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10 Best Stunning Sunrises and Sunsets at Beaches in India - A Picture Tour

Cycling at Fabulous Kizhunna Beach, Kerala

Cycling at Fabulous Kizhunna Beach, Kerala

Why do tourists visit Beaches at Sunsets and Sunrises?

Tourists often visit beaches for enjoying bath but there is always an enthusiasm to experience the golden touch of sunrises and sunsets. They yearn to have photographs at these special moments by including an object, silhouette or tree to make them more prominent and memorable. In order to enjoy the moment which does not last for hours and ensure that they don't miss the opportunity many of them reach the vantage points much earlier and plan their moments. A combination of sun emerging out the horizon or disappearing in the sea and mesmerising colour changes is a rare opportunity which make these destinations very attractive.

Sunrises are Invigorating

#1. Sunrise at Tenneti Park Beach, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

Named after a freedom fighter, Tenneti Park Beach is near Kailasagiri Hills, Visakhapatnam (also called Vizag) in the Bay of Bengal. Picturesque view of hills and sea make it a romantic destination for tourists. Sunrise at this rocky Beach is enjoyable because of the view from the cliff and many scenes are shown in the films in Hindi and local language.

#2. Sunrise at Elliot's Beach, Besant Nagar, Chennai

Marking it as an end of the famous Marina Beach at Chennai, the Elliot's Beach (also known as Besant Nagar Beach), is very popular among youth. At weak ends it becomes a family spot and is a destination for those who want tranquility and enjoy their meals at restaurants. Watch the sunrise and the calm atmosphere of this Beach.

#3. Sunrise at Tiruchendur Beach, Tamil Nadu

Sunrise here has a special meaning. Apart from having a sparkling view of the rising sun at this great beach, the visitors use it as bath before going to the temple of Lord Subramanian which is located just near the Beach. The enlivening sight of the morning at this pious Beach in Thoothukudi district in the State of Tamil Nadu is experienced by many visitors who come here to spend their vacation and do a lot of swimming and boating.

#4. Sunrise at Sea Beach, Puri

Sea Beach at Puri is a rare opportunity to enjoy both sunrise and sunset. The beach is very long and sandy and lot many tourists steal time to experience the special affects of calmness, sea roaring and changing colours in the sea during sunrises.

Sunsets are Mesmerising

#5. Sunset at Andhakaranazhi Beach, Kerala

About 30 kms away from Kochi in Kerala, there is a pristine beach nearing Alleppey. Planned for a Tsunami shelter and a lighthouse, this gives you the most relaxing experience The sunset here is really gorgeous. The water is all golden.

#6. Sunset at Muzhappilangad Drive-In Beach, Kerala

The uniqueness of this Beach is the provision for driving-in, which is not available at other beaches in India. Imagine a scene where one can drive along the seashore and enjoy it with golden ripples moving along. Youth particular prefer this Beach for their stunts in cars for drifting or for wheeling while on their bikes.

#7. Sunset at Panambur Beach, Mangalore, Karnataka

New Port Mangalore being nearby and not far away from the city, the Beach at Panambur is quite crowded and liked by children and adults alike. Submerging of the Sun creates an unforgettable sight and many tourists wait for that moment. The cloudy sky provides more thrilling opportunity for enjoying sunset here.

#8. Sunset at Calangute Beach at Goa

One of the largest and most busy beaches in Goa, this one is full of activity. In spite of its being overcrowded and commercialized tourists like it for various activities like water sports here. Sunset has a charm when you find para gliders in the background of setting sun.

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#9. Sunset at Ramachandi Beach, Odisha

Just 7 kms away from the famous Konark in Odisha (earlier Orissa) Ramachandi Beach is at the point of union of river Kusabhadra with Bay of Bengal. The merger pacifies the river and, therefore, a perfect location for sailing, swimming and sunbathing. The golden sand and huge palm trees add to the grandeur of sunset at this historical Beach.

#10. The Golden touch at Sunset, Sea Beach, Puri

I visited this Beach about 35 years back. The impact of the golden spread at sunset is still vivid in my mind. It mesmerised me for ever and the very mention of this site thrills me even today.

Your opinion about these Beaches


Sukhdev Shukla (author) from Dehra Dun, India on July 03, 2015:

Thanks for visiting, Nithya. I am glad you have visited many of these and going through this Hub might have reminded you of those nice moments. Thanks for you support. Have a nice day!

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on July 03, 2015:

Great photo tour enjoyed the trip. Watching the sun rise from the beach is ethereal. Have visited many of the beaches that you have mentioned here. Great hub, voted up.

Sukhdev Shukla (author) from Dehra Dun, India on January 21, 2015:

Yes, Lee. There are beautiful places and there are many. India is like a continent and one wonders if one life is enough to visit her wonderful places. Thanks for visiting. Have a nice time.

Lee John from Preston on January 21, 2015:

Stunning article on india, India is a beautiful country and Beautiful place to visit, reading your hub is making me want to go back lol

Thanks again


Sukhdev Shukla (author) from Dehra Dun, India on March 26, 2014:

Kathryn, watching sunrise or sunset at beaches is really a very soothing experience. I cannot forget the one that I had at Puri (Odisha) many years back. I am glad you could have a continued thrill at South Boston. Yes, there are many beaches in India, given the vast coastline. Thanks for stopping by and have a great time!

Kathryn from Windsor, Connecticut on March 26, 2014:

There's something so beautiful about watching the sunrise or set, especially in the calming presence of water. I lived in South Boston, Massachusetts for about a year recently, and the beach was my favorite place to be first thing in the morning.

Thanks for sharing this beautiful pictorial with us, and for sharing the information about these beaches with us. I have never been to India, so this is a pleasure! I didn't realize they had so many scenic beaches.

Have a wonderful week.

~ Kathryn

Sukhdev Shukla (author) from Dehra Dun, India on January 22, 2014:

Eiddwen, I am glad you liked the beaches. Sunsets of Sunrises are special moments on beaches which many love to plan during visits to beaches. There are so many beaches in India and I would include more later. Thanks for visiting. Have a nice time.

Eiddwen from Wales on January 22, 2014:

A wonderful visit and I now look forward to so many more.


Sukhdev Shukla (author) from Dehra Dun, India on January 08, 2014:

CrisSp, I can vouch your love for nature and I am sure some of these sunsets/or sunrises will mesmerise you. I am glad you liked them. Thanks for visiting, sharing and support. Have a nice day.

CrisSp from Sky Is The Limit Adventure on January 07, 2014:

Stunning images! Would love to be actually in one of those beautiful beaches and experience the goodness (India's nature's best) that the BIG guy up there has blessed us with.

Up and sharing. Thank you.

Sukhdev Shukla (author) from Dehra Dun, India on December 30, 2013:

AliciaC, I appreciate your comment and am glad that you liked the pictures. Some of these would be really wonderful experiences like I had at Puri and I wish you also visit one or two. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful New Year, 2014.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on December 30, 2013:

These are beautiful photos, srsddn! Thank you for sharing the pictures and the information. If I ever visit India, I will be sure to visit some of these lovely beaches, preferably at sunrise or sunset!

Sukhdev Shukla (author) from Dehra Dun, India on November 19, 2013:

Thanks, Purple Perl. Have a nice time!

Esther Shamsunder from Bangalore,India on November 19, 2013:


Sukhdev Shukla (author) from Dehra Dun, India on November 19, 2013:

Pamela, Thanks for stopping by. I am glad you liked Chennai Beach. I have been to that beach in the night. It is nice that there is a sharing of culture. Thanks for the support to the Hub. Have a great time!

Pamela Dapples from Arizona. on November 19, 2013:

Beautiful hub. I especially enjoyed the video of the Chennai beach as one of my best friends is from Chennai and she has shared much with me of her culture. Voting way up.

Sukhdev Shukla (author) from Dehra Dun, India on November 18, 2013:

Prasetio, I am glad you liked the pictures. These are beautiful places for relaxation and many love to visit. Thanks for stopping by and voting up. Have a nice time!

