Ludhiana Planetarium is inside the Rose garden in Ludhiana in Punjab.
Attention all nature and space lovers! The Nehru Planetarium and Rose Garden in the heart of Ludhiana has undergone a stunning renovation and is now open for visitors. This botanical paradise boasts over 17,000 rose plants with 1,600 varieties in full bloom, spreading their beauty over 30 acres of rolling green lawns. And let’s not forget the colorful showy blooms that will leave you in awe.
But wait, there’s more! The garden offers boat rides in its pool, making it the perfect spot for a romantic picnic or just a day spent soaking up the sun. And for those who love to stay active, there’s a pathway for a leisurely walk or a morning jog. Don’t miss out on the annual Rose Festival and let the kids run wild on the swings.
And now, the cherry on top – the Nehru Planetarium. This space wonderland is aimed at inspiring students and is the perfect place to learn and discover. Get ready for science quiz contests, astro-painting, science elocution, astro-poetry and astro-quiz competitions. And if you’re lucky, you might even get to witness a Solar or Lunar Eclipse. The planetarium has installed telescopes outside for visitors to enjoy the celestial show.
So, grab your picnic basket and join us for a day of exploration, learning, and fun at the Nehru Planetarium and Rose Garden!”
Located near Rose Garden, initially an asset of Ludhiana, planetarium was neglected from a long time. Municipal Corporation has spent about Rs 55 lakhs on its renovation and bringing new technology (projector etc). It took almost 3-4 months for renovation.
Set up at an expenditure of crores, Nehru planetarium, one of its kinds in the northern region and one of the few in the country, remained in neglect because of paucity of funds.
The planetarium was a prestigious project of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation and was maintained by the corporation itself.
It was set up in 1987 with an aim to develop a scientific temperament among people, particularly students, by way of displaying various astronomical phenomena and scientific processes.