The Nehru Centre was constructed in 1972, not as a mute memorial, but as living testament and monument of faith in Jawaharlal Nehru's vision of human being's development and his compassion for humanity. It has a Mini Planetarium also, which is taken out to remote rural areas to project the astronomical shows. The centre is equipped with Digistar-3 Planetarium equipment and has maintained well furnished library. It offers wide variety of facilities which help in making any event a successful one.
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Location: The Nehru Centre is located at a distance 35 kms from the Sahara International Airport & Santacruz Domestic Airport. Nearest local railway stations are Mumbai Central, Mahalakshmi, Dadar & Byculla and private cabs are there which offer easy approachability.
Number of Halls: 5
Nehru Centre has installed Digistar-3 Planetarium equipment replacing Carl Zeiss Universal Projector, purchased from Evans & Sutherland, of USA. The Centre has a good library having more than 11000 books. Activities like Science quiz contests, Astro-painting, Science elocution, Astro-poetry and Astro-quiz competitions are held regularly. The marble-paneled auditorium has marvelous acoustic effects which makes it a world class venue. Telescopes are installed outside the Planetarium to enable visitors watch eclipses.
Here is Gateway of India which is considered as an entrance point of Mumbai. There is Juhu Beach which looks very beautiful during evening time. The Haji Ali Mosque is 18th century shrine which consists of Hazrath Haji Ali tomb. There is an Elephant Island which has vivaciously crafted rock-cut Shiva Temple. Some of the other famous tourist spots are Prince of Wales Museum, Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus, Flora Fountain, Marine Drive etc.