We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Astronomical Observatory

Closed Now: 14:00 - 16:00
Open today: 14:00 - 16:00
Review Highlights
Nice view from the place...

Located prominently near the zoo, this place offers some great view of the entire nainital... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Good place

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
Read all 34 reviews
All photos (7)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“astronomy”(4 reviews)
“science”(4 reviews)
“telescope”(15 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours Today: 14:00 - 16:00
See all hours
Manora Peak | Nr. Hanumangarthi, Nainital 263139, India
Improve This Listing
Reviews (34)
Filter reviews
34 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews astronomy science telescope observe visitors valley view point
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 34 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located prominently near the zoo, this place offers some great view of the entire nainital valley... Amazing place for one time visit...

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank VikasG68
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Veer2468
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

Date of experience: May 2018
6  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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2017
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!

Date of experience: January 2017
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

Date of experience: April 2017
5  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

Date of experience: March 2017
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.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Himanshu S
Reviewed 25 June 2016

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

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank SohanKanojia
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 56 nearby hotels
Hotel Himalaya
452 reviews
2.29 km away
KMVN Tourist Rest House Snowview
50 reviews
2.29 km away
Ashok Hotel
34 reviews
2.29 km away
Bay Leaf Resort
1 review
2.33 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 65 nearby restaurants
Giannis Pure Veg
363 reviews
3.13 km away
Zooby's Kitchen
172 reviews
3.28 km away
Machan Restaurant
509 reviews
3.51 km away
Nanak Restaurant
241 reviews
3.47 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 49 nearby attractions
Nainital Lake
2,635 reviews
2.70 km away
Goddess Naina Devi
784 reviews
3.13 km away
Kainchi Dham
251 reviews
4.61 km away
Naina Peak
187 reviews
5.21 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Astronomical Observatory staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines