so city logo Delhi
search icon
header image cover

9 Best Places To Watch The Sunrise In Delhi To Kickstart Your Day On A Picturesque Note!

Delhi Dweller 27 June 2019


In the fast moving life of a metropolitan city like Delhi, we all ache to grab a quiet and serene moment to appreciate the scenic beauty of the city. And what better way to do that than catching a glimpse of the first rays of the sun? Here is a list of places where you enjoy this spectacular view!

1. Hauz Khas Lake

article image

The rustic charm of Hauz Khas with the beautiful backdrop of the lake makes it the perfect place for catching the sunrise. Stroll through the area in the morning or evening and watch the sun’s reflection come alive in the water. Make sure to take you bae along to enjoy the picturesque view here!

Where | Hauz Khas Lake - X-31, Block X, Deer Park, Hauz Khas

2. Rajpath

article image

You must have driven through the curvy roads of Rashtrapati Bhawan. But next time, drive through this place at the wee hours of the morning to catch one of the most breathtaking views you’ve ever seen. Feast your eyes on the sight as a light amber glow envelops the vista!

Where | Rajpath - Central Secretariat

3. Lotus Temple

article image

Imagine the sun rising or setting behind the flower-shaped temple - magnificent is the only word we can think of! Experience the sky burst into colours with the colossal Lotus Temple standing tall and proud right in front of you. Believe us, it’s a view so striking that you don’t wanna miss it! 

Where | Lotus Temple - Lotus Temple Road, Bahapur, Shambhu Dayal Bagh, Kalkaji

4. Yamuna River

article image

The sun mounting in the sky or setting into a large body of water is always a mesmerising sight, thereby the sight at the Yamuna river is no exception. Stand on the bridge, gaze into the foggy horizon and watch the spectacle unfold right in front of your eyes!

5. Jama Masjid

article image

The biggest mosque in Delhi, Jama Masjid is also the place to encounter an arresting sunset or sunrise in the city. In the midst of the prayers, experience the peaceful scene of the sky changing hues behind the iconic place of worship!

Where | Jama Masjid - Meena Bazaar, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk

6. Qutub Minar

article image

The UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mehrauli, Qutub Minar is the tallest brick minaret and watching the sun ascend into the glorious skies from this monument is a truly serene moment. The first few rays of the sun falling on this minaret is not a thing to be missed at all!

Where | Qutub Minar - Mehrauli

7. India Gate

article image

India Gate is touted to be the ideal sunrise or sundown place in Delhi. The sun is reduced to a coin, cool and calm, sinking behind the war memorial with the intrusion of the birds heading back to their homes. Can it get any more picturesque than this? Head over with your bae and feel the romance in the air! 

Where | India Gate - Rajpath

8. Humayun’s Tomb

article image

The last refuge of the Mughal emperor, Humayun, the tomb is more of a palace. The beauty of the place is further enhanced when the sun is going down for the entire structure get cased in a warm glow. While you explore the tomb and appease the history buff in you, don’t forget to appreciate the spectacular view as well!

Where | Humayun’s Tomb - Mathura Road Opposite Dargah, Nizamuddin

9. Lodhi Garden

article image

Lodhi Garden is one of the best sunrise places in the capital. Plan an early morning jog here and catch the sun rising and the rays peeking through the trees. Capture the perfect moment through your lenses and make your Insta feeds LIT AF! 

Where | Lodhi Garden - Lodhi Road, Lodhi Estate

Feast your eyes with the beauty of the crack of dawn in the Capital at these picturesque places!