Jawahar Planetarium

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  • Address: Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Allenganj, Anand Bhavan, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-5322467093
  • Ticket Price: 20 INR
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Observatory, Educational Site, Planetarium , Family And Kids

About Jawahar Planetarium, Allahabad

It is named after the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, and is present on the same campus in which the ancestral home of the Prime Minister is. Built in 1979, it is managed by Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund, having its headquarters at Teen MurtiBhavan, New Delhi. The planetarium is surrounded by lush green lawns and is a massive structure with a dome shaped roof, which leaves you spell bound with its architectural beauty.

If you have children with you, it is one of the must places that you must visit, and the kids are going to love the visit and cherish it for a long time. The interior of the planetarium is dimly lit and the ceiling is hemispherical resembling a sky. It has a capacity to seat 80 people and once the seats are filled, the show starts. When you look at the ceiling, you feel like you are sitting under the sky and looking above, watching the stars and the moon.

The show deals with space, celestial bodies like stars, moon and planets, and many other subjects connected with astronomy. Being air conditioned, it offers you a comfortable time for one hour. These shows are conducted in English and Hindi and you may choose one that you prefer.

Other than the interesting shows there are many educational and scientific models that visitors can view and buy. These are meant mainly for children as they may help them to become more informative and help them in their projects. A visit to the planetarium takes you to into the outer space and leaves you in awe. It is sure to teach you a lot more about the universe and the behavior of stars and planets. After the show you can walk around and view other parts of the planetarium.

Jawahar Planetarium Information

  • Shows conducted at 11:00 am, 12:00 noon, 02:00 pm, 03:00 pm and 04:00 pm.
  • You can check your weight on Moon and Jupiter in the planetarium.
  • Keep silence inside the planetarium.
  • Take care not to spoil the seats in the planetarium.
  • Do not meddle with anything inside the planetarium.

Jawahar Planetarium Ticket Prices

  • Students and disabled people are given concessions.
  • Take entry ticket before you get inside Jawahar Planetarium, Allahabad.

Jawahar Planetarium Opening and Closing Hours

  • Jawahar Planetarium, Allahabad timings: Open 24 hrs from Monday to Tuesday.

Restaurants Near Jawahar Planetarium

  • The Ramayana
  • Bhatt Restaurant
  • Shri Krishna Shakahari Bhojanalay

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  • 95% of people who visit Allahabad include Jawahar Planetarium in their plan

  • 45.53% of people start their Jawahar Planetarium visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Jawahar Planetarium

Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday

93.28% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Jawahar Planetarium

People normally club together Anand Bhawan and Hanuman Mandir while planning their visit to Jawahar Planetarium.

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Jawahar Planetarium, Allahabad Reviews

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  • Interesting & informative movie show. Lasts for about 40 min & educates about the solar system in general. Preceded by a walkthrough displaying charts, photos & a small lecture by the planetarium guide. However, the movie is sub par in terms of sound & dim projection. Overall, a good outing for the kids.

  • Price increased 50% Location : good , gorge town balson chauraha 4/5 Interior: good for astro lovers paintings n all 4.5/5 Ticket price : 60₹ hai abhi tak baad ka kuch bharosa nahi hai. Service: public toilet, drinking water and clean environment. Recommended : for family you enjoy the 40min show peacefully. It needs some updation For kids , groups ,students

  • It is managed by the 'Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund' (estb. 1964), which has its headquarters at Teen Murti House, New Delhi. Each year, the prestigious 'Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Lecture' is also held at the planetarium, organised under the auspices of Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund on the birth anniversary of India's first prime minister, November 14.

  • Out dated videos and information. Poor picture quality. Price increased to Rs 60. Bad experience.

  • Nice place always take your kids with you they will get to know about the space ,stars and lot more

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