Under Coorg's Starry Sky

Location
:Coorg, Karnataka
Season
:Mar
Duration
:2 Days1 Night
Event Type
:Adventure, Experience, Tour
Level
:Easy
Start From
:Virajpet Bus Stand
Ends
:Virajpet Bus Stand

Under Coorg's Starry Sky

Coorg, Karnataka
2 Days1 Night

Event Overview

Showing you the darkest of inspirational night skies in remote locations with stirring views of celestial objects through sophisticated telescopes is just one of the things we specialize in doing! Astronomy is not mere 'star gazing' for an astronomer, its 'observational astronomy'. We are celestial naturalists.

The astronomer's season is opening with clear skies -- and the Universe beyond -- welcoming us to peer into them ! You will be personally taught to use a star-chart / star-atlas, binoculars to find brighter star clusters & nebulae, an 8-inch telescope to observe distant fuzzy galaxies -- each view in the stillness of the darkness leaving you spellbound about the glorious heavens above.
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Event Details

Schedule

Day 1 - Astronomy Presentation & Demo
  • 11:30 pm: Depart Bangalore by last volvo bus to Virajpet [by yourself]
  • 04:30 am: Arrival at Virajpet / Pick up in cab
  • 05:30 am: Arrival at camp site / Rest
  • 08:30 am: Breakfast
  • 09:30 am: Plantation tour [optional / not included in package]
  • 10:30 am: Jeep drive to Chelavara Falls hill [optional / not included in package]
  • 12:30 pm: Return to camp site
  • 01:00 pm: Lunch / Sleep / Rest
  • 04:00 pm: Introduction
  • 04:30 pm: Treasure hunt
  • 05:30 pm: Tea break
  • 06:00 pm: Astronomy presentation & demo
  • 07:15 pm: Astronomy trivia & games
  • 07:30 pm: Meditation / relaxation under the sky
  • 08:00 pm: Dinner
  • 09:00 pm: Begin overnight observation session
Day 2 - Depart to Bangalore
  • 06:00 am: Observation session close
  • 06:30 am: Snacks / Go to sleep
  • 12:00 pm: Wake up
  • 01:00 pm: Lunch & Depart to Bangalore

Meal

Breakfast
Lunch
High Tea
Dinner

Adventure Activities

Camping
Mountaineering
Snorkeling
Stargazing

Amenities

Firstaid
Accommodation
Guide
Transport

Transportation

Private Vehicle

Pickup Details

Pickup Time: 11.30 PM Drop Time: 09.00 PM

Things To Carry

  • 1 head cap, 1 scarf, 1 pair of gloves, 1 pair of socks, 1 pair of shoes
  • 1 inner thermal pant, 1 inner thermal shirt, 1 sweater, 1 wind-cheater, 1 blanket.
  • Any additional winter wear is useful
  • Washable rug / bed sheet to spread on the ground, upon which you will lie down and look at the skies (other than when looking through the telescope)
  • Your own binoculars (of any specification and model). If you dont possess one, please rent it. These will be used by you to observe the skies, and sharing between participants is not encouraged

Policy

Included

  • Pick up and drop from Virajpet bus stand (only sharing basis on 4 full seats; cab on non-sharing basis extra charges apply)
  • Accommodation, food (single breakfast, lunch, dinner) at campsite for 1N / 2D
  • Astronomy service (using astronomical telescope for overnight observations, computer presentations, sharing star chart / atlas & software, guidance / interactions of how you can pursue amateur astronomy as a serious hobby)
  • Rs. 300/- discount for children of 12 years and below

Excluded

  • Arrival by yourself from your house to Virajpet bus stand
  • Any outdoor activities offered by the campsite (still water boating, still water kayaking, plantation walk, trekking with guide to Tadiyandamol mountain, jeep drive to Chelavara waterfalls)
  • Transport cost and entry fees, if any, for additional sightseeing to touristic places nearby (Bhagamandala, Talacauvery, Nalaknad Palace, Chelavara Waterfalls)
  • Any major medical emergencies
  • Anything else not mentioned in Inclusions

Terms & Conditions

Will be informed later

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