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Astronomical Observatory

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This is a good place to visit in Nainital. Entry is free for here. It has the largest telescope in... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2018
Hyderabad, India

Reaching this point is a bit tricky as Maps will point you in the wring direction so you will have... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2018
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Manora Peak | Nr. Hanumangarthi, Nainital 263139, India
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Reviewed 8 September 2018

This is a good place to visit in Nainital. Entry is free for here. It has the largest telescope in Asia.

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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Takes 20 mins from Mall Road. Entry is free and we had visited in the afternoon. We were not allowed to go beyond the science centre where they show a 40 mins video on Solar system , constellations and galaxies. Irony is that visitors aren't...More

5  Thank ManishS2946
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Reaching this point is a bit tricky as Maps will point you in the wring direction so you will have to take the help of locals to reach here.

1  Thank NikhilF19
Reviewed 19 August 2017

It has Asia largest telescope by which you can see stars in day time, wonderful place and scientific reason to promote and explore astronomy. Lots of research happen over here on stars and glaxey.

5  Thank Green4care
Reviewed 3 August 2017

This point gives you a full view of Naini Lake and it looks like a mango in shape if you observe carefully. Amazing place to be at, great point for photography too!

3  Thank DeveshM21
Reviewed 10 May 2017

It is a central government research center and it is said to have best telescopes located at an ideal place to view stars in the night. Unfortunately telescope was under repair. Prior permission is required to visit and it can be booked online through their...More

4  Thank Manjunath V
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Title: A must visit for all age group!! ID#: 469974207 We booked our visit in advance on aries site. The observatory opens Monday to Friday 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM & closed on Saturday & Sunday. I was told that the sky gazing telescopes are...More

5  Thank Mukesh K
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Gives the immense view from the hills with lighten nanital city around Nani lake. shows the real beauty of the city.

1  Thank himanshu2937
Reviewed 25 June 2016

to visit this place you have book your visit online on aries website. happening place for kids and for parents.

2  Thank SohanKanojia
Reviewed 10 June 2016

The observatory has one of the most advanced telescopes in india,which measures the movement of stars,planets,and other heavenly bodies to great precision.The entry in the observatory is by permission only and timings are fixed

2  Thank nbbhagodiya
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