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About Kodaikanal Solar Observatory

A paradise for science lovers, Kodaikanal Solar Observatory, is nestled in the beautiful hill range of Palani. At a short distance of 4 Km from Kodaikanal town, it has the privilege of being one of the oldest observatories of the world. There are an Archeological Museum, a Library and a Refractor area inside the observatory. The live solar image and Fraunhofer spectrum are the highlights of the museum. It leaves you spellbound and stupified. Various pictures and projects are put on the showcase for the visitor's delight at this attraction near Kodaikanal. You can take prior permission and book a slot for cometary and ocular observations in the night. Star-gazing is an exciting venture that this highly scientific observatory with 20 cm refractor offers to interested enthusiasts. The Library of this place is unique too. It houses astronomical observations of archival value and also maintains literature on solar terrestrial physics.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 3 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera, Video

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