With a vast coastline of about 7500 km, India is home to some of the most beautiful and quaint beaches in the world. It’s, in fact, an unsaid belief, that the seawater tends to have a soothing-calming effect on the minds and souls of the people. Hence, Beach holidays are considered to be one of the most amazing recreational holidays when it comes to travelling.
Beaches in India not only give travellers an opportunity to be in isolation for a while in their beautiful secluded beaches, but it also attracts travellers for a variety of other reasons such as beach-rave parties, relaxing, sunbathing, water activities and much more. Hence, below is a list of 10 Most Beautiful beaches of India that you should definitely visit if you are a true beach lover.
1. Radhanagar Beach, Andaman
Located at Havelock Island, Radhanagar beach is one of the most popular attractions of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. With crystal clear waters, white sand, and perfect spectacular coral views, this is one of the most tranquil beaches of India. Commonly known as “Beach No.7”, this beach has also gained the status of “One of the best beaches in the world” by Time Magazine and it is certainly the 2nd longest beach in all of Asia. So, if you’re looking for a soothing beach landscape or a rejuvenation holiday, this beach in India should be at the top of your list.
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2. Kovalam Beach, Kerala
Located about just 16 km from the capital city of Trivandrum, Kovalam Beach is one of the most well-maintained and beautiful beaches of Kerala. This beach is basically a union of 3 coves, namely Hawa Beach, Light house beach and Samudra beach. Out of which, The Light house beach is supposed to be the largest of them. This beach looks so wonderful as if like a living painted pictures with perfect surroundings of the palm trees along with the golden reflection of the sun on crystal clear waters, especially during sunrise or sunset. This is a must recommended beach for any traveller who’s totally passionate about beaches.
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3. Baga Beach, Goa
Are you a traveller who’s interested in some amazing beach parties? Then, Baga Beach is the place for you! Almost considered as the “Party hub” of Goa, Baga Beach is situated in the North Goa part and it is particularly known for its party shacks, bars and clubs along with water sports such as Parasailing, Speed Boat rides and much more! So if you are a beach and a party lover together? Then, this is the beach for you.
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4. Elephant Beach, Andaman
Another most beautiful beaches in Andaman is the “Elephant beach”. Honestly speaking, I don’t think there will be a beach as beautiful as this one, because with its crystal clear sapphire waters and white sand, this beach almost looks like a place from a fairytale. Not only this, but your visit to this beach would actually be incomplete if you do not try out its water adventures along with a colorful coral reef boat ride. The things that you should definitely try at this beach are Scuba Diving, Sea-Walk, Snorkelling and the coral boat ride.
5. Varkala Beach, Kerala
Varkala Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in India. This beach is situated right at the edge of stunning cliffs, making it a perfectly picturesque destination for photographers and travellers looking for scenic beauty. The water of this beach is said to have medicinal values or properties. This beach is a must-visit for those who love to sunbathe or swim.
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6. Serenity Beach, Pondicherry
As the name says itself, Serenity Beach is one of the most picturesque beaches of India. Located about 20 km to the north of the town in Pondicherry, this beach with its golden sand and clear waters is particularly known for surfing or for watching beautiful sunsets.
7. Om Beach, Karnataka
Om Beach is the famous beach in the small district of Gokarna, Karnataka. It is said that if we have a look at the aerial view image of this beach it looks like two crescents merging into one another, which makes it look like the “OM” symbol from the top. Hence, the reason for its name. This beach is basically popular among backpackers or solo travellers as it is filled with crazy amazing cafes and bars. Apart from that, this beach is famous for Banana Ride, Speed boat rides and Dolphin safaris.
Recommended Tour : 14 Days Kerala and Karnataka Tour
8. Palolem Beach, Goa
Located in South Goa, Palolem is one of the less crowded and one of the most peaceful beaches in Goa. Surrounded by a thick forest of coconut and palm trees, it provides a picture-perfect landscape of the beach. What the beach is famous for is its Ayurveda Massage and Yoga classes which happen right on the shores of the beach.
Suggested Tour : Goa Luxury Holidays
9. Marari Beach, Kerala
Do you want to get the feel of the famous backwaters of Kerala and a beach at the same time? Then, I bet Marari Beach is the perfect beach for you. Located about 11 km away from the Alappuzha town in Kerala is this beautiful beach with its golden shining sand and palm trees. This is a perfect beach holiday spot for all travellers looking for a beach holiday in India.
10. Tarkali Beach, Maharashtra
Located right on the Malvan coast is the famous Tarkali beach famous for water activities such as snorkeling, parasailing and much more. What’s unique about this beach is that it’s situated on the confluence of the Karli River and the Arabian Sea. If you are looking for a lazy, yet adventures beach tourism destination, then this is the one for you!