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Address: Palani Hills | 4 Km From Kodaikanal, Kodaikanal, India

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Interesting place, lots of learning

We visited this place and learnt a lot about the Sun and stars. It was a great learning experience. The museum is very well maintained and full of information. The entire area is... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2016
Ahmedabad, India
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Hyderabad, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

good to know for students and kids along with you meusium well organised by IIA and staff There is no permission for mobiles and telescopic view (prior appointment for research students) must visit place

Thank AnandKonkala
Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

A long refreshing walk to the observatory filled with conifers and flowers. In the observatory there is a huge tree table which is smooth and shiny. the main attraction is telescope which in which you can see the sun but if it is cloudy you are can't see the sun . Unfortunately most of the the it is cloudy

Thank Aptcraft
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

Very disappointing, as entire area is restricted for the tourist and you can only visit the museum, and that's too is not so great.

Thank Ashish M
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

If you like watching starts and the sky, you will want to visit here. You have to drive about 15 minutes from your town hotel to this place. Then leave your car at the main entrance. The walk from the main entrance to the solar museum in wonderful. There are plenty of conifers on both sides and you will not... More 

Thank Amit N
Ahmedabad, India
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

We visited this place and learnt a lot about the Sun and stars. It was a great learning experience. The museum is very well maintained and full of information. The entire area is beautiful. Be wary of bisons, though.

Thank DrPradeepBakshi
Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

A Must Visit place for the Tourist not only for the person interested in Astrology but also for the ordinary persons.

Thank sathya1970
Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 26 December 2016

This is so called Observatory, but its foggy most of time. Best time to visit if you really want to use the venue as observatory is noon time. We could use it for a good landscape and photography only as it was very foggy in morning.

Thank kspanja
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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

It is good place to visit in morning when the sky is clear but generally in Kodaikanal it foggy and cloudy in monsoon months. Nice place to visit though it is not popular.

1 Thank Ajay S
Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

One of the best places in kodaikanal for learning experiences. Its a nice place to visit in kodaikanal for informative purposes. visit the place by morning when the sub is visible. Vehicles are not allowed inside so you have go by walk inside. The staff people are good and helpful in explaining about the details. Camera is prohibited.

Thank anithaaravamuthan
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Reviewed 11 June 2016

Located just before all the other major touristy spots is this Observatory. I was not even aware of its existence during my 3 previous visits to Kodai. thankfully could visit this time around .We can reach this place after nearly a 1 Km walk from the main gates. Please note that they are very strict about letting in cameras and... More 

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