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Best Sunset Places in Jaipur

Are you on the lookout for the best sunset places in Jaipur or wanted to experience some epic sunset spots in Jaipur? Jaipur is famous for a range of forts, palaces, and temples that reside on top of the hills. You will find enhancing sunset views in Jaipur. I will guide you on reaching sunset points in Jaipur based on my personal experiences while cycling around Pink City. Let us get into the discussion of the best spots for sunset in Jaipur. I wrote about sunrise spots in Jaipur quite some time back on my blog. Thank you for all your support for making it the top-ranking article on Google. Now let us talk about the sunset points. Before we start do follow me on Instagram. Check out this beautiful sunrise at Jalmahal.

Sunset from Nahargarh Fort

Sunset as witnessed from Nahargarh fort in Jaipur

Nahargarh Fort is one of the epic places for sunset in Pink City. It is located on the hills above the city with an impressive wall lookout. But, you need to pay an entry fee for experiencing the interior view of the fort. It has easily accessible viewpoints and walls. You can enjoy the panoramic views of the city along with the sunset. You can also visit Madhavendra Bhavan, the restaurant, Nahargarh Fort Museum, and Padao bar inside the fort.

Two different paths are available to reach the Nahargarh Fort. One is through a long winding hill road that starts at Kanak Ghati. You can hire a taxi or auto-rickshaw to a destination. The second route is an old route from an old city area for pedestrians. The path almost takes 15 to 20 minutes for walking. However, the way costs a minimum, and you can see some beautiful views of Jaipur city while walking on this route.

Sunset in the pink city from Amer Fort

Amer fort during evening time!

I could say Amer Fort is also the most incredible place to enjoy the sunset in Jaipur city. The viewpoint comprises a series of alluring gateways and arches, spectacular ramparts, intelligent architectural towers, and courtyards.

You can take 20 to 25 minutes of travel from Jaipur city via road to reach Amer Fort. I suggest you start earlier to view the sunset point at Amer Fort. You wouldn’t be allowed to walk on the Fort, unlike Nahargarh Fort. In case you like a morning hike check out the Sagar trek near Amer fort. This place is amazing and very near to the Amer fort.

Sunset in the pink city from Amer fort viewpoint

Amer fort view point is amazing for sunrise and sunset.

You need not go to another distant place to view the sunset from Amer Fort. Because Jaipur Wall or Amer Wall locates opposite the Amer Fort, it is also the popular sunset spot in Jaipur. This sandstone wall resides along the Aravali Mountains. I call this as Amer fort viewpoint, read more.

I enjoyed the location and beautiful scenery of sunset by climbing the wall. You would also definitely admire the incredible views from its tower points. The picture is from the morning as I was unable to find an evening picture for this point. However, you can see how the Amer fort stands proudly in front of this point. Now imagine the sun coming down right in front of where we are sitting in the image. Watch the vlog for Amer fort viewpoint below and subscribe to my channel.

Jal Mahal is among the best sunset places in Jaipur

This place has amazing view of sunrise and sunset both! Don’t miss Jalmahal if you are headed towards the pink city.

Jal Mahal is the must-visit place for sunset in Jaipur because the view is impressive when I observed from the banks of the lake. To explore Jal Mahal’s interior, you should take a boat tour as it locates on the Island within Man Sagar Lake.

You need to travel 4 Km on Amer Road to reach the destination of Jal Mahal. Are you excited to see the best sunset point? Then, you should head on to the Jal Mahal and mesmerize yourself with its magnificent mountain backdrop during sunset. The lake beautified with the migratory birds in addition to the sunset view. If you’re a nature lover, please don’t skip the place in your travel list of Jaipur city. Do you love migratory birds? There is another place near Jaipur which is famous for bird sightings. Check out Chandlai lake near Jaipur, this place is awesome.

Sunset from Surya Mandir AKA Sun temple

Sun temple is a great place for sunrise and sunset!

Surya Mandir’s name itself resembles the sunrise & sunset point in Jaipur. This temple provides an excellent vantage point to watch the sunrise & sunset in Jaipur. When you go to this place, you will find a unified experience of peace and a fantastic sunset viewpoint. This sounds exciting to check out this article that I wrote on the sun temple. This place is as majestic in the evenings as it is in the mornings. Watch the Sun temple vlog and subscribe to my channel.

