Nehru Centre

Mumbai (Bombay)

The Nehru Centre is a cultural complex that includes a planetarium, theatre, gallery and an interesting history exhibition, Discovery of India. The architecture is striking: the tower looks like a giant cylindrical pineapple, the planetarium like a UFO. High-quality dance, drama and live-music events are held here. The complex is just inland from Lala Laipat Rai Rd.

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