Aries, Nainital

Aries, Nainital

ARIES is an acronym to Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences that is a significant astronomical institute of India. ARIES saw its inception post independence in the year 1955. After some years, the institute was shifted at Manora Peak in Nainital. The institute is ought to have some of the most advanced telescopes in India and is an autonomous institute that is engaged in imparting education on astronomical studies.

ARIES observatory is the cynosure for astronomy lovers in India. The institute remains open for general public to make them see the astronomical instruments in the working day time. During moonlight nights, observatory is open for four days a week for observation of celestial and astronomical objects via high power telescopes. Outsiders are not permitted unless have taken permission. Visit during nights are fixed and depend upon the clarity of the sky.

Facilities at ARIES

• Library
• Laboratory
• Computer Center
• Classrooms
• Telescope

How to Arrive at ARIES Nainital

Aries can be easily reached by a taxi or a bus. It is 9kms before Nainital city on the Kathgodam road. Tourists can also take a small trek from Hanuman Garhi temple to ARIES.

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