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  • Trip introduction

    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.

    Destination

    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.

    Destination highlights

    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.

    Activity Details

    3+

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of camping at Dehne: Mumbai to Dehne

    You'll board the 14:40 hours fast train from CST station to Asangaon, and will get to Asangaon Station at 16:30 hours. You'll meet the rest of the team here and will be driven to Dehne (by 18:00 hrs). You'll be able to freshen up at the village and then head to the campsite, where tents are set up. As evening falls, a campfire is lit, and you'll enjoy some games and light music. After a hearty dinner at 21:00 hours, you will gather around the expert guide who will help you spot many constellations. You'll spend some time stargazing, before its time to retire. Overnight in tents.

    Overnight stay in tents.

    You'll be driven from Asangaon station to Dehne, and can freshen up at the village before heading to the campsite. You'll spend most of the evening stargazing and spotting constellations. When you're tired, you can retire to the tents that will be allotted to you on triple sharing basis. You'll have to carry your own sleeping bag or blanket and you can keep some light snacks and a small water bottle handy. Your meals for today include evening snacks and a delicious dinner.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Asangaon station

    Dehne campsite

    14:40 PM

    Food

    Snacks | Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of camping at Dehne: Return to Mumbai
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  • Cancellation policy

    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.

    Rules on trip

    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.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    In case of injury, damage to self or property or death, Travel Trikon cannot be held responsible.

    Adventure activity is arranged considering normal weather. In case of cancellation of the camping trip in Dehne due to reasons beyond control such as natural calamities, riots, political uncertainty, public transport failure etc, refund shall be payable with respect to the given to refund policy.

    There will be no refunds or discounts given for services unused or missed due to traveller's own fault, negligence or breach of terms.

    Please purchase a return ticket from Mumbai to Asangaon. If you miss the 14:42 fast local from CST station to Asangaon, you will miss this Dehne camping trip.
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    • Stargazing Camp Dehne Maharashtra Camping Skies Stars Adventure Travel Fun Nature
    • Stargazing Camp Dehne Maharashtra Camping Skies Stars Adventure Travel Fun Nature
    • Stargazing Camp Dehne Maharashtra Camping Skies Stars Adventure Travel Fun Nature
    • Stargazing Camp Dehne Maharashtra Camping Skies Stars Adventure Travel Fun Nature
    • Stargazing Camp Dehne Maharashtra Camping Skies Stars Adventure Travel Fun Nature
    • Stargazing Camp Dehne Maharashtra Camping Skies Stars Adventure Travel Fun Nature
    • Stargazing Camp Dehne Maharashtra Camping Skies Stars Adventure Travel Fun Nature
    • Stargazing Camp Dehne Maharashtra Camping Skies Stars Adventure Travel Fun Nature
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Transport from Asangaon to Asangaon in local transport

    • Evening snacks and dinner on Day 1
    • Breakfast on Day 2
    • Accommodation in tents on triple sharing basis
    • Campfire
    • Stargazing expertise charges and guide
    • First aid kit
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Train tickets from Mumbai to Asangaon and back

    • Cost for personal expenses such as extra meals, packaged water, aerated drinks, etc.
    • Costs arising due to delays, landslides, natural calamities, etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
    • Insurance

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • 1 quick-dry T-shirt
    • 1 pair of synthetic track pants
    • Hooded jacket
    • Full sleeved pullover
    • Comfortable sports/ hiking shoes
    • Cotton socks
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Slippers or sandals
    • Sling bags or handbags
    • Expensive gadgets

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Transport from Asangaon-Dehne-Asangaon
    • Tents
    • First aid kit

    You need to get

    • ID proof
    • 2 ltrs water bottle
    • Camera (optional)
    • Enerzyl powder/ Glucon D powder
    • Light snacks
    • Clean napkin or small towel
    • Backpack
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Torch
    • Sleeping bag/blanket
    • Personal toiletries
    • Mosquito repellent
    • Extra pair of clothes
    • Extra snacks

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.