Birla Institute of Technology & Science is a renowned science and technology university located in Pilani, Rajasthan. Pilani is a small town situated 220 KM West to Delhi and 217 KM North to Jaipur City.
Birla Museum of Science and Technology
Birla Museum is located in Vidhya Vihar Campus of Institute. It wasÂ built in 1954.
It exhibits the accomplishments of technology in various sections including latest scientific equipments, models of material science and illustrative diagrams, working models, charts & photographs explaining the principles of the sciences. It also throws light on the various aspects of engineering science.
The Birla Museum Pilani also contains Aerodynamics Gallery and Gandhi Gallery.
Sharda Peeth – Temple of Goddess Saraswati
Pilani which was once a small village, is mainly famous for being the hometown of the premier business and industrial family the Birlas.
BITS has a temple of Goddess Saraswati – The goddess of knowledge and arts, called Sharda Peeth.Â It was built by Dr. G D Birla. The temple is built on a 7 feet high basement, with 70 pillars for support and spread across an area of 25000 feet square is entirely built using white marble.
The temple reflects the mix of ancient spirituality and modern technology. Architecturally it follows the North IndianÂ scheme of temple construction and is a replica in marble of the Khandariya Mahadeo temple at Khajuraho.
Other places of interest in Pilani are Shiva GangaÂ and the Pachwati.