Starscapes, India’s first and only chain of observatories, has launched its second public observatory in Uttarakhand. The new observatory ‘Stargate Observatory Bhimtal’ by Starscapes Experiences Pvt Ltd is located at Bhimtal, Naukuchiatal Main Road, and is easily accessible from all the main tourist sites in the district. Additionally, the new observatory is only a 7-hour drive from Delhi for anyone looking to spend a weekend away from the city.
The new observatory will offer tourists a holistic astronomical experience, with a number of activities both during the day and at night. While the Night Show is the observatory’s main attraction, there will be plenty to do during the day. From sun observations to audio visual shows of the night sky, and, stargazing safari to astrophotography, Stargate Observatory Bhimtal will offer an integrated astronomy experience to travel enthusiasts. The observatory also has an in-house store that offers merchandise related to astronomy.
Commenting on the new launch, Paul Savio, CEO and Co-Founder, Starscapes Experiences, said, “After an overwhelming response for our first observatory in Kausani, we are excited to launch our second one in Uttarakhand. The observatory adds a new dimension to the list of must-visit attractions in Bhimtal. Apart from trekking, sightseeing, paragliding activities during the day, tourists can now experience the enigma of stargazing at night. Our state-of-the-art equipment for observations along with detailed sessions with our in house experts will help tourists rediscover the universe”