Kavalur Observatory


15.0/5(2 Ratings)

Kavalur Observatory Overview

Ranked 6 of 97 sightseeing in Vellore

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 DayLength of visit: More than 3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Night
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Jagan Saminathan

Jagan Saminathan5.0/5

5 reviews

Good location, but dangerous during night

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.

Sanjay Hegde

Sanjay Hegde5.0/5

1 review

Has the best telescopes.

Having some of the best telescopes with all the largest spectrum viewer, the Vainu Bappu observatory is the best.

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