Indira Gandhi Planetarium in Patna

Patna Planetarium is a widely visited place and one of the largest planetarium in Patna and also in Asia. It is situated in Indira Gandhi Science Complex in Patna. The Planetarium was built with the cost of INR 11 crores by Bihar Council on Science & Technology. The foundation of the Patna Planetarium was done by the CM of Bihar Shri Satyendra Narain during 1989 and inaugurated by another CM Shri Laloo Prasad Yadav in 1993. Name of the Planetarium was given after the past PM of India named Indira Gandhi. The Planetarium was opened for the public from 1993. All shows and films are played in the planetarium is related to astronomy all the time. Patna Planetarium also organizes many exhibitions and program to attract more visitors every year. The place attracts many domestic and international tourists every day. Patna planetarium is such an amazing place to visit which representing the interesting truth about Astronomical and Science which leaves the tourists speechless.

Facts about the Patna Planetarium

Address: Near Madhya Bihar Gramin Bank, Vidyapati Marg, Dak bungalow Road, Veerchand Patel Road Area
District: Patna
State: Bihar
Phone Number: +91 80025 46473
Pin code: 800001
Built In: 1989
Built by‎: Bihar Council on Science & Technology
Main Attractions: Dome shaped architecture and different Science Shows
Famous As: Patna Planetarium & Indira Ghandhi Planetarium
How to reach By Air: The nearest airport is Jay Prakash Narayan International Airport which is up to 5 kilometers far from Patna. Patna Planetarium is up to 7 km far from the airport. Tourist can reach to Patna Planetarium by hiring private Vehicle or Public transport from Airport.
How to reach By Rail: Nearest Railway station is Patna Junction. Srikrishna Science Centre is up to 2 km far from Patna Junction. Patna is well connected with all major cities of India by Rail. Many Other various trains are also available for Patna from all over India.
How to reach By Bus or Road: Nearest Bus stand is Mithapur which is up to 5 km far from The Patna Planetarium. A large number of transport, owned and private buses, regular buses, and Air-conditioned and deluxe luxury coaches are available from all cities of India to Patna. Tourists can also reach Patna by their own vehicles.

As per the history, the idea of developing a Planetarium was held during the period of CM Shri Satyendra Narain Sinha of Bihar. He initiated the foundation of the planetarium during 1989 and later inaugurated by Laloo Prasad Yadav in 1996. The entire construction was gone under the supervision of the Bihar Council of Science. Patna planetarium has a domed style architecture which organizes shows with projector to exhibit the positions and movements of the Sun, Moon, planets and stars in artificial sky. The motto of the planetarium is to creating awareness about the principles of science amongst the public and the students. The Patna Planetarium doing many interesting activities for tourists and visitors such as film screenings, competitions, exhibitions and seminars about astronomy and its related themes through modern technology projection system. The main hall has 276 seats and a separate venue is present for holding large events, conferences or workshops.

Entry Fee and Timing for the Patna Planetarium

Open days: Tuesday to Sunday, Monday Closed
Visit Duration: up to 3 hours
Photography: Not Allowed
Show Timing: 12.30 pm, 2.00 pm, 3.30 pm, 5.00 pm, all shows are in the Hindu language
Best time to visit: Tourists can Visit the Patna Planetarium anytime during the Year
Entry Fee: INR 50 for both adult and above 3 years, free entry for up to 3 years

Patna has been gifted by many museums, parks and planetarium. The modern style Patna Planetarium has a latest projection system, big complex, high quality crystal clear sound system and amazing dome-shaped architecture which make it best in class in the world. Just seat in the planetarium and look upwards at the roof and enjoy the amazing night view of sky with illusion of stars, moon and planners with real voice experience. Tourist feels amazing experience in the planetarium. There are different shows with time 12.30 pm, 2 pm, 3.30 pm, 4 pm. every show is 1.30 hours long and make visitors speechless. The Patna Planetarium is an imperious tourist destination which works as both educational and entertainment purpose. The Patan planetarium is also popular as Taramandal which means a circle of stars and it is very famous across Asia. Thousands of tourists and especially young students visit this place widely every year. There are some very nice tourist places around the planetarium such as Patna museum, Buddha Smriti Park and Mahavir Temple which is situated around 2 km from the planetarium. The Patna planetarium is really worth visit place in Patna.

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