Our country is known as Incredible India for a very valid reason. It is simply because the country is home to many beautiful places, which may be either monuments, places filled with immense greenery, wildlife and much more. Some of the places offer some breathtaking views during the daytime and a few of them at night.
Well, to see some of these monuments or places, we must make sure to visit them after dawn when they are all lit up in various hues and colours. For example, when someone goes to visit Mysore, two places which are must visits here are the Mysore Palace and Chamundi Hills. Mysore palace is one such place which captivates its visitors due to its architectural values and also for its history, but to see it at nightfall is simply even more attractive, as the entire structure is lit up with more than 100,000 lights which forms a treat to your eyes. However, this can be experienced only on Sundays between 7 PM and 7.30 PM.
There are many such monumental places in India which are simply all the more beautiful at night and one would surely enjoy it even more in the night than to watch it at daytime. We bring to you a few such places around the country, which are extra-attractive to view at night than at day. Go ahead and take a look at these places.
1. India Gate, New Delhi
The India Gate is a massive structure which attracts a large number of visitors at all times of the day, be it the broad sunlight or even after the sunset. After Sunset, the place undergoes a sudden change which begins with the food stall, balloons, cotton candy vendors and many more.
Apart from this sight is that of the Rashtrapati Bhavan, which stands tall opposite to the monument, which adds on further to beauty of the place. The sight here would remind you of a shiny dream that you would not want to wake up from.
2. Golden Temple, Amritsar
The Gurudwara at Amritsar is one of the most beautiful and magical locations to be at. The place truly lives up to its word - the Lake of Nectar. The Gurudwara is open 24x7 and one can make a visit to this place at any point of the time, but visiting during the night makes the place even more attractive, with all the lights, which in turn makes the gold platings to glow and sparkle even more.
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3. Brindavan Gardens, Mysore
The symmetric designing and terrace gardens which are clustered with topiaries, pergolas and gazebos are one of the major attractions here, apart from the musical fountain which takes place every day after sunset. This is a must see here. The beautiful orchestrated show, which is accompanied by colourful lights and music along with the dancing waters is truly a beautiful sight to watch.
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4. Marine Drive, Mumbai
The lights placed across the seaside pathway is fondly called the Queen's Necklace, which adds on to the beauty of the city of dreams. One could simply walk around the sea shore, have endless talks with your near and dear ones, or simply take in all the cool sea breeze. Every resident of Mumbai is a testimony of this beautiful sight and the amount of calmness it offers to one.
5. Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur
The fort is located at the edge of the Aravalli ranges, which overlooks the Pink City of Jaipur. To catch an overhead view of Jaipur during the evenings, head straight to this beautiful fort and you would be awestruck with the brilliant views of the city in its sparkling lights. It is definitely one of the sights which you should not miss out on when in Jaipur.
6. Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad
The palace is a testimony to the much applauded life and times of the Nizams who ruled Hyderabad. The palace stands tall at a height of 2000 feet above the city and is indeed a beautiful structure, which one cannot miss out on. Take a walk around it and it would for sure be a journey of a lifetime.
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7. Victoria Memorial, Kolkata
As the night falls in the city of joy, the beautiful structure which is a perfect blend of British and Mughal architectural styles illuminates and produces a mind-blowing fairy tale-like experience. The Royal Gallery inside the memorial has a wide range of collections of weapons, paintings, maps, coins, stamps and much more, which adds on to the beauty of the place.
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8. Red Fort, Delhi
The massive 300-year-old fort made of red sandstone in the Mughal architectural style gets a highlight by the light and sound show which takes place every evening to capture the true essence of the national capital and the history of the monument.
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9. Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
The landmark of Jaipur, which was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in the year 1799, is indeed spectacular. The main purpose of the structure was to allow the ladies of the royalty to catch a glimpse of the life and proceedings of the entire city.
The five-storeyed honeycomb-like structure is made out of pink sandstone, which also contributes to the name of the pink city to Jaipur. The pink structure gets highlighted in the evenings with all the lights and gives it a more majestic look.
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10. Ganga Arati, Varanasi
A beautifully choreographed ceremony, which is performed by a group of young priests all draped in the shades of saffron can be witnessed here. The ceremony which takes place every evening at the Dasaswamedh Ghat is a sight which is nothing but pure bliss. Even if you are not a spiritual person, the sight of the Ganga Arati would still be found as a breathtaking one to be witnessed.
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11. Buddha Statue, Hussain Sagar Lake
The statue is credited of being the world's tallest monolith of Buddha, which is placed at the center of the lake and it totally adds on to the charm of the night. One can find lights which resemble that of a beautiful necklace and also get an experience of the musical fountain at the Lumbini Park which encircles the statue.
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12. Mysore Palace, Mysore
Also known as the Amba Vilas Palace, it is the official residence of the Wodeyar family and parts of this magnificent structure is opened up for the visitors. The beautiful structure gets lit especially on Sundays (7-7.30 PM) with more than one lakh bulbs; and is a sight which truly would leave you awestruck.
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13. Lotus Temple, Delhi
The Bahai House of Worship, also known as the Lotus temple, is pure marble structure which glimmers brighter than the stars in the night sky. A huge white marble structure is seen in its full glory when all the lights are turned on during the dawn. One cannot simply miss the view that it offers.
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14. Jaisalmer Fort, Rajasthan
The fort, which is one of the World Heritage Sites, wears a honey gold mask as the sun goes down, which is added on by the huge sand stones in the hues of yellow, and makes it a sight which needs to be witnessed at least once in your lifetime.