We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Porbandar, India

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 7 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 3
    Excellent
  • 2
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Tara Mandir - A Planetarium

Tara Mandir is not actually a mandir or a temple as the name suggests. It is actually a planetarium. It is one of the oldest planetariums in the country and is one of the major... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 November 2016
Parwathi H
Add Photo Write a Review

7 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 7: English reviews
Level Contributor
118 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Tara Mandir is not actually a mandir or a temple as the name suggests. It is actually a planetarium. It is one of the oldest planetariums in the country and is one of the major attractions in Porbander and worth a visit for any tourists.

Helpful?
Thank Parwathi H
Jamnagar, India
Level Contributor
18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

The Tara Mandir is special attractions of Porbandar. It is a planetarium, which is built by the donation of Shri Nanjibhai kalidas Mehta owner of saurashtra cement and Mehta group. It is also one among the first two planetariums in India that were started by Shri Jawaharlal Nehru other is at worli Mumbai. Tara Mandir has an overhead round screen... More 

Helpful?
Thank Harishkumarshah
Ahmedabad, India
Level Contributor
58 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

tara mandir temple s name derives the temple related to planetarium. it gives basic info about moon, star , and other planet by projector on big screen. good for children to get knowlegde about our solar planetary.

Helpful?
Thank dhrm_dv
New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Tara Mandir is one of the main attractions of Porbandar. It is a planetarium.here you get the knowledge of sky and stars. It is also one among the first two planetariums in India.

Helpful?
Thank anadhi67
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Level Contributor
249 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Birthplace of father of nation, Mahatma Gandhi; wonderful place to visit. Must visit place when you are in Porbandar

Helpful?
Thank jatinboricha
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Level Contributor
948 reviews
729 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,651 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015

This is not temple-Mandir but a planetarium inaurguated by that time Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. The stars are called Tara in Gujarati language. When you enter inside the place, lights wiill be off when some people will gathered and projector will start and explains us about stars,moon,sun and other heavenly bodies. An Intresting experience.

Helpful?
2 Thank JAGDISHJAGDISH
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2013

kids will enjoy tara mandir this is twenty minute so regarding taramandal . one person having machine creating image of stars and giving nice understanding of movement of stars, sun

Helpful?
8 Thank Ritesh M

Travellers who viewed Tara Mandir Temple also viewed

 
Porbandar, Gujarat
Porbandar, Gujarat
 

Been to Tara Mandir Temple? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Tara Mandir Temple staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?