Birla Planetarium

Planetarium in Kolkata

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Loosely styled on Sanchi’s iconic Buddhist stupa, this 1962 planetarium presents slow-moving, half-hour audio-visual programs on the wonders of the universe and mysteries of deep space. It's quite convenient as a rest stop in between your day's explorations of nearby sights, and the shows aren't half bad in their execution (the baritone voice-over is particularly dramatic!).