Stargazing & Camping at Naneghat
Astrologers use them to predict future and sailors follow them to navigate high seas. Stars, despite being tiny dots in the sky, store a plethora of information about worlds beyond Earth. From astronomy to mythology, stars have contributed to every field of knowledge. Hidden among those constellations, are trivial but interesting facts and stories. Unravel these mysteries on a fun trip to a village on the Sahyadris. Enjoy Stargazing away from the city lights and pollution. There will be games, music and yummy local food to add fun to the cool pleasant night.
NaneGhat is situated at about 55 km from Kalyan. It offers different beauty in different seasons. In summer and winter, when there are no clouds, views of Jivdhan and Dhakoba are awesome. It can easily be reached by motorable road from Junnar.
Naneghat is a mountain pass in the Western Ghats range near Junnar in Pune district of Maharashtra, India. During the reign of the Satavahana (200 BCE–190 CE), the pass was extensively used as a trade route between Kalyan and Junnar.
Literally, the name nane means "coin" and ghat means "pass".
The name is given because this path was used as a tollbooth to collect toll from traders crossing the hills. The location is ideal for Star gazing and Star photography.
Batch 1 : 03rd - 04th November 2018
Day 1 : Saturday
11:00 am : Meet the Trikon Team at Kotak Mahindra Bank ATM, near Dadar (E) station. To ensure a comfortable journey, we will be travelling by AC bus. Yay !!!
11:30 am : Pick-up from Thane Teeth Haath Naka
Let's beat summer heat start our journey with a Private A/C vehicle . Let's rock our mornings with songs, conversations and break the ice from being strangers to Travelers sharing same passion. En-route Lunch at nearby dhaba and commence our journey towards our destination : Naneghat
As bus reaches directly at the Camp-site, there it is....Get disconnected from the outer chaotic mechanical world and connect with Life! Ever build your own house, what more than cosy warm Tented Houses.Feel free to join hands in Tent Pitching. Meanwhile it will be time for the most beautiful nature colour you could ever see with naked eyes! Sunset .
Unwind yourself with these celestial tones of skies which have served as an inspiration to many artists for centuries and every time you look at it.....It's sheer peace.
Slowly when starry night begins to darken the sky with pitch black canvas,Stars form the Sparkling silver blanket. We set our gears and accessories for Stargazing and photography!
Explore the vast, infinite Universe with constellation, milky way galaxy.
Provided sky is clear we will be able to see
- Brightest part of Milky Way
- Open Cluster of Satrs
Let the night not end,till it's dawn of the Twilight!! Those who wish to get into more adventure can stay wide awake with unending ghost stories, songs,little or more gupshup and experience Pristine Sunrise breaking into clouds with lot of hopes to million hearts!
Day 2 : Sunday
Indulge into Breakfast with warm hospitality of villagers :) After breakfast let's be game for some team activities, maybe childhood games for starters and above all , HAVE FUN!!
Lunch at Local Dhaba En-route.
Time to get back to our usual life.....However with whole lot of unforgettable memories to cherish till next and promise to create more with Trikon!
Things to Carry
- Camera (Optional)
- Sleeping Bag or Proper Bedding
- Clean napkin or small towel
- Please carry medicines if you need any
- Hand Sanitizer
- Snacks & Biscuits
What is included in the tour
- AC Transport From Dadar - Naneghat - Dadar
- Triple Sharing Tented accommodation at campsite
- Food: Saturday Evening Snacks, Dinner and Sunday Breakfast
- Stargazing Expertise Charges
What is NOT included in the tour
- Saturday & Sunday Lunch
- Any personal expenses such as soft drinks etc.
- 5% GST
- Stargazing with telescope by our astronomy expert
- Learn how to spot stars, planets, constellations
- Try your luck in sighting shooting stars, meteors!
- Enjoy thrill of camping amid Sahyadris
- Chance to sleep under the stars or tents
- Try your hand at star trail photography
- Visit Nanacha Angtha
- Indulge in local cuisine
- Witness gorgeous sunrise amid hills