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Astronomical Observatory

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Nice view from the place...

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

Reviewed January 3, 2019
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 September 8, 2018
Hyderabad, India
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Manora Peak | Nr. Hanumangarthi, Nainital 263139, India
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Reviewed July 7, 2019 via mobile

ARIES observatory is at 9 km distance from mall road. There is a fix timing for the show at 2.30 PM. We reached the place in time and a lithargic, sleepy person switched on a 40 minute video in a small, dome type structure for...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed May 27, 2019

If you have spare time , do visit this place. There is 15 minute movie show, good for children. Apart from that they will show telescope they are using for research. Visit hour is 11 to 5 o clock evening. They were showing planets using...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank JHALAJ
Reviewed January 3, 2019

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
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Reviewed September 8, 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
1  Thank Veer2468
Reviewed May 31, 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 May 8, 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 August 18, 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 August 2, 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 May 10, 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 manjunathvs
Reviewed March 27, 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
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