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Solar Physical Observatory

Palani Hills | 4 Km From Kodaikanal, Kodaikanal, India
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Nice Museum

The observatory has a nice museum which has on display telescopes, a real time display projecting... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
sunandaladia
,
New Delhi, India
Solar telescopes, Small Museum with Library having archives and 100 years of valuable observations.

It was a wonderful experience at the museum and interacting with team at the observatory. The team... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
mehulshah77
,
Mumbai
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Palani Hills | 4 Km From Kodaikanal, Kodaikanal, India
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

The observatory has a nice museum which has on display telescopes, a real time display projecting sunspots on a screen, a display of the refraction of light into the rainbow of colors, a lot of posters shedding light on things related to astronomy and TVs...More

Thank sunandaladia
Reviewed 28 April 2017

It was a wonderful experience at the museum and interacting with team at the observatory. The team was very helpful to answer queries with patience and details. Walk to the observatory (around 1 km) is wonderful and peaceful with few monkeys around. Vehicles are not...More

Thank mehulshah77
Reviewed 24 April 2017

good to know for students and kids along with you meusium well organised by IIA and staff There is no permission for mobiles and telescopic view (prior appointment for research students) must visit place

Thank AnandKonkala
Reviewed 19 February 2017

A long refreshing walk to the observatory filled with conifers and flowers. In the observatory there is a huge tree table which is smooth and shiny. the main attraction is telescope which in which you can see the sun but if it is cloudy you...More

Thank Aptcraft
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Very disappointing, as entire area is restricted for the tourist and you can only visit the museum, and that's too is not so great.

Thank Ashish M
Reviewed 31 December 2016

If you like watching starts and the sky, you will want to visit here. You have to drive about 15 minutes from your town hotel to this place. Then leave your car at the main entrance. The walk from the main entrance to the solar...More

Thank Amit N
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We visited this place and learnt a lot about the Sun and stars. It was a great learning experience. The museum is very well maintained and full of information. The entire area is beautiful. Be wary of bisons, though.

Thank DrPradeepBakshi
Reviewed 27 December 2016

A Must Visit place for the Tourist not only for the person interested in Astrology but also for the ordinary persons.

Thank sathya1970
Reviewed 26 December 2016

This is so called Observatory, but its foggy most of time. Best time to visit if you really want to use the venue as observatory is noon time. We could use it for a good landscape and photography only as it was very foggy in...More

Thank kspanja
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

It is good place to visit in morning when the sky is clear but generally in Kodaikanal it foggy and cloudy in monsoon months. Nice place to visit though it is not popular.

1  Thank Ajay S
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Senthil Kumar M
16 March 2017|
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Visit their website and goto the outreach section. you can email to outreach@iiap.res.in. and wait for their reply.
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