One of the most romanticised moment in life must be an ideal romantic evening spent with a partner in a wide open rooftop set up watching the grandeur of the setting sun. As dreamy as it sounds, sun sets are one of the most magical moments when viewed from a perfect setting. As clichéd as it sounds, photographers undertake travels just to capture the most beautiful sunset only because the beauty of it is enhanced also by its surroundings. Therefore, here are a few iconic sunset spots that will blow our mind to no end.
- 1 Varkala, Kerala
- 2 Taj Mahal, Agra
- 3 Umiam lake, Meghalaya
- 4 Rann of Kutch, Gujrat
- 5 Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh
- 6 Matheran, Maharashtra
- 7 Agumbe, Karnataka
- 8 Vagator, Goa
- 9 Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
- 10 Puri beach, Odisha
- 11 Marine drive, Cochin
- 12 Radhanagar beach, Andaman
- 13 Lovers point, Kasuali
- 14 Ghats of Varanasi, Banaras
- 15 Mount abu, Rajasthan
- 16 Chittorgarh fort, Rajasthan
- 17 Sand Dunes, Jaisalmer
- 18 Bhramaputra river, Assam
- 19 Palolem beach, Goa
- 20 Fort Kochi, Kerala
- 21 Dal lake, Srinagar
- 22 Nubra Valley, Jammu and Kashmir
- 23 Pushkar, Rajastan
It may be easy to imagine watching the setting sun by the beach with a cup of your favorite drink and your thoughts by your side but hard to soak in the feeling of it until you have set foot at Varkala. A coastal town in one of the prominent cities in Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, it is one of the favorite holiday destinations of tourists. The place is exquisite due to the merging of cliffs with the Arabian sea, so much that the geological survey of India called it the Varkala formation. As the sun sets here turning the clouds into a shade of orange and golden, watching it almost takes us into a state of trance with the mild cool breeze touching our face, it is nothing less than a little heaven.
Taj Mahal, Agra
Can there be anything more romantic than to watch the blazing sun set at one of the most romantic destinations in the world. With its majestic beauty and an everlasting tale of love is only enhanced by the clouds that turn color almost like a wildfire. As the evening comes closer it becomes a warm rose hue. As the sun sets, the marbles of the most beautiful monument shine, casting its shadow all over the place. To watch the sunset and embrace the tranquility, people gather across the river at the infamous Mehtab Bagh gardens to sink in the magic of the entire scenery in front of them.
Umiam lake, Meghalaya
Umiam lake situated at in Meghalaya which is known for its naturally beautiful landscape provides an iconic view of the sunset, sure to bring a divine feeling in us. The view of the lake is further enhanced by the lush hills making the location almost ideal and picturesque. As you witness the shades of orange during the sunset, the lake brings an ethereal feeling slowly bringing itself closer to the event. As hues of grey settle in, the quiet and serene lake is a must to visit and is one of the popular destinations among tourists.
Rann of Kutch, Gujrat
A popular destination known for its beautiful white deserts and its annual Rann of kutch festival, this simplistic yet elegant destination provides one of the best experiences of sunset to cherish for the rest of your life. As the sun set brings with it varied shades of yellow, orange and pink on the dimming blue sky, the salty land below beautifully owns the color changing its landscape setting from white to adjust to the color play of the sun. As it turns patches of orange, the land almost sparkles in the magic of the iconic moment. Seeing the same is nothing less than sheer magic for its tourists.
Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh
One of the prominent hill stations of Madhya Pradesh is made more prominent with its breathtaking view of sunsets every day. Located high in the infamous Satpura ranges, this hill station is blessed with enchanting scenery of nature covered in thickets of trees. As the sun sets it almost gives us the feel that it is the mountain that is swallowing the sun gently. Though the moment is impossible to capture with the most advanced technology, it is one of the shots that you would want to miss having in your gallery.