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on November 18, 2013:

Beautiful and I love all pictures here. Good job and thanks for sharing. Voted up :-)


Sukhdev Shukla (author) from Dehra Dun, India on November 17, 2013:

M K Paul, India is a vast land and I am sure there may be many more beaches. Thanks for stopping by. I will certainly include some of the beaches suggested by you in next update. Have a good day!

Sukhdev Shukla (author) from Dehra Dun, India on November 17, 2013:

vocalcoach, Thanks for revisiting. I think you have some mesmerising memories with sunsets at beaches. Good to see you reviving those memories. Have a nice time!

M K Paul from India on November 17, 2013:

Nice hub ....I think you miss out some more awesome beaches in merina beach in chennai, Ganpaiphule in Maharastra , Verca Beach in Goa etc etc..Hope to c more addition soon

Audrey Hunt from Pahrump NV on November 17, 2013:

Came back for a second look at these magnificent sunsets. Wonderful!

Sukhdev Shukla (author) from Dehra Dun, India on November 17, 2013:

JPSO138, May be next time you visit this part of the globe you may include India in your itinerary. I am sure you would enjoy the sunrise/ sunset moments. Thanks for visiting.

JPSO138 from Cebu, Philippines, International on November 17, 2013:

I have not been to India, the closest place I have traveled near India is Maldives. thanks for this information, the pictures are also great.

Sukhdev Shukla (author) from Dehra Dun, India on October 18, 2013:

April Dawn Meyer, Yes, Ramachandi must be a great beach to visit. Thanks for stopping by and support.

April Dawn Meyer from Belle Fourche, South Dakota on October 18, 2013:

Ramachandi Beach looks so beautiful! Thank you for sharing. Voted up :)

Sukhdev Shukla (author) from Dehra Dun, India on October 18, 2013:

ChitrangadaSharan, Thanks for stopping by. I am glad you have visited many of these and, perhaps, could have revived your memory. These are really beautiful places to visit.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on October 18, 2013:

Wonderful pictures!

It is difficult to choose which one is the best. I have seen many of these locations.

Brilliant idea in a hub! Voted up!

Sukhdev Shukla (author) from Dehra Dun, India on October 17, 2013:

vocalcoach, a thing of beauty is a joy for ever. I am glad you refreshed your memory. Thanks for the visit.

Audrey Hunt from Pahrump NV on October 17, 2013:

I'm back once again to refresh myself with the beautiful photos and videos of beaches. Thanks again!

Sukhdev Shukla (author) from Dehra Dun, India on October 03, 2013:

Eddy, sunrises and sunset add charm to the beaches. I am glad you enjoyed the Hub. May be you will visit some in the coming days. Thanks for all the support.

Eiddwen from Wales on October 03, 2013:

A brilliant hub and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Voted up and shared.


Sukhdev Shukla (author) from Dehra Dun, India on July 16, 2013:

rambofen044, thanks for stopping by. I am glad you liked the beaches, specially the one at Goa. Have a nice time!

Rambo Fen from Raipur on July 15, 2013:

Really some beautiful pictures and all these beaches are awesom,especially Goa beaches are mesmerizing and soothing... Thanks for sharing..

Sukhdev Shukla (author) from Dehra Dun, India on July 12, 2013:

creativeaqua, thanks for visiting and commenting. Sunsets and Sunrises add charm to beaches.

Yorja Rahmani from India on July 12, 2013:

Goa has one the best sunsets. And pondi has some of the best sunrises.

Sukhdev Shukla (author) from Dehra Dun, India on May 31, 2013:

ratnaveera, thanks for visiting the Hub. I am glad you liked the pictures. I still remember my visit to Marina Beach, which was fantastic though slightly overcrowded on that day. People at these places must be lucky to have a view of sunrises. Have a great day!

ratnaveera from Cumbum on May 31, 2013:

Spending evening times at beach will give a great pleasure. I have enjoyed Marina beach in Chennai and Kovalam beach in Trivandrum. The tourist people will never miss sunrise at places like Kanyakumari, Tiruchendur and Rameswaram of Tamil Nadu. Thanks for publishing this Great Hub with beautiful pictures! Voted Up!

