With the temperature soaring sky high it’s time for you to take some time off and bring yourself close to nature. Beat the summertime blues by travelling to your favourite destination and gazing at the twinkling stars in the night sky.
So, let’s just step out of our mundane lives and go camping underneath the stars?
We list down 10 awesome places in India where you can go stargazing and have an amazing experience this summer.
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The most famous spots to stargaze in Leh-Ladakh includes; Nubra Valley, Shanti Stupa and Pangong Lake. You can also try the Hanle Observatory for a better stargazing experience.
Lying underneath the stars in a secluded beach of Andaman, is an out of the world experience. When the clear night sky is lit up with zillions of stars, all you can do is marvel at the beauty of the infinite cosmos.
Another great place for stargazers this summer is Coorg. You can go hiking up the Nilgiri Hills and camp for the night while you enjoy the glittering night sky while stargazing in Coorg.
4. Spiti Valley
The best spot to watch the clear night sky is Kibber Village in Spiti Valley, located at a height of 14000 feet and known as the highest motorable village in the world.
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Not many people know this, but I am speaking from personal experience and I can say that Kausani is in fact an awesome place for stargazing. The illuminated sky peeking from behind the tall conifer and oak trees calls for a campout with your favourite people.
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Watch the reflection of an illuminated sky on the Lake Badi while you sit cozily sipping on a cool beverage in Udaipur.
There’s nothing more exhilarating than camping out in the wild sandy desert and star gazing in Jaisalmer. You’ll be treated with a blanket of star-studded night sky from your cozy tents itself.
8. Rann of Kutch
If the porcelain white marsh of Rann of Kutch is breathtaking in full moon nights, try experiencing it once in a moonless night. When the night sky, sparkling with countless stars reflects on the vast expanse of Kutch, you’ll realize what you’ve been missing in life! We suggest you to try stargazing in Kutch at least once.
Being one of the most environmentally protected areas in India with no vehicles allowed inside town limits, Matheran ought to have a beautiful and clear sky overhead. As the unpolluted sky light up at night it is quite a sight to catch.
The abode of clouds, Meghalaya has one of the most beautiful skies in the country. Even if you rarely get to have a clear sky without clouds in Shillong, when it does clear up the night sky is something to look at and marvel.
Have you ever tried stargazing in India? If you have, we’d love to hear about your experiences of stargazing during summer.
Frequently Asked Questions About Stargazing During Summer
A. Kausani, Coorg, Andaman, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Leh Ladakh, Spiti Valley, Sonmarg, Matheran, Rann of Kutch, Shillong are some places that will provide you the best experience of stargazing.
A. From June to August, you can enjoy the milky way beautifully at night.
A. The best places in the world for stargazing for: Flagstaff, Arizona, Galloway Forest Park, Scotland, Namibrand Nature Reserve, Namibia, New Mexico, Big Bend National Park, Texas, Chaco Canyon National Park, Aoraki Mackenzie Dark Sky Reserve, New Zealand, Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve.
A. Gorgeous panoramic views of the peaks, the gorgeous Western Ghats, the cascading waterfalls, the Shola forests as well as the man-made trekking trails.
A. The Milky Way can be watched amazingly during the month of November in the evening. You can enjoy the gorgeous views from east to west.
A. You can enjoy some great places to enjoy stargazing near Delhi such as Spiti Valley, Nubra Valley, Taregna in Bihar, Jaisalmer-Bikaner, Chail in Himachal Pradesh.
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