|Indira Gandhi Planetarium in Lucknow|
Indira Gandhi Planetarium also has known popularly in Lucknow as
Taramandal or Nakshatra Shala is a nice place to visit for science students and
common people who are interested to know the world of stars – Astrology. Its foundation was laid on 28th February 1988 and inaugurated on 8th May 2003 by
that time Chief Ministers of Uttar Pradesh.
the building of Nakshatrashala Lucknow is similar to the Saturn planet.
It attracts visitors from far away. Nakshatra Shala Lucknow’s infrastructure is
great. Nakshatrashala is an interesting and amazing place for kids.
movies for visitors. One who is interested to see the mysteries of the universe
can come here to see. During
kid’s summer or winter vacation, it is good to visit Nakshatrashala
Lucknow with kids to full utilization of the time of kids.
Indira Gandhi Planetarium Lucknow Objectives
aspects of astronomy, popularising Astronomy, organizing exhibition, quiz
competitions for students and common people and establishing amateur astronomer
During celestial events such as Solar and Lunar Eclipse Planetarium
offers special programs to see these celestial events live by using the telescope.
It also provides Night Skywatching for the common public.
Indira Gandhi Planetarium Lucknow Features
The building of the Indira Gandhi Planetarium is in the shape of Saturn
with five rings around it so it looks very attractive for the visitors to know
how the building is designed from the outside and its inner view.
Saturn shaped spherical building of the planetarium is in a 21-meter
diameter. The platform of the planetarium is surrounded by beautiful water pools and fountains.
The fully air-conditioned building of Planetarium
having a good projection system with special effects and a digital sound
There are various Astrological models and models of Rockets that are
launched by the ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) on the first floor.
There is a very interesting planetary weighing machine that is based on
the specific planet’s gravitation force. This planetary weighing machine shows
your weight on different planets due to the different gravitational forces of the
Planetarium means a hemispherical dome that used white painted inner
surface as a screen for the projection of optical and digital scenes of stars,
planets with astronomical effects.
There is an optical projector in the
center to show stars, planets, sun, and moon with their actual motions which
are observed from the earth.
Indira Gandhi Planetarium Lucknow offers Night Sky Watching
show astronomical phenomena and planets of space. Common Visitors or students during celestial
events such as Solar and Lunar Eclipse can see these celestial events live by
using the telescope in the Nakshatra Shala Lucknow.
Astronomy Lab at Indira Gandhi Planetarium Lucknow
Planetarium Lucknow will be established as Astronomy Lab.
Then Astronomy students
can learn easily about the lunar and solar eclipse, solar system, constellation
and zodiac sign, celestial sphere, etc. and can do hands-on activities and
experiments related to astronomy.
Indira Gandhi Planetarium Lucknow Facilities
- There is a small cafeteria with normal rates of snacks, cold drinks, and
- A washroom is available.
- Small Park with greenery, shrubs, and flowers which increase Planetarium
- Security is no issue here because the state police office is situated
near the Nakshatra Shala.
- Vehicle parking stands are also there for parking your two or four-wheelers.
Indira Gandhi Planetarium Lucknow Show Timing
Taramandal show starts with the description of the
Chandrayaan mission to the moon. The Taramandal show explains every point to
visitors in a very common language. The show explains space and the star’s
structure to visitors.
- Nakshatrashala organizes four shows in a day.
- Nakshatrashala showtime starts at 01:00 pm, 02:30 pm, 04:00
pm, and 05:00 pm.
- If there are a hundred or more visitors come into the group then
Nakshatrashala can organize an additional show between 10:30 am to 12:15 pm.
- In the summer vacation time of children, Planetarium can organize an
extra show at 06:00 pm.
- All shows are in Hindi except the first show of Saturday and Sunday
- Nakshatrashala closed on Monday only. It opens on
Indira Gandhi Planetarium Lucknow Ticket Price
Comparing to an interesting Astronomy shows here the ticket price of Nakshatra Shala is affordable for anyone. Indira
Gandhi Planetarium Lucknow ticket prices are also very low for students and
free for physically challenged persons.
- For normal visitors, the ticket price for entrance is only ₹ 25/- per
- If visitors or students come in a group of a minimum of 30 members then the
ticket price for entrance is only ₹ 10/- per visitor.
- For the kids up to 3 years and for handicapped (physically challenged
persons) there is no entry ticket. They can enjoy the Nakshatrashala show free
Note: Physically challenged persons have to show certificates.
Indira Gandhi Planetarium Lucknow How to Reach
tough job for any city of India. You can easily reach here by train, bus or by
air. In Lucknow, it is situated at Nabi Ullah Road, Suraj Kund Park, Near Dali
Ganj Bridge, Lucknow.
To reach Indira Gandhi Planetarium you can take a private
taxi, auto, and cab from the railway station, Bus stand, or from the airport.
railway station. You can reach there by Lucknow local city bus also. Auto or
Vikram also you get easily from Nishatganj in Lucknow for Chowk route. They can
drop you near the Planetarium.
Indira Gandhi Planetarium Lucknow Address
is allowed outside so you can enjoy photography and can take a selfie with the beautiful building of Indira Gandhi Planetarium Lucknow. But photography is not
allowed inside the Planetarium and also
during the show.
- You have to
not allow taking snacks and water bottles inside the Planetarium.
is best for Astrology students so I will recommend it to science students related
to astrology must visit this place once.
- If you are
lived in Lucknow then you can go with your kids in the summer or winter
vacation for giving interesting knowledge to their kids.
- You can also
visit the Regional Science City (Anchalik Vigyan Kendra), Lucknow. It is also a
good place to visit for science students.
have to do some improvements to attract more visitors. Planetarium needs some