You will reach the Surya Mandir on the same route of the Galta Ji temple complex, and it resides on a 200-meter hill. If you want to visit the unique place in Jaipur city, this is the best temple viewpoint and letting you experience the devotion with its atmosphere. However, you can take darshan of Surya God and get some relief from stress due to personal issues or working conditions. The place helps you to gain positivity and feel pleasure when you visit this.

Panna Meena Ka Kund (Jaipur Stepwell)

The stepwell of Panna Meena ka Kund in Jaipur

Unlike other sunset spots in Jaipur, Jaipur Stepwell or Panna Meena Ka Kund is different from its unique landscapes and backdrops. It comes under the list of best sunset points in Jaipur and nearer to the Amer Fort.

I could highly recommend you to visit the Jaipur Stepwell for sunset to gain a unique experience. You can also capture the best shadows and symmetrical steps of Stepwell. Before an hour of evening in Pink City, climb the Stepwell and enjoy the epic view of the Fort and Aravalli Mountains.

Sunset at Statue Circle, Jaipur

Plus of statue circle is that besides the sunset you get spectacular Jaipur’s street food

You can also check out the impressive view at Statue Circle. Here, the location is beautiful when the sun is about to set. So, have a lookout at the sunset while traveling on the same route. Enjoy nature’s beauty when you visit this location during the evening. You are going to get amazing Jaipur’s street food here. So, this place is heaven for foodies and coffee lovers. This place is also famous in the running community as it is adjacent to the central park which is a runner’s paradise. Check out these places in Jaipur ideal for run and jog.

Hot Air Balloon to witness all the places to see the sunset in Jaipur

Jaipur Hot Air Balloon is not an exact sunset point, but trust me, it gives you the best sunset point with the hot air balloon ride in Jaipur. Here, the operators are professional and very attentive so that you need not worry about the risk of your life and let enjoy the adventure experience in the Pink City. Check out Sky Waltz Balloon Safari!

If you want to go, plan for a sunrise or sunset in Jaipur and experience the incredible desert landscape with the Jaipur Hot Air Balloon.

Charan Mandir in Jaipur

Throughout my entire life, I have always been an upfront and enthusiastic traveler as well as a travel lover. Whenever I had some extra money, I always used to travel in hills, seas, or jungles. But this time, I planned for a religious outing as this was equally important to me. I wanted to learn about Indian mythology by exploring the spiritual places of India, thus decided to first visit the Charan Mandir in Jaipur. Later on, I got to know that Charan Temple in Jaipur is an ancient Krishna temple in Rajasthan. It is a holy place of worshipping for Hindus. Charan Mandir at Nahargarh is a place where peace prevails.

When I delved deep, I discovered that the location of Charan Mandir in Jaipur is on the way to Nahargarh Fort. It is in the middle of Nahargarh Reserve Forest. Later on, my friends told me that what I discovered, that was only the Charan Mandir at Nahargarh. It is also on the way to Nahargarh-Jaigarh. My friends also told me that, I can see the footprints of Shri Krishna naturally inscribed here.

Vlog on the temple

You might know by now that, I make a lot of video logs on my YouTube channel. Here is the vlog for the temple. Hope you guys like it. Do share and subscribe, as it motivates me to make further vlogs.

My Agenda behind the Writing

It was the initial stage. In the next phase, I will discuss with you my journey and experience during the visit to Charan Temple in Jaipur. I am sure that readers and viewers will find certain help and inspiration from my write-up. Moreover, I am also hopeful that they will at least visit Charan Mandir at Nahargarh once in their lifetime. Besides, I feel truly glad and lucky to share my experience with you all. So, let us continue.

Reason to visit Charan Mandir in Jaipur

Inside of Charan Mandir

Charan Mandir at Nahargarh is a place, where peace, serenity, and tranquility reside. With the help of the local guides, I got to know that, this Charan Temple in Jaipur especially opens for the devotees at sunrise and closes at sunset. I found it to be quite an interesting fact.

