Top 10 Beaches to Visit in India

If you seek action, adventure or solitude on a leisurely beach holiday in India, you will be thrilled to find a long, scintillating coastline on both its western, southern, and eastern sides, making it one of the world’s top paradisiacal beach destinations.  India has coastline of about 7500+ km comprises States of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa and West Bengal and its  beaches are an ultimate holiday retreat for tourists from all over the globe, who flock here to cool off in the sea, enjoy the beautiful seaside weather and local eateries.

To begin this summer and help you plan in advance – below are top 10 beaches to visit in India:

Located in Pondicherry, the beautiful Karaikal beach is blessed with clean blue waters of the Bay of Bengal. If you seek peace and rejuvenation in a calm atmosphere for a perfect beach holiday in India, head straight to Karaikal. Enjoy fantastic views of the amazing confluence of the Arasalar River and the beautiful sea. This area was a French colony and is currently under the administrative control of the Union Territory of Poducherry (Earlier known as Pondicherry). [email protected] Tarkali Beach, Maharashtra One of the top 10 beach cities in India, Tarkarli is blessed with the finest white sand in the whole coastal stretch of Konkan. The beach city is loved for its stunningly beautiful blue sea and the magical Karli backwaters. You would love the site of the seabed on a sunny day. Tourists from world over throng Tarkali beach for its magnificent snorkeling, scuba diving facilities. [email protected] Cherai, Kerala Located 25 kms from Kochi, the pristine, shallow Cherai beach is loved for its unique confluence of backwaters on one side and sea on the other. Boating on the backwaters in Kerala is an amazing experience, and Cherai intoxicates you with its serene backwaters, seductive beaches, charming exotica, delicious cuisine, swaying coconut lagoons, and lush paddy fields. The calm seawater makes Cherrai one of the top 10 beach cities in India for swimming. If you are lucky, you may even spot dolphins at Cherai. [email protected]@SirajThyagarajan Radha Nagar, Andaman Bestowed as the best beach in Asia in 2004 by Time magazine, Radha Nagar on the Havelock Island in Andaman is the most pristine beach location, with its turquoise blue waters, fine white sand, and clear blue sky, offering a lot of peace and serenity. Tourists love the elephant ride on the beach. [email protected] Anjuna Beach, Goa Goa is a world famous beach destination in India, thanks to its sun-kissed sand beaches, spectacular sunrise-sunset views, placid waters, adventure sports, shopping arcades, trance parties, and cosmopolitan culture. Located in north Goa, Anjuna beach is one of the most famous beach locations in south India, perfect for an upbeat beach holiday. [email protected] Murud, Mumbai Ideally located 140kms from Mumbai, Murud beach is a hot beach destination, nestled between the Arabian Sea and palm trees. Visitors love to relax and rejuvenate on the beach watching the sea waves thrash the shores. You will find a plethora of beautifully decked hotels and resorts and food stalls serving sea food on the beach. The best time to visit the beach is between September and May. [email protected]_kamath Candolim Beach, Goa Located 15kms from Panjim, Goa, Candolim is the perfect example of a traditional Indian fishing village. If you are on the lookout for a spectacular beach bazaar, head toward Candolim beach. Toward the Sinquerim end of the beach, you can indulge in adventure activities and water sports for an ultimate fun-filled holiday Kanya Kumari Located at the confluence of the Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea, and Indian Ocean, Kanyakumari is loved for its scintillating sunrise and gorgeous sunset views across the horizon, making it one of the best beaches in India. Not only is Kanyakumari a pristine beach site with multi-colored sand, but it is also one of the favorite destinations for Hindu pilgrims. Tourists throng the beach on a full moon day to witness the mystic union of the setting sun and the rising moon. [email protected] Kovalam Beach, Kerala Also known as a the light house beach - Located 16 km from the capital of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kovalam is home to three adjacent crescent beaches separated by sensational rocky outcroppings. Blessed with calm turquoise waters, spectacular sunsets, palm groves and breathtaking landscape, Kovalam beach is studded with beachside resorts, Ayurvedic massage centers, shopping arcades, catamaran cruises, and eatery points. This picturesque paradise offers an unmatched swimming experience. [email protected] Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu With its thriving backpacker scene, Mahabalipuram is loved for its magnificent archeological temples, rock cut caves and sculptures, dance festival, delicious ethnic food, monolithic rathas and chariots, and serene beach waters. It is an ideal place to refresh, rejuvenate and enjoy the architectural splendor of India. [email protected]

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