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Stargazing Camps near Mumbai: Jan-Feb best months to head out with your Telescope

Together among stars

Winter skies are the best for stargazing in and near Mumbai when the whole sky looks like diamonds glittering all over. It is indeed very romantic and  soothing, to look at star studded sky. If you are the kind to explore about universe, galaxy, stars, planets and constellations, then it is a night well spent behind the telescope gazing at the marvels of nature. Book a star gazing tour or a night camp and watch what nature has in store for you. Peak season for these tours is right now so hurry up!

Mostly, stargazing camping tours often guides you as well as provide you with equipment like binoculars or telescopes. Else carry your own things as stargazing is a learning experience for kids as well as adults.

1. Stargazing in Lonavala & Camping


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Stargazing and Camping in Lonavala lakeside is a unique experience combining adventure and convenience of being closer to Mumbai . The lake brims with water throughout the year and is quite secluded place with forest cover.

The campsite is located 5 km from Lonavala. The best time to camp is in the winters, which extend from November to May, with night-time temperatures ranging from 12-15 degrees. That’s all the more reason to cosy up to at campfires.

For details, visit : Letscampout


2. Glam Camping in Dahanu


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Three hours away from Bombay, Dahanu Road is a quiet town, lush green with trees all around and beautiful, with a stunning beach. You can spend all your day enjoying the beauty and breeze of the beach, sunrise, sunset and star gaze at moonlit.

Glamping means glamour camping and At Yamunavan Camps, one gets the taste of adventure with a pinch of luxury.

The campsite is located in a Chikoo farm (Dahanu is known for this fruit and the place also celebrates Chikoo Festival in February every year). There are a number of tents under the lush green Chikoo trees. Spend the day amidst nature, living in a tent, waking up to birds chirping, eating Maharashtrian food, playing games, cycling around the farms, star gazing, and indulging in all things natural, away front the city life.

For details, visit : Yamunavan Camps


3. Stargazing and Island Camping in Bhandardara


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Bhandardara is a beautiful hill station at Sahyadri mountain ranges in north Maharashtra. It is an unspoiled beauty and is complete with several tourist attractions. It consists of a calm and splendid lake which is bounded by waterfalls, dams, valley, craggy mountains, glorious forts and lot more. Bhandardara is an ideal weekend getaway from Mumbai.

Bhandardara camping offers spending your whole night with stars and camping on an isolated Island beneath the dark skies.
For details, visit : Bhandardara Camping


4. Camping and Stargazing in Sanjay Gandhi National Park


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SGNP the biggest national park of India organize activities like nature trails, bird-watching excursions, butterfly watch, treks, stargazing and overnight camps led by experts.

Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai

For details, visit : SGNP, Camping



All you need is a quite place and a star laden sky. One can also enjoy the tranquility and stargazing at some of the Best Hill stations near Mumbai, check out and share your experience at the comments section below.

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