Sunsets and sunrises are believed to be the most beautiful moments in a day and hence, millions of photographers throng to different places in India to capture these surreal frames. How about capturing such captivating beauties this weekend in Maharashtra?
Covered with hills, forests, lakes, beaches and gardens, the state of Maharashtra can certainly leave you awestruck once you set to witness its beauty at the time of dawn and dusk. If you are keen on exploring this beautiful state from a different angle and watching the best of natural frames, then do visit the following sunset destinations in Maharashtra.
What can beat the beauty of sunrays filtering through the dense canopy, reflecting over the sparkling waters and traversing the alleys of grasslands? Certainly, nothing. So, get ready and plan a trip to the following places now to witness the best of sunsets in Maharashtra.
A popular hill station in the Satara district of Maharashtra, Panchgani was once a summer retreat for the British officials; however, today, it is one of the preferred destinations for nature lovers and photographers. How can one ignore a beauty tucked away in the rich Western Ghats? Covered with hills, forests, parks and grasslands, Panchgani is a small paradise in itself.
Consequently, the sunset views from its hills are certainly meant to astonish every visitor. Wouldn't you get lost in the valleys of heaven if you see beautiful brilliant sunrays reflecting over squashy grasslands? This natural phenomenon will certainly surprise you as it paints an exotic frame. Apart from capturing the sunset, you can also visit its strawberry fields and beautiful gardens.
With temples, viewpoints, lakes, forests and waterfalls, Mahabaleshwar is one of its kind in the entire state of Maharashtra and hence, the sunset over its beautiful horizon also stands apart as it paints outstanding frames, which no photographer or nature lover can ignore. The presence of Venna Lake, the invaluable splendour of Mahabaleshwar, helps in creating a beautiful aura at the time of dusk.
Everyone would love to see the mesmerising views of the sun as it sets in the west with its rays adorning the surface of the lake. So, why miss such an amazing beauty at Mahabaleshwar? You can also visit certain other places, which include Arthur Point, Elephant Point and Pratapgad Fort. Located in the Western Ghats and covered with rich dense forests, Mahabaleshwar is also considered a pilgrimage site amongst several Hindu devotees due to the presence of ancient temples. However, it is entirely recognised as a hill station.
Another destination where you can witness the magic of nature at the time of dusk, Tarkarli is a small hamlet in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra and is popular for its uncrowded and unspoilt beaches. You also get to savour the beauty of its convincing backwaters which sparkles when the horizon gets coloured by the sunrays.
If you are planning to visit Tarkarli and explore its enchanting beauty, then do not forget to add a camera to your must-bring accessories because the beauty of Tarkarli is best seen through the viewfinder of a camera. Several other tourists spot here include Mahapurush Temple, Golden Rock, Malvan Market and Boating Point.
One of the least-explored tourist spots located in the Raigad district of Maharashtra, Matheran is a newly discovered spot and is only popular amongst offbeat travellers and local tourists. Therefore, it is a perfect destination for every traveller looking forward to enjoying the beauty of nature in seclusion. From trekking trails to forests and lakes to sunset points, there is a lot to explore within the boundaries of Matheran. As there are also a lot of viewpoints here, you can assuredly savour the sunset views.
5. Lonar Lake
Ever been to any lake which is formed thousands of years ago by a meteor? If not, then you must plan a tour of Lonar Crater Lake in the Buldhana district of Maharashtra which is one of the few meteor lakes in the world. The region of Lonar Lake is also considered as a religious site amongst several Hindus due to the presence of age-old temples in its vicinity.
However, most of the tourists coming to Lonar Lake tend to explore its natural beauty. It also has several viewpoints from where you can capture the best of sunset pictures. So, how about getting yourself to this unique destination and framing its sunset beauty?