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Sun Sky Tourism provide outstation taxi service and tour packages in Rajasthan, Delhi, Himachal and across India at affordable prices. We Offer outstation and local tour taxi service. We have an in house team of Young and Energetic to provide well managed trips and to advice providing on different Packages on your request, The name it self known as Sun Sky Tourism to ensure our Customer Satisfaction & also we provide customer support 24/7

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the vibrant landscapes and rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh with our meticulously crafted tour packages. From the majestic forts and palaces of Rajasthan to the serene beauty of Himachal Pradesh's hill stations, our itineraries promise an immersive experience that will leave you enchanted. Explore the architectural marvels of Jaipur, including the iconic Amber Fort, City Palace, and Hawa Mahal. Dive into the bustling markets of the old city and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Rajasthan with us.

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Why Should You Hire Our Taxi Service?

There are many reasons to use the taxi service in Delhi City. This is one reason that many people are struggling when it comes to deciding the best time to utilize affordable taxi services. One of the primary reasons to hire a taxi service rather than commuting by yourself is that it is easier to move across the city. There is no need to spend your time researching the best routes to be taken to get there. If you've managed to find a reliable Car Rental service , you don't need to be concerned about anything since the driver will take you directly to your destination.

Another benefit you enjoy from taxi services is that it is less expensive than hiring an independent taxi service. We provide our services for a set Cab price, and the driver will not charge you additional fees so, If you choose an experienced Delhi taxi service, you will not have to pay more than they will charge you. This makes your journey more enjoyable since you don't need to think about extra costs for the foreseeable future.

How to Book Cabs with Sun Sky Tourism?

Thanks to Sun Sky Tourism and cabs online booking service, booking taxis in Delhi by Sun Sky Tourism in simple steps. There are now various methods by which you can make a reservation for a taxi ride in Delhi conveniently and cheaply.

1. Contact us at our Customer Care

You can call us at our helpline. +91 9462465726 and provide the date and time of your trip and the pick-up and drop location. Then, please select a vehicle from our selection of vehicles and confirm your reservation, after which the taxi in Delhi will be reserved for you.

2. Booking via the Website:

You can get a taxi for rental in Delhi on the official site of Sun Sky Tourism and Cabs at www.sunskytourism.in by following a few simple steps. Fill in your information, and shortly you will receive a short confirmation of your reservation, and when you pay in advance, the booking is confirmed.

3. Send an email to book a taxi:

You can make a reservation for a Car Rental in Delhi via emailing Sun Sky Tourism and Cabs via [email protected] . After you have provided your travel information, you will receive confirmation confirming your taxi reservation. Our agent will get in touch with you if you encounter any difficulty with your booking. Also, all questions addressed to us through our Email will be resolved in the shortest time possible.

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The Dark Skies of Sun Valley, ID

The greater Sun Valley, Idaho region is blessed with small town vibes, a big heart, endless outdoor activities for every season, and some of the best dark night skies in the entire world. Look up on any given clear night around here and you’ll be memorized by billions of unobscured stars littering the sky. Here, shooting star sightings are the norm, astro-photography opportunities are some of the best in the country, and the Milky Way takes center stage as it brilliantly erupts from the southwest quadrant of the sky each night.

Viewing the stars is becoming a dwindling privilege for humans across the globe as light pollution increasingly shrouds the awe-inspiring night sky tapestry. A 2016 sky atlas survey revealed that, “ 80% of American’s can’t view the Milky Way anymore .” This number creeps up with each passing year as we continue to build without regard to to the types and direction that our lighting emits.   We are truly fortunate to have such an incredible natural spectacle flourishing out our backyard every clear night. The towns of Sun Valley, Ketchum, Hailey, Stanley and beyond have taken special care to ensure that the night sky views stay dark. Their efforts have not gone un-noticed.

