Rajasthan as we all know confines within itself numerous powerful and enigmatic sites. The state is full of historical tales, monuments, paintings, artifacts, and most of all staggering forts, some screaming interesting facts while some walls tell bizarre truths, and watching sunrise and sunsets from these spots is overwhelmingly stunning.
No matter which part of the city you are in, the State offers some dazzling sunrise and sunset views. Whether you are encountering it from the hilltop, the rooftop of any fort or resort, or even from the narrow arcades of Rajasthan, it gives an unmatchable bliss.
Several places in Rajasthan are known for the vibes they grant at dusk and dawn. Explorers in huge numbers come to encounter these panoramas. Particularly, during sunrise and sunset.
Here are some of them! So next time when you visit Rajasthan you know what not to miss.
Nahargarh Fort is one of the oldest forts. Located on the edge of the Aravalli Ranges, it offers the most panoramic sunrise and city view. The tickets for the fort are affordable. Also, The cost is nothing in comparison to the magnificence it offers.
Ordinarily, people in large numbers have always come to experience this view, compelling the department of archaeology, which manages the fort to give a certain spot for sunrise. As it is a popular hangout spot for youths, the Sunrise experience from Nahargarh is a bit chaotic. Loud noises, Music, Liquor bottles, packets of chips, and beer cans on the roadside are pretty common sights. For these reasons, it is called the Open Air Bar of Jaipur.
Reaching Nahargarh Fort is not a big deal. One can reach via Hill Road or walking camp.
Jal Mahal or Water Palace at Mansagar Lake gives the alluring sunrise and sunset view. One of the main advantages of this place is its proximity to the main city. You can easily reach the spot via Ola or Uber. Albeit Jal Mahal is less crowded throughout the day but during sunrises and sunsets, it is fascinated with boys and girls or a group of friends sightseeing, talking, and enjoying. Surrounded by a lake, this place is like splendid scenery. The view of the lake over sunrise is very delightful and spectacular.
Nahargarh road gives a serene landscape view. The sunrise and sunsets from here are very enticing. One blissful thing about taking a sunset or sunrise glimpse from here is that you may catch the sunrise with Jal Mahal, which is a view as spectacular as never seen before. It is a perfect spot to capture beautiful photos, enjoy, have fun and create memories with your loved ones.
Amer Fort accounts for one of the oldest forts in history. Alluring gateways, arches, paintings in walls, murals, artifacts, and the skilled architecture of this place are astonishing. It will leave a positive and favorable impact on you.
Watching sunrise surrounded by historical magnificence is mesmerizing.
Arriving at Amer Fort won’t take much of your time. It is a 20-25 mins ride from the rickshaw. So I suggest leaving a bit earlier so you don’t miss the view.
Also known as Amer Wall, Jaipur Wall is located opposite Amer Fort.
This sandstone wall is extended along the Aravallis and is considered the most photogenic place. Watching the sunrise or sunsets from the Jaipur wall is gorgeous. From the top, you will also see the peaceful view of the Thar Desert. The wall has many tower point views so even if it is filled with so many people you will still have your spot to witness the scene.
Also known as Sun Temple, it is one of the best and must-visit places to experience the surreal sunrise enchantment. Temple is located at the 200m hilltop and so it gives a fair point to watch sunrise and sunset. This epic place is not so popular among tourists but that doesn’t mean it is not worth the visit. The show is absolutely worthy and delightful. You will never get tired of admiring this place once you confront it.
Chulgiri is a Jain temple of Digambara shrine. It stands on a hill at Jaipur Agra Road enclosed in the Aravalli Range. The place is affordable and easy to reach. The way to the temple is steeply inclined. You can reach there by walking too. Sunrise for cyclists and runners from here is meritorious.
One thing about this temple is that photo clicking is prohibited. So you better experience wildly and preserve all your memories in your heart safely.
Pamna Muna ka Kund in Amer is a famous place among tourists. It is believed that common people and tourists come to this well for the fulfillment of their wishes.
The sunset view from here is marvelous.
Temple was constructed by Maharaja Ganga Singh in 20 century at Dishnoke Bikaner. It is home to thousands of black and white rats, from which white rats are perceived as incarnations of Karni Mata.
Along with a religious spot, Karni Mata Temple is also an extraordinary viewpoint. Visitors often sit here for long hours in the temple feeling the peaceful vibes it offers and setting sun behind Aravalli Ranges.
Chaitra, Ashvin Shukla Dashmi, and Karni Mata fair (held twice) attracts theists in big numbers. You should add this place to your itinerary during your visit to Rajasthan.
A very interesting fact about this enormous palace is that it can be spotted from all the places of Udaipur.
Monsoon Palace is situated on Aravalli Ranges, 3100m above sea level.
Reaching the palace is a little tricky. You can take a taxi from Udaipur to the foot of the mountains, then trek or jeep is an option to go further. It offers the most panoramic sunrise and sunset view.
It is located on the island in the middle of Lake Pichola. Taj Palace provides a landscape view of the city. It is a luxurious sunset spot. The breezy sunrise and mystic sunset of Lake Pichola will leave you in awe.
You can also spot a similar serene view from the banks of Lake Pichola.
Mount Abu is the only hill station in Rajasthan. All nature lovers must explore this elegant place. As the sun sets, the sky changes its hues in various shades of red and orange, making greens on hills more refreshing. The warm embrace of the sun will touch your soul and spirit and fill you with serenity.
You can reach here via horse ride.
The most adventurous and fun way to spot sunset is by hot air balloon. It beats every other place. Jaipur hot air balloon experience is a one-time experience. It will give you the best view of the city, sunrise, and sunsets you could ever have.