Showing 34 Best Beaches in India
India having the longest stretch of coastline exhibits some serene beautiful beaches. Important beaches in and around Mumbai include the Juhu Beach, Manori Beach, Alibaug, Kashid beach, Murud Janjira, Harihareshwar beach, Ganpatipule, Tarkarli, etc. Famous beaches trending towards the north of Mumbai are Mandvi beach, Daman, Diu, Dumas beach, Somnath, etc. Chennai being the beach town of India exhibits the true beauty of Marina beach. Apart from the Marina Beach, there are also several beaches including Mahabalipuram, Tranquebar, Kovalam, Poompuhar and Kanyakumari. Pondicherry is well known for its beautiful Beaches and being proximate to both Bangalore and Chennai attracts a lot of tourist throughout the year. Kerala boasts of several exotic and beautiful beaches including Kovalam, Varkala, Kochi, Alappuzha, Bekal, Kozhikode, etc. whereas, the beaches in Goa are the ones that attract a large number of tourist every year. Laying behind beautiful and some of the most exotic and surreal beaches Andaman and Nicobar Islands remain unexplored and untouched by tourists.
Here is the list of 34 Best Beaches in India
Known For : Havelock Island | Scuba Diving In Andaman | Cellular Jail
A group of about 600 islands in the Bay of Bengal, Andaman and Nicobar Islands are known for their scenic beaches, dense forests and adventurous water sports.
Known For : Water Sports in Varkala | Varkala Beach | Edava Beach
Famous for its natural fisheries and springs, Varkala is a coastal town with scenic beaches, lakes, forts, lighthouse and for the samadhi of Kerala's saint Sree Narayana Guru.
Known For : Water Sports in Kovalam | Lighthouse Beach | Hawah Beach
An idyllic village along the coastlines of the Arabian Sea, Kovalam is most famous for its three pristine beaches with shallow waters and low tidal waves where one can go surfing, wooden and motor boat riding.
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Known For : Kashid Beach | Murud Janjira Fort | Korlai Fort
A Beach town, popular for its white sand and blue seas situated in Konkan region of Maharashtra, Kashid is the perfect destination for a quiet weekend getaway from Mumbai.
Known For : Water Sports | Alibaug beach | Kolaba fort
A popular weekend getaway destination for Mumbai folks, Alibaug is a coastal town in the Konkan region well known for its sandy beaches, clean water and fresh, unpolluted air.
Known For : Vivekananda Rock Memorial | Thirparappu Falls | Thiruvalluvar Statue
Located at the southernmost part of India, Kanyakumari with its beautiful beaches, Vivekananda Memorial and the perfect sunset is one of the most exotic places to go in India.
Alappuzha is referred to as the Venice of the East which has always enjoyed an important place in the maritime history of Kerala. Presently it is famous for its boat races, backwater holidays, beaches, marine products and coir industry. Alappuzha beach is a popular picnic spot. The pier, which extends into the sea here, is over 137 years old. Entertainment facilities at the Vijaya Beach Park add to the attraction of the beach. There is also an old lighthouse nearby which plays a fascinating sight to the visitors from far and wide.
Known For : Punalur | Palaruvi Waterfalls | Karunagappally
Steeped in rich past, entangled with unique culture and attributed with nature divine, Kolam lies on the southwest coast of India and has many more hidden treasures troves to be explored.
This is one of the most famous tourist spot, located around 20-minutes (walking distance) away from Gokarna. Here travelers will get a number of simple huts and beach-side eating places where one can enjoy lots of things. A kilometers-long pure white sandy beach surrounded by palm trees is the major attraction of this beach that attracts large number of travelers.
With its turquoise blue waters and powdery white sands, Radhanagar Beach repeatedly features on lists of globally ranked beaches, rated Asia's best beach in 2004 by TIME Magazine. This pristine beach finds its place on the much-adored Havelock Island, a tourist?s paradise and the largest of the islands present in this series of water-locked land masses.
Known For : Sri Jagannath Puri Temple | Puri Beach | Jagannath Rath Yatra
One of the four must-visit pilgrimage sites for Hindus (Char-Dham), Puri is a beach city with its most famous attraction as the Jagannath temple and other attractions such as Chilka Lake, Konark sun temple etc.
Known For : New Digha Beach | Talsari Beach | Marine Station/Aquarium of Zoological Survey of India
Beach town situated on the shores of Bay of Bengal, Digha is a popular tourist destination known for its pristine beaches and scenic views, especially among people in West Bengal.
The Rishikonda Beach is a stunning beach with pristine waters that is located on the coast of the Bay of Bengal in Vishakhapatnam, in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. APTDC, which is in charge of this natural beauty, has done a great job in looking after the beach and ensured that this natural attraction remains unharmed. The Rishikonda Beach is thus rightly named as the 'Jewel of the East Coast', owing to its essential and intact beauty. The serene golden sands of the beach are located in the bosom of the Rishikonda hill. The calm blue water of this beach is a sight to the sore eyes, and one can indulge in some quiet, peaceful time with friends and family while at the beach.
Known For : Gopalpur Beach | Shopping in Gopalpur | Gopalpur Lighthouse
In the southern coastline of Odisha just 15 km from the city of Behrampur is located a quaint, tiny town of Gopalpur, often said to be one of the best beaches in the eastern coastline of the country.
Known for its many beaches, Tarkarli is an instance of paradise for beach lovers. With countless beaches such as Tarkarli, Kolam, Achra, one could spent their whole day walking and lazing around and enjoying the various adventurous sports available. What makes the beaches truly magical are the occasional sighting of dolphins. Achra beach also has a 260 year old Rameshwar temple.
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