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.
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.
Following are the most popular places to witness the magic of sunrise in Jaipur.
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.
The sunrise point in Nahargarh Fort is on the east face near the Baori. The famous song from Bollywood movie Rang De Basanti, Masti ki Pathshala was filmed here. In case, you want to enjoy the video/song/ location, here it is…
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.
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
Jal Mahal or Water Palace at Mansagar lake
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.
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 the related post: Evironmental Concern/Jal Mahal & Mansagar Lake
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.