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Sonali Agrawal

Chasing the Sun: Udaipur's Top Sunrise and Sunset Points


Udaipur is a city glistening with lakes and prospering in the trail of the Aravalli mountains. As everyone knows, Udaipur is the best place to watch the sunrise and sunset near its mountains and lakes, and Lake Pichola is the most popular destination.

What you should never miss the sunset and sunrise in Udaipur?

When travelers pay a visit to Udaipur for the first time, they might miss out on the stunning sunspots. Udaipur is a lovely land around the cyanic water lakes, fringed by the lush hills of the Aravallis. A pure, blessed scene in white saturated with love and glamor, Udaipur is an enrapturing blend of sights, sounds, and experiences – artistry for the imagination of poets, painters, and writers. It’s a trove of places that are like fairy tales, temples, yards, lakes, and narrow lanes sprinkled with stalls that carry the ravishing of a heroic past, epitomizing valor, and chivalry.

Popular Sunrise and Sunset Points of Udaipur

So, a list of the best locations to see sunrise/sunset in Udaipur is Dudh Talai Lake, Lake Pichola, Monsoon Palace, Karni Mata Temple, Fateh Sagar Lake, Neemach Mata Temple, Pipliya Ji, and the ghats.

Lake pichola sunset

The famous three ghats of Lake Pichola

There are three popular ghats in Lake Pichola. Some of you might wonder what a ghat is. A ghat is a set of steps leading to the water’s edge and the esplanade. So, the famously known ghats of Lake Pichola, with an adoring view of sunrise and sunset, are :

The best thing about Ghats is that it’s the visitor’s sunspot in Udaipur. And this is because these are normal locations with no chargeable fees, and people can come here and visit for free. People can come to sit and enjoy the views in peace as it is open. Hence, it is a comfortable place for single travelers who like to skip rush and enjoy quiet time in the sun.

While visiting ghats, you can stand or sit calmly on one of the stairs to observe the sunrise/sunset.

Another forte of ghats is their sight. It gives the view of a large topography in brimming yellow with no difficulties between you and the sun, just the silent waterbody. The sun’s beautiful golden rays cover the city; you can look east and enjoy the evening view.

Lake Pichola sunrise Udaipur

Boat ride in Lake Pichola and Fateh Sagar Lake

The next place for a sunrise/sunset view is a boat ride in the popular lakes of Udaipur. As everybody would have guessed, Lake Pichola and Lake Fateh Sagar will be the next sunspots. The best time to take a ride is between 4:30 to 5.00 pm. People can only travel in the city by boat riding in one of these lakes. Watching the birds go home when the water and sky are calm and serene is a pleasure to the eyes.

Doodh Talai Lake

Doodh Talai, also known as the Milky Lake, is a small pond between Lake Pichola and Machla Magra called Fish Hill in Udaipur. It has two gardens, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Park and Manik Lal Verma Park, on each side. Doodh Talai Lake is a great spot for people traveling alone because it has three great sight views to make up for in Udaipur. It has a beautiful garden with musical foundations to enjoy and chill. It has an admiring sunset view.

The sun setting far between Lake Pichola and Machala Magra is a great view. Finally, tourists take a cable car ride near Deen Dayal Park and go to the Karni Mata temple on Fish Hill, which is the next sun-view destination.

Karni Mata Temple

Karni Mata Temple is an admired place to see sunrise and sunset in Udaipur. At the temple, you can see the sunset unspoiled near the Aravalli mountains and the city’s scenic shot. The sunset view was like seeing a sieved sunset wallpaper on the desktop. It’s everybody’s favorite sunspot in Udaipur, after Pipliya Ji and Neemach Mata Temple.

Neemach Mata Temple

A well-known temple called the Neemach Mata Temple, set on the banks of Fateh Sagar Lake, is a sunspot with inclusive views like the Karni Mata Temple. But, it is more handy than safely reaching Karni Mata Temple through cable. Travelers only get a little of a choice. Their only option is to climb the stairs to the hill where the temple exists. It is best advisable to avoid visiting here during the summer. Tourists can always research and check the best time to visit Udaipur to avoid inconvenience. Reaching the hilltop, you will notice that all the risk was worth it. The surroundings are quiet and nice, with only a few people gazing at the city and the sun.

Monsoon Palace

An extensive sunspot in Udaipur is the Monsoon Palace, located at the highest point of Udaipur. This is the best place for travelers seeking a beautiful, inclusive view of the city and neighboring landscapes. It also comes with eye-catching views of sunrise and sunset. An important thing to remember is that the palace is closed to visitors by 6.00 pm. So, while visiting, remember this and reach on time to enjoy the view peacefully.

Pipliya Ji

Udaipur has a beautiful monsoon village 25 km away called Pipliya Ji. Solo travelers will embark on an adventurous journey with passing mists, heavy valleys, and high hill ways, finally reaching the town. The most elevated peak of the monsoon village has fascinating sunset views, which no one should miss.

Trekking places in Udaipur

Udaipur surrounds by the Aravali range, which offers numerous trails for hiking and trekking. These trails are not well established as those in other regions, so it is advisable to go with a local guide for safety. At sunrise, Lake Pichola unveils its tranquil beauty, with the sun’s first rays painting the water in golden hues. As dusk approaches, the Sajjangarh Monsoon Palace offers an enchanting viewpoint to witness the sun’s descent behind the hills, casting a magical glow over the lakeside. Udaipur presents nature’s spectacle at its finest.

Yeh Jawaani hai Deewani Udaipur sunset scene

Yeh jawaani hai deewani udaipur sunset scene

The makers shot Aditi’s Wedding sequences on all parts of the regal & elegant property of the Oberoi Udaivilas in Udaipur. In the middle of Aditi’s wedding ceremonies, Naina and Bunny take some time to bond as they travel the city of Udaipur. This, again, is one of the best shots and scripted series of the film, where major aspects of the city, embracing the lake, the forts, the markets, and the food, are showcased in the background. At the same time, Naina and Bunny’s chemistry is at the forefront. You must have enjoyed these places for the sunset in the movie:

Finally, Naina and Sunny sit down to watch the sunset while Bunny persists in heading for the light show. Naina tosses out Bunny’s list and tells him to sit with her and watch the sunset because chasing everything is impossible; you will miss something. So it’s best to enjoy the moment.

This segment was shot at the Chittorgarh Fort in Udaipur.

Wrapping up

Remember when Naina said, “Jitna bhi kar lo Bunny kuch na kuch to chutega hi.” But this place is something which should never be missed!

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