Meet the team at the Asangon Station at 15:30, from where you will depart for Dehne.
Head out for a weekend in the wild Sahyadris, where you'll enjoy a night of camping and stargazing. You'll be driven to Dehne, where the light pollution is low, the skies are clear, and a gazillion stars twinkle overhead. As the night falls and the temperature drops, a campfire is lit, and you'll enjoy games and music. Once the sky is dark enough, you'll gather around an expert who will point out the constellations and tell you the stories behind them. After this magical session of stargazing, you'll eat a hearty dinner, enjoy the rest of the night, and finally retire to your tents for the night.
Please note that children between the ages of 5 to 8 will be charged INR 1600.
Dehne village lies in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra, away from big cities and bright lights, perfectly situated for a session of stargazing. It's also the starting point for a number of treks in the Sahyadris. From your campsite, you'll be able to see Ajoba Hills, Ratangad Fort and the Sandhan Valley, and you'll also witness a golden sunrise that bathes the entire region in an amber hue.
Camp under a star-lit sky. | Indulge in historical and mythological tales of stars with an experienced guide. | Draw constellations and figures in the clear night sky. | Enjoy a fun-filled bonfire at the campsite.
3 and above years
You'll board the 13:30 hours slow local from CST station to Asangaon, and will get to Asangaon Station by 15:30 hours. You'll meet the rest of the team here and will be driven to to the campsite and set up tents. By 18:30 you will begin your first stargazing session where you will be introduced to the telescope and proceed with naked eye observation. Post dinner you will resume your session with both naked and telescopic observation of the night sky.
You will break for tea around 1:00, followed by a Q and A session and can retire to your tents for some rest.
Overnight stay in tents.
Snacks | Dinner
If cancellation done 10 days or more before the departure of the stargazing camp at Dehne: 75% of the trip cost will be refunded.
If cancellation is done 5-10 days prior to the departure of the stargazing camp at Dehne: 50% will be refunded.
If the cancellation is done 0-5 days prior to the departure of the stargazing camp at Dehne: no refund.
No show: no refund.
If you wish to transfer your booking to someone else, or reschedule to another date, the cancellation policy will apply, and only the applicable refund amount will be transferred or rescheduled.
Smoking cigarettes, chewing tobacco or consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited during the stargazing camp at Dehne.
You must stick with your group at all times.
No damage should be inflicted on monuments or natural environments.
You must adhere to the instructions of the guide at all times.
Taking photos or selfie near the edges are not allowed.
Participants are requested to carry trash back to the city and dispose it in dustbins.