There is something utterly romantic about the last rays of the sun. The horizon is painted deep red, streaked with shades of orange. People on the street start merging into shadows and the lanes gather darkness. Spending the sunset hour with your significant other will feel like you have been transported into a slow motion world. Spend the weekend at these sunset points with your bae to feel the feels.
1. Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary
Where: Sultanpur, Haryana (15 km from Gurgaon, 50 from Delhi)
What: Beautiful birds and lots of fresh air make this an ideal retreat from Delhi. You will have to trek to the lake for the best view of the sun going down. Don’t forget to carry your binoculars to catch a glimpse of some rare birds as well.
2. Pinjore Gardens
Where: Panchkula, Haryana (On Ambala-Shimla Highway)
What: These beautiful Mughal gardens are a perfect setting for a quiet evening with your bae. The garden, spread over 100 acres, has a lot of fruit trees. Take a picnic basket and settle yourself near the fountain to watch the sunset.
3. Sariska Tiger Reserve
Where: Alwar district, Rajasthan
What: Fancy an evening amid leapords, crocodiles, sambar, chital and neelgai? Even though tigers are a rare sighting here, the trek around the reserve is serene and full of fun.
4. Varanasi Ghats
Where: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
What: Hitch a boat ride on the holy Ganges to soak in the bewitching sunset view at the ghats. Head towards Assi or Dashashwamedh ghat to witness the aarti, which is another sight to behold.
5. Sunset Point, Kasauli
Where: Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh
What: Enjoy the pine-laid landscapes and take a walk on the Lover’s Lane in Kasauli. The calm and breathtaking scenery from the sunset point will be the highlight of your trip.
6. Renuka Lake
Where: Nahaan, Himachal Pradesh (315 km from Delhi)
What: Pump up the romance with a quick trip to Nahan. You will get to see streams and waterfalls, gorgeous sceneries, and the sun peeking through tall mountains. You can go boating on the Renuka lake or just sit on the edge and enjoy a cup of tea.
7. Lakshman Jhoola, Rishikesh
Where: Rishikesh, Uttaranchal
What: You get the best view of the holy city from the Lakshman jhoola. You will witness the robust nature in its full glory — sun setting behind the mountains, a torrential river gushing below, temple bells ringing incessantly and the breeze filled with incense and fresh air.
8. Sunset Point, Mt Abu
Where: Anandara Road, Mount Abu, Rajasthan
What: Sunset point is one of the most popular viewpoints in Mount Abu. Treat your eyes to a picturesque view of the Aravali ranges and the Nakki lake.
9. Aravali Biodiversity Park
Where: MG Road, Gurgaon
What: Make a quick escape from the city life and straight to the Aravali Biodiversity park for an evening picnic. You will have plenty of birds and fragrant flowers to keep you company.
10. Morni Hills
Where: outskirts of Panchkula, Chandigarh
What: This sleepy hill station is a great weekend getaway destination. You can explore the manmade lakes at Tikar taal or see the gigantic Morni fort surrounded by pine trees.