Garh Ganesh Temple | A Great Trek To Sunrise Point in Jaipur |

I have shared the most popular sunrise points in Jaipur in one of my previous blogs. I recently trekked in Jaipur to reach a sunrise point in Jaipur, Garh Ganesh Temple. This sunrise point permits a stunning Jaipur sunrise. I have been doing many treks in Jaipur for a couple of years. People often ask me which is the best trek in Jaipur for beginners and I cannot think of any other place other than this. Why do I think this is the best trekking place for beginners in Jaipur? Garh Ganesh temple is one of the most popular Ganesha Temples in Jaipur and the easiest to locate and reach. This trekking place is close to Garh Ganesh Temple. The best way to reach Garh Ganesh Temple is from the Walled City of Jaipur. This trek is easy because it traverses through a staircase for close to 40% of the route. Even kids and elderly people can undertake this trek.

Trekking to Sunrise Point in Jaipur Near Garh Ganesh Temple

I reached the starting point of the steps that lead to Garh Ganesh Temple prior to sunrise. This trek starts with the staircase. It was still dark. These steps are well-lit even during the night. This staircase is close to Gaitore, an offbeat tourist attraction.

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The path that leads to Garh Ganesh temple during dusk.

One has the option to choose between tough and easy stairs which lead to the Garh Ganesh temple. The short one is the original path. It gives you a good cardio workout. On the flip side, it’s steep.

An arduous staircase to reach Garh Ganesh Temple.

Option two is what most people choose. It’s a later addition; long but easy to traverse. Another advantage of choosing the old Garh Ganesh staircase is that it allows you to enjoy the stunning views of Jaipur. Here are pictures of the Pink City around dawn as I climbed through the steps of the Garh Ganesh temple staircase.

Lovely views of Jaipur city from Garh Ganesh Temple, Jaipur
Jaipur city with Nahargarh Fort on the right side.
View of Jaipur city during dusk. Garh Ganesh temple, Jaipur

Upon reaching the temple, a staircase on the left is what I chose, and descended towards the new staircase. As soon as the staircase ends, on the right is a “Pudundee” to start trekking. The route is not difficult but a little tricky. It wouldn’t be more than 5 minutes. After ten minutes, you will find a Shiva temple on your left, a new temple or rather a small room. Continue the trail until you reach the point where Mansagar Lake is clearly visible. After reaching the sunrise point it was time to sit back and enjoy the sunrise.

Garh Ganesh Temple with the dark clouds in the background.
Garh Ganesh temple just before sunrise.

With dark clouds dominating the horizon, there was no option but to wait for some more time for the sunrise. When the sun made its appearance, the sky looked unusually beautiful. This picture resembles a nuclear blast in the making!

Ain’t this sunrise beautiful? Friday Skywatch

It was not just the sunrise that was beautiful. The view of the sun rising with an expansive view of Jal Mahal, Mansagar Lake, and Kanak Ghati was stunning. Here is another picture that captures this magnificent landscape.

Enjoining the stunning sunrise in Jaipur at Garh Ganesh Temple

After enjoying the views for some time, it was time to head back. Taking a different path and a bit of trekking, I was back at the base. Garh Ganesh Temple opens late if you want a Darshan. The sunrise point at Garh Ganesh Temple is an area facing the city. I shot this picture of Garh Ganesh temple from the sunrise point. This should help you reach the sunrise point. You don’t have to enter the Garh Ganesh Temple.

garh ganesh temple jaipur

I’m refraining from listing the sunrise points in Jaipur that are difficult to reach or involve some element of adventure as it might turn out to be a misadventure! I’m sure people fit for the adventure will find it out themselves. In case, you have missed this previous post on Sunrise Points in Jaipur here is a link to read the same –  Most Popular Sunrise Points in Jaipur

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I hope this post will help nature lovers experience the glory of sunrise in Jaipur. I will continue to share pictures of sunrise for Jaipur Sky as well as some new places to witness the magic of sunrise in Jaipur. Many people consider this climb to Garh Ganesh temple as a great trekking place in Jaipur.

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120 thoughts on “Garh Ganesh Temple | A Great Trek To Sunrise Point in Jaipur |

  1. Even though I’m lazy enough to miss some beautiful sunrises, the one you have shown here was just totally worth seeing! Garh Ganesh temple made me want to visit it right away!

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    1. I now but it is also about your luck…quite like going for fishing! sometimes, you are lucky and other times…you are not!! Ha ha! But usually, I don’t get disappointed as there is something nice about sunrise! Which city are you from?


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