Uttarakhand Tourism launched Nakshatra Sabha | Nakshatra Sabha is India’s first Astro Tourism Campaign 

Uttarakhand Tourism launched Nakshatra Sabha

The Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board and an astro-tourism company, Starscapes collaboratively launched Nakshatra Sabha, India’s first Astro tourism campaign. The major aim of this campaign is to provide an all-inclusive Astro Tourism experience to people of India and abroad. This initiative includes various calming activities which one cannot experience in highly populated cities including observing the stars, stargazing, astrophotography contests, special solar observations, camping under the stars etc. The Nakshatra Sabha is going to be a very engaging platform that brings together adventurers, astronomy enthusiasts, and travellers to gaze and explore the wonders of the universe along with enjoying the natural beauty of the state of Uttarakhand.


When is Nakshatra Sabha? 

Nakshatra Sabha is India's first Astro Tourism Campaign 

The Secretary of Tourism, Uttrakhand is very excited about this campaign; it will aid the state economically by making it a premier destination for astronomy-focused travel. Uttarakhand is a unique combination of abundant forest cover, easy access to major cities, nature-based tourism, a well-established hospitality sector, homestays etc which makes it an ideal destination for Astro tourists from around the globe.  Then Nakshatra Sabha will commence in June at George Everest in Mussoorie. This campaign will continue until mid-2025. Many huge events at various locations across Uttarakhand will be organized for visitors. People will get opportunities for stargazing, exploring beautiful night sky sites of districts like Uttarkashi, Pithoragarh, Nainital, and Chamoli. Experts from various fields will organize seminars and webinars to increase awareness and education for this initiative. 


How to book tickets for Nakshatra Sabha India’s first astronomy event?

People who are interested in participating in this amazing initiative can register themselves on the official website of Starscapes company at starscapes.zone/nakshatra-sabha-2024. Here is our step-by-step guide to register yourself on the Starscapes web portal for Nakshatra Sabha 2024. 

  • Visit the official website of Starscapes at starscapes.zone/nakshatra-sabha-2024
  • Now on the homepage scroll down and start registering yourself. 
  • Enter your details like your name your address contact details and some other questions about your trip number of people that are going and click on submit. 
  • Now new window will display, here registration fees will be shown. 
  • Pay registration fees of amount INR 799/-
  • The amount should be paid online. 
  • After the payment, you will receive a confirmation email and text message with every detail. 
  • Keep the copy of the confirmation in soft copy or take a printout. 



Terms and Conditions

Visitors star enthusiasts and adventurers who wish to attend the Nakshatra Sabha have to follow some terms and conditions. The following table mentions all the terms and conditions for this trip. 


Serial Number Term Term Description
01 Event Schedule and Changes The event is subject to favorable weather conditions and may be rescheduled as necessary. Any changes will be communicated in advance.
02 Fees and Payments The registration fee is INR 999 per person. This fee is non-refundable except in the case of event cancellation by the organizers, where participants may choose to attend a subsequent event or receive a full refund.
03 Inclusions Registration includes access to all scheduled activities and an Astro-kit, which will be provided as a memento at the event.
04 Participant Responsibilities Participants are responsible for their own transportation and logistics to the event venue. Accommodation and meals are not included in the registration fee, but information on local options will be provided.
05 Itinerary A detailed agenda and itinerary will be emailed to registered participants within 10 days of successful registration.
06 Cancellation Policy If a participant needs to cancel their registration, they must inform the organizers at least 15 days prior to the event to be eligible for transferring their registration to a future event.
07 Liability Waiver Participants acknowledge that they are attending the event at their own risk and release Starscapes Experiences Pvt. Ltd. from any claims related to injuries or damages incurred at the event.


What is the preservation of night skies?

From our childhood, we all love gazing at the sky at night. Suddenly didn’t you notice that the number of visible stars is decreasing? It is not that stars are dying, they do but it’s not the case here. Actually due to light pollution, yes you heard it right, light can cause pollution. Humans lit up everything because the night is terrifying. But due to decreased darkness nocturnal ecosystem imbalances. It is necessary to understand and conserve the natural darkness of the nighttime environment by decreasing light pollution. Many organizations are putting efforts to protect the clarity and visibility of stars, planets, and other celestial objects, along with maintaining the natural flow of nocturnal ecosystems. Many efforts have been put into reducing unnecessary artificial light sources, reducing skyglow directing outdoor lighting downward, and advocating the use of energy-efficient lighting sources. It is necessary to appreciate the beauty of the universe alongside supporting the health and living habits of nocturnal animals, promote sustainable tourism and human well-being and conserve energy. 


Local Engagement and Economic Impact

This initiative will offer professional training and skill development golden chance for local people who are interested in astronomy and tourism. It will boost local economies and promote the preservation of night skies. Through this program, a community of ambassadors and experts in this field will come together to increase understanding and awareness on this subject. This project aims to implement a region-wide night sky preservation policy in upcoming years which ensures the comprehensive efficiency of astro-tourism in the region. The main partner in this initiative, Starscapes is going to provide training and ongoing support along with aiding in the ensuing success and longevity of Nakshatra Sabha. 


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