Prime Spots for a Winning Sunrise and Sunset

Navni posted on 03 August

Ten-Second Takeaway

Want to catch a glimpse of the first {or last} rays of the sun? Here are some of the best spots in the capital for some spectacular views.

Hauz Khas Lake

You may have been to the Hauz Khas lake, accessible from the Smokehouse Deli side of HKV, and seen people taking leisurely strolls. Visit this spot in the AM or when the sun’s going down, and watch the sun’s reflection come alive in the water. You can also perch yourself on the monument ruins for a more panoramic view.

Where: Behind Hauz Khas Village

Tourist Attractions

31, Block X, Hauz Khas Tank, Deer Park, Hauz Khas, New Delhi

    Partha Sarathi Rocks, JNU

    This might sound a bit arbit, but given JNU’s massive open spaces, it’s not that surprising. Provided the sky isn’t cloudy, you can watch the sunrise or sunset over the stadium at JNU, while also getting a view of a large chunk of South Delhi.

    Where: New Mehrauli Road, Near Munirka

    Tourist Attractions

    New Mehrauli Road, Near Munirka, New Delhi

    Lotus Temple

    When you see the sun rising or setting behind the Lotus Temple, be prepared for a burst of colour in the sky. The silhouette of the flower-shaped temple only adds to the experience, making it an almost surreal sight.

    Where: Lotus Temple Road, Shambhu Dayal Bagh, Bahapur


    Lotus Temple Road, Shambhu Dayal Bagh, Bahapur, Kalkaji, New Delhi

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    Humayun’s Tomb

    The last refuge of Mughal emperor, Humayun, the tomb is more of a palace. The beauty of the Persian architecture is further enhanced when the sun is going down; it covers the beautiful structure in a warm glow.

    Where: Mathura Road, Nizamuddin


    Arab Ki Sarai, Mathura Road, Nizamuddin, New Delhi

    Raisina Hill/ Rajpath

    If you’ve been on a drive around Rashtrapati Bhavan down the curvy road, you know what we’re talking about. Next time, time your cruise with the sunrise or the sunset to catch perhaps one of the best views in the city. You can climb onto the elevation and feast your eyes on the orange and red hitting the sky.

    Where: Lutyens {near Rajpath}

    Government Offices

    Raisina Hills, New Delhi

      Yamuna River

      The sun rising over, or setting into a large body of water is always a mesmerising sight, and the Yamuna river is no exception. Plant yourself on the bridge, gaze into the horizon and watch the spectacle unfold.

      Where: Wazirabad Bridge, Wazirabad Mandiwala

      Tourist Attractions

      Wazirabad Bridge, Wazirabad Mandiwala, Wazirabad, New Delhi

        Sanjay Van

        This is considered to be one of the most haunted spots in the city. But if you’re still willing to pay it a visit, we say time it with the sunrise for an interrupted view of the rising sun amidst foliage and critters, away from the concrete jungle we live in.

        Where: Vasant Kunj {near Mehrauli}


        Sanjay Van, New Delhi

          Aravalli Biodiversity Park

          Bound by JNU, Mehrauli, NH8 and the Palam Road, Aravalli Biodiversity Park is another foresty area free of civilisation. Boasting of diverse flora including a wide deciduous patch, the sunrise here is spectacular.

          Where: Vasant Vihar, RK Puram

          National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuaries

          Vasant Vihar, New Delhi