Years upon years of efforts to minimize light pollution were recognized in October of 2017 when the city of Ketchum was officially listed as an  International Dark Sky Communit y , one of a select group in the United States. This contribution was a major building block in establishing an ever more renown designation. In December of 2017, Sun Valley, Ketchum and their surrounding areas received the highly prestigious Dark Sky Reserve designation. You may be scratching your head wondering what this all means? Long story short, the Idaho Dark Sky Reserve designation means that our area is some of the best opportunities for viewing the night sky in not only the US, but also the world! For those looking for a more in-depth explanation, we’ll list out a few highlights below.

What Are the Basics of the Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve (CIDSR)?

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  • The Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve was designated by the  International Dark-Sky Association (IDA)
  • This is the first International Dark Sky Reserve in the United States and the 12th created in the world
  • The area stretches from Ketchum to Stanley, includes land in four counties – Blaine, Boise,
  • Custer and Elmore – as well as the entire Sawtooth National Recreation Area
  • The total area encompasses 1,416 square miles or 906,000 acres. Its size ranks as the 3rd largest in the world behind Mont-Megantic in Quebec, Canada, at 2,308 square miles and Aoraki Mackenzie, New Zealand, at 1,679 square miles.
  • The Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve received a “Gold Tier” status, the highest designation give by the International Dark-Sky Association.

What Makes a Dark Sky Reserve?

  • As quoted by the International Dark Sky Association, “An IDA Dark Sky Reserve (DSR) is a public or private land of substantial size (of 700 km2, or about 173,000 acres) possessing an exceptional or distinguished quality of starry nights and a nocturnal environment and that is specifically protected for its scientific, natural, educational, cultural heritage, and/or public enjoyment.
  • Reserves consist of a core area meeting minimum criteria for sky quality and natural darkness, and a peripheral area that supports dark sky preservation in the core.
  • Reserves are formed through a partnership of multiple land managers who have recognized the value of the natural nighttime environment through regulations and long-term planning” (darksky.org).  There is a long list of criteria for an area to become a dark reserve.  The main focus is on lighting sources.  Changing a majority of bulbs to IDA standards and making sure that no light is wasted. Most of the current lighting used to light sidewalks, streets, cities, and homes is wasted.  This means it lights the source, where it is purposed to do, but then spills up to the sky, causing light pollution.  By getting compliant lights that only light the ground and the area it is meant to light, and putting special coverings over large lights when needed, cities would save countless money on electricity and energy, while being more efficient at lighting what is actually needed and saving our night skies.

We are incredible fortunate to receive this designation. It will serve as a sanctuary for outdoorsman, photographers, educators and scientists, and anyone that enjoys picturesque scenery and incredible mountain peaks, completed with the best night skies.

Best Places to View & Photograph the Brillant Dark Skies

With the brilliant array of expansive protected night skies, the Sun Valley area has a plethora of places to shoot beautiful photos of the stars and Milky Way or just to do some old fashioned star gazing.

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A short minute hike up Knob Hill will find you the best seat in town, where the Milky Way is even visible above downtown Ketchum.  If the reserve is granted, and the lights are changed to meet the criteria, this view will become unbeatable!

Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve near Sun Valley, Idaho

Just down the street from Sun Valley Lodge is the Sun Valley Lake.  On a clear, calm night and the lake full of water you can even see some stars reflecting off the small lake.

Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve near Sun Valley, Idaho

Another great location near Sun Valley is to take a short drive out trail creek, to the darkest skies in the immediate area.  During the summer months the Milky Way lines up above the road and protrudes from Baldy Ski Mountain.

Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve near Sun Valley, Idaho

If you want to find yourself in one of the darkest night skies with crystal clear alpine lakes, head north from Sun Valley over Galena Summit to Redfish Lake and the surrounding areas.  This is where the Sawtooths meet the skies!  With an amazing backdrop and reflection from the lake, you can sit for hours enjoying the beauty.  If you get lucky you may even catch the Northern Lights!

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Having Central Idaho as a designated Dark Sky Reserve will protect our beautiful night skies for generations to come, while creating an opportunity like nothing else in the US, opening options for more photography, tourism, education, wildlife protection, scientific research, energy efficiency, and endless Idaho beauty! We invite you to come and see for yourself!

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  • http://www.darksky.org/idsp/reserves/
  • http://www.idahodarksky.org/

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LAKE CITY — Minute by minute, a deep purple sky streaked with waves of gold and pink across the horizon drifted into darkness, the last traces of the sun slipping below the jagged peaks of the eastern San Juan Mountains. Slowly, and then all at once, it emerged: the first star, faintly visible in a sky just beginning to embrace nightfall.

Phillip Virden, cast in a silhouette, stood below Arcturus, ready to point his laser beam from star to star, a couple dozen astrotourists draped in blankets staring up at him and the boundless sky where star after star blinked into view.

“Your job is to start looking up,” Virden, a self-taught astronomer, told the small crowd, between spilling facts about how the planets appear in the sky and how ancient cultures used constellations as a guide for planting and harvesting crops as well to inform their spirituality.

The Wednesday night stargazing gathering at a lookout called Windy Point, about 9 miles southeast of Lake City where fewer than 500 people live year round, was a first for some of the attendees. They ascended to the lookout to gaze at constellations and planets just a few days ahead of the peak of the Perseid meteor shower, an event that sends meteors soaring across the night sky every summer. One Perseid meteor streaked across the sky that night.

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For Virden, head of a personal education initiative called Lake City Skies and a dark skies coordinator for the Lake Fork Valley Conservancy, the weekly Dark Sky Parties are a staple of his summers and one way he is working to shed light on the importance of the dark. 

Virden, 71, along with conservancy staff is embarking on an ambitious project intended to transform the conservancy’s dark sky designated park into a nocturnal classroom where visitors and researchers can gather to peer upward to the canopy of constellations and planets illuminated by the night. For many stargazers, a glance upward in the dark sky park offers a moment to ground themselves in stillness, feel connected to something bigger and find a glimmer of hope in an otherwise turbulent world. But the dark sky has equally important impacts on health and the ecosystem.

“It’s now ingrained in me to look at dark sky preservation as part of the whole ecosystem protection,” said Camille Richard, executive director of the conservancy. “You can’t separate the two. It’s not just protecting it so you can see the Milky Way. It’s protecting it so that we can maintain biodiversity.”

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A dark sky destination for researchers and novice astronomers alike

The conservancy’s park, a 58-acre plot of land known as the Lake Fork Earth and Sky Center, earned its designation as a dark sky park from the International Dark-Sky Association in 2020, two years after it applied for that status. The property went under conservation easement with dark sky restrictions in 2021, following a strict lighting plan that mandates lights out at a certain time and also dictates that park lights be shielded and pointed downward, Richard said.

“We’re becoming recognized as a dark sky destination,” Richard said, noting that dark sky programs have been some of the most popular among the pilot programs the conservancy has operated this summer. Virden’s Wednesday night Dark Sky Parties at Windy Point, for instance, have drawn up to 40 participants.

Colorado is also gaining status as a leader in the dark skies, with 15 locations already designated as dark sky zones by the International Dark-Sky Association and a bunch more in the process to become certified, said Aaron Watson, chair of the board of the International Dark-Sky Association Colorado chapter.

The state is becoming a “showcase of dark sky places because of our amazing view of the night sky and the Milky Way,” said Watson, who lives in Paonia.

Virden and Richard both understand the rarity of being able to clearly see stars upon stars blazing in the night. Eighty percent of the North American population can’t see the Milky Way Galaxy, Virden said, and that’s part of the motivation to preserve the dark sky that remains for future generations.

Their project is moving slowly. But there are plans for a 10,000-square-foot building in the park that will serve as an environmental learning center, where organized groups can visit to learn about the skies and where the conservancy will run dark sky programs for kids. The center will also house the conservancy’s offices, bunk rooms, a commercial kitchen, showers for campers and possibly a planetarium, Richard said.

The land, about 3 miles south of Lake City at the base of Slumgullion Pass on Colorado 149, already holds a 30-foot yurt where the conservancy hosts educational and fundraising events as well as campsites that are mostly developed. And the nonprofit may install additional yurts to accommodate more education groups that want to stay overnight and catch more than a glimpse of the twinkling dark sky.

There also is a 5-acre observation site at the top of Slumgullion Pass that the conservancy is in the process of leasing from the U.S. Forest Service. At an elevation of about 11,000 feet, the bit of land is free of light pollution and thrusts stargazers into the middle of a 360-degree view of constellations, planets, meteors and other skyward wonders, leaving them awestruck in every direction they turn.

“I feel like I can reach up and touch the stars,” Virden said.  

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Long term, the conservancy aims to enhance the land with a research observatory outfitted with a telescope. It also hopes to partner with universities and astronomy clubs who can support the improvements. It also plans to create a public observation deck, where visitors can perch to observe the sky and learn about astronomy, dark skies and light pollution. The nonprofit also hopes to get dark-sky designation for the swath of land. Even without the label, Richard said it operates as a “dark sky campground,” guided by International Dark-Sky Association rules.

The conservancy is currently writing the master plan for the environmental learning center and the dark sky observation site on Slumgullion Pass and fundraising for the large-scale project. The conservancy estimates the learning center alone will run around $7 million. A telescope to anchor the research observatory could easily cost $75,000 to $100,000.

Lake City isn’t alone in protecting dark skies from being washed out by light pollution. Other mountain towns, including Westcliffe and Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, have received their own dark sky designations.

Thinking further into the future, the conservancy has a goal of partnering with other areas in the region that also carry dark sky designations to create an “astrotourism” byway that would stretch from the San Luis Valley up through Lake City along the north side of the Black Canyon and then link with the north fork of the Gunnison Valley, Richard said. Although the state’s tourism office has assembled a map guiding travelers to prime stargazing sites where the dark sky has been protected, the conservancy envisions a more official dark sky byway that would tie together different dark sky sites so that tourists could travel from spot to spot to soak up the scenery after nightfall.

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Drawing tourists to Lake City for primetime viewing of the stars and who will help support the town’s economy is one source of local momentum for preserving the dark sky. But more importantly, Richard is determined to educate visitors about the consequences of light pollution so that they will return home and start shutting off their own lights for the sake of the natural environment.

“We’re trying to protect the nocturnal environment, the dark environment, because that’s good for the wildlife and for plants and pollinators and even us,” she said. “Light pollution really affects us.”

Nearly every animal species that has been studied “has a negative impact from light pollution in some way,” said Watson, the dark sky advocate from Paonia, with the biology of all animals affected by artificial light “because that light is such a stimulating force at night.”

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“I feel like I can reach up and touch the stars.” — Phillip Virden, head of Lake City Skies

Over millions of years, humans have adapted to a circadian rhythm, a 24-hour cycle that is influenced by light and dark, and also adapted to monthly moon cycles, Watson said. Melatonin, a hormone that plays into sleep, is affected by artificial light, which mimics daylight and moonlight and disrupts the natural cycle of light and dark.

Light pollution also is the culprit behind declining populations among insects, such as fireflies, and birds across the world, Watson said. For instance, most birds migrate at night. Light pollution confuses their navigation, he said, causing “devastating impacts” to birds in migration and leading to a sharp drop in bird counts from 30 years ago.

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And with the loss of dark sky, comes the loss of something else: our connection to the universe and to those who craned their necks to stare at the stars long before us, Virden said. He recounted how a variety of ancient cultures relied on constellations and how the stars have influenced music and art through the ages, and he nudged the astrotourists gathered for his Wednesday night Dark Sky Party to let their imaginations take hold while observing the sky gleaming with stars.

“It’s ingrained in our DNA,” he said, adding, “We’re part of this incredible universe … and to have light pollution deter that connection, we’re losing something very, very valuable.”

When Virden, who learned the night sky by taking star walks at 3 a.m. and 4 a.m., stands high up on Slumgullion Pass in the darkness, he still feels overwhelmed by the endless stretches of stars.

“Life is sacred,” he said. “We take it for granted too often, but doing this connection with the night sky, the next morning you just look at the world differently and appreciate it more.”

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Michele Thomas, who lives in Texas and was visiting a childhood friend in Colorado last week, slowed down her evening Wednesday to share in that communion with the dark sky. She echoes concerns about light pollution undermining the dark sky, acknowledging that without a serious focus on preserving the dark sky, it will be impossible to enjoy without a telescope or observatory.

As she sunk back in her chair and scanned the world around her, shifting her eyes among the bright moon, Saturn and a variety of constellations, she was struck by the vastness unfurling before her.

“You can’t see any of this during the day,” Thomas said, “but you know it’s still out there and then the sun goes down and, whoa, everything changes.”

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Alcohol ban in Ibiza and Majorca - what tourists need to know as new rules come in

Tourists could face fines of up to €3,000 if they break new rules on drinking that have come into force in parts of Majorca and Ibiza popular with British holidaymakers.

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FILE - In this June 10, 2015, file photo, tourists stand on the street in Magaluf, Calvia, on the Spanish Balearic island of Mallorca, Spain. Authorities in Spain's Balearic Islands have ordered on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, the closure of bars and nightclubs in beachfront areas popular with young and foreign visitors in hopes of curbing the spread of the coronavirus and losing a reputation as a place for hard partying. (AP Photo/Joan Llado, File)

Tourists in parts of Majorca and Ibiza will face hefty fines for drinking alcohol on the streets as part of a crackdown in areas of "excessive tourism".

The government of Spain's Balearic Islands has toughened laws that were first introduced in 2020.

As well as banning drinking on public roads, the rules stop shops from selling alcohol late at night and put tighter controls on party boats.

Any tourists found breaking these rules could face a fine of up to €3,000.

Here is what you need to know to avoid a fine.

What areas are covered by the ban?

The rules apply in three resorts in Majorca - Llucmajor, Palma and Calvia (Magaluf) - as well as San Antonio in Ibiza .

The ban extends one nautical mile (1.85km) off the coast for all of these destinations, with party boats banned from getting any closer and forbidden from picking up or dropping off passengers in those areas.

The Palma mayor Jaime Martínez said one of his main objectives is to "correct uncivil attitudes".

Does an alcohol ban mean no booze at all?

No. Tourists will still be able to drink, but there are now stricter controls on where.

Crucially, you are not allowed to drink on the street.

The only exception to this is on the terraces of bars or restaurants or other legally authorised areas.

But wandering down the street with a half-finished pint or open bottle is a definite no-no.

Shops that sell alcohol must close between 9.30pm and 8am.

What are the penalties for tourists who break the rules?

People could be fined between €750 and €1,500 (£645 and £1,290) if their public drinking "disrupts coexistence, involves crowds or deteriorates the tranquillity of the environment".

If the offence is considered very serious, the fine could range from €1,500 to €3,000 (£1,290 to £2,580).

Local authorities will report the number of foreign tourists who have been sanctioned to the respective embassies.

How will the ban be enforced?

The government has committed up to €16m (£13.7m) to spend on enforcing the ban on public drinking.

There will be extra security and inspections as well as a focus on raising awareness of the rules among tourists in the hotspot areas.

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When does the ban come into force - and for how long?

The ban came into force on 11 May 2024.

It will remain in place until 31 December 2027. After that, the government hopes the law will no longer be necessary.

How is this different to what was already in place?

The new decree strengthens laws that were introduced in 2020 banning happy hours, pub crawls and two-for-one drink offers.

Those rules prohibited the sale of alcohol in shops between 9.30pm and 8am and stopped party boats from advertising in designated areas.

The main change is that drinking on public roads is now banned.

It also extends how long the laws are in force; in 2020 the government said they would be in place for at least five years and that has now been extended to the end of 2027.

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