Besides that, I became attracted to the fact that the Charan Mandir in Jaipur is the natural home-ground of forests. I was sure of the fact that I will get to see many species of wild animals and birds in Charan Temple in Jaipur from my research. Not only this but also the place is filled with marvelous bird watching points.

Charan Mandir at Nahargarh offers the best view of Nahargarh forest from the top. The sunrise at this place is also mesmerizing. Altogether, this place will offer you a very sober and refreshing experience.

Click here to see sunrise points in Jaipur.

How will you reach Charan Mandir in Jaipur?

Charan Mandir in Jaipur falls on the way to Nahargarh Fort from Amber Road. Moreover, Charan Temple in Jaipur situated exactly between Jaigarh and Nahargarh. With the combination of these two, you can easily reach Charan Mandir at Nahargarh.

You can easily reach Charan Mandir in Jaipur by car, taxi, or cab. You can also reach there by the mode of renting a bike or car from Jaipur. Although when I traveled, I reached there by the means of renting a car.

For your detailed understanding, here is the nearest bus stand, railway station and airport with their consecutive distances from the Charan temple in Jaipur.

  1. Sindhi Camp Bus Stand (15.3 KMs from Charan Mandir in Jaipur)
  2. Jaipur Railway Station (17.8 KMs from Charan temple in Jaipur)
  3. Jaipur International Airport (26 KMs from Charan temple in Jaipur

What can you do in Charan Mandir in Jaipur?

Drone view of the temple

In addition to the Nahargarh forest, you can also have a breathtaking view of the Jalmahal forest from the Charan temple in Jaipur. I have been an amused witnesser of this forest myself. Furthermore, this temple in Jaipur will offer you a very calm and peaceful environment around.

Likewise you can also remain a spectator of various wonderful and interesting places around Charan Mandir at Nahargarh just like me.

I am mentioning the tourist spots with their respective distances from the temple so that the mapping plan for reaching there remains easy and flexible for you.

  1. Nahargarh Fort (2.2 KMs from Charan Mandir in Jaipur)
  2. Jaigarh Fort (4.2 KMs from Charan temple in Jaipur)
  3. Amer Fort (8.7 KMs from Charan Mandir in Jaipur)
  4. Gaitore ki Chhatriya (9.9 KMs from Charan temple in Jaipur)
  5. Hawamahal (12.4 KMs from Charan Mandir in Jaipur)

The Speciality of Charan Mandir

Finally, once I have completed my visit to the Charan temple in Jaipur, I realized that it is not one of those usual temples of a city with its standard and general architecture and layout. Rather, Charan Mandir in Jaipur is well equipped with an unusual layout with a huge tower attached to it.

In addition to that, there are even complex and fortified walls situated at its perimeter. Charan temple in Jaipur also preserves a large water storage tank. Also for an instance, it is a commendable aspect that, I didn’t have to face any vendors, sellers of beggars in Charan Mandir at Nahargarh. This offered me an uninterrupted journey throughout the temple.

Marigold Sunrise in Jaipur

Fortunately, I was able to capture a moment from Charan Mandir at Nahargarh which is near to the Charan Mandir in Jaipur. I found out that, with the onsets of winters, the sunrise represented the sun in a very mild avatar. Mesmerizingly it replicated the color of a Marigold flower.

It was one of my very unique and exceptional memories from Charan Mandir in Jaipur.

Summing Up

In addition to these, there are also very many beautiful hotels, restaurants, and resorts where you can receive a very comfortable stay. Moreover, these places will give you ample time to chalk out your journey. I have shared the rest of the important details as per my capability.

I hope that these will help you and you will come out with more and more experiences to share. This way we can have a collective experience and acknowledgment. If you have any questions related to the temple, please leave them in the comments below.

Sun Temple in Jaipur

If you are a morning person then Jaipur has a lot to offer. There are a lot of places in and around Jaipur that you can visit in the mornings to get a spectacular view of the pink city. Sun temple in Jaipur is one of the places that early risers love. Suryan Mandir or better called the Sun Temple in Jaipur, Rajasthan is the first man-made structure in the city to get the rays of the sun every morning. Surya Mandir in Jaipur as called by the locals is located on the route of Galta temple which is also known as monkey temple. In this article, I would elaborate in detail everything that you need to know including the sun temple Jaipur timings & what please you can visit around the sun god temple in Jaipur.

