With a number of pristine beaches in India, the country is becoming an enticing tourist spot for vacationers, especially beach lovers. Some of the incredibly beautiful shores offer everything from watersports activities to seclusion and have made India a popular beach destination on the global map. You can enjoy sun-bathing, snorkelling, parasailing, diving and many other activities on some of exotic beaches that exist here. Take a look at the list below and get an insight into the best coastlines in the country.
Radhanagar Beach, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Situated on Havelock Island in the south Andaman district, Radhanagar Beach is one of the most serene beaches in Andaman Islands. Its clear blue water and white sand make it one of the best beaches in Asia. Enjoy a walk amidst nature with lush trees on one side and clean water on the other to soak up a romantic view. Also, it is considered safe for swimming.
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Baga Beach, Goa
Famous for dolphin cruises, fishing, banana boat ride and parasailing, Baga Beach is one of the most popular beaches in North Goa. Its uniqueness lies in the kind of entertainment, zeal and exuberance it offers to the tourists. Packed with shacks, clubs and bars, this beach has a lively atmosphere which should not be missed if you are in Goa.
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Puri Beach, Orissa
Resonating the sacred charm of Puri, this beach is flocked by pilgrims who take a dip to cleanse themselves. It is much loved by foreigners as well. The shimmering sand, gushing water and the religious vibe of Lord Jagganath everywhere creates an ethereal quality in this beach. A highlight here are the sand artworks done by world-famous sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik.
Chandipur Beach, Orissa
This beach is known for its casuarinas trees that surround the magnificent vistas here. Chandipur beach has placid waters where you can take a stroll on the beach as slow idyllic waves brush your toes. A remarkable quality of the beach is the fact that the water can recede up to 5 kilometer from the shoreline – surely a breathtaking sight.
Kanyakumari Beach, Kanyakumari
Kanyakumari, the southern-most point of the Indian peninsula, has a myriad of beaches but the most visited one is the main Kanyakumari Beach. A sunset view has to be experienced here to believe the spectacular appeal of this beach. You can also travel to the famous Vivekananda Rock via ferry from the beach. Near the beach is Sangam, a point where the Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean meet. It is truly a splendid experience to visit the convergence of these three water bodies.
Nagoa Beach, Daman and Diu
The Nagoa Beach is a quaint expanse of golden sand just 20 minutes from the main city of Diu. It is usually devoid of crowds so you can simply indulge in solitude without any disturbance. The tourism government here has taken efforts to provide water sports opportunities as well. Whether you take a nap under the palm trees or get your blood rushing with some parasailing, Nagoa Beach is sure to create a special place in your itinerary.
Kovalam Beach, Kerala
Located 16 km from the state’s capital, Kovalam Beach is a beautiful white sandy beach which runs alongside the Malabar Coast. Enjoy an evening walk on the silvery white sand and you also have the option of swimming in the crystal blue water. One of the finest beaches to relax, you can just sit and enjoy the nature’s delight on this beach.
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Lighthouse Beach, Kerala
This is one of the popular beaches in the whole of southern India and the beach complex has a number of leisure options. You can spend a night in the budget cottages, swim in the clean swimming pools, head to the Ayurvedic heath resorts and also enjoy some convention facilities.
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Rishikonda Beach, Andhra Pradesh
The Rishikonda beach which is located just 8 km from Vizag offers everything that a beach lover seeks. Watersports like windsurfing and jet skiing, along with fascinating beach, hill and sea cottages enhance the holidaying experience. Thronged by honeymooners, this is an apt place for spending some lovely time.
Bangaram Island Beach, Lakshwadeep
The Bangaram Island Beach is considered as one of the top ten secret beaches worldwide. Silver sand and coconut palms make this the best escapade for a beach enthusiast. Here visitors are flown in by helicopters especially during monsoons. If you are fond of adventure activities, try snorkelling, diving, deep-sea fishing and sailing on this silvery beach.
So, if you are planning a beach holiday in India, head to one of these beaches and enjoy your vacation.
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