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Nehru Planetarium, Porbandar Overview

Also known as the Tara Mandir, the Nehru planetarium is one of the main attractions in the city of Porbandar in Gujarat. It is one of the two planetariums initiated by the Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru on the 3rd March 1977 and is dedicated to the Non - Cooperation movement that was initiated by Mahatma Gandhi. It was incepted with the help of Shri Nanjibhai's donation, who was the owner of Saurashtra Cement and Mehta group. A delight for science lovers of all ages, the Nehru Planetarium was built with a special focus towards younger children so that their interest in science is sparked from a young age.

The entrance of the Nehru Planetarium has various photo panels that contain images of the historic Non - Cooperation movement, to which the planetarium is dedicated. The main attraction of the Nehru Planetarium is its shows that seek to illustrate facts and information about various planets, stars and celestial bodies that are present in the solar system. The planetarium has an overhead round screen that projects the detailed renditions of the celestial bodies. There are regular shows held in this planetarium which showcases various celestial bodies. The famous Bharat Mandir Hall is situated in front of this planetarium.

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Being the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi, the city of Porbandar is well connected by road, air and rail services.

  • Air: Porbandar is well connected with Mumbai by Air route.

  • Rail: Porbandar has direct connections by railways to all major cities of Gujarat and of the nearing states.

  • Road: One can also reach Porbandar by road and there are regular buses going to and leaving from the city.

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