Places of Interest

Kavalur – Solar Observatory

VBO - Kavalur

The Asias biggest solar observatory is Vainu Bappu Observatory (VBO) is located in the picturesque neighbourhood of the village of Kavalur in the Javadhu Hills. Established in the 1970s, VBO hosts the 1m Carl Zeiss Telescope, the 1.3m J.C. Bhattacharya Telescope (JCBT) and the 2.3m Vainu Bappu Telescope (VBT).
Prior permission is required to visit the Observatory. A large variety of deer roam around the observatory.