History of Sun temple in Jaipur

Sun temple as seen from a nearby hill

Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II and his courtier Diwan Rao Kripa Ram played a significant role in constructing this temple in the 18th century. The temple stands on a rocky outcrop in Jaipur and is a part of the Aravali hills. This is one of the most beautiful heritage temples across the city. I love coming here in the morning as you get a spectacular city view.

If you notice the temple in situated or rather built on the eastern side of the city. This is because the sun rises from the east as we all know.

Furthermore, Jaipur city is built on the guidelines of Sthapatya Veda. This is an ancient system of knowledge that involves the connection between the people and the places where they stay and work. This is also similar to the concept of Feng Shui.

How to reach Surya Mandir in Jaipur

There are a lot of ways to reach the temple. Let me list each one of them.

  • Easily accessible via public transport from all around the city. Local buses are the cheapest option although they are time-consuming considering the city traffic.
  • If you are multiple visitors then it is best to hire a cab to the temple. This is better than traveling in crowded buses especially at these COVID times.
  • Another way of visiting this temple is the fun way which is on a cycle. If you are fond of cycling. You get a cycle on rent and head towards the temple in the morning.

The reason why I mentioned the cycle is because of the fact that there are many trails around the temple on which you can ride your mountain bikes. No road bikes, no hybrids this is a place specifically for mountain bikers.

In fact, the Sun temple in Jaipur is a paradise for mountain bikers. So either you can connect with me for this or check out different cycling groups in Jaipur.

From Galta gate to Surya Mandir

Whatever means of commute you take you are going to reach Galta gate first. From the gate, you need to climb a cobbled pathway all the way to the temple.

This cobbled pathway is 0.71 km long and has an incline grade of 3.5%. This info I wanted to add incase you are a cyclist and want to come to the temple on your bike.

Along the pathway, you will see a lot of small temples. Each one has its own significance. When I go I make a point of spending time in each one of them. Especially if you get a chance to visit the temple in the morning be a part of the “Aarti” that happens. It is mesmerizing.

Sun temple Jaipur timings

The temple opens up at 6 AM and closes at 7 PM. When we go early we usually reach before 7 AM as we do not intend to miss the morning Aarti.

Even though Sun temple Jaipur timings are from morning 6 to evening 7, this depends on the season too. In winters make it an hour later in the morning and in evening come back an hour early. This is for obvious reasons that the nights are longer and days are short.

This place is beautiful but it is packed with wild animals. The temple priests have claimed to have seen leopards and panthers late in the evening. So just make sure that you are back before the dark and don’t stay till late.

Panaromic view of Jaipur city

From this temple, you get to view the most mesmerizing view of the pink city Jaipur. Just to see this view I go to Surya mandir in Jaipur very often.

Trails around the temple

Trails around the temple

This place is ideal for mountain bikers and hikers. It has an abundance of wild trails around which are fun to hike and ride on.

These trails are amazing and even though it gets you a little warmed up and makes you sweat they’re worth it.

Each trail takes you to a point from where you can get the panoramic city view.

For mountain bikers as I said it’s heaven as the trails are fun to ride on around the sun god temple in Jaipur.

Riding on the trails around the temple

Summing up about Sun temple in Jaipur

This is a place which is ideal for tourists as this place is away from city noise and hassle of touts, beggars or peddlers. You are going to enjoy the place if you are a mountain lover and if you love spending time in peace.

We got to Surya mandir in Jaipur almost every week with our cycling group as we get to witness peace with adrenaline-filled trail riding.

Furthermore, if you love mountains you are going to love this place.

Surya Mandir Video Log

I made a vlog for the temple recently with my cycling buddies. Embedding the link below. Watch and share with your friends and please do not forget to subscribe.

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I got to the sun god temple in Jaipur frequently. So, if there are any questions that you may have, please drop them in the comment section below. I would love to answer them. Thank you for reading the article and I welcome you with an open heart to my city.