10 Places in India where you can Witness a Spectacular Sunrise and a Splendid Sunset in Single day.

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22nd Dec 2018
Photo of 10 Places in India where you can Witness a Spectacular Sunrise and a Splendid Sunset in Single day. by Anil Kumar

There's a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they're absolutely free. Don't miss so many of them.” – This quote from Jo Walton is so true to embrace it. Yes indeed, the entire mankind is truly blessed by this day to day phenomenon happening twice which gives a new start to life everyday and which gives a small break from all chaos of life every day. We being travelers will for sure plan our travel itinerary in such a way that there is a sunrise or a sunset included in it. As nature is always best when another part of nature engulfs it completely, the sunrise and sunset also looks great from mountains or from beaches. What if it’s like you get up early for an awesome sunrise and then roam around other attractions and again witness the best sunset also on a same day?...In that way, here are few places in India, where you can witness both best sunset and best sunrise on a single day and enjoy the nature at its best.

10. Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu:

This southernmost tip of peninsular India where the last ranges of Western Ghats meet Laccadive Sea is infamous for its breathtaking sunrise and sunset. Kanya Kumari is also notable for pilgrimage and tourism. The place takes its name from the goddess Devi Kanya Kumari, considered to be a sister of Krishna. Women pray to her for marriage. The sunrise and sunset points are very nearer to each other here.

Sunrise – Vavaturai Beach

Photo of Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India by Anil Kumar

Sunset – Kanyakumari Beach

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Attractions between sunrise and sunset to look out for:

Thiruvallulvar statue

Vivekananda rock memorial

Gandhi memorial Mandapam

How to Reach:

By Air: Trivandrum is the nearest airport around 65 kms.

By Rail: Kanyakumari has its own railway station well connected with rails from Chennai and Bangalore regularly.

Know more about Kanyakumari here.

9. Alleppey in Kerala:

God’s own country is one place to think for in India when it comes to be in nature. One of the top in most clean cities of India, Alapuzzha is a romantic getaway for couples also. A stay in a houseboat is something irreplaceable kinda experience here in Alleppey, aka Venice of the east. With backwaters and amazing sea views this palace is also known for its beauty during dawn and dusk.

Sunrise – Alleppey Beach

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Photo of Alleppey, Kerala, India by Anil Kumar

Sunset – Brahmaputra River

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Attractions between sunrise and sunset to look out for:

Marari Beach

Karimadi Kuttan

St.Mary’s Church

Ambalapuzha Temple

How to Reach:

By Air: Cochin is the nearest airport around 70 kms.

By Rail: Well connected with cities like Bangalore, Chennai, and Trivandrum also.

Know more about Alleppey here.

8. The Gorgeous Goa:

When it is a blog about beaches, how can someone ignore the most happening beaches in Goa? Goa is already much known for parties, old forts, perfectly laid roads, shacks, beer and what not. Goa being the party capital of India, is also famous for its natural escapades. Many of us know the scene from Dil Chahta hai where the amazing sunset point of Vagator is shown. Goa also has places of sunrise like Candolim Beach. The nature around gives a magical background for those rays coming up the region.

Sunrise – Candolim Beach

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Photo of Goa, India by Anil Kumar

Sunset – Vagator Beach

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Attractions between sunrise and sunset to look out for:

Basilica of Bom jesus

Lady of Immaculate Conception

Chapora Fort

Aguada Fort

And helluva Beaches.

How to reach:

By Air: Dabolim Airport is in Goa.

By Rail: Vascodagama and Madgaon are the two main Railway stations in Goa.

Know more about Goa here.

7. Kausani in Uttarakhand:

An amazing hill station with a 300 km panoramic view of majestic Himalayan range, this tiny hamlet is a must visit for witnessing amazing sunrise and sunset. The kumaon ranges in this place offers an amazing backdrop for sun rays to kiss Earth. Early morning golden rays lit the peaks and the same peaks gives a silhouette view during dusk in this sleepy town of Himalayas. Many village resorts here are the best to stay and witness both the lovely timings of the day.

Sunrise –From Anashakti Ashram

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Photo of Uttarakhand, India by Anil Kumar

Sunset – From Anashakti Ashram

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Attractions between sunrise and sunset to look out for:

Anashakti Ashram

Baijnath Lake

Rudradhari Waterfalls

How to Reach:

By Air: Pant Nagar airport is located around 160 kms and it’s the nearest airport.

By Rail: Kalka is the nearest railway station around 40 kms.

Know more about Kausani here.

6. Picture Perfect Port Blair :

Andaman and Nicobar islands, the archipelago of more than 350 islands is a union territory of India. This amazing place is known for its pristine and longest beaches in India. With a perfect mixture of history, climate, and beaches to look out for, Port Blair will never disappoint you on your visit. The sunrise and sunset both are amazing here and this is also known for water sports like Scuba diving and Snorkeling. I myself was lucky enough to witness both during my visit to Port blair.

Sunrise – Corbyn’s cove Beach

Photo of Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India by Anil Kumar

Sunset – Chidiya Tapu or VandoorBeach.

Vandoor Beach

Photo of 10 Places in India where you can Witness a Spectacular Sunrise and a Splendid Sunset in Single day. by Anil Kumar

Attractions between sunrise and sunset to look out for:

Kaalapani Jail aka Cellular Jail.

