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Best stargazing experiences in India

Twinkle Twinkle little stars, how I wonder, how much you are! Caught you. At least once in our lives, we have all tried to count stars and then lose count of it too.

While watching Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, we all wanted to lie down under the naked sky and just count our breathe and smile our way to sleep knowing that the light will guide you.

If you’re wondering, why we are telling you all this, is because The Flapper Life is handing out names of the places, one can stargaze in India and cherish that experience for the rest of their lives.

1. Kato, Sikkim

Sikkim’s best-kept travel secrets, Katao in the Yumthang Valley is an epitome of composure. With its lofty snow-clad mountains, emerald slopes and attractive villages dotted with multi-hued prayer flags, this traveller’s promised land is a great option for people who want to go on a stargazing trip. Named as the Switzerland of India, more than its appearance in the snow, Katao in Sikkim is a desired and offbeat place for stargazing in India.

2. Kuari Pass, Uttarakhand

Kuari pass is popularly known as home to five rivers. It gives an arresting view of the Himalayas both in time of the sun and the moon. At night time, the peaks of the Himalayas and the starry skies underline leave the trekker breathless even in his leisure time.

3. Matheran, Maharashtra

Being a no-vehicle destination, Matheran is one of the most unpolluted places in India and presents a clean and remarkable view of the night sky. Places like the Echo Point and Hart Point give a fascinating and unobstructed view of the sky for stargazers.

4. Neil Island, Andaman and Nicobar Island

The mysterious island with white sandy beaches, the sound of the sea and trillions of stars up in the sky make for glorious sight. The sky turns blue instead of turning black at night, and that hint of blue will surely have your eyes glued at the sky! The destination is visited by stargazers from various parts of the world, who mostly come here to witness the blue-hued surroundings. You can only imagine the beauty this place might be oozing when the magnanimity of ocean merges with the colour palette in the sky, leaving the island all blue and bold.

5. Mandarmani, Kolkata

Mandarmani, also a lesser-known spot for stargazing is known as one of the most romantic night skies in India. Around Mahalya (New moon)is the best time to watch the night sky with almost zero pollution, making it a place for stargazing in India. The breezy night with star twinkling at you makes Mandarmani a stellar place.

6. Coorg, Karnataka.

One of the elite spots in India to soothe your eyes with effervescent stars, Coorg showers many peaceful opportunities to enjoy the night under the grand canopy of a starry sky. Perfect mountain peaks, the sound of a gushing waterfall, the sweet fragrance of coffee plantations filling your nose. In that moment of matchless beauty, you will forget everything.

Don’t forget to count the stars though. Let the kid in you, continue to believe in the counting of stars and forget everything else.

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