Think of India and what jumps to mind are Yoga, spices, rich culture and Bollywood. But of course, this list is incomplete without the inclusion of the country’s appealing beaches. India has a large number of the most mesmerizing beaches that you have ever seen which will leave you transfixed. Whether it’s time for a vacation or a romantic stroll or just a solitary walk, there is a beach suited for your every mood. Here’s a list of seven of the best beaches of India which will provide you with a completely different perspective of this vibrant nation.
Visit These 7 Beautiful Beaches In Different Parts Of India
1. Radhanagar Beach, Andaman and Nicobar Island
Havelock is the most visited island of Andaman as well as the most popular one for its spectacular beaches. One of the most popular these beaches of Havelock, Radhanagar beach is, in simple terms, breathtaking. With its white sandy shores welcoming the turquoise water to the green forest which surrounds the beach, it is a sight to behold. The beach also caters to an excellent view of the sunset. The right side of the beach also houses a lagoon known as the ‘Blue Lagoon’ which, though not well known, is impressive all the same.
2. Agonda Beach, Canacona, Goa
Stretching up to 3 km, Agonda beach is an unblemished beauty of Goa. Away from hawkers and tourists and other distractions, it’s a perfect place to unwind. Lined with a radiant display of huts along the shore, it fuels into you a sense of serenity that is much needed. Also one of the main locations for the endangered Olive Ridley turtle nests. So watch your step!
3. Cavelossim beach, Goa
Adorned with black lava rocks on the white sand, Cavelossim beach is one of the cleanest beaches in Goa. Located between river Sal and the Arabian sea, this quiet beach is an ideal spot for appreciating nature. The shacks along the beach offer delicious local cuisine at reasonable prices and Indian craft items that make for perfect souvenirs.
4. Baga Beach, Goa
Also falling in the exquisite category, Baga beach is for both the quiet person and the adventurer in you. This relatively small beach, situated 10 km from the capital city of Panaji, mainly attracts western tourists and is famous for water sports, fishing and its night life. This beach is charming not only for its natural beauty but also for the sense of adventure that it brings to you when you visit.
5. Varkala Beach, Kerala
Kerala is very well known for its beautiful backwaters, magnificent temples, stunning beaches and the lush greenery. Amongst these alluring beaches, Varkala beach is one of the most famous. Flanked by cliffs that offer a stunning view of the Arabian sea, it is surrounded by coconut palms and shacks that offer delightful local cuisine.
6. Candolim Beach, Goa
Famous for fishing, Candolim beach located in north Goa is best for sunbathing and capturing a picturesque sunset. Further attracting attention from tourists is the ship ‘River Princess’ which has been stuck on the shores of the beach since 2000.
7. Kovalam Beach, Kerala
Always abuzz with activities day and night, Kovalam beach is the most loved and the most popular beach of Kerala. Situated close to Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala, it offers its visitors a glorious view of both sunrise and sunset. Lounge chairs are aplenty here for those who want to relax and watch mother nature in all its glory. The hotels near the beach will make your mouth water with the unparalleled cuisine of Kerala.
There are countless other beaches in India which, though not listed, deserve to be mentioned. Colva, Patnem, Palolem and Anjuna beaches in Goa, Ezhimala beach in Kerala, Kadmat beach in Lakshadweep Islands, Kanyakumari beach in Tamil Nadu, Puri beach in Odisha are some honorable mentions. No matter whether it is a small vacation or a long one, a visit to these dazzling spots is a must while traveling to these states.
Rohit Agarwal is an avid traveler. His blog at Transindiatravels.com gives details of the beautiful and less explored places on the planet. His love for architecture helps him appreciates the pain and hard work required to construct the breathtaking structures around the world.