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Jaisalmer, Rajasthan will be the nearest place to Delhi, it will take near about 13 hrs. to reach Jaisalmer from Delhi. You can also think about Astroport at Sariska, It's situated near the Aravalli Range in Alwar District of Rajasthan and just a five hours long journey from Delhi.
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The best place where I saw the Milky Way clearly was in Chandratal in Spiti, HP. But its far away, certainly more than 16 hours from Delhi. Otherwise, any place in Ladakh (Hunder Valley, Pangong Tso) are good candidates. My experience has been - star-gazing is best done at dry, high-altitude villages. Good luck!
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Head out to Chopta, also termed as the Switzerland of India
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Hey Archit, I love star gazing too, and with the increasing pollution and lights, it is a difficult task to find the best place for it. Usually, ideal places are the ones which have less light pollution and it doesn't have to be far away or not accessible. I'd say you can go for Astroport at Sariska, It's situated near the Aravalli Range in Alwar District of Rajasthan and just 5 hours from Delhi. You can also plan for Naldehra, it's a small town near Shimla and it takes around an hour to reach there. Majkhali is one of the places provides a striking glimpse of the Milky Way with a 360 panoramic view at night time, free from light pollution or electrical lines. It is around 9-10 hours from Delhi. If you have more days in hand then do plan for Spiti Valley, it is one of the best places when you have a telescope with you!
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