Here is a hill station that would seem the perfect destination to capture the best sunset in your life, for those of you with a fetish for photography. Matheran, located in the state of Maharashtra, is a popular getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city life, and indulge you in the tranquility of its breathtaking sunsets. The catch here is that the hill station has more than 30 points from which we can witness the best sunsets. Its beauty is enhanced by the beautiful valley surrounding it whose view is a treat to our eyes.
Located in the one of the most popular destinations for hill stations, Karnataka, Agumbe is considered to be world famous for its enchanting view of the setting sun. This immensely forested region is considered to be one of the rainiest places in the country. The scenic landscape is also known for its proximity to clouds that almost float closer to the earth. Its mind blowing beauty towards the late evening as the sky prepares itself to drown the sun, as it goes down to hide behind the hills is one of the most magnificent views to witness and to keep in mind while you create a travel checklist.
Located in one of the most popular holiday destinations of the country, Goa, Vagator breaths a different vibe. The loudness of the place is balanced out with grace with the setting sun giving its tourists the much needed peace and spark. The beach is located next to the popular Chapora fort and happens to be one of the most popular destinations. Amid the hustle and bustle of the beach, all we need is a place to sit facing the horizon, our favorite drink in hand and some music, to enjoy the gentle breeze and the most beautiful sunset over the sound of the beach.
Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
This southern most town is where the Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean meet. The magnificent waters feel like magic as you see their tides moving parallel to the shoreline changing the color of the water from light to dark blue streaks. With one of the longest horizon, the beauty and magic of the sunset here is difficult to explain in words. The serenity of the sunset is enhanced by the gentle breeze and the calm sea that is hard to miss.
Puri beach, Odisha
Popular for its beaches, this spectacular destination is on the eastern coast of India. The waves of Bay of Bengal casts its charm on the generally crowded Puri beach, towards the evening as its waters take different shades radiating beauty and magnificence. The beach clears out the crowd as the sun sets in, giving a calm and quiet disposition to the place that every tourist enjoys. As the sun sets the beach turns golden. The beach is a perfect sunset point getaway for couples and families to spend their quality time.
Marine drive, Cochin
Situated in the gods own country, Marine drive does look like one of His divine creations as the sun sets. The beauty of its orange horizon will sweep us off our feet as we watch its magic from a distance. A perfect location for days when reflection and introspection feels like a necessity, the calm sea, and the divine beauty of its nature along with the breathtaking view of sunset is sure to give us an unforgettable experience. The picturesque promenade is built facing the backwaters and is one of the perfect places to visit on a lazy evening.
Radhanagar beach, Andaman
This white sandy beach situated in the quiet, cut out from the hustle and bustle of Andaman, is known as Asia’s best beach. Its turquoise blue waters cast its spell during the sunset when the place is covered with hue of golden. The place is made more vibrant and lively with its lush forest and palm trees that present itself as a perfect holiday destination for an escape. Walking into the waves, barefoot as the cool breeze hits your face enjoying the shades of sun as it goes down is the ideal way to spend time in this enchanting destination.
Lovers point, Kasuali
An ideal location to witness a beautiful sunset for anyone who loves a bit of solitude is lovers point situated at Kasauli. With very few people around, the vibe of the place is enhanced by the chirping of the birds and the cool wind. Close to the Sunset Point is a lovely trail which is popularly known as the Lover’s Lane. Further its filled with lush green forest and as the sun sets the place gets a dark mysterious vibe which is a perfect setting for lovers looking to spend some quality time.
Ghats of Varanasi, Banaras
Known for its religious prominent and festivals, this exuberant location becomes all the more enchanting and divine as we witness the sunset at its Ghats. The mood of the location is different from any other sunset points, with holy chants, thousands of oil lamps that adorn the ghats of Varanasi. As the sun sets, creating a golden hue giving the water a shine and lighting up the entire place with its magic. This mesmerizing is a must have not only in the gallery but in the hearts and minds of the people.
