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Most Popular Sunrise Points in Jaipur

I recently came to know that many people are quite keen to experience the magic of a sunrise in Jaipur. Many of them are hunting for the best sunrise points in Jaipur This includes tourists on a visit to Jaipur, resident nature lovers, youth, to name a few.

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Beautiful Sun rising over Jaipur. Sunrise point in Jaipur

Having witnessed many sunrises in Jaipur at various points, I thought of compiling this post for the benefit of others.

Some of the best places to witness sunrise in Jaipur are not easily accessible to everyone since they involve some element of adventure, unpaved path, thorny bushes, and risk of wild animals among other things. While some people are fit and inclined to undertake such adventure, others may not be in a position to do so. I’m refraining from listing such places for the reasons of safety.

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Beautiful sunrise witnessed at a sunrise point in Jaipur/ accessible only by hiking

Following are the most popular places to witness the magic of sunrise in Jaipur.

  1. Nahargarh Fort.

Nahargarh Fort is clearly the most popular place in Jaipur to enjoy the beauty of a sunrise. It’s not surprising why it is so. Apart from sunrise, you can enjoy the beautiful view of the city since it is perched over a hill overlooking the city.

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Baori/ Stepwell near the Sunrise point in Nahargarh Fort. Also famous as Masti Ki Pathsahala song Baori

The sunrise point in Nahargarh Fort is on the east face near the Baori. Nahargarh Sunrise Point is close to the Baori where famous song Masti ki Pathshala from Bollywood movie Rang De Basanti was filmed here. Some people also call it Rang De Basanti shooting point or location. In case, you want to enjoy the video/song/ location, here it is…

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Capturing sunrise with a “welfie” at Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur

Pitfalls– There is a significant distance and time involved in reaching Nahargarh Fort from the city. If you are a tourist, pick up service for your return journey might be an issue as transport options are absent. Always ensure your pick up for the return journey, beforehand. Nahargarh Fort is one of the most popular hangout places for the city youth. Being a popular place for youth, don’t expect peace. Youth brigade has their own style of enjoying, which means loud music, running, shouting are all part and parcel of “Nahargarh Sunrise Experience”. Don’t be surprised to find huge crowd at Nahargarh around dawn.

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Rush to witness sunrise at Nahargarh Fort

Rash driving, extra riders on a two-wheeler, speeding is also part of this package!

Nahargarh and the road leading from the Kanak Ghati has the reputation for being biggest open air Bar in Jaipur. It’s corroborated with the empty beer cans, broken liquor bottles, plastic wrappers of “Chakhna” littering the entire stretch of the road side, all along.

With little presence of police or law enforcement, people consume beer and liquor right in the morning. Watching sunrise with loud music being played around or being run over by a speeding vehicle is not really my idea and this usually keeps me away from the Nahargarh Fort.

Read the related post: World Environment day/ Things that matter

  1. Jal Mahal or Water Palace at Mansagar lake

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Majestic sunrise at Jal Mahal or Water Palace in Mansagar lake, Jaipur. One of the best places in Jaipur to see a Sunrise

Jal Mahal or Water Palace is another popular sunrise point in Jaipur. What makes it so popular? The proximity to the main city is definitely one reason. Also the sunrise is clearly seen from Jal Mahal as this is where the eastern hill range ends. One gets an uninterrupted view of the rising Sun. The entire setting is beautiful. There’s no extra effort involved in terms of driving, time or hill drive. For the tourists, services of app based service provider like Uber and Ola is also available here.

Read the related post: Evironmental Concern/Jal Mahal & Mansagar Lake

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Expansive wide angle view of the sunrise at Jal Mahal, Jaipur.

Pitfalls – It’s never crowded at Jal Mahal during this hour but you might come across group of boys residing in the vicinity using language which is far from desirable. Chances of such experiences occurring during morning hours are less likely, though. Sometimes, stench from the water might be a turn off. Many people dump bread, biscuit, and wheat dough in the lake to feed fishes. Although they might be doing so for earning good Karmas but it ends up polluting the lake.

Read Part 2 of this post: Sunrise Point in jaipur/ Garh Ganesh Temple

I hope this post will help nature lovers experience the glory of Sun in Jaipur. I will continue to share pictures of sunrise for Jaipur Sky.

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61 thoughts on “Most Popular Sunrise Points in Jaipur

  1. Excellent post accompanied by equally beautiful pictures, as usual. ‘Unpaved path, thorny bushes, and risk of wild animals..’ sounds like my kind of adventure 😀 But it did make me sad that a heritage site like the Nahargarh Fort has the same problem a sother monuments in this country – littering and trashy tuorists. God knows when we will learn!

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      1. No you aren’t pessimistic. You’re realistic. It’s something I believe too. We don’t know how to treat and keep our surrondings clean. Civic sense is not important for us and it’s something that all of us learn outside of schools, more’s the pity.

        As for my type of adventure, I’m not your usual Garhwali. I ahven’t been to hikes and treks much and when the occasion does come, I fare pretty badly. I’ve become a city person. But I’d love to go on hiking, just to see pretty sites like the ones you have captured. Jaipur is on my list too. hopefully, soon 🙂

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  2. Fabulous pictures:) have yet to witness a scenic sunrise in Jaipur. Hope to see one next time! Really liked the way you have highlighted the way people have zero respect for heritage and consider these spots to be picnic spots!

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    1. Happy to know that you liked these pictures. I feel sad when people don’t care for our heritage. Unfortunately most of these people are our young generation. We should try and learn from other countries which have turned their heritage into a money spinner. Reminds me of the story of a fool sitting on a heap of diamonds!
      Let me know whenever you’re next in town, to experience the sunrise in Jaipur. 🙂

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  3. Great tips for sun catchers. I like to meet sunrises and sundowns in new places. Its like you are saying Good morning and Good night to the city, village, country… Beautiful architectural monuments and natural places are so different in each part of the day and it worth experiencing it.

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    1. well said! While touristy places have their own charm, you can’t beat nature. I also chase sunrise when ever I’m in a new place and traveling. Every sunrise and sunset is different. You don’t capture these sunrise or sunsets, Lidiia?

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      1. I do, a lot! I like to examine place in the morning and in the evening and I do have a lot of photos of sunrises and sundowns. More frequently I have a chance to capture sundowns =D I have a set of them from different countries. Probably I need to make a post about it, thank you for the inspiration ❤

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  4. This is a very cool blog Arv. Loads of useful tips. I’ll be making a visit to Jaipur in October during Diwali for 6 days (9th visit). So much to see and do – it’s my second favorite city in India.
    Can’t wait to try some sunrise photos from Garh Ganesh, I hope it’s an easy climb, I’m really no good with heights. (Sargasuli, Aamagarh Fort & Chulgiri are on my list too). Some hotels offer nice sunrise shots from their rooftops – Ramada in Raja Park, Hotel Amer View in Amer, Fortune Select Met – for a sunset shot. I’ve just started to get into filming too so I’ve lots I want to see and do this year.

    I really need to start my own blog but have so little time for writing, I haven’t even bothered with my flickr account much, think my last posts were from Jaipur, check it out if you have time 🙂
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/james8arthur

    Look forward to reading more of your posts, Keep up the good work.

    James

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