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One of the World's Highest Observatory

Hanle Observatory which is also known as Indian Astronomical Observatory, which is famous for... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Star-gazing at Hanle

Hanle is a place for star-gazing owing to the clean atmospheric conditions, absence of pollution... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Hanle Observatory which is also known as Indian Astronomical Observatory, which is famous for housing the world’s 3rd highest optical telescope. The observatory houses several optical, infrared and gamma-ray telescopes.

Thank Krishnandu
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Hanle is a place for star-gazing owing to the clean atmospheric conditions, absence of pollution and clear weather all the year round. The Government of India has set up the Indian Astronomical Observatory in Hanle for study of celestial objects. The Observatory holds two high-ended...More

2  Thank Lovers_paradise
Reviewed August 22, 2018

A must-visit when you are in Hanle. The Observatory stands on Mt.Saraswati, Digpa-ratsa Ri in Hanle in south-eastern Ladakh and is operated by the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore. Accessing the Observatory located near the Chinese border requires a ten-hour drive from Leh. It holds...More

1  Thank royjay2018
Reviewed July 20, 2018

The title is what the observatory folks mention. Being at an altitude of 14K feet is a challenge for all of us. Very interesting place for all science enthusiasts and a monumental step ahead for our country. Open only from 9:30 AM to 5:00PM so...More

2  Thank shwetaD11
Reviewed July 7, 2018

Location is the best. From hanle one can c very very clear sky throughout the year.The Indian Astronomical Observatory stands on Mt. Saraswati, Digpa-ratsa Ri, Hanle in south-eastern Ladakh in the eastern Jammu and Kashmir state of India.[1] Accessing the observatory, located near the Chinese...More

Thank shaileshu10
Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

We seven couples visited this place last year on 14th July. We drove from Leh to Hanle and spent a night there. Before proceeding to Pangong lake the next day. Indian Astronomical Observatory, Hanle -Established in 2001 by Indian Institute of Astrophysics and stands on...More

Thank Arunverma
Reviewed September 14, 2017

Amazing place with the right optics. Was an amazing experience seeing all the stars and galaxies. It's a place with minimal light and air pollution, making it the ideal spot for an observatory. It has got, supposedly, the best part of the sky for observation.

3  Thank Ashok_Yalamanchili
Reviewed August 21, 2017

it is difficult to steep walk till the observatory.. but yes it is worth struggling. there is no live show as this is just an observatory. Nut the drive was good load of good views.

1  Thank Siddharthg86
Reviewed August 20, 2017

This is located at Hanle, we saw the observatory and the mechanism of transferring all data to Bangalore research center. From this height the view was amazing, it was soo wide and awesome.

Thank ruchi_smile
Reviewed August 16, 2017

It's a great place to visit, and has beautiful views of Hanle and surrounding mountains from the observatory. Since this is a non-imaging observatory, you can't see any stars or anything from the skies but it's quite a technological feat for what is built and...More

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September 10, 2018|
Response from Lovers_paradise | Reviewed this property |
First u shall need an Inner Line Permit for going to Hanle.Thereafter you shall also need special permission from the DC office allowing u to go to Hanle.Special permission from the Wildlife Department is also necessary for... More
June 4, 2018|
Response from HBarua |
Yes, it has a guest house facility
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January 8, 2018|
Response from Arunverma | Reviewed this property |
There is a difficult road from Pangong lake to Hanle. Takes four to five hours drive.