Space Enthusiasts, Assemble! The world outside the Earth has always captured the eyes of humans. Its mysterious yet magical nature leaves us mesmerized.
Nonetheless, these days air pollution has engulfed our skies, and watching a starry night sky is not our everyday routine. But if you still try to observe the skies full of stars through videos and photos, we have a list of spots around the country that are ideal for you.
Impressive and enthralling to the human eye, these areas seize the immensity of the galaxy and uncover a glimpse of the vast universe which is ideal for a stargazer.
So, here are 10 stargazing spots in India—
1. Neil Island
Located– Andaman and Nicobar Island
Neil Island is notable for its beautiful beaches and underwater marvels magnified by the secluded setting that bestows it a tranquil vibe.
Located 40 KM northeast of the capital area, Port Blair, this destination is specified by stargazers from all around the world owing to its mesmerizing sky that turns blue instead of black during the nighttime.
The blue hues will surely imprison your heart and you will be left craving to have a cottage there to watch the sky every day.
2. Rann of Kutch
Rann of Kutch, however harsh it may be for the tourists due to its climate, is one of the largest star gazing spots in the world.
The Chir Batti (ghost lights) in Banni grasslands is a strange phenomenon that attracts stargazers from across the globe.
Lying down on the white desert and watching the infinite skies and a blanket of stars– what else do you want?
3. Turuk Village, Nubra Valley
Located on the banks of the Shyok River, Turuk Village offers heavenly impressions for the stargazers with no smoke in the area. The best way to witness the stars in this location is through camping.
An open tent is a perfect choice for the best view– your mornings will be filled with enthralling landscapes and beautiful rivers while at night you will be able to witness glistening stars.
4. Coorg, Karnataka
A location that is often left out from the list of beautiful regions– Coorg is the smallest district in Karnataka surrounded by Brahmagiri hills that offers a panoramic view and an abode for the stargazers.
Imagine watching the canopy of stars with the refreshing whiff of coffee beans as you hear the water cascading through the waterfalls.
5. Pangong Tso Lake
Located— Jammu and Kashmir
Pangong Tso Lake has been an exemplary setting for Bollywood films numerous times due to its unparalleled landscape.
Another great location for camping, the stars in this region make trails that almost makes you want to touch the patterns in the sky.
You will feel as if the stars are encircling you from all sides! Apart from that, this area has been the predominant location for the spotting of the Milky Way Galaxy.
6. Spiti Valley
Located– Himachal Pradesh
Free from the noises and pollution of the city life, Spiti Valley is another impressive sanctuary for stargazers.
A common spot for photographers and stargazers from around the world, it would be foolish to not tour this phenomenal spot in your homeland.
Kibber Town in this valley is elevated at 14000 feet and is considered the ideal spot for stargazers.
7. Jaisalmer, Bikaner
Away from the mountains of Himalaya is the region of deserts, Jaisalmer stands out from the others because stargazing taking a safari during the night in the desert is an unmatchable experience.
8. Mt Katao, Yumthang Valley
Katao, located in the Yumthang valley, is a hidden territory due to its weather situations but Katao possesses the essence of tranquillity.
The unpolluted skies with snow-covered peaks and colorful hues of flags dotting the huts– Katao offer an exquisite spot for stargazing.
No vehicles are allowed in the vicinity of Matheran and it is one of the crucial reasons why the hill station is pollution-free.
Presenting a clear and glorious picture of the night sky, some of the viewpoints like Hart Point and Echo Point offer a magnificent view of the stars.
Another unknown area for stargazers, Taregna was the place where the 6th Century mathematician and astronomer Aryabhatta used to make observations.
“Taregna” itself translated to “counting stars.” If you like solitary destinations, Taregna will be a perfect small town.
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