Romantic Escapes – Discover the Best Sunset Point in Pune

Romantic Escapes - Discover the Best Sunset Point in Pune

A person who loves sunsets is called an opacarophile. This long-sounding word has its roots in Latin and Greek. ‘Opacare’ in Latin means ‘sunset’ and ‘phile’ in Greek means ‘love’.

Many of us can identify ourselves as opacarophiles! Moreover, one of the best things to do with your spouse or partner is to watch the sunset and its many hues. There are many film songs about sunsets, which are mainly an ode to the lover or there are many beautiful scenes in movies with a sunset in the background.

The city of Pune also has many spots where you can witness this phenomenon of nature’s beauty. Let us explore a few such sunset points in Pune in this article to help you plan your next romantic date or getaway!

Where the Sun Bids Adieu - Finding Peace at Pune's Best Sunset Point

1. Vetal Tekdi

One of Pune’s well-known landmarks, the Vetal Tekdi, is a beautiful place to visit in the early mornings and in the evenings. It is also known as Hanuman Tekdi, MIT Tekdi and Pashan Tekdi.

The air is calm and you can hear the glorious chirping of the birds in the evening. Once you ascend the hill in the evening just in time for the sunset, you can witness the amber and purple hues of the sun in its full glory.

Adding to the beauty of the sunset is a magnificent view of Pune city’s cityscape. A nice stroll with your loved one will add to the charm of it all!

During monsoon, it is green and lush everywhere and you might also catch a glimpse of peacocks on this hill. Make sure you wear proper footwear as it might get foggy and slippery during rains.

You can spend an evening with your partner trekking, hiking, jogging, doing yoga or just strolling.

How to reach?
You can climb from the MIT College (Kothrud) side, Chaturshrungi Temple side or from Pashan side.
You drive until you reach the premises of the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI).

2. Khadakwasla Dam

Sharing a kanda bhaji or a corn on the cob with your better half sounds like fun, doesn’t it? And the beautiful view of Khadakwasla Dam and its clear waters will surely enhance your romantic experience.

Situated near the Sinhagad Fort, the Khadakwasla Dam, is just a 17 km rode from the city and another stunning place to catch a glimpse of a beautiful sunset.
You can take amazing photos, take a stroll along the waterbody, or enjoy the local delicacies served here.

How to reach?
You can reach this place by car or motorcycle or you can also take a city bus to reach here.

3. Parvati Hill

Parvati Hill is where you will find unparalleled sunset views, that too by being in the heart of the city! This iconic spot of Pune is one of the most-visited places.

You have to climb around 108 steps and it can be a daunting task for some, but the views from the top make it worth the climb!

It will definitely be a great experience for you and your partner, especially if you are spiritually inclined, as there are many temples and shrines at the top of this hill.

How to reach?
You can reach this place by car or motorcycle or by city bus. This place is located around 2 km from the Swargate Bus Depot.

4. Taljai Hills

The sun setting on the flourishing green landscapes is something you’d not want to miss! Then, head to the Taljai Hills to witness a lush green landscape and a lake and of course, great sunset views!

This place is a popular tourist spot and attracts many shutterbugs and nature enthusiasts. You can spot migratory birds and butterflies here and peacocks and rabbits can be spotted here. There is a temple here which is well-maintained and has a sitting area to soak in the views.

You can plan a picnic with your loved one here and enjoy the panoramic views of Pune city and the Western Ghats.

How to reach?
It is around 9 km from Pune station to here and you can travel by private transport or by city bus or auto rickshaw.

5. Baner Hill

Are you looking for a calm and peaceful spot which is also easily accessible from the city? Then, Baner Hill is the answer to your question.

Situated in the city, this hill has Baner on one side and Pashan on the other side. The presence of the Tukai Mata Mandir at the top provides the much-needed peace and tranquility.

Also, did we forget to mention that this is one of the best spots to witness a romantic sunset with your partner? Well, yes, it is!

How to reach?
This place has access from Pashan bridge or from Baner temple. You can use private transport or city bus or auto rickshaw to reach here.

6. Marunji Backside Hill

Located near Hinjewadi Phase 2 is the Marunji Backside Hill—an oasis near the city. A hike of around 45 minutes to one hour will take you to the top of this hill and it is worth it when you see all the beauty it has to offer at the top!

The sunrise and sunset views from the top are stunning and you get a feeling of accomplishment of reaching here and witnessing nature up close. This place offers breathtaking views of the city.

How to reach?
You can use private transport or a city bus or auto rickshaw to reach here.

7. Mulshi Dam

Holding hands with your partner and soaking in the view of this gorgeous lake should definitely be on your to-do list!

The Mulshi Dam is around 70 km from Pune, which is roughly an hour and a half drive away. There are many waterfalls around, especially during the rainy season.
The best place to witness the sunset is the lake viewpoint.

How to reach?
It is better to reach this place by private transport as public transport may not be easily available here.

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