Top Beaches in India: ‘Travel Freaks’ categorize people into two kinds. One is those who like mountains. The other is those who like beaches. If you are one of those beach lovers, you won’t regret reading this post.
Many people have this misconception that spending holidays in a foreign country is more fun. You might like to have a look at the list of the Top 10 Beaches in India. These exotic beaches can take your breath away.
10. Varkala Beach in Kerala
At number 10 we have, Varkala beach in Kerala. You can spend one of the best weekends of your life here at Varkala. The soothing sound of the sea with mouth-watering seafood is enough of an attraction. The coast is bordered by cliffs which gives an amazing view.
The setting sun in the Arabian Sea is something you should not miss if you are planning to spend the weekend there. In addition to this, there are water sprouts that occur on the sides of the cliffs.
9. Gokarna in Karnataka
Following up are the beaches of Gokarna in Karnataka. The path to Gokarna is a feast for the eyes in itself. The mountains and the Western Ghats on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other are truly a scene to behold.
The main beaches are Om Beach and Paradise Beach. Om Beach is named so because of its structure. It is shaped like the auspicious symbol ‘Om’. It is also popular because of the Mahabaleshwar temple situated there. All the more reason to visit it, ain’t so.
8. Tarkali beach in Maharashtra
At number 8 we have Tarkali Beach in Maharashtra. People who like to spend a peaceful time away from the chaos of city life can prefer this. It is a remote place to enjoy nature at its best. It is also popular among those who like water sports such as scuba diving and snorkeling guided by professional instructors.
Shopping fanatics can go around the Malvan market while those who want to spend their time in tranquillity can visit the Golden Rock, a popular tourist attraction. Photo Source: Instagram/arvindd28
7. Puri beach in Orissa
Famous for its Sri Jagannath temple, Puri Beach in Orissa is very popular in India. Housing one of the four pilgrimage sites for Hindus it is populated all around the year. The beach especially is very lively and colorful.
Even if you are not a devotee, you must visit the temple once if possible. The daily Prasad cooked at the temple will one of the best meals you have eaten in your entire life. For all the foodies reading this, you will get the best seafood here in Puri.
Situated at the northern end Bay of Bengal, Digha is famous for MARC (Marine Aquarium and Research Institute). It is popular for sunsets and seafood. You can spend a lovely weekend with your partner here. A romantic walk along the beach with the setting sun in the background. Feels so beautiful. Photo Source: Instagram/paperbacks_and_more
Speaking of beaches, and not including Goa is like food without salt. It’s so not done. It’s very popular among the party hippies. White beaches and exciting nightlife are some of the major attractions of Goa. It has a rich biodiversity with varieties of flora and fauna.
National Geographic Travel ranks 6th out of the top 10 nightlife cities in the world. Apart from the nightlife, it is also famous for its wide range of watersports. There are many other tourist attractions all around Goa. You must visit Goa once in a lifetime.
4. Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu
At number 4, we have Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu. It is the place where three large water bodies come together, the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Sea, and the Bay of Bengal. It is the southernmost part of India.
The famous Vivekananda Rock is situated there, where it is said that the famous scholar Swami Vivekananda meditated. Thirparappu Falls is also a famous tourist attraction. You must not miss the ocean sunrise and moonrise if you are planning to go there for the weekend.
3. Rushikonda Beach
Rushikonda beach in Andhra Pradesh is one of the cleanest beaches. Major tourist attractions are the old Venkateshwar Temple and Dolphin’s Nose which is a rocky formation shaped like the nose of a dolphin. If you are up for challenging sports, you can rent surfboards and kayaks for some real adventure. However, it is not advisable if you are a novice as the waters are quite rocky and risky. Photo Source: Insta/travellingpathway/
2. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is indeed an ideal vacation spot. It is meant for all kinds of people, be it young or old. You can laze around the backwaters or go deep-sea diving or snorkeling if you are in the mood for adventure.
Spend alone time on the secluded beaches of Neil or Havelocks islands or go for a trek along with your friends. Take a walk around the colorful town of Port Blair for a change if you want. The best time to visit is from October to June.
1. Lakshadweep Islands
The beaches of Lakshadweep Islands are one of the untouched and dreamlike beaches of India. The contrasting beauty of blue water, white sand, and green trees along the coast is indeed magnificent. The marine museum in Kavaratti is very popular. It houses a wide variety of aquatic fauna. The islands are best enjoyed on a yacht cruise. It will be a memorable experience.