“There are a sunrise and sunset every single day and they are absolutely free. Don’t miss any of them” goes a saying. The saying being so true is reminding us to enjoy the gifts of nature and absorb its beauty when nature itself is so welcoming. So if you are all ‘work’ or tired of the hustle and bustle of the city and feel like eloping to some natural, peaceful, serene places with captivating views of sunrise then these are the places you should be heading to!
If you are looking for an early morning destination with a breathtaking view of the sunrise, this is definitely the place to go. Ramanagara which is a 48km drive from Bengaluru is an amazing place to spend your early mornings. Also along with enjoying the beautiful sunrise, you can have some adventurous actives like trekking, camping, water rappelling, rock climbing, chimney climbing, mountain biking and many more for the rest of the day. For the explorer in you, this place has caves as well. But it is surely the alluring sunrise which you would not want to miss for sure.
Skandagiri, also known as Kalavara Durga, is a mountain fortress located approximately 62 km from Bengaluru, it is a perfect destination to all the morning long-drive lovers. The sunrise at the mountain is simply astonishing. The place attracts visitors from all over just to witness the captivating view of the amazing sunrise its got to offer. The mountain located amidst lush greenery and tranquil atmosphere is simply a soothing experience to be at especially during early mornings. The place is perfect for some excellent sunrise photography as well.
Located 40 miles from Bangalore, Narayangiri hills are famous for the boulders and a vast number of caves. Being one of the unknown forty mountain peaks of Karnataka, this place is an absolute visual treat for an early morning sunrise. Be it mountaineering at the hills or the caves to explore or the exciting night treks, It won’t fail to surprise you at any point. A must visit to all the sunrise lovers who are also looking for activities filled with fun and frolic for the rest of the day.
Sunrise at Hebbal Lake
If you want your morning destination to be a captivating view of an epic sunrise much within the city limits, none could be better than the Sunrise at Hebbal Lake. The lake has a small open area ideal for playing and lots of trees, housing interesting birds. Hebbal is a true birder’s paradise. The sunrise at Hebbal lake is a wonderful experience like nowhere. You will get a much better view of the lake from the top of the Hebbal flyover as well. If you are looking forward to some excellent photography in the mornings, Hebbal lake can fetch you some brilliant sunrise photos.
The secret lake at Thattekere
Thattekere is a hidden lake and a lesser known lake about 60 km from Bangalore. The panoramic view of the sunrise amidst the lush green surroundings under the blissful blue tinged, and the scattered red, orange, yellow sky is simply astonishing. Thattekere has one big lake, a small temple of Mahadeeshwara, a few watchtowers nearby and lots of birds. Lake looks amazingly beautiful especially in the morning hours with diversified birds riveting with nature. The sunrise and sunsets are simply iconic views, so make sure you do not miss on reaching there in time for sunrise.
Bilikal Rangaswamy betta
Located near Kanakapura town, Bilikal Rangaswamy betta is one of the splendid morning destinations you could plan up for the sunrise. On the hilltop is the temple of Lord Ranganatha Swamy, and hence the betta is named after it. The hill offers some marvelous captivating views of the extremely beautiful sunrise which you would cherish forever. The hilltop is an absolute peaceful destination to spend the early mornings enjoying the sunrise and absorbing nature. The betta standing tall amidst the lush greenery and the dense woods alongside is a real visual treat.
Savandurga is a hill located in Ramanagara District 60 km west of Bengaluru. The hill is considered to be one among the largest monolith hills in Asia. The hill rises to 1227 m above mean sea level, which can give you a fantasy of how splendid would be the views of sunrise, giving you a notion of watching it comparatively close, at the magnificent hill. Sitting on the cliff of the mountain and watching the soulful sunrise will only leave you with a thought of not returning back. So make sure you reach at the hilltop before sunrise just to have a clear view which I am sure will make it a ‘stay forever’ experience in your lifetime.
Kanva Reservoir is an artificial lake and tourist attraction, 69 kilometers from Bangalore, formed by damming of the Kanva River in an irrigation project. Early mornings at the lake is some great refreshment and pleasure to everybody who wants to start their mornings with iconic views of the sunrise. What makes the sunrise even special is the serene natural environment the reservoir is ringed by. There is a fisheries training and research center near the dam. Also, the reservoir is surrounded by wooded hills and offers great birdwatching as well.
It is a hill fort at a height of 1,117 m with the most exciting and thrilling views of enticing sunrise scenes ever. It is 60km north of Bangalore and the fort at the summit has an old temple of Shiva with Nandi, the place where the legend Markandeya Rishi performed penance. Visualizing the sunrise at Makalidurga Fort standing tall at the top of a huge granite hillock, huddled up amidst the chains of hills is a mind-blowing experience. Situated in the Makali Reserve Forest the destination is perfect for some trekking adventurers as well.
Manchanabele Dam across the river Arkavati, in Ramanagara district, is an extremely pleasing morning destination. Manchanabele is a man-made irrigation dam. Watching the sunrise at the dam is absolute bliss. The grace and charm of the sunrise at the dam is all the more enhanced by the beauty of nearby hills and the serene water body. Manchanabele witnesses regular tourists flocking here for a picnic or for some exceptional morning sunrise views. Being at the sunrise at Manchanabele assures you with a refreshing and rejoycing start for the rest of your day.
In case you are that nature lover, who enjoys the early morning drives and eager to visit some of the best sunrise places near Bengaluru then make sure you do not miss on any of these destinations.
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