Benital, in Uttrakhand, Will Become an Astro-Village.


  • The Chamoli district administration in Uttarakhand is making all efforts to develop Benital in Karnaprayag block as an ‘astro-village’.
  • As per officials, a team headed by District Magistrate Himanshu Khurana visited Benital recently to explore options and what else can be done in the region to generate interest among tourists.
  • The spot located at an altitude of 2600 metres above sea level, Benital will be developed into an astro village that will offer visitors a close view of planet, stars, and astronomical events, with night-vision dome and large telescopes.
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