TOP 20 Beaches In India
With a 7517 km long coastline at its disposal, India has always been a tempting tourist spot and will, no doubt, continue to remain one. Countless beaches of the Indian peninsula give many opportunities for the adventure lovers, people who just want to relax or for the tourists who want to exploreS urrounded by waters in three directions, the peninsular India stands to enrapture the imagination of nature enthusiasts. This list is an unordered list and are just some of the beaches which we would recommend that you visit. Without further ramblings, let us have a look at the Top 20 beaches In India:
1. Palolem Beach:
The crescent shaped Palolem Beach is located in the market town of Chaudi in South Goa. It is one of thebeautiful beaches in india. It is an ideal place to plan for holidays. This beach is an open invitation to swimmers as the depth of the sea increases only gradually and as the waves are not very threatening.
2. Baga Beach:
Baga Beach, situated in North Goa, is a very busy tourist spot in goa and is just 10 kilometres away from the capital of Goa, Panaji. Being one of the most happening beache on the coast, you can find all sorts of entertainment here. This place is very famous for its night life. The beach also hosts varieties of water sports and many attractions like parasailing, windsurfing and kite surfing, to name a few.
3. Calangute Beach:
Hailed as the “Queen of the beaches”, Calangute beach is the largest one in the northern region of Goa. The night life at the beach presents a live wire experience with many foreign holiday makers and locals dancing into the night to great upbeat music. It happens to be a perfect place for partying. Water sports like skiing, surfing and parasailing are also prominently played here.
4. Candolim Beach:
A preferred destination for beach goers – the Candolim beach – is located in the northern parts of Goa. Other than regular adventure sports, this beach also offers tremendous opportunities for those who love to do fishing activities. The peaceful ambiance which we can see here brings in people for practicing yoga and meditation. There are also arrangements made here to take travelers far into the sea to have an opportunity to capture spectacular sunsets on their cameras.
5. Anjuna Beach:
Thanks to the curlie’s at the end of the beach – where people meet to have some fun and enjoy music – the good times are not unusual for this place. It is found in the north of Baga and Calangute beaches and close to the south of Vagator beach.
6. Vagator Beach:
Vagator is another renowned beach in the northern parts of Goa, noted for sunset viewing. Tourists throng to this place for it’s beauty. The beach of Vagator is classified into two – the right side of the sea, as you face it, is called as the Big Vagator and its left side is known by the name of Little Vagator . Pretty much a laid back beach it is as compared to other beaches in the state.
7. Agonda Beach:
Located in the southernmost Canacona Taluka of Goa, Agonda beach is most suited for sunbathing and relaxing. It is a relatively quite beach. Probably this serene atmosphere, aided by less number of visitors, is one of the reasons why it is proving to be an ideal nesting site for Ridley turtle. If you love partying, this is not the place which you should be looking for.
8. Kovalam Beach:
As a commercially valued beache in kerala , life never stop here in Kovalam. The activities here run deep into the night and the beach ishighly acclaimed for water sport It is situated 16 km from the capital city of Thiruvananthapuram and has been an ideal one for sun bathing and massaging. You can also view a beautiful bay of calm waters created by a huge rock promontory.
9. Cherai Beach:
Cherai Beach is situated in the Ernakulam district and is generally reckoned as one of the must visit spots in southern parts of India. It is also known by the name of “Princess of Arabian Sea” due to its proximity to the city of Cochin, which in turn, is called as the “Queen of Arabian Sea.” It has all the components which would make a beach a world class beach. The coconut palms, the paddy fields, the backwaters – and everything else makes it one beach which you cannot afford to miss.
10. Varkala Beach:
Varkala beach, also known as Papanasham beach, is found between Alleppey and Kovalam. Being an epitome of picturesque beauty, it feeds the photographers with varieties of stills thereby satiating their desire of capturing exquisite things. It is said that one dip – if made in the waters of this beach removes the sins committed for a life time.
11. Ezhimala Beach:
Surrounded by hillocks, Ezhimala beach is situated 55 Km away from Kannur, Kerala. This beach lures people from different parts of the world with its captivating charm. You can also see Dolphins here, just like the other beaches in Kerala. The uniqueness about this beach is the sculptured stone pillars which are scattered throughout the place. It lies in close proximity to the Kannur Railway Station.
12. Bekal Beach:
Bekal is a very famous beach in Kerala. Adjacent to it is a giant keyhole shaped fort which is supposed to bethe biggest in kerela which adds to its popularity. It is a very cleanly maintained beach and therefore it entices more people to visit. The highlights of the beach are the splashy waves and remarkable views of the sunset. Almost all the people in India who are movie buffs might have seen this beach without knowing it’s name. There was a song shot in this place featuring the hero in a sober mood in Maniratnam’s “Bombay.” No prizes for guessing which song it was.
13. Marari Beach:
Undeveloped and quiet Marari Beach is situated very close to Alleppey. It is not a very recognized beach and more often than not, it gets overlooked. Though not very popular as a beach, it is a perfect place for those who love to explorebackwater of kerala. Marari got its name from a small and sleepy fisherman’s village called Mararikulam.
14. Payyambalam Beach:
The location of Payyambalam Beach is 2 Km from Kannur town of North Kerala. It is one of the longest beaches in Northern Kerala with a beautiful stretch of sand. For locals, this is the most popular picnic spot. A sculpture, portraying a mother and her child is one of the many aesthetic things to look out for in this beach.
15. Kozhikode Beach:
There is no better place to view a sunset in Kerala than the Kozhikode beach. The beguiling ebullience of this beach makes it a much sought after tourist spot. A very old lighthouse, a marine aquarium and a lions’ park are other attractions of this most celebrated beach. It is just 1 km away from the railway station of Kozhikode which makes it easily accessible.
16. Kappad Beach:
Kappad beach is known for the visit of Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama who landed here on May 20 1498 in an endeavor to establish a sea route to India. To honor the day of historical significance, associated with this beach, a monument has also been erected, proving the presence of Portuguese explorer in this part of the world. Thanks to the deliberations of tourism ministry in cleaning the beach, it has now become one of themost visited place in kerela.
17. Karmatang Beach:
Karmatang beach is located 240 km away from Port Blair and is very much known for its turtle population. The place is being developed as a tourist destination offering activities such as swimming, boating and snorkeling to the visitors. Many zoologists who love to specialize in marine life pay regular visits to this place. Also a steamer ride through the mangrove brooks from May abunder should not be missed. The beach promises loads of privacy for the tourists.
18. Corbyn cove and Chidiya tapu:
Corbyn Cove is a beach which is situated 10 Km from South East of Port Blair and is the nearest to the capital. The coconut palms and coral reefs add to the beauty of this gorgeous beach. It is a holiday destination marked by all that it takes for nature lovers to pay a visit. The most ideal period to go to this place should be between October and May.
19. Radha Nagar Beach:
As a beach which offers a wide range of flora and fauna, the beach at Radha Nagar – located at a distance of 7 km from Dolphin Yatri Nivas, it is rated as the one of the best in Asia. It is also revered as one of the top ten beaches in the world. Activities like kayaking, snorkeling and scuba diving are very prevalent here. Even elephant drives and sunset views can also be enjoyed at this beach.
20. Bangaram Beach:
Bangaram is one of the beaches which lies in the island of Lakshadweep. This beach is regarded as one of the top 10 secret beaches where the tourists are sent in helicopters during monsoon season. The activities such as angling, snorkeling, diving and other water sports are must do things here. The traveling enthusiasts would develop goose bumps seeing the popular attractions like swaying coconut palms, coral reefs and turquoise blue lagoons, all in one place