Best Places to Watch Breathtaking Sunsets in India

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Taj Mahal India Sunset

7 Places to Watch Breathtaking Sunsets in India

Due to varied topography and climatic regions, India has large stretches of clear skies visible from many of the regions that make it ideal for travelers who love watching and capturing sunset views. Captivating views of the sun setting right into the sea, spectacular yellow and purple sunsets over the mountains, and dazzling golden sunsets across the desert are the best of life’s little joys one can get. As the sun begins to go down, the views that the sun creates on the canvas of the sky are truly mesmerizing and benevolent. This awe-inspiring transformation from day to night imparts cherished memories and moments for the viewer. So get ready to capture some of the captivating sceneries of the sun going down into the origin from these spots in India.

Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu

Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu Sunset
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Watching the dying embers of the setting sun at Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of the Indian peninsula is a sight that can alive in your memories for a lifetime as it is the confluence point of the Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean. The glistening sky meets the converging water bodies, creating a mystically beautiful landscape, which is unique and rare.  The presence of the lighthouse adds to the scenic beauty of the place. It attracts photographers from all over the world and is probably the most visited sunset point in India.

Taj Mahal, Agra

Taj Mahal India Sunset

Want to view the sunset like never before, then the Taj Mahal in Agra is the best place for you. As the sun begins to go down in the backdrop of this magnificent monument, the orange glow projected on the Taj intensifies, turning its pure white dome into a kaleidoscope of color.  The gorgeous Taj Mahal and its sheer brilliance are somehow accentuated to a whole new level during the sunset. The white turning little orange and casting its shadows on the placid waters of River Yamuna is a sight to behold. If you want to enjoy the moonrise too, then stay at the centuries-old restored Mehtab Bagh gardens to watch the moon rise over this magnificent edifice from a distance.

Radhanagar Beach, Andaman

Radhanagar Beach Inida

Considered as the best beach in Asia, the white sandy shoreline of Radhanagar Beach in Andaman is one of the most incredible places to enjoy beautiful sunsets in India. Quiet from the rest of the busy Andaman, Radhanagar Beach on the Havelock Island has its beauty defined by turquoise blue waters and white sandy shores fringed by palm trees. At the sunset, the entire place turns into a charming glow-spot as the golden hues of the setting sun pass through clouds and falls on the clear blue water below creating a whimsical palette of memorable colors and is a must-watch for every traveler.

Sand Dunes of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Sand Dunes Rajasthan India at Sunset

The Sand Dunes of Jaisalmer is one of the most amazing sunset points where you can witness the serenity of the sunset with golden sand all around. The sinking sun behind the golden dunes breathes a new life into the barren lands of Jaisalmer. The seamless stretches of velvety sands and the horizon all lighting up in golden-crimson hues of the sunlight altogether comprise an experience of a lifetime and the beauty of the arresting landscape cannot be described in words. Besides, the sunset view from the Jaisalmer Fort is also stunning.

Fort Cochin, Kerala

Fort Cochin Kerala India at Sunset

Beaches are undoubtedly among the best places to catch a glimpse of the magical sunsets every day. The Fort Kochi Beach is one such place in India to enjoy the charm of the sunset over the lapping waves of the Arabian Sea. The surreal beauty of the sunset at this splendid beach is magnified with the Chinese fishing nets which form a perfect backdrop while the sun makes its way down in the western direction. Locals and tourists throng to this place to enjoy the sunset.

Great Rann of Kutch, Gujarat

Rann Utsav India at Sunset

Yet another ethereal place for sunset lovers and photographers in India is the Rann of Kutch. The white desert of Gujarat has an unmatched beauty that glows in different colors – blinding white at the day time or like an icy blue land with patches of orange that goes to the footsteps of the sinking sun in the evening. Later, the land starts shining once again in the light of a bright moon that just came up. There is nothing that lies between you and setting sun on a clear day at White Rann of Kutch. The arid landscape of the salt marshes of Gujarat creates a mesmerizing atmosphere making it one of the most special sunset points in India.

Umiam Lake, Meghalaya

Umiam Lake India at Sunset
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Our list of best sunset points in India is incomplete without Umiam Lake, located at far most land of Meghalaya. One of the most beautiful sunset you will ever see on earth, the unmatched beauty of the setting sun at Umiam Lake is magnified with the kaleidoscope of colors scattered across the sky. Surrounded by thick coniferous forests, the picturesque location and the serene beauty of the lake attract tourists from all over the world.


About The Author:  Santhi is an avid traveler and primary contributor to the blogs at She has explored most of the states in India and gained vast knowledge on tourist destinations in India and abroad. She also contributes content to other travel websites.



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