5 Best Places For Stargazing In The World

By Renuka Shahane on Jul 21, 2015
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'Cause you're a sky, cause you're a sky full of stars
I'm gonna give you my heart
'Cause you're a sky, cause you're a sky full of stars
'Cause you light up the path'

Stars are wishes of the night that came true! A peaceful night, a glass of wine and a night sky full of stars- who would not want a vacation like that! Star gazing is the new travel trend. The Perseid meteor shower and the supermoon- the dramatic astronomical happenings are a delight to observe and travellers are opting for places where you can sleep right under the sky and watch the stars shine down!

Triphobo lists down top 5 places in the world where you can sleep right under the sky

1. Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom

Photo by Michael Villavicencio

Spread over 1483 square kilometres, this is the northernmost national reserve in Europe and also the largest area of protected night sky. There are several campsites, hotels, B &Bs within the park that allow you to sleep under the sky as you enjoy the exceptional  Meteor showers, around 2000 stars and the Andromeda Galaxy with naked eyes.

Grab a binoculars if you are up for more!

2. Atacama Desert in Chile


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One of the driest places on the earth, Atacama is also bestowed with the clearest night skies in the world. There are many astronomical themed tours that arrange camping under the canopy of stars. Lie on your bed and witness the legends of Southern Hemisphere sky- the terrific Tarantula Nebula and the Fornax Cluster of galaxies.

3. Wadi Rum, Jordan

Photo by Lawrence Murray

Renamed as the The valley of Moon, Wadi Rum in Jordan is known for its sandstones, granite rocks and is hot favourite among adventure travellers and trekkers. This bewitching spot is a great place to sleep under the celestial lights and the isolated campsites make the countless stars and the illuminated masses in the sky more visible.

4. Galloway Forest Park, Scotland

Photo by MK Feeney

With over 7,000 stars and planets visible with naked eyes, the Galloway Forest Park boasts the darkest skies in Scotland.  75,000 hectares of land and very little illumination keeps the light pollution to minimum and you can experience the Andromeda Galaxy, the Aurora Borealis and stellar nurseries from your tent

5. Cherry Springs State Park, Pennsylvania, USA

Photo by Jon Wood

Offering fantabulous view of the nucleus of the Milky Way, the Cherry Springs state park takes stargazing at the height of 2,300 feet. It has over 30 campsites and if you are lucky, you will also be able to see the Aurora Borealis!

Explore these fantabulous locations, sleep under the stars and let us know your experiences!

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