Largest planetarium in Asia: Birla Planetarium,Kolkata

Birla Planetarium, Kolkata

Birla Planetarium, Kolkata

Located in the vicinity of Victoria Memorial and St.Paul’s cathedral is the Asia’s largest and world’s second largest planetarium – Birla Planetarium. Inaugurated in 1963, this place provides immense information about astronomy. Shows are conducted in English, Hindi, and Bengali.

 


Birla Planetarium, Kolkata

Bust of Yuri Gagarin, first man to travel to outer space 

Yuri Gagarin, the Russian cosmonaut traveled to outer space in 1961. Gagarin bust was gifted by Russia and it was unveiled in 2012.

 

Visited on December 19, 2014