Mount abu, Rajasthan
Sunset is said to be the most popular in Mount abu, located in Rajasthan. Lying south west of Nakki lake, these hills make for the most charming view up at its high point. Enjoying the orange hue of the setting sun over its infamous Aravalli ranges, is what the tourists flock here for. To enhance this majestic view, a serene environment along with a pleasant climate presents itself making the entire experience most memorable. This picturesque view is a must have on our camera with the valleys surrounding it as the sun sets with a slight cold hitting our body.
Chittorgarh fort, Rajasthan
One of the largest forts in India, it is considered to be a UNESCO world heritage site. Located in Mewar, Rajastan, It sprawls over a hill 180 m in height spread over an area, above the plains of the valley drained by the Berach River. The elegance and royalty of the fort is further enhanced by the view of the most beautiful sunset from up above. Considered to be one of the favored romantic destinations for couples it is, watching the sun turn golden and the multicolored sky will give every tourist the feeling of having touched the skies.
Sand Dunes, Jaisalmer
The vast stretches of sand dunes can feel a little exhausting as you visit them at Jaisalmer, until the evening slowly sets in. The cool breeze is only made better by the shades of orange that you see over the vast desert as the sun slowly makes its way down. Utterly a natural beauty made picturesque only by the blazing sun going behind the sand dunes far away, it can be majestic and ethereal at the same time.
Bhramaputra river, Assam
The infamous river located in Assam is one of the most lovely places for a perfect sunset. As the sun slowly started its descent, It was overwhelming to see the mystic glow of colors as the sunset bathed the water and sky in a soft light. It was a must capture moment and one that will be the most memorable. This experience can only be advanced on cruise through the beautiful and vast river while watching the beauty of the setting sun, gently going down the horizon.
Palolem beach, Goa
Palolem beach located in Goa is a crescent shaped beach which is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state. The view of the beach is made more magnificent by the palm trees that cover the landscape, bringing the natural beauty to the forefront. As the sun sets, turning the sky and the water below in shades of golden, cool breeze sets in swaying the palm trees, making it the most splendid view. This view perfectly complements the mood of the place making the experience of sunset just a little more worthwhile.
Fort Kochi, Kerala
One of the most iconic places in the Cochin city of Kerala, Fort Kochi is one of the most beloved locations of the tourists for its contemporary yet western style of culture and mood around. With fishing nets and boats floating on the sea, the location grows more serene and charming as the sun sets in. The entire place turns a shade of orange and then golden as the blazing sun makes it’s way down the horizon. A cup of tea and the sight of fisherman busy at work as they swing their nets, only makes the sunset more breathtaking.
Dal lake, Srinagar
Situated in the most beautiful places in the country, Jammu and Kashmir, the Dal lake has been a fascination for tourist for time immemorial. The beautiful lake with its Shikaras floating on them would be the most iconic view along with a sunset. Sitting on the banks of the vast river, covered by thicket of trees on its edges, as the sky turns multicolored with its reflection on the water, as the sun sets in is magnificent in view and in feel. One of the most loved destinations of the photographers, catching the sun before it hides behind the trees is something every gallery should have.
Nubra Valley, Jammu and Kashmir
The mystic valley of Nubra in Ladakh region is a pure bliss with its green sanctuary. Enveloped by the sand boulders of the Himalayas, this place is a difficult terrain for travelers who wish to visit. But the best part of the place is the experience of the setting sun amidst nature, producing an array of contrasting colors across the blue sky. Blue sky, patches of clouds, green pastures; this place has everything that makes one feel ethereal. The amazing view of the sunset is only an add on to the already iconic location.
Apart from the rich cultural heritage, If there is one place in western India which is well known for its magnificent nature it has to be Pushkar. Tourists flock here to enjoy the splendid beauty of the setting sun. This breathtaking view is advanced by the silhouettes of camels, passing in a line over the dessert sand. The Ghat surround the lake, is another destination from where the beauty of the water body appears magical with the setting of the sun over its horizon.