Beyond The City Lights: India's First Astro-Tourism Campaign Offers A Glimpse Into The Night Sky

Mussoorie hosted India's inaugural astro-tourism initiative, dubbed Nakshatra Sabha, at the breathtaking George Everest Peak

A kid looking through a telescope at the Nakshatra Sabha, which was recently held in Mussoorie Photo: Rohan Shahi

Raja Babu Sharma, a Hyderabad-based marketing and consumer insights professional, has held a lifelong fascination with astronomy. Unfortunately, limited opportunities in India to participate in astronomy events meant he never got a chance to explore the cosmos beyond Earth. But that all changed when he learned about India's first astro-tourism campaign, "Nakshatra Sabha," held in Mussoorie. Sharma immediately signed up.