Ladakh To Become India’s Astro-Tourism Hub; Tourists Can Stargaze In Pollution-Free Sky

by Tania Tarafdar
by Tania Tarafdar 2015

Ladakh is that slice of heaven we all need to visit at least once in our lifestyle. Being the highest-altitude region in the country, tourists automatically feel closer to the stars. The pollution-free environment makes Ladakh one of the best places for star-gazing. To exploit its pollution-free environment and geographical location, the administration of Ladakh has decided to introduce ‘astro tourism’ in a big way.

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The Pollution-Free Skies Will Allow Uninterrupted Views Of The Stars

The Lt. Governor of Ladakh, RK Mathur wishes to give a massive boost to astro tourism. One can spot the stars easily without any pollution to block the visibility of celestial bodies. Ladakh is one of those nature-rich destinations that experience less light pollution, allowing one to spot stars more quickly. Here are 5 Stargazing Spots In And Around Dharamshala That Will Leave You Spellbound.

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Ladakh Has The Best Geographical Location For Star Gazing

Astro tourism dates back several centuries when humankind would look up in the sky and imagined figures that gave them meanings. The astro travel will encourage tourists to experience the night sky in a completely different way. The astro tourism will promote tourism in Ladakh and provide ample opportunity to the locals to earn their livelihood. Besides, tourists will get the chance to visit new places and explore the unknown world of space.

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The Tourism Department To Identify Locations For Telescopes

The tourism department will identify various locations where they can install telescopes for tourists. Like southern India, Ladakh has the potential to become a popular destination for viewing the space. Away from the city’s hustle-bustle, Ladakh is one of the few places in India where one can enjoy uninterrupted views of the skies. You Can Now Buy A Piece Of Land In Ladakh With This New Law.

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Director Tourism is to prepare a detailed proposal after receiving to make Ladakh an astro tourism hub.

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