Best Places In Maharashtra For Stargazing

Best Places In Maharashtra For Stargazing


Stargazing is one of the befitting adventure activities for people who love to be outdoors. To watch the trails of constellations and the milky way unravel in front of you is one of the most underrated experiences.

Particularly, if you reside in a metropolis, where it is almost impossible to locate a single star in the sky, you must take up stargazing to know that it is absolutely recuperating to sit under a canopy of stars and simply look at it. If you’re keen, bookmark five of the best stargazing places in Maharashtra.

Best stargazing places in Maharashtra

1. Kasarsai Dam

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The gorgeous lake, located about eight kilometres away from Hinjewadi, makes for a perfect night for stargazing. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, there many campsites that offer places for amateur stargazing as well as other astronomical events throughout the year.

2. Naneghat

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A mountain pass in the Western Sahyadris, Naneghat is a tiny village that used to be a busy trade route. Located about three hours away from Pune, Naneghat is one of the most visited places amongst ardent stagazers owing to its significant distance from light polluted areas.

3. Dehene Village

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Located in Shahapur, Dehene is a small village that makes one of the best spots for stargazing in Maharashtra. Located at the foothills of Sahyadris, the landscape boasts of scenic sunset views with a backdrop of imposing mountains. The spot is famous for locating star trails and other astronomical sights.

4. Vaitarna

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One of the best spots for astrophotographers, Vaitarna makes a perfect setting for a mystical night of stargazing. The lake serves as a breathtaking backdrop for you to capture the milky way band. Located far away from mainstream civilization, Vaitarna has minimal light pollution, making it one of the best stargazing places in Maharashtra.

5. Torna Fort

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Drive up to this rustic fort to spend a night cozying up under a starry blanket. The path to Torna Fort constitutes a two-hour trek, which could be slightly challenging but worth it. You can book a trip via camp organisers or could even set up your own DIY campsite. Know everything about the constellations and star formations beforehand.

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