner Indian physicist Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman. The centre is located opposite Gandhi Sagar Lake in the heart of Nagpur. Between April 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015 the Centre recorded a visitor count of 582,962. The centre is part of the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), India which is also the largest network of science centres/museums under a single administrative umbrella in the world.
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 being the most accomplished institution, exhibiting many scientific experiments and equipment. The centre also shows the biological diversity of the region. You can also find a planetarium which plays interesting astronomical shows. Science centre is a must see place for people of all ages, and especially children. Visitors to the centre can also know about the customs, traditions, dialect and culture of the people living in North Bengal. It is a common place for educational tours. The displayed models comprise of animal and plant life that exists in & around Siliguri. You can also enjoy the cafeteria there which provides variety of options for the people.
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.
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