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Uttarakhand Launches Nakshatra Sabha for Astro Tourism - News

Uttarakhand Launches Nakshatra Sabha for Astro Tourism

Uttarakhand Launches Nakshatra Sabha for Astro Tourism

A prominent astro-tourism company, Starscapes, and the Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board (UTDB) are teaming up to launch Nakshatra Sabha, an astro-tourism campaign. Set to commence in early June 2024, at George Everest, Mussoorie, the campaign will go on until mid-2025, featuring immersive events across the state.  

This initiative promises an array of activities like stargazing, solar observations, and astrophotography contests. It also includes exploring ideal night sky sites in districts like Uttarkashi, Pithoragarh, Nainital, and Chamoli, coupled with expert-led seminars and webinars. Additionally, the campaign advocates for preserving dark skies, aiming to implement a region-wide conservation policy with support from Starscapes and community partnerships.  

Sachin Kurve, Secretary, Tourism & CEO, UTDB, Government of Uttarakhand, expressed his support, foreseeing the state‚Äôs potential to become a major hub for astronomy-focused tourism. With its forests, nature-based attractions, easy accessibility, and robust hospitality sector, the state is primed to attract astro-tourists worldwide.