ARIES

ARIES, stands for Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, is a prominent astronomical institute of India. ARIES observatory was established after independence in 1955 but later on shifted to more appropriate location at Manora Peak in Nainital. Known to have one of the most advanced telescopes in India, ARIES is setup as an autonomous institute imparting education on astronomical studies.

Near NainitalThis well-known insitute is located on Manorma Peak at a distance of 9km from main Nainital city.
8 kms / 19 mins
From Roadways Bus Stand, Tallital, Nainital
1 hr

ARIES observatory is a centre of attraction for astronomy lovers in India. It remains open for general public to show astronomical instruments in working day time. During moonlight nights, observatory is open for four days a week to watch astronomical and celestical objects through the high power telescopes. Visitors are only permitted with prior permission. Visiting nights are fixed and depends upon clarity of sky.

Location of ARIES

ARIES is located in Near Nainital ( This well-known insitute is located on Manorma Peak at a distance of 9km from main Nainital city. ).

Location & How to Reach ARIES

Located at 9 kms before Nainital city on Kathgodam road, ARIES Observatory can be reach by taxi or bus from Nainital or Kathgodam(25 kms). One can also take small trek from Hanuman Garhi temple to ARIES.

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