Sunrises and sunsets have an undeniable magical quotient attached to them. Witnessing a glorious sunrise makes a great start to any day. And of course, a majestic sunset can be a superb romantic moment 😉
India is a land blessed with diverse geography. You can enjoy beautiful sunrises that are subtly different in various spots, making them truly unique to the place.
That said, watching a sunrise or a sunset at certain spots in this magnificent country can simply take your breath away. I have listed below some of my favorite spots to experience truly spectacular sunrises in India.
1) Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu
The fantastic place where three majestic water bodies meet is definitely a heavenly location to witness a sunrise.
Located at the southern most tip of the Indian subcontinent with the marvelous mix of great seas around it, Vivekanada Rocks at Kanyakumari tops the list of best places to watch the Sun rise.
2) Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Watching a sunrise or a sunset in a desert is a must-have experiences in life.
Sunrise at Sam sand dunes on the outskirts of Jaisalmer is a magical feel that you must experience firsthand. Desert camp tents offer a great way to enjoy a majestic sunrise without losing precious sleep 😉
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3) Tiger Hill, West Bengal
Out of 10 paintings of sunrise, seven show the sun rising shyly out of majestic mountains. That is a great pointer indicating that the sun rising out of mystical mountains is truly a spectacular sight to behold.
Tiger Hill in Darjeeling, West Bengal offers a fantastic treat for nature lovers.
What more can be asked if one gets to see the first light rays hitting the magnificent Mount Kanchenjunga, while sipping a great cup of tea at its birthplace? You would surely be mesmerized by this amazing sight.
4) Bekal, Kerala
Another must have experience in life is to watch a sunrise at a secluded beach littered with lofty palms and coconut trees.
Bekal beach offers one of the best sunrises ever seen. If you are planning a trip to Bekal, check out my post here.
Start your day beautifully with a wonderful sunrise at the beach. You should not miss exploring the town’s backwaters, numerous coconut trees and its grand fort.
5) Matheran, Maharastra
This hill station in Raigad, Maharashtra is a eco-sensitive region in the western ghats.
Matheran’s Panorama point offers magnificent panoramic views of its surroundings and is one of the best places to enjoy a glorious sunrise.
These spectacular sights are definitely incentives to get up early. Don’t you think?
Visit these places to witness the best ever sunrises and transport yourself to a magical land. If you stick around the location for at least a day, do not miss the surreal sunsets.
As I am from the south part of India I guess I favored more southern spots in this post 🙂
Do not forget to post your favorite sunrise spots here for all of us to know and enjoy!