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8 Of The Best Places For Night Sky Photography In India

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HolidayIQ travellers share the best places to go and shoot in the darkness.

8 Of The Best Places For Night Sky Photography In India:

  1. Daman (Daman & Diu)
  2. Jaisalmer (Rajasthan)
  3. Ladakh (Leh) (Jammu & Kashmir)
  4. Matheran (Maharashtra)
  5. Tadiandamol (Karnataka)
  6. Nainital (Uttarakhand)
  7. Yercaud (Tamil Nadu)
  8. Great Rann of Kutch, Dholavira (Gujarat)

1. Serene Beach Of Daman

Serene Beach Of Damansource: onlyfreewallpaper.com

A long stretch of sky, away from city lights by the sea is a perfect place to shoot the night sky and Daman is exactly that.  Try going here on a Meter shower night. 

HolidayIQ Traveller Jayesh Ganatra shares, “We had a relaxing overall holiday.The beaches are wonderful over there and mostly people come there to chill out. The Jampore Beach is the best place to visit. It also has para-sailing option over there. It is wonderful.”

Budget Stay: Nana's Palace Hotel

Mid-range Stay: Sandy Resort

Luxury Stay: The Gold Beach Resort

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3006 Ratings | 2691 Reviews | 19 Sightseeings | 75 Photos

2. Sand Dunes Of Jaisalmer

Sand Dunes Of Jaisalmersource: publicbroadcasting.net

Nothing is more exhilarating than camping in the wide desert expanse, under the blanket of the star-studded night sky, watching the heaven from your cozy tents. The desert of Jaisalmer is the perfect place for stargazers.

HolidayIQ Traveller Santhosh Kumar shares, “If you are adventurous and like to sleep under the stars, you must spend one night in desert of Jaisalmer.”

Budget Stay: Priya Hotel

Mid-range Stay: Fort Rajwada

Luxury Stay: Club Mahindra Jaisalmer

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5569 Ratings | 3873 Reviews | 52 Sightseeings | 680 Photos

3. High Up The Himalayas In Ladakh

High Up The Himalayas In Ladakhsource: alifetimetrip.com

You can get closest to the sky in the Himalayas. Shanti Stupa makes a great spot for stargazing. If you're an adventurous one, visit the Hanle Observatory for a heavenly experience. 

HolidayIQ Traveller Rohit Bhumame shares, “Leh is the best place to unwind. There is something magical in the air which makes it special. Whatever you are going through in the life, a trip here will get you back to your life, refreshed with a new zeal. Also, for stargazing at night from Shanti stupa. Take herbal tea and enjoy looking up at the stars.”

Budget Stay: Hotel Chube

Mid-range Stay: Ladakh Residency

Luxury Stay: Mystique Meadows

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3272 Ratings | 2531 Reviews | 97 Sightseeings | 1716 Photos

4. Pollution Free Zone - Matheran

Pollution Free Zone - Matheransource: timescitycontent.com

Being a no-vehicle destination, Matheran is one of the most unpolluted places in India and offers a clear and stunning view of the night sky. Viewpoints like the Echo Point and Hart Point give a spectacular and unhindered view of the sky for stargazers. 

HolidayIQ Traveller Dhananjay shares, “This is perhaps one of those few places in the world where absolutely no vehicles are allowed. Matheran has fresh unpolluted air - free of smoke and has beautiful surroundings.”

Budget Stay: Green Hotel

Mid-range Stay: Ashok Hotel

Luxury Stay: Usha Ascot

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5832 Ratings | 4266 Reviews | 55 Sightseeings | 528 Photos

5. Third Highest Peak In Karnataka - Tadiandamol

Third Highest Peak In Karnataka - Tadiandamolsource: team-bhp.com

The third highest peak in Karnataka at a height of more than 5500 feet, Tadiandamol offers a stunning and clear view of the sky. Camping overnight on the top of the peak is recommended for serious stargazers.

HolidayIQ Traveller Ravi Dasgupta shares, “As you get higher and higher on the hill, you keep seeing a new peak and have the desire to climb higher. It is not a difficult trek, but you need to rest from time to time. The scenery is great from the top.”

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2 Ratings | 8 Reviews | 3 Sightseeings | 19 Photos

6. Magical View Point Of Nainital

Magical View Point Of Nainitalsource: smartstay.in

The ‘Stargazing’ view-point at Nainital, totally lives up to its name. This place has some of the best views to offer when it comes to stargazing or meteor shower watch for that matter.

HolidayIQ Traveller Ashu Rai from Delhi shares, “This is the view point where wow factor comes. Must see this view -simply amazing.”

Budget Stay: Himalaya Hotel

Mid-range Stay: Channi Raja Hotel

Luxury Stay: Manu Maharani

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12347 Ratings | 8613 Reviews | 41 Sightseeings | 817 Photos

7. Gorgeous Setting Of Yercaud

Gorgeous Setting Of Yercaudsource: holidify.com

One of the best views that Yercaud can offers is from the Lady's Seat. Apart from the panoramic views of the Ghats and beyond, stargazing is a must-do.

HolidayIQ Traveller shares, “To relax, you must visit the Lady’s seat, which has a really breathtaking view. There is a telescope from which you can have a clear view of the surroundings.”

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7928 Ratings | 5112 Reviews | 22 Sightseeings | 364 Photos

8. White Desert - Rann Of Kutch

White Desert - Rann Of Kutchsource: worldnomads.com

One of the most popular places ever stargazer hits for the best sky view. The unending long stretches of skies are sure a delight camping out under. Meteor shower watch wouldn’t get better than a night at Rann of Kutch.

HolidayIQ Traveller Parth Patel shares, “While the White Rann looks amazing at sunrise and sunset, it looks more fabulous on a full moon night.”

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8 Ratings | 7 Reviews | 3 Sightseeings | 18 Photos

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