I signed up for Bloganuary sometime ago, not knowing how the prompts are going to be so much about questioning your existence. Haha! This is why I avoided writing a post on Bloganuary prompts until now, but here’s one that’s quite tangible while also being subjective.
Who doesn’t love watching sunsets? I am no different, but I should also mention that I am no chaser of it. Hence, I won’t say that I have a list of best sunsets, but I would like to dedicate this post to all the sunsets that I have been blessed to witness. 🙂
I would mention a few that I can think of from the top of my mind.
Starting with the National Capital Region of Delhi, where I live (well, Gurgaon), albeit its a pollution laden one I cannot help but find romance in the Delhi evenings. There are a lot of greens around and in a city with so much busyness, it still is a relatively calm time if you are not stuck in traffic, of course. If you are part of the office traffic, then f*ck your life. Sorry, but no sunset can make that day better. 😀
Focusing on different sunsets that I have witnessed, I am reminiscing about sunsets from the beaches of Goa, nothing comes close to how beautiful beach sunsets are. Funnily, I am a mountain person and I can’t recall a mountain sunset as a standout. I am not sure why that is and I feel like a fraud (like I have ditched mountains or something). Just for the record, I have also been to the Andamans, but the beach sunsets standing out for me are still from Goa. Maybe, I wasn’t at a beach during sunset in the Andamans.
I also want to mention those “sunset points” in tourist places like from the forts in Rajasthan. They might not be serene like beach sunsets, but they are picture perfect beautiful.
Typing about this made me remember that Kutch Rann sunset, I mean, can you imagine a white desert all around you and a sun setting there? Linking my post here on my visit to the white desert of Kutch.
A special shoutout to another “sunset point” since its from a special trip. Rahul and I started our wedding prep with a mindset that we are not going to plan a honeymoon since a) we were too involved in our wedding prep so didn’t want to take up an additional planning activity (its quite common for people in India to leave wedding prep to their families), b) we had taken multiple trips together already, a whole lot of Europe covered together already :). However, as the wedding drew closer, we decided to plan a getaway to Seychelles and right before booking the tickets, our travel agent made us notice that Rahul’s passport was expiring. 🙂 Hence, we changed that plan to a small (really tiny actually) hill station in Gujarat, Saputara. It was a very regular chill place to be, nothing out of this world, but since it was technically our honeymoon, I think the “sunset point” we hiked to deserves a mention. 🙂
What are some of the gorgeous sunsets you have seen?
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Quite interesting to read about the sunsets 😇
Below are some of the best sunsets I’ve seen so far, in reverse rankings (I wish I could share the pics here 😊):
5) 2009 – Pachmarhi, MP
4) 2008 – Mandovi, Goa
3) 2023 – Deserts of Dubai
2) Daily – My office
1) 2020 – Beau Vallon beach, Seychelles
hello after a long time! 😊 i am awaiting a post with the said pics!
Sure, you got me a new topic 😊
Oh I love sunsets and the one you describe and captured are beautiful! Sometimes it’s more about the memories attached to them, right?
I love sunsets at sea and remember fondly the ones I saw this summer in Greece, but sunsets also always remind me of Vienna, which is somehow the city where I saw the most beautiful ones, with the sky turning this beautiful bright pink that made everything more peaceful and beautiful!
Vienna is beautiful, it’s so prettily made. i can imagine the sunsets from those parks!