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A must visit for the Children

It is a solar observatory. Can see the reflection of the sun. Very nicely displayed and self... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago

My son being an astronomy enthusiast, wanted to visit, and so we went. unfortunately we are only... read more

Reviewed May 1, 2018
Sunila G
Calicut, India
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Palni Hills, Kodaikanal, India
+91 98159 51625
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It is a solar observatory. Can see the reflection of the sun. Very nicely displayed and self explantory museum. Need prior permission to see the main observatory.

Thank sanjiviniherbals
Reviewed May 1, 2018

My son being an astronomy enthusiast, wanted to visit, and so we went. unfortunately we are only allowed into the museum and not the observatory itself. However, there is a lot to read and learn, and the technicians are very helpful - they explain everything...More

3  Thank Sunila G
Reviewed January 19, 2018

One of the oldest observatories, has a good museum where a lot of information on planets are available. Timings of the museum - 10 am to 12 pm, 2 pm to 4 pm. Entry - free 5-6 km from Kodaikanal Lake area.

4  Thank Dr-AbuLaize_CB
Reviewed December 26, 2017

Location of the Institute is a blessing. Unfortunately it was extremely clouded when we visited. Therefore we could not see anything live. People have to provide their ID's to enter the premise. They have to walk for a little more than a kilometer to reach...More

1  Thank AnimeshM90
Reviewed October 6, 2017

The Observatory at Kodaikanal is worth visiting. One would be surprised to know that this observatory is one of the oldest in the world and is well known for the research on the Sun. Kodaikanal observatory is so prominent that even other space agencies often...More

2  Thank VikranthVasireddy
Reviewed September 8, 2017

We had the good fortune of meeting with Dr Ebe, who heads the institute. He brought us around, gave an introduction to the observatory and then the very competent staff took us around the telescopes. The weather was cloudy, so we couldnt observe the sun,...More

Thank kim1012
Reviewed June 14, 2017

After a pleasant walk we reached the visitors room where they showed the different phenomena of light and astronomy and instruments and posters of different facts . A learning experience. The person there was very friendly and simplified all things nicely.

Thank kdk75
Reviewed May 14, 2017

This is at the highest point in the region. parking is along the sides of the road. Mobiles and Cameras are banned. Once inside after providing details at the front gate walk to the museum. This is inside the forest area and up hill. Planets...More

Thank HulikalKeshava
Reviewed April 28, 2017

Solar Observatory and Astrophysical Observatory is the same. It was a wonderful experience at the museum and interacting with team at the observatory. The team is very helpful to answer queries with patience and details. Walk to the observatory (around 1 km) is wonderful and...More

Thank mehulshah77
Reviewed March 27, 2017

Though scientific place, a must visit place if your have school going childrens. Its very unusual for us to get opportunity to visit observatory work like this which is under "Indian Institute of Astrophysics"

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