Most of us wouldn’t expect just how beautiful some of the beaches in India are! Besides offering plenty of other sightseeing options, India’s beaches boast an impressive variety of options. Let’s go!
Agatti Island, Lakshadweep
This is a first beach on our list situated off the Indian mainland. Agatti Island is a part of the Lakshadweep Union Territory. Located 500 kilometers offshore from the Indian subcontinent, Agatti Island is a place that seems to have made in a dream. As a little as six kilometers long, the island is home to a few thousand of people and a small airport. Looking for a quieter and more luxurious Indian beach holiday? You might have found a perfect spot for you!
Rishikonda Beach, Andhra Pradesh
Located several kilometers apart from one of India’s biggest cities in Visakhapatnam, Rishikonda Beach also borders the Bay of Bengal. The beaches here are featuring more golden brown sand than white. This place is extremely popular with watersports such as water skiing, windsurfing and much more.
Andaman Islands, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
The Andaman Islands are also a part of Indian Union Territory. These islands are situated really far to the east and they are closer to the shores of Myanmar than to India. Several of the Andaman Islands also belong to Myanmar. The islands are known for picturesque nature, and beautiful sea life offering plenty to feast your eyes on
Puri Beach, Odisha
Puri Beach isn’t as famous for the beaches but more for its cultural and religious significance. This beach is considered sacred in the Hindu religion. It serves as a famous pilgrimage destination for visitors internationally. The annual Puri Beach Festival is known for its sand monuments that astound the visitors coming from all over the world.
Varkala Beach, Kerala
Having a striking backdrop of a beautiful red laterite cliff, also a dip in the water off stunning Varkala beach is believed to wash away all sins that you may have committed while living. Forgiveness for all possible wrongdoings just for swimming sounds like a pretty damn good deal!. Ver the cliff runs a path with a number of restaurants and various snack bars, this area is also home to the famous Sree Janardhana Swami Temple.
Not so much a specific beach but an entire state defined by its beaches. It was impossible to avoid this classic beach destination of Goa. Goa offers all sorts of dimensions to your vacation: high in activities, party-minded, or private and secluded. Offering also fine architecture, historic places of worship, and numerous other tourist attractions this place should definitely be marked in your “Go to” places!.
Kovolam is considered one of India’s best beach towns, conveniently situated in Kerala state and occupying the shores of the Arabian Sea. Lighthouse Beach is definitely the most iconic beach in the region. This location has been a go-to place with natives and European tourists starting in the 1930s.
This is one is called called Gopalpur-on-sea and is India’s most surreal beach experience. Once a very busy port city during the East India Company period, now the majority of that infrastructure is in ruins. This area is having comeback as a resort place and is rebranding into something new.