We have good news! There is a gorgeous village in Uttarakhand called Benital and it is converting to an Astro village. This village is situated in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. The state government’s decision to convert this village to Astro village is a great one indeed. It will help them promote Astro-tourism like never before.
The crazy part? An Astro-Party was organized to get an up-close one-of-a-kind experience of constellations and planets. The administration of Chamoli together with Starscapes Experiences held this unusual Astro party. This Astro Village is a place worth experiencing.
Benital is an untouched and pure beauty that is set at a height of 2500 m above sea level. The clear sky, low light pollution, and spectacular properties that provide undisturbed views of the night sky make it a perfect place for skywatchers and nature lovers.
The Astro firm is planning more night adventures for sky enthusiasts. They plan to develop several more such locations to promote Astro-tourism. According to Ramashish Ray, Founder and Product Head, Starscapes, said, “A picturesque and quaint location like Benital gives visitors a great opportunity to experience the magic of an illuminated night sky. At the Astro Party, visitors can experience stargazing, astrophotography, night sky shows, and a host of other activities that quite literally offer an out-of-this-world experience.”
Well, this adventure is not just for night sky lovers. Visitors can also enjoy activities such as birdwatching, hiking, and cycling during day time. The visitors can also take part in landscape photography with the help of dedicated experts. The most awesome part is that the evenings will be reserved for Astro parties under the stars and moon.
Now that the travel and tourism sector is picking up, travelers are looking for more offbeat places with less crowd. And Astro-tourism seems like a newfound interest among offbeat travelers who wish to take a break from city light and sounds.