You Can Now Head to Uttarakhand for a Date with the Night Sky

You Can Now Head to Uttarakhand for a Date with the Night Sky
The new observatory in Bhimtal will offer an integrated astronomy experience to travel enthusiasts, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

A new observatory at Bhimtal promises tourists a unique astronomy experience, with night sky shows, astrophotography and observations on the offing.

Mallika Bhagat
October 09 , 2021
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In a world that is expanding by the second into a stuffier, more polluted version of its former self, there are few experiences that match the pleasure of a beautiful starry sky. With crisp clean air as your companion, a new observatory in the hilly state of Uttarakhand is now offering respite from the cacophony of metropolitans.

Starscapes Experiences Pvt Ltd, a chain of observatories in the country, has launched its second public observatory in Uttarakhand. The Stargate Observatory is located in Bhimtal and has already received rave reviews. Their first public observatory was set up in Kasauni.


Bhimtal, a small town about 22kms away from Nainital, is immensely popular with tourists who often come searching for unique historical sites as well as the iconic Bhimtal lake. With beautiful Himalayan hills surrounding the quiet place, Bhimtal is ideal for a night of stargazing. A 7-hour drive from Delhi, the observatory promises to be a hotspot for those who wish to unravel the mysteries of the sky under the night light.

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The new observatory will offer tourists a holistic astronomical experience, with the Night Show being the observatory's main attraction. Experiences on offer also include sun observations and audio visual shows of the night sky.

From stargazing safari to astrophotography, Stargate Observatory Bhimtal will offer an integrated astronomy experience to travel enthusiasts.

The observatory also has an in-house store that offers merchandise related to astronomy, and helps tourists rediscover the universe in a new light.

With experienced guides to hand hold you through the process, the observatory is sure to add to the growing popularity of Nainital and its neighbouring towns.

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