Khagol Mandal announces Special Overnight programme at Neral on 26 April 2014. The program starts at 7.00 pm (IST) in the evening and runs up to 5.00 am (IST) next morning. The general outline of the programme is as follows:
Date: Saturday 26 April 2014
Language of Instructions: ENGLISH
VENUE: Saguna Baag Farm House, Neral
ENTRY by Pre-Booked Invitation ONLY
For booking call:
Milind Kale: 98696-10777
Abhay Deshpande: 902-902-9076
1900 to 1930 hours: Registration for the programme
1930 to 1945 hours: Introduction of Telescopes
1945 to 2030 hours: First Sky Session
2030 to 2200 hours: Observations through Telescope
2200 to 2300 hours: Dinner Break
2300 to 0100 hours: Interactive Session
0100 to 0130 hours: Tea Break
0130 to 0230 hours: Second Sky Session
0230 to 0430 hours: Observations through Telescope
These timings are tentative and may vary slightly depending on seasons and sky condition.
You should carry your dinner tiffin, a cup for tea, mattress / chatai for seating on open ground, sweaters, hand gloves, head scarf / muffler, Water bottle, small torch (covered with red cellophane paper).
Please note that we are not able to provide any of the above things at the site.
Rs. 250 /- per person for all participants.
Tea given during the programme is complimentary.
The charges are non-refundable, even if the programme does not take place, because of incidental heavy rains or for any other reason beyond our control.
Dinner facility is available at extra Rs. 150/- per person.
The entry to the program is STRICTLY by PRE-BOOKING. Entry is limited to about 100 people only.
For booking send SMS with details to:
Else send email to
Where to meet ?
Meeting point is Nirman Park Society Gate on platform no. 1 at Neral station.
Location and How to reach:
Saguna Baag Farm House, Neral (W)
The new site is around 3.5 km from Neral Station. For those coming by train, pick up facility will be available from Neral Station. Ample Car parking space available.
The site is having all excellent amenities and is a theme area. For participants to Khagol Mandal Sky Program, entry will be restricted to the premises marked for Sky show. Entry to other area can be requested to the Farm House Owner and will be at extra cost.
The 4.30 pm train on Karjat route from Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) will take you to Neral at about 6.08 pm. This is a station next to Selu Station. Towards Platform 2 side is Matheran mountain range while on Platform 1 side is the farm house direction.
CST-Khopoli: 1525 (Dep) : 1705 (Arr)
CST- Karjat: 1630 (Dep) : 1808 (Arr)