10 Best beaches to visit in India
India is the place with world’s most exotic beaches. best and most beautiful beaches you can find in India ranging from the island beaches of Andaman to the tropical beaches of Goa and many more. Check out 10 most beautiful beaches of India that you must visit.
The beach is long and lonely, fringed with palms and casuarinas and dominated by a large hill to the south. Agonda is a 3 km long beautiful cove of white sand, safely secluded in the palms. Furthermore, Agonda beach makes for a great day trip from Colva and Covelossim. If you are in for an absolute adventure, hire a tent and camp for the night, listening to the crashing of the sea waves.
Varkala beach lies around one hour north of capital Trivandrum in Kerala and provides a relatively peaceful alternative to the now commercialized Kovalam. The setting of this beach is striking enough to take your breath away, with a long paved stretch of cliff-bordered by shacks and views that extend over the Arabian Sea. It’s an excellent place to rest and rejuvenate, with yoga and Ayurveda being popular there.
Radhanagar Beach, Andaman, and the Nicobar Islands
Radhanagar Beach has situated 12 km from Havelock’s ferry pier. The beach is undoubtedly one of the best beaches of Andaman Islands. Fine white sand, turquoise blue waters and a lot of peace and serenity are what defines this beautiful landmass. Radhanagar Beach is not a huge island to explore. It has an overall length of 2 km and width of 30-40 meters. Radhanagar is also a great place to spend some quality time with family and friends.
Picturesque Palolem Beach, enclosed by a thick forest of coconut palms in far south Goa, is arguably the state’s most beautiful beach. This mile long, shady, semi-circle shaped beach continues to grow in popularity every year, and it’s become very lively with the diverse crowd that it attracts.
Tarkarli beach in southern Maharashtra has one of the best coral reefs on the Indian mainland. Relatively untouched by development, this is not on the tourist trail and still retains a village feel complete with homestay accommodations right on the beach. Locals can often be seen unhurriedly riding bicycles or walking to get around.
Cavelossim Beach, Goa
Varca, Cavelossim, and Mabor are the most beautiful beaches south of Benaulim. These beaches are much cleaner and quieter than most of the famous beaches of Goa. Moreover, there are beach shacks offering a variety of Goan dishes and seafood at reasonable prices.
Kovalam is one of the best beaches in India for surfing.The most developed of Kerala’s beaches, Kovalam is located not far from Trivandrum. It’s made up of two coves — Hawa (also referred to as Eve’s beach) and Lighthouse. Lighthouse is the biggest and busiest of the two, with its promenade lined with open-air restaurants. The lighthouse atop this beach provides fantastic views, especially at sunset. If you’d prefer somewhere a little more secluded, you’ll find nearby Samudra beach to be a better option.
Mandrem Beach, Goa
Mandrem Beach is known for fine Goan feni and expert stone carvers. However, in recent years it has been ruffled from its cattle-driven pace by the tourism trail passing through it to the Arambol beach. After crossing the Chapora river either from the Chopdem-Siolim ferry-crossing or the Colvale bridge, one lands in the Velhas Conquistas of Pernem. From Colvale, the distance to Mandrem is slightly more than a half-an-hour drive.
Arambol, on Goa’s far northern stretch of coastline, has become the new hippie haven. Once a small fishing village, it’s now full of long-term travelers. You’ll find plenty of alternative therapies there, such as meditation, yoga, tai chi, and Reiki. The nightlife is relaxed, with live music and jam sessions happening on the beach.
Situated in the south Goa, Varca simply adorns the entire Goa with its 10 km stretch of marvelous white sand covering seashore and the glittering blue waves hugging the coast. It has beautiful black lava rocks dotting the sand along with sunbeds and loungers, so as to admire the soothing scenery. It’s a pleasant place that ejects undisputed beauty of nature.