A curios eye on every minute particle of the earth leads us to world and ends with universe. This ‘to-and- fro’ journey needs vast explanation in simple terms with illustrations of every object that has role to play.
Naturally every thinking soul on this earth has interest to travel this imaginary road with a great apatite, but fail to find starting point, but as usual the pride of the nation Hyderabad offers a destination ‘Birla Planetarium’ where virtual tour of stars and solar system available.
Birla Planetarium, Hyderabad has earned its fame as one of the finest and technically advanced modern science planetarium on par with its counterparts available in Europe, US, Soviet states and others.
A wing of the B.M. Birla Science Centre at Hyderabad, the doom shaped Birla Planetarium, Hyderabad was inaugurated for public on 8th September 1985. Located on a hilltop Naubat Pahad is near to the famous Birla Mandir which is in the middle of Hyderabad city. The country has two more Birla Planetariums, one in Kolkata and the other in Chennai.
The daily sky shows at Birla Planetarium, Hyderabad, recites cosmic presentations highlighting various mysteries of the universe, virtual passing of stars entertains and educates the visitors to great extent.
The enigmatic cosmos, Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO’s), eclipses, meteors, comets, clash of Titans takes visitors to different universe altogether bringing excitement and exhilaration with convincing background music.
In addition to regular museum, science center and art gallery, the planetarium has been expanded with addition of new Dinosorium wing which houses the fossils of 160 million years old ‘Kotasaurus Yamanpalliensis’ along with marine shells, dinosaur eggs and tree trunks of that period. These were presented by Geological Survey of
India following their excavation in Adilabad district, nearly 300 kms away from Hyderabad.
The Birla Planetarium is one of most sought destination of the city and tops in the list of every visitor.
Distance to Birla Planetarium, Hyderabad:
• 3 Kms from Hyderabad Railway Station
• 5 Kms from Central bus stand, Hyderabad
• 7 km from Secunderabad railway station
Journey Time by Road:
• 10 minutes from Hyderabad Railway station
• 20 minutes from Central bus stand, Hyderabad
Route by road: Nampally Railway Station > Public Garden Road> Birla Mandir> Birla Planetarium.
Location: Located near Secretariat & Ravindra Bharati, Opp : Reserve Bank of India.
Food Facilities: All kinds of cuisine available ranging from East to West with unique mixture of Hyderabadi style.
Nearby Tourist Attractions:
- Birla Mandir
- Prasad IMAX
- Snow World
- Hussain Sagar
- Lumbini Park
Timings of Birla Planetarium, Hyderabad: Every day 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Closed on the last Thursday of every month.
Transport: Birla Planetarium is very well connected with road transport (APSRTC buses). Lakdika pool is the nearest MMTS station and bus stop to Birla Mandir.
Birla Planetarium & Science Museum, Opposite Birla Mandir,
Adarshnagar, Hyderabad – 500063; Phone: 040-23235081, 040-23241067. Email: [email protected]