Sukhdev Shukla (author) from Dehra Dun, India on May 28, 2013:

newjerusalem, Thanks for visiting and liking the pictures on Sunrises/ Sunsets.

vocalcoach, Thanks for stopping by and enjoying the photographs. I am grateful to you for voting up and ...... my Hub.

Audrey Hunt from Pahrump NV on May 27, 2013:

I enjoyed these beautiful photos of sunrise and sunset at the various beaches. I thank you for sharing them. I will visualize this all day. Voted up, beautiful, interesting and sharing!

victor from India on May 26, 2013:

Interesting and beautiful pictures of Indian beaches!

Sukhdev Shukla (author) from Dehra Dun, India on April 21, 2013:

sgbrown, Thanks for liking sunrises and sunsets. I agree that these moments are different than paying a visit during day time. Have a nice time.

BlissfulWriter, actually there are so many and at various places, even far away from each other. Plan your vacation and I am sure you won't regret. Thanks for visiting.

bdegiulio, Thanks for visiting. As usual, you have shown your interest in travel once again. India is such a vast country that it is difficult to visit all these beautiful places even while staying here. I am glad you liked the photos.

Bill De Giulio from Massachusetts on April 21, 2013:

Beautiful. You are lucky to have so many beautiful beaches there in India. Love the photos.

BlissfulWriter on April 21, 2013:

Lovely, looks like a good place to vacation.

Sheila Brown from Southern Oklahoma on April 21, 2013:

What beautiful beaches you have in India! Sunrises and sunsets do have a special feel at a beach. Your choice of pictures are amazing and beautiful, as are your videos. Thank you for sharing these wonderful places with us. Voted up, beautiful, interesting and sharing! :)

Sukhdev Shukla (author) from Dehra Dun, India on April 20, 2013:

Thanks for visiting. I am glad you liked the beaches.

Susan from India on April 20, 2013:

Wow. Excellent hub with very attracted photos and videos. I love going to sea beaches and your hub in simply awesome. Thanks for sharing. Voted up.

Sukhdev Shukla (author) from Dehra Dun, India on April 10, 2013:

Thanks, CandyTale. I am glad you are motivated. Thanks for stopping by.

Gabriela Hdez from Valencia, Spain on April 10, 2013:

Beautiful pictures.

I want to go to India now.

Sukhdev Shukla (author) from Dehra Dun, India on April 10, 2013:

dghbrh, I am glad you love beaches and have collection of photos of beaches. Thanks for visiting.

Sukhdev Shukla (author) from Dehra Dun, India on April 10, 2013:

Suzie, thanks for visiting sunset and sunrises at beaches. It would be a pleasure to learn from your Hubs and sharing experience of different destination that you had been to or would be going to.

deergha from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!! on April 09, 2013:

I have my own collection of beach photos of beaches i have been to but not many like you. The Sunset at Calangute Beach at Goa is actually beautiful and i have clicked to my heart content. Thank you for sharing this exotic collection here.

Welcome to HP. Votes up and sharing across.

Suzanne Ridgeway from Dublin, Ireland on April 09, 2013:

Hi srsddn,

Welcome to HP! What a stunning collection of beaches in India to show at sunset. I love sunsets of the world and have unfortunately not visited India yet on my travels but this hub gives me a great journey there and I thank you for that! My favorite I think, although it is hard to select 1, is Ramachandi Beach, beautiful, tranquil and what vivid colors. Look forward to more from you!

Voted up, interesting, beautiful, shared and pinned!

John Paolo B.Magdaluyo from Philippine on April 06, 2013:

Sure thing, I am really looking forward seeing India

Sukhdev Shukla (author) from Dehra Dun, India on April 04, 2013:

Thanks for visiting, sunilkunnoth2012. I planned for 10 only initially. I will certainly add more in due course of time. Thanks for your suggestion and I am glad that you found my Hub interesting.

