Another year and another reason to explore the world! Before you head out to foreign countries, sort through the beautiful beach destinations that India has to offer. India hosts a large number of beaches through its 7500-kilometre long coastline. We have curated a list of the top best beaches that will leave you awestruck.
Goa– When confused, go to Goa. You really cannot go wrong with the party capital of the country. From sunbathing and swimming to parasailing and relaxing in a hammock, Goa is the perfect beach destination. In fact, the Sunburn festival adds so much more to the already terrific destination. Goa should and has to be your first pick when it comes to a beach in India.
Gokarna – Gokarna, situated in Karnataka, is an absolutely lovely beach getaway if you want to take a break from the rush of living in a city. Gokarna is well-known for its beaches and the beautiful Mahabaleshwar temple. Gokarna is well-connected to major cities through buses and trains. Gokarna is untouched by commercialization and can be explored in its most natural form.
Havelock – This picture-perfect beach in the Andamans features sparkling white sand, vibrant coral reefs and the bluest sea. Havelock can be the perfect destination if you are up for adventure sports such as scuba diving, trekking, snorkelling etc. Are you seeking a break from a metropolitan lifestyle? Tick Havelock off from your bucket list and head there right away.
Pondicherry – One of the best-known beach destinations in Southern India is Pondicherry. It is famous for its French connection. A former French colony, Pondicherry retains the French culture and architecture, which makes it a unique place to visit. Pondicherry is also famous for the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Auroville where people from all over the world come to seek solace.
Mahabalipuram – Mahabalipuram is an excellent place to visit if you are looking for clean and beautiful beaches coupled with the fresh seafood preparations. It is known for its cultural history and culinary indulgence, which makes it a perfect beach destination. When in Mahabalipuram, do not forget to visit the cave temples that date back to the 7th century.
Vizag – Vizag is a bustling coastal city owing to the Indian Navy headquarters. However, it still has plenty to offer to tourists for relaxation like serene beaches, gardens, lakes and museums. Kailasagiri, a beautiful hill-top spot is a must-visit as it provides an excellent panoramic view of the sea. The Ram Krishna beach and Rishikonda beach are fantastic options to take a stroll down the beach.