For once, India may not come across as one of the most popular beach destinations in the world. But, that’s exactly where the world of travel fanatics and explorers need to expand their horizon and witness the vastness of India’s coastal surprises.
With the massive Arabian Sea on its west, the vast Indian ocean on its south and, the gigantic Bay of Bengal to its east, the sub-continent of India has a long 7500+ kms of coastline.
Such spread out coastline provides some of the most breathtaking beach views and sea shores across the country. So, without delaying further we dive into the list of 7 best beach destinations in India, which must be added to your bucket list right away.
One simply cannot begin the list of best beaches in India with any other location than Goa. Considered to be the most popular beach destination in India, Goa is a home to roughly 54 serene beaches. These beaches are divided in North and South divisions of the city, and each has its own mesmerizing quality. Though, it’s the beaches in North Goa which are much popular and witness more tourist footfall in comparison to the beaches in South Goa. So, if secluded and calm beach setup is your preference, head to the beaches in South Goa, or else enjoy the adventurous and exuberant beach activities of North Goa beaches;
Now known as ‘Puduherry’, Pondicherry is yet another beach destination in India where you can enjoy some really amazing ocean side views. The beaches in Pondicherry are exceptionally broad, clean, calm, and offer some really surreal views. Even if you go by the name of the beaches in Pondicherry, you’ll know what to expect there. From Auroville Beach to Paradise Beach, from Promenade Beach to Serenity Beach, the choices are many and so are the experiences.
The financial capital of India; the city that never sleeps; the home of Bollywood. Mumbai can be given many pseudo names, however, the one thing which really sets apart from this otherwise bustling and loud city, is its beautiful and tranquil coastline. Visit the popular marine drive in the southern part of the city and you’ll find a different kind of environment all around you. Wide open promenade, noise of waves splashing on the tetrapods, cool breeze hitting your face; it’s a place to be for endless hours. And, then, there the famous Juhu beach, which gives you all the options for beach adventure activities.
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
If you thought that white sand beaches are not a thing in India, wait till you visit this amazingly beautiful archipelago of India. The coral belt of these islands makes it one of the best places in India for scuba diving and snorkeling activities. The beaches in Andaman and Nicobar are most certainly one of the cleanest and well maintained in the entire country, and that’s what makes it all the more unique and international tourist attraction. The clear blue waters, soft white sands, broad and clean beaches, and luxurious beach cottages makes the beaches of Andaman and Nicobar Islands a definite entry to any traveler’s bucket list.
When a place is restricted to limited visiting areas, it automatically reflects its unaltered natural beauty and surroundings; Lakshwadeep is one such territory in India. Another group of breathtaking and surreal islands on the south western coast of India. The entire panorama of Lakswadeep includes amazing lagoons, sylvan sea shores, miles of soft and white sun-drenched sand, and the enchantment of swaying palms. The most interesting part about this place, in fact, is its entry gateway. The moment you are about to land on this archipelago, at the Agatti Aerodrome, the wide-open ocean welcomes you with a lean runway in between for the flights to land. Take a quick look down your aircraft’s window to capture an unbelievable view which you may possible not get anywhere else in India.
Popular for its lovely backwaters and lush green tea plantations, Kerala is one destination which will sweep you off your feet with its enigmatic ambiance. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India for a number of reasons, however, it is only when the tourists arrive to this place that they find out about its underrated beach beauty. It is often considered as a good alternative to Goa when planning a trip to beach destinations in India, but certainly has a lot more to offer to its visitors.
If a place is selected as the base for the Naval arm of the defense command of a country, once can expect to have a great coastal stretch; eventually, a lot of beach options. Also known as Vizag, the coastline of this southern Indian city run along the Bay of Bengal, offering some really breathtaking beaches. Some of the most recommended beaches to visit in Vizag includes; The Ramakrishna Beach, The Yarada Beach, The RK Beach, and The Rushikonda Beach. However, once you visit the city, the choices will definitely widen up.
So, this was our list of 7 best beach destinations in India that must be added to your bucket list at the earliest. Do plan your next trip to one of these places and add a new beach travel experience to your travel life.
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