Watching the sunset from a beautiful vantage point is highly emotive and a perfect sunset can be the single most memorable thing about a destination. Whether its sunsets along the coasts or behind lush mountains, it’s all possible in India. With an impressive west facing coastline and hill stations perched in the mountains, India has a large array of wonderful exotic backdrops for the most beautiful daily phenomena in the world. We take you to seven top destinations to experience the best sunsets in India.
1. Fort Cochin – The famous Chinese fishing nets in the central square of Fort Kochi often define the landscape of this quaint town. There is nothing like a beautiful sunset with the silhouettes of fishermen working at these nets to get the catch home and have a lucrative evening. The fishermen also let the tourists give a helping hand to enjoy the experience.
2. Goa – As the sun sets down on Goa, you know it’s time to hit the watering hole. Watch the last of the football matches and people taking runs on the Goan beaches and then lie on the comfortable beach loungers and watch the sky turn orange as the sun sets.
3. Rann of Kutch – The Rann of Kutch is celebrated for its vast dry lands full of nothingness. A traveller’s dream, it looks even more fantastic as the sun sets on the arid landscape. Still not explored by many, take a trip to Kutch and enjoy the culture and simple living in the desert region of the country.
4. Sunset in Wayanad – The warm glow of the sun is a pleasant respite in the hilly and lush green terrains of Wayanad in North Kerala. It’s great to see the sun settle in the forests of the region, while the receding light makes for great photo-opportunities.
5. Varkala Cliff Top Sunset – Varkala is a great destination for beach lovers. Tucked away off the main highway between Trivandrum and Kollam, the beach of Varkala is overlooked by a massive cliff. Little shops and cafes join the cliff side from where you can enjoy a clear sunset.
6. Taj Mahal - The Taj Mahal in Agra is spectacular at any time of day, but especially popular on full moon nights. If you can’t visit on a full moon night, ensure that you stay till the monument is shut at sunset. As the sun goes behind the massive minarets and the main structure, the myriad colours of the sky make an exquisite backdrop to the Taj Mahal.
7. Kashid Sunset – Not far from Mumbai, Kashid is a relatively new destination for travellers, discovering it’s beautiful beaches and wonderfully lonely spots. Catch the sunset in this Maharashtrian coastal wonder.
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