Most Spectacular Sunrise And Sunset Points In India
Watching the sun rise at the crack of dawn is perhaps one of the most mesmerizing and scenic moments that one experiences in life. Somehow, watching this spectacle, one is filled with positivity, wonder and hope of another beautiful day and wonderful times to come. Similarly, a view of the setting sun fills the admirer with peace and tranquility and transports them into a space where they can ponder and reflect over time and moments gone by. It’s little wonder then, that people love capturing these scenes in their mind’s eye as well as on camera, during their various travels.
India is a country full of scenic wonder by way of majestic mountains, green rolling hills, sparkling lakes, gushing rivers, thick dense forests, amazing wildlife and some of the most breathtaking sunrise and sunset views across the various regions. Listed below are just a few favourite sunrise and sunset points in India.
Located at the southern most tip of India, Kanyakumari is one of the most scenic places. The sunrise and sunset here, cast a magical spell on its beholders and leave them with an unforgettable experience.
How to reach :
By Air – The nearest airport to Kanyakumari is the Trivandrum International Airport which has regular flights to and fro various cities of India.
By Train – The railway station at Kanyakumari is well connected with several major cities of the country.
By Bus – The Kanyakumari and Tamil Nadu Road Transport Corporation operate regular fleet of buses to Kanyakumari from several cities in South India.
Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island :
One of the most famous and beautiful beaches in the Andaman Islands, the Radhanagar Beach is this long curved stretch of fine white sand and sparkling blue water, bounded in by thick forest and lovely palm trees. It feels like paradise to just lie back and enjoy the calm and serenity of this place and a view of the sun going down just adds to the beautiful canvas.
How to reach:
The airport in Andaman Islands is at Port Blair which is well connected to Kolkata, Chennai and other major cities across India. From Port Blair, one can travel to the other islands in various mode of transports that are available. Even helicopter services are available to certain islands, on certain days.
Varkala, Kerala :
Varkala beach in Kerala, is a beach along the Arabian Sea, part of the Indian Ocean. Also known as Papanasham beach, this is the only beach in Kerala where the cliffs are adjacent to the Arabian Sea. A view of the setting sun, from the top of the cliff is an awesome experience and tourists ensure they capture this spectacle while indulging in some nice hot coffee in any of the cafes on the hill.
How to reach:
By Air – The nearest airport to Varkala is at Thiruvananthapuram, which is well connected to several other cities across India.
By Train – Varkala has one railway station which has trains to and fro Trivandrum station, thus making it an important railway station after Trivandrum Central.
By Bus – Buses to Trivandrum, run by the State as well as several Private companies, are easily available from many cities in the south. From Trivandrum, one can take an autorickshaw, a taxi or a local bus to Varkala.
Puri Beach, Puri :
Puri is a city in the state of Odisha and famous as a tourist attraction as well as a holy place for the Hindus. Situated on the shore of Bay of Bengal in Puri, is Puri Beach. Lined with palm trees, this beach makes a beautiful spot to admire the rising sun and bask in the peace and beauty of this scenic locale. It is also a photographers delight!
How to reach:
By Air – The nearest airport to Puri is Bhubaneshwar Airport.
By Train – Puri is well connected to other major cities in India with a good rail network.
By Bus – Regular buses ply to Puri from several close by cities.
Tiger Hill, Darjeeling :
Located at the summit of Ghum, in Darjeeling, is Tiger Hill which has a spectacular panoramic view of Mount Everest and Mount Kanchenjunga together. When the sun rises here, the peaks of Mount Kanchenjunga are lit up first before the sun can be seen at lower heights. The image created with astounding colours is unforgettable and worthy of being captured.
How to reach:
By air – The nearest airport to Darjeeling is at Bagdogra and has regular flights to Kolkata, Delhi, and Guwahati.
By train – Nearest railway station is at New Jalpaiguri, which has good rail connectivity with several cities like Bengaluru, Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai, Guwahati, Mumbai, Cochin etc.
By bus – Regular buses ply to Darjeeling from many cities like Kurseong, Siliguri, Gangtok, and even Kalimpong.
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