Overview/Itinerary

About the Milky Way Astrophotography Event 

You will be camping in Samrad Village near Sandhan Valley one of the darkest spot in Maharashtra it is perfect for astrophotography. Our campsite will be away from the village with clear view of night sky Milky Way galaxy is visible around new moon in summer season. Let's create some amazing star trail timelapse and capture band of Milky way galaxy. 

Please note things to carry 

  1. DSLR or Camera or Mobile with manual mode 
  2. Dslr remote also called intervalometer to capture star trail 
  3. Tripod with ball head prefered 
  4. Torch with extra batteries 

 

Milky Way Photography Event Details

  • Location: Ghatghar, Samrad Village
  • India toilets available - 15 mins from campsite 

 

Night Photography Event Itinerary

 

Day 1 - Saturday 

Please board the below train from Mumbai and meet us near Kasara Railway Station ticket counter 

CSMT - Kasara Train Timings

  • 10:16 CSMT
  • 10:23 Byculla
  • 10:29 Dadar
  • 10:36 Kurla
  • 10:40 Ghatkopar
  • 10:57 Thane
  • 11:11 Dombivali
  • 11:19 Kalyan
  • 12:12 Kasara

 

For Pune participant please board the below express train and get down at Kalyan and then Change to Kasara local train

Sahyadri Express 11024

06:50 - Pune

10:32 - Kalyan

From Kalyan catch above local train

 

12:15 Please assemble near the ticket counter and move towards Samrad by local jeep.

 

Lunch on the way at Igatpuri 

16:30 Reach at base village

17:30 Evening tea and snacks

18:00 Pitch tents

18:30 Watch Sunset and Relax for some time

21:00 Dinner

22:30 After dinner will start night photography session

 

Day 2 - Sunday Morning

08:00 Breakfast and Tea.

10:00 Move towards Kasara by local jeep.

13:00 Reach Kasara and disperse.

 

Please note

  • People may board same train from their respective stations of convenience
  • Missing the train is missing the event, no refund will be provided
Overnight Available on request
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give/What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • 1 veg lunch, 1 evening tea & snacks, 1 veg dinner and 1 veg breakfast
  • Tent Stay on sharing basis
  • Kasara to Samrad and back to kasara travel by local vehicle
  • Treks and Trails expertise charges

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Transport till Kasara
  • All kinds of Extra Meals / Drinks Ordered
  • Insurance, tips, Porters, bottled mineral water, aerated drinks etc.
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Any kind of cost, which is not mentioned in the above cost includes
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like road blocks, bad weather
Things to Carry
Things to Carry
  • 2/3 liter water bottle
  • Comfortable footwear
  • Torch with extra batteries
  • Warm clothing (during winter)
  • Sleeping material (sleeping bag or 2 bedsheets)
  • Personal medicines (if any)
  • Mosquito repellent cream
  • Sun cap and Sunscreen
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Equipment for night photography (tripod, lenses etc.)
  • Identity proof
FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions 

1. Will you be conducting star gazing ?

     No we are not conducting star gazing 

 

2. How far is the toilet ?

    Toilet is 15 mins away from campsite 

 

3. Will you provide sleeping bag and sleeping mattress ?

    Please carry sleeping bag or two bed sheet we will provide simple foam mat as bedding 

 

4. I don't have Dslr or Mobile or Camera can i join ?

    Yes event is open for all you can observe and learn and enjoy the night sky and enjoy the camping experience 

 

5. Will there be bonfire ?

     Yes we will have bonfire limited period 

 

6. Do you have barbeque ?

     No we won't have barbeque as the event is focused around creating night sky images 

 

7. Can i travel by my own car ?

    Yes you can Samrad is 200 plus kilometers from Mumbai or Pune you will have to reach before 4.30 pm at Samrad Village we will give you google maps coordinates 

 

8. Is it safe for women, children, solo travellers ?

   Yes Samrad village is famous for camping and Sandhan Valley trek it is safe for women, children and solo travellers

 

9. Do we have mobile reception ?

    Only 2g will work in selected regions only very poor range 

 

 

 

 

 

Activity
Photography Tour
Destination
Bhandardara
Duration
2-4 Days