Ross island fro history.

North Bay Island for light house and water sports.

Jawaharlal Nehru Water complex

Gandhi Park

How to Reach:

By Air: Veer Savarkar Airport is well connected to Chennai, Kolkata and Bangalore.

By Sea: A sea voyage for 3 days from cities like Chennai, Kolkata and Vishakhapatnam.

Know more about Port Blair here.

5. Waters of Turquoise in Havelock :

How can I don’t mention this heaven on Earth for beach lovers which also has the best beach of Asia to see for. Havelock is mostly visited by couples for their Honeymoon. This island, which is a part of Ritchie’s Archipelago is a small place to roam around with just a rented bike. Having only 90 square kilometers from end to end, this single island offers a lot when it comes to water sports also. Radhanagar beach here is one of the best beaches in the World to witness sunset. I was lucky second time in Havelock to witness both on a single day.

Sunrise – Vijayanagar and Kalapathar Beach.

Vijayanager Beach

Photo of Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands by Anil Kumar

Sunset – Radhanagar and Elephant Beach.

Radhanagar Beach

Photo of 10 Places in India where you can Witness a Spectacular Sunrise and a Splendid Sunset in Single day. by Anil Kumar

Attractions between sunrise and sunset to look out for:

Scuba diving in Bay Jetty.

A trek to Elephant Beach.

A simple ride on island is also a treat this place offers.

How to Reach:

Havelock can be reached by a 90 mins cruise ride.

Know more about Havelock here.

4. The Satpura Ki Rani

This Satpura Ki Rani is the only hill station of Madhya Pradesh surrounded by waterfalls, cave temples and the forested ranges of the Satpura National Park. The Satpura range is a reason to visit this peak. The main reason people visit this place is because this place offers a tremendous trekking opportunity and also spectacular views of the surroundings. Usually this place is meant for sunset more rather than sunrise. The matter is, this place has both the points, one is sunrise and the other is sunset point.

Sunrise on Hill top:

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Photo of Dhupgarh, Kajri, Madhya Pradesh by Anil Kumar

Sunset on Hill top:

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Attractions between sunrise and sunset to look out for:

Apsara Vihar

Handi Khoh

Shri Pancha pandav caves

Rock climbing and Biking is also enjoyed here.

How to Reach:

By Air: The nearest airport is in Bhopal which is 240 kms from the hill station.

By Rail: The nearest railway station is in Pipariya which is 47 kms from the hill station.

Know more about Dhupgarh here.

3. Amazingly Umiam Lake:

Umiam Lake near Shillong also called as Barapani Lake means big lake is a main attraction in North east. The lake resembles the 'Lochs', or lakes of Scotland with its hugeness. The evening here is magical due to sunset, and it makes the trip worthy. There s always a boat here to welcome you for a ride around the lake which is a must to do. There is also a camping that can be done here which is recommended as sunrise is also awesome here. The lake is made from a dam which had an original purpose of storing water for hydroelectric power generation.

Sunrise point:

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Photo of Umiam, Meghalaya, India by Anil Kumar

Sunset point:

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Attractions between sunrise and sunset to look out for:

Viewing area on a hilltop nearby.

Water Sports Complex

Garden to watch out for

Orchid resort within the vicinity is also worth a visit.

How to Reach:

By Air: The nearest airport is Shillong which is 15 kms from the lake.

By Rail: The nearest railway station is in Guwahati which is 105 kms from the lake.

Know more about Umiam Lake here.

2. Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh:

This ancient land of India is famous for many aspects like Ghats, Aarti for ganges, its rugged roads, ancient temples, and the backpackers around the city. Varanasi is a place which will never get old and which will never be short of a traveler roaming around. The place is also much known for the sunrise and sunset boat rides on the river Ganges. The early morning and the dusk is something which anyone should not miss on their visit to Varanasi.

Sunrise:

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Photo of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India by Anil Kumar

Sunset:

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Attractions between sunrise and sunset to look out for:

Dashashwamedh ghat

Kashi Vishwanath Temple

Manikarnika ghat

Dhamek Stupa in Sarnath.

How to Reach:

By Air: The nearest airport is Lal Bhadur Shastri airport which is 26 kms from the city.

By Rail: The city has it's own railway station.

Know more about Varanasi here.

1. Luxury Angriya Cruise:

What say if you are on a luxury cruise with a window out of your room and you have that luck to witness both sunrise and sunset in a single journey? Yes, this luxury ride from Mumbai to Goa will make it possible for you. This luxury cruise departs Mumbai at evening 5 p.m. where one can enjoy sunset on the deck and reaches Goa by 9.00 a.m. where you can also see an amazing rising sun, all of this while sailing. What else can be called as amazing more than this way of seeing both sunrise and sunset in just a matter of 15 hrs and that too with luxury. Thiscan be one more reason to board this cruise at least once in a lifetime.

Sunrise and Sunset both can be seen through Deck:

Photo of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Anil Kumar

Know more about Angriya here.

With so many destinations offering amazing sunrise and sunsets in India, I should have missed few to mention here. Go ahead and comment of places i have missed of those grant both sunrise and sunset on a single day.

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