Nakshatrashala-Indira Gandhi Planetarium of Lucknow

Indira Gandhi Planetarium Lucknow
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.

Indira Gandhi Planetarium in Lucknow looks so good from the distance and 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.

It regularly shows space and universe-related 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.

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Indira Gandhi Planetarium Lucknow Objectives

The objective of the establishment of Planetarium to provide differently aspects of astronomy, popularising Astronomy, organizing exhibition, quiz competitions for students and common people and establishing amateur astronomer clubs.

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 system.
  • 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 planet.
  • 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

Indira Gandhi Planetarium Lucknow has installed high-power binoculars to 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

For increasing the interest in students towards astronomy, Indira Gandhi 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 water.
  • A washroom is available.
  • Small Park with greenery, shrubs, and flowers which increase Planetarium beauty.
  • 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 in English.
  • Nakshatrashala closed on Monday only. It opens on Sunday.

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 visitor.
  • 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 of cost.
Note: Physically challenged persons have to show certificates.

Indira Gandhi Planetarium Lucknow How to Reach

Lucknow is the capital of Uttar Pradesh so reaching Lucknow is not a 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.

It is about 5 km from the Lucknow Charbagh 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.

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Indira Gandhi Planetarium Lucknow Address

Vigyan Bhavan, 9,
Nabiullah Rd,
Surajkund Park,
Lucknow, 226018
Uttar Pradesh

TouristBug’s Recommendations

  • Photography 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.
  • Nakshatrashala 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.
  • Authorities have to do some improvements to attract more visitors. Planetarium needs some upgrades.

Nearby Places to Visit in Lucknow

Lucknow has lots of tourist places to visit such as Bara Imambara, Chhota Imambara, Rumi Darwaza, Lucknow Zoo, Regional Science Centre, Residency, State Museum, Chandrika Devi Mandir, etc. I mentioned these names because I personally traveled to all these places.

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