Kavalur Observatory, Vellore
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Kavalur Observatory

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Kavalur Observatory
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About Kavalur Observatory

    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets

The Kavalur Observatory, also known as Vainu Bappu Observatory, is home to the largest telescope in Asia. Located in Kavalur in the Javadu Hills in Alangayam, this observatory is situated at an altitude of 725 m above mean sea level.

The observatory has been set away from the city in order to be closer to the equator. This helps cover both the northern and the southern hemispheres.

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  • Best Time:  During Night
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
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2 traveller reviews for Kavalur Observatory

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Jagan Saminathan
  • Jagan Saminathan
  • Lives in Vaniyambadi
  • 4 Reviews

"Good location, but dangerous during night"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It is one of our national telescopic centres everybody should go see this I went with my college friends. Actually, situated in a forest, which is a dark forest nice to see, full greenish and have relaxed experience. Visiting at night it is quite dangerous many of forest animals are there should be careful of elephants.
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Sanjay Hegde
  • Sanjay Hegde
  • 1 Review

"Has the best telescopes."

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Oct 11, 2013
Having some of the best telescopes with all the largest spectrum viewer, the Vainu Bappu observatory is the best.
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