Naneghat

Naneghat, also referred to as Nanaghat or Nana Ghat, is a mountain pass in the Western Ghats range between the Konkan coast and the ancient town of Junnar in the Deccan plateau. The pass was the fastest key passage that linked the Indian west coast seaports of Sopara, Kalyan and Thane with economic centers and human settlements in Nasik, Paithan and Ter 

Near the top is large, ancient man-made cave famous for its Hindu Sanskrit inscriptions in Brahmi script. These inscriptions have been dated between the 2nd and the 1st century BCE, and attributed to the Satavahana dynasty era

On a clear sky night the constellations and the Milky Way are said to be visible to naked eyes.

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Ladakh and Stargazing

One of the prominent city in the eastern region of Ladakh is the city of Hanle. It is the site of the 17th century Hanle Monastery (gompa) of the “Red Hat” Tibetan Drukpa Kagyu branch of Tibetan Buddhism and is located in the Hanle Valley on an old branch of the ancient Ladakh – Tibet trade route.

In the new era Hanle is known to be the home to the Indian Astronomical Observatory. The location of the village and the observatory are highly sensitive due to the close proximity of the Tibetan / Chinese border.

On a clear sky night the constellations and the Milky Way are said to be visible to naked eyes. This trip is planned with an intend to experience this magnificent beauty

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