Sunil Kumar Kunnoth from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India) on April 04, 2013:

Truly interesting. But you could have added the beach in Konark too as it was such a fantastic one. Mention about Palolem in Goa too is a miss. Anyhow good work.

Sukhdev Shukla (author) from Dehra Dun, India on April 03, 2013:

Hi, PaoloJpm! I wish your wish materialises soon. India is a vast country and you may have to spare a lot of time for that. Wish you all the best and thanks for visiting and commenting.

John Paolo B.Magdaluyo from Philippine on April 03, 2013:

India truly offers a lot of beautiful scenery! how I wish to visit every photo you shared.

Sukhdev Shukla (author) from Dehra Dun, India on March 29, 2013:

radhikasree, thanks for visiting and liking my Hub.

Cyndi10. I have read about beaches of the US and there are quite a few wonderful one there also. Tourist visit other countries for a change and to have a glimpse of something different. I am glad you shared the Hub.

sen.sush23, I agree with you that beaches are getting more and more crowded, much might have changed in 35 years. Relatively speaking the chances of rush is more for sunsetting than for sunrising. Also the religious flavour sometimes makes one to go in for sunrise. I am glad that you liked sunrise at Puri and also the Hub.

Sushmita from Kolkata, India on March 29, 2013:

srsddn, that is really a very beautiful pictorial tour of parts of the long coastline of India. You say you had been to Puri 35 years ago. That explains that desolate stretch along the breaking surf. Now it is really difficult to get a picture without people crowding in. :)

Unfortunately, I have had less experience of sunrise and sunsets on beaches- more of frolicking. But my favorite sunrise was also long time back, as a kid, in Puri, which I renewed this year with another wonderful sunrise. Lovely hub idea, voted up.

Cynthia B Turner from Georgia on March 29, 2013:

Beautiful beaches. You captured them and the sunsets/sunrises with your photos. Excellent presentation. I'm sharing for anyone who wants to spend a few moments at the faraway (for me anyway) beaches of India.

Radhika Sreekanth from Mumbai,India on March 29, 2013:

These sunrise and sunset views are the dazzling moments in a beach. You have brought their real beauty through these photos and videos. Voted up, beautiful and awesome. Hub shared too.

beingwell from Bangkok on March 28, 2013:

Great photos! You're lucky to experience AND capture these moments. Both sunset and sunrise happen so fast. You really have to be ready while their still up or dawn, whichever the case may be.

Sukhdev Shukla (author) from Dehra Dun, India on March 26, 2013:

Hi! suzettenaples. The world is so beautiful and we need many lives to see a part of it. I am glad you liked the picture tour. I need to learn more and contribute to HP and I am encouraged by the comments of senior Hubbers. Thanks for stopping by.

Hi, Ruchira. Local conditions like clarity of the water, nature of sand, weather, and even nature of visitors etc. contribute to make it a different experience. Thanks for visiting.

Hi, ladyeonne. Mornings and evenings are the best times to enjoy beaches which relax you. I am glad you liked the photos.

Deonne Anderson from Florence, SC on March 26, 2013:

I love your photos! Your videos with sound are spectacular! They put me in a relaxing mood. I visualized myself on all the photos and videos posted. Thanks!

Ruchira from United States on March 26, 2013:

wow...beautifully captured pix.

each of the sun rise and sun set had a different story to give.

awesome post!

Suzette Walker from Taos, NM on March 26, 2013:

Welcome to Hub Pages. I tried to leave fan mail, but something went wrong so I'm leaving it here. It is so nice to meet you here on HP. You will like writing here and communicating with this writing community. It is a lot of fun and interesting also. You sound very interesting with much experience in life. I love to travel also, but I have never been to India. Now that I have seen the beaches there, I may have to vacation there someday!

Suzette Walker from Taos, NM on March 26, 2013:

Oh my Gosh! Forget Puerto Rico - I'm coming to India! Those beaches are gorgeous and thank you for the beach tour. Those photos at sunrise and sunset are just as you say - stunning. The lighting in these photos just is magnificent and surely makes these beaches look romantic and lovely. Thank you for sharing your beaches with us!

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