About Birla Planetarium
M.P. Birla Planetarium in Jaipur is one of the main attractions in the itinerary of travellers. The Planetarium was formally inaugurated by the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on 2nd July 1963. Prior to that, Birla planetarium was functioning only as an educational, scientific and research body. Today the planetarium is an important landmark within the city, which offers some very interesting facts related to technology and science.
There is an astronomical observatory which has the provision for Celestron C-14 telescope, including its accessories like the ST6 CCD camera, solar filters etc. An automation system was established after two years of rigorous work in the year 1993 in order to carry out special effects for the planetarium shows. Though anyone is welcome here, but students are given a special concession to watch the shows.
M.P. Birla Planetarium is located centrally in Jaipur, near the famous landmark Statue Circle. The Planetarium is housed inside the Birla Auditorium.
Best time to visit
Due to its location near the desert region, the summer season in the city is extremely hot. The months from March till June are unfavourable and not conducive for travelling. Though the monsoon season here starts from July and lasts till September, it doesn't offer much relief from the heat wave as the city doesn't receive abundant rainfall. The scanty rainfall which the city receives, leaves behind a lot of humidity, making it impossible to take a tour of the city. To enjoy the city at its best, the most favourable time to visit would be during the months of October till March. The maximum temperature during these months is around 20- 22 degrees, when the intensity of the scorching sun is at its lowest.
How to reach
Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan is well connected to other parts of the country and the world through a multitude of transportation modes. The connectivity from the Jaipur airport with all major metro cities is available without any problem. From the airport, you can hire a taxi or a bus and reach your desired destination in and around Jaipur. The railway station is at a distance of 5 km and is well connected to the main city. There are three main railway junctions in the city; one is the main station at Jaipur, the other at Gandhinagar and the third one at Durgapur. From the railway station you can take a bus, an auto rickshaw or hire a taxi and reach the main city. If you are a luxurious traveller, you may want to give 'Palace on Wheels' a chance. The Rajasthan State Transport Corporation has a fleet of deluxe and semi deluxe buses, Volvo AC and non AC buses, which make travelling comfortable for tourists. There is also an excellent bus service between Delhi and Jaipur, with buses plying at a frequency of every half an hour. From Delhi, you can take a bus from Bikaner house located near India gate and reach the Pink City.
|Address||B M Birla Auditorium Statue Circle, Jaipur-302001, India|
|Entry Fee :||Rs.40|
|Timings :||10:00 AM - 7:00 PM|
|Phone No (Official)||+91-141-2385224, +91-141-2385094|
|Nearest railway station||Jaipur Railway Station, Railway Road, Shanti Nagar, Hasanpura, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India|