Nehru Planetarium, Delhi- India is one of its kind. Located on Teen Murti Marg near India Gate, this place is a must visit for kids. Nehru Planetarium was established in February, 1984. of Teen Murti House

Entrance of Teen Murti House

Main entry gate of Teen Murti House shows the museum in front. Museum


On the right of the gate, you would be on the way of hunting lodge of Firoz Shah Tughluk. Hunting lodge of Firoz Shah Tughluk

Hunting lodge of Firoz Shah Tughluk

Upon moving a little ahead, you would see Nehru Planetarium on your right. Entry of Nehru Planetarium

Entry of Nehru Planetarium

Ways to reach Nehru Planetarium

By bus- Bus stop Teen Murti House

By car- Till Teen Murti House on Teen Murti Marg, Delhi

By metro- Nearest metro station- Central Secretariat

Our Experience

I had earlier gone during my school days on a school outing. It being a nice experience, I decided to take kids as well. We went there in March. Our trip got more interesting as my sister joined us with her kids. Walking down from gate to the Planetarium was comfortable in pleasant weather. We bought the tickets from counter. Our show started at 1.30pm. Kids got excited to see the entrance of Nehru Planetarium. There was a display of a vintage telescope. It was followed by models showcasing various concepts like- light years, galaxies, Doppler effect, moon and science used at Jantar Mantar. at Nehru Planetarium

Hall at Nehru Planetarium Hosting telescope at right Science model including Jantar Manta

Science model including Jantar Manta Indian Astronaut Rakesh Sharma and his space shuttle and space suit

Indian Astronaut Rakesh Sharma and his space shuttle and space suit

It was good to see India Astronaut’s Raskesh Sharma  space shuttle with his space suit.

As we seated for the celestial show, kids got super excited. They were happy to see the unique ceiling. Ceiling at the hall

Ceiling at the hall Seating arrangement at Nehru Planetarium

Seating arrangement at Nehru Planetarium

Our show was to start at 1.30 pm. It was a nice seating arrangement.

We liked the show as it resolved some curiosity of kids. My kids enjoyed as they were able to see stars in the sky, planets, moon and breaking stars.

It was time for some quick refreshment. Canteen was next to the Planetarium. Canteen next to Nehru Planetarium

Canteen next to Nehru Planetarium

After having refreshments, we headed for Children’s park. Overall a must visit at least twice.

Places around Nehru Planetarium

Bangla Sahib Gurudwara,Cannought Place,Delhi Haat, Hanuman Mandir,India Gate, Jantar Mantar, Rashtrapati Bhawan and Safdarjang Tomb

Where to eat

Nearby places are Bengali Market where you can get road side as well as dhaba food with some restaurants. Cannought Place houses Barista, Cafe coffee day, Domino’s Pizza, Haldiram, Hotel Imperial, Le Meridian, Mc Donalds and Nirula’s etc.

Where to shop

  • College going students mostly shop at Sarojini Nagar Market due to its latest trends and reasonable prices.
  • BabaKharag Singh Marg houses emporiums of states of India exhibiting tradition and culture through clothes ,art and craft and antiques designed by skilled artisans and craftsmen.
  • Cannaught place has arcade of branded showrooms
  • Janpath has low priced stuff and hosts small vendors selling small gift items, daily wear clothes
  • Palika Bazaar is famous for electrical appliances

Show timings

Website of Nehru Planetarium-

Nidhi KM