Reach For The Stars: India’s First Astronomy Resort Is In Rajasthan And It's All Kinds Of Wonderful
Located just 5 kms away from Sariska National Park in Rajasthan, Astroport Sariska is the first-of-its-kind, astronomy resort in India.
What Makes It Awesome
An astronomy resort, or an astroport, is a concept-based tourist destination and, since Sariska is the second darkest sight in the country, this popular destination in Rajasthan is the perfect place for one. Fully equipped with telescopes, binoculars and cameras, Astroport Sariska promises hours of uninterrupted star-gazing, as you marvel at the vastness of the universe and, consequently, your own relative insignificance.
Since the astroport is solidly built on the premise that entertainment and learning can go hand-in-hand, expect lessons in astrophotography, the science of DIY telescopes or sundials, and even zodiac signs (for all you Linda Goodman fans).
After a long day, and satisfying meals made from organic ingredients, retreat to your ‘room’ – you can choose between Galaxia (royal family Swiss tents with attached toilets) that is perfect for a family of four, the larger Nebulae that can comfortably accommodate 8 people or pitching your own tent.
Spot stars by the night and stripes by the day – head out for a Jungle Safari while it’s still light outside. There’s actually lots to do in and around the astroport – sip chai by the Mansarovar lake, enlist yourself for cycling tours that take you through Bhangarh, Ramgarh lake and a historic city, explore the many forts around the resort and maybe make your way to Bat Point?