Sunsets are not just picturesque muse for photography, but they are a feast to the eyes of everyone watching them. Watching sunsets from beautiful vantage points fills us with positive emotions and leave behind a permanent imprint upon our memories. The diverse geographical locations in India combined with the well defined seasons, have plenty of vantage points to offer visitors some of the most exquisite and breath taking sunsets. So here is a list of 9 best places in India to catch a beautiful sunset.
Kanyakumari is a town in Tamil Nadu that is located on the southernmost tip of India. It was previously known as Cape Comorin. The beaches at Kanyakumari offers spectacular sights with long stretches of multi colored sand. The place is famous for its unique and distinct reddish sunrise and sunsets. It is the confluence of the three seas, the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean the gives that perfect hue to the sunrise and sunsets and makes it special. On full moon evenings you can witness the dazzling view of moon-rise and sunset, both at the same time.
8. Coastal Karnataka:
The tiny coastal villages in Karnataka are blessed to witness some of the most exotic and beautiful sunsets every evening. The landscape of coastal Karnataka is painted with numerous paddy fields and dotted coconut palms. The coasts in Karnataka have many small beaches which are serene and clean. Karwar is a prominent town in Karnataka and is also the most beautiful one. It offers some of the most ethereal locations where you can experience dazzling red and purple sunsets and memorable evenings.
7. Nubra Valley:
Famous for its untouched beauty and spectacular locations, Nubra Valley constitutes the northernmost part of Jammu and Kashmir. It is also known as the Orchard of Ladakh and was previously known as Ldumra, meaning the valley of flowers. Enclosed by the Himalayas, the valley is the centre point between Kashmir and Tibet. It offers some of the most amazing and mind-blowing vantage points that are simply breathe taking. The valley is covered with wild roses during summers and wild lavender blossom after the rains. The Nubra Valley offers chilling sunsets combined with hue changing effects enhancing the remarkable glory of the location.
6. Rann of Kutch:
The Rann of Kutch is the salty marsh located at the tip of western Gujarat and is one of the most remarkable places to visit in Gujarat. The idea of watching a beautiful sunset over the bling white plains of off-white salt is way too exciting in itself. Many tourists visiting India vouch for this enthralling experience of watching the sun take its stroll and submerge into the perfect horizon here. The full moon evenings are the best time of the month to experience this extravagant view.
5. Fort Cochin:
A silent stroll along the beach, with the Silhouetted Chinese Fishing nets and smooth sailing ships, sets up the perfect background to an amazing sunset here at Fort Cochin. The evenings of May and June offer enthralling sunset evenings with a magnificent and splendid sky with strokes of yellow and orange. The coastal stretch is occupied by many small stalls offering various delightful and mouthwatering cuisines and delicacies made from the freshly caught fish.
4. Sunset in Wayanad:
Wayanad is the area of largest tribal population in Kerala. The splendid and unforgettable golden sunsets are the prime attraction of the lush green mountain terrain of Wayanad in Kerala. It’s an amazing experience to watch the sun settle into the forests of the region, leaving behind the receding light effects.
3. Varkala Cliff Top Sunset:
Located on magnificent stretch of beaches and various cliffs, Varkala is the perfect destination for all the beach lovers. Distinct and away from the main highway, Varkala is located between Kollam and Trivandrum. The beachs of Varkala are surrounded by huge cliffs. Theses cliff stretches are occupied by various café joints and small shops, from where you can enjoy a splendid sunset.
It is indeed a remarkable and memorable experience to watch retreating light creating a romantic ambiance as sun settles in the horizon of the sea. Sparkling sands and smooth swaying leaves of the coconut palms indeed make Goa as one of the most romantic and beautiful places to witness mesmerizing sunsets.
1. Taj Mahal:
Taj Mahal is one of the most romantic and beautiful tourist destinations in India. Sunset time is best to see the striking transformation in the Taj Mahal, as it changes from a grand clear white monument to a shimmering and glossy mausoleum creating a lasting impression. The retreating, soft glowing lights of the setting sun lights up the white marble of the Taj Mahal with truly amazing colors, creating an enthralling vision. The experience of visiting the Taj Mahal, the eternal symbol of love at the time of sunset is purely surreal and sure to leave you spell bound.