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Tara Mandir - Porbandar India

Tara Mandir aka Nehru Planetarium is a famous tourist attraction and a well-known landmark in the city of Porbandar, Gujarat. This planetarium was established in the year 1977 and is dedicated to the Non-Cooperation Movement that was led by Mahatma Gandhi. This planetarium was incepted by the donations made by a renowned Gujarati philanthropist, Nanji Bhai Mehta. The prime aim of Tara Mandir is to empower the young minds by providing them with the knowledge of the aeronautical science and celestial bodies.

Why Is It Famous?
Tara Mandir is known for its 2 different significances. Number 1- it has a gallery that is full of the photographs of the pre-independence era. In this gallery, the visitors can witness the anti-British news articles, shout out for the non-cooperation movement, and other images related to the movement.

It has an overhead round screen where the different visuals of the celestial bodies, galaxies, planets, and other information about the solar system are projected. Numerous guests gather here on different occasions to enhance their knowledge about the solar system.

Best Time To Visit:-
Tara Mandir is a place that can be visited during any season of the year. Though it doesn’t have any specific timing, the best time for visiting this planetarium is during the solar & lunar eclipse. Many solar system aficionados gather here to witness the celestial occurrence.

Watch Out!
If you’re visiting this place with kids, do not miss to watch the short movies of the universe, galaxies, and planets. Such short movies will surely increase your knowledge about the solar system.

Reaching There:-
Porbandar city has a wider connectivity to the roadways, railways, and airways that connect it with the rest of the state. The express trains, flights, and state-run buses are the appropriate mode for reaching Porbandar. Traveling within the city is usually done via local transit.

Nearest Railway Station:- Porbandar Railway Station
Nearest Airport:- Porbandar Airport

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