10 Most Beautiful Beaches In India for Holidays

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With a coastline stretched for about 7,500 km, India has spectacular and tranquilizing beaches that will float you into a state of serenity with its gentle waves. There are about 215 incredible beaches in India. But don’t worry; we’ll make it easy for you. Here are the top 10 famous beaches of India.

The alluring and picturesque Palolem Beach of South Goa is undoubtedly the state’s most beautiful beach. Bounded by a thick forest of coconut palms, this semi-circle shaped beach of clear sea blue water stretches across miles and is mostly scattered with beach shacks, boats, fish nets and a variety of flora. The cool and shady environment of the beach attracts a diverse set of tourists along different stretches.

2. Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam

Being among the most beautiful beaches in India, this beach has a unique streak with that magnificent lighthouse situated here which promises the panoramic views from its breathtaking observatory point