Rajasthan’s royal past and vibrant culture make it an enchanting destination for tourists worldwide. The state has something for all travellers–the leisure lover, adventure seeker, or history buff. But if you thought forts and dunes were all the state had in store for you, then the State government’s newest venture adds another reason for planning a trip to the land of the Kings.

A Starry Affair: After being one of the first states in India to launch Astro-sky Tourism, Rajasthan adds another first to the list with its newest venture, Full Moon Tourism. Under this initiative, launched by the state government, travellers can witness the state’s galactic beauty in addition to the alluring palaces and forts. Even though Rajasthan has previously been quite a popular spot among stargazers and Astro-lovers, this venture adds to its credibility.

What It Holds: So far, the state government has set up camps across 33 districts, out of which four are located in the pink city of Jaipur i.e. the Amer Fort, Jantar Mantar, University of Maharaja, and Jawahar Kala Kendra. As per reports, the state government has also sanctioned the purchase of 38 telescopes to be installed in the camps. This means that, soon, one will be able to sign up for exciting events like astrophotography workshops and stargazing sessions.

We suggest heading to places like Jaisalmer, Mount Abu, Barmer, or Sariska, especially during the Autumn or Spring months to explore the best of what the night sky has to offer.