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Overview

Camping Location: Panchgani, Maharashtra

Check-in Time:
12:00 PM 
Check-out Time: 10:00 AM

About the campsite: 
Embark on a stargazing and photography tour at this campsite with tented camping and stay under the stars with the cool breeze from the surrounding natural environment. Panchgani (second highest plateau in Asia), which is located amidst the Sahyadri Ranges is a perfect getaway from the warm and humid summers of Maharashtra. .

The Amateur & novice users can also join in and take the opportunity to get to explore the night sky and observe some of the deep sky objects like Planets, Nebulae, Galaxies, Globular Cluster, Open Clusters, Double Stars and of course our Milky Way Galaxy, etc without any prior knowledge of astronomy.

Other than the stargazing the experience also includes Observatory and Space Museum tour, Telescope Making, Gas Rocketry, Air Rocketry, Creating a Rover Model for Planetary Exploration, Observing the Sun and it's dark spots with the help of Sun-scope, Learning the use of Sundial, Astro Agility Course, etc.

Places to Visit Near the Campsite:
Sydney Point - 3 KM
Table Land - 5 KM
Kate's Point - 7 KM
Dhom Dam - 21 KM

Package Offers: Camping with Meals and Activities
Meals: Lunch, Hi-Tea, Dinner, Breakfast
Activity: 3 Sky-gazing sessions, Astro Photography

How to Reach: 
This Campsite is situated at around 250 km from Mumbai and 110 km from Pune, one can easily reach by any public or private transport.

Child Policy: Children below 5 years can join without any charges, and those between 5 to 10 years can book the child package (half charge).

Itinerary

  • Day 1 -

    12:00-13:00 : Arrive at the campsite, Camp briefing, Team Formation, Tents allocation.

    13:00-15:00 : Once you are settled down, have your lunch and take rest.

    15:00-16:30 : Take rest and have a power nap at the campsite.

    17:00-18:00 : Astronomy Orientation (1 hour)

    18:00-20:00 : Night Sky Gazing - Session 01 (WEST SKY) - Sun Set, Saturn, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Hercules, Lyra, Cygnus, Cassiopeia, etc

    20:00-22:00 : Treat yourself with unlimited dinner at the camp while enjoying the beautiful evening at Hill Top Courtyard.

    22:00-00:00 : Night Sky Gazing - Session 02 - Cassiopeia, Pegasus, Andromeda, Aries, Perseus, Auriga, Taurus & Orion "The Hunter".

    00:00-02:00 : Astro Photography - Participant to Bring their own DSLR Camera, Tripod and Remote.

  • Day 2 -

    04:45-05:00 : Wake up early morning to enjoy the beautiful early morning gazing.

    05:00-07:00 : Early Morning Gazing - Session 03 - Gemini, Canis Major & Minor, Cancer, LEO, Venus, Jupiter, Mars and Moon. Iridium Flares, ISS, Sunrise (6:30AM) & Solar Observation.

    07:00-08:00 : Enjoy sunrise at Asia's second highest plateau with morning Tea.

    08:00-09:00 : Breakfast will be served.

    09:00-10:00 : Catch your breath and you can check out from the camps.

Stay

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  • Tented accomodation with double/triple sharing basis with foam bed, pillows and blankets.
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  • There are 2 washrooms each for men and women near the activity area and 1 washroom each for men and women near the dining hall.

Meal

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  • Lunch
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  • Evening Tea & Snacks
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  • Dinner
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  • Breakfast

Activity

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  • Astro Photography
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  • Crew assembly training: Simulated critical problem solving used in astronaut training.
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  • Telescope Making - Understand principles of telescope and make your own telescopes for observation.
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  • Sun-scope - Observe the sun, it's dark spots and solar flares using safest techniques.
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  • Sundial - Understand the concept of a sundial and how our ancestors told time.
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  • Astro Agility Course - A glimpse of real Astronaut training activity.
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  • Weather Station - Observe and understand the weather station and its uses.
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  • Star Gazing - A mesmerizing session about mythology – stories the stars tell us.
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  • Telescope Observation - Observe Stars and Planets through different types of telescopes.

Other Inclusions

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  • Tents
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  • Mattress
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  • Pillow
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  • Blankets
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  • Equipment for above mentioned activities

Things To Carry

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  • Camera
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  • Extra Pair of Clothing(Optional)
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  • Woolen clothing /jacket
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  • Comfortable Footwear And Clothes

Advisory

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  • Washroom facilities are common for everyone
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  • In case of the Cloudy Sky, Event will not be canceled, other activities will continue.
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  • Mobile & laptop charging points are available on the campsite at a common point
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  • Listen to the instructions given by the tour organizers
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  • Do not litter

Tour Type

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  • This is a group tour

Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-30 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain trips or activities may get cancelled. In such cases operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible. However a cash refund will not be applicable for the same.
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  • Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
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  • All applicable refunds will be done in traveller's thrillophilia wallet as Thrillcash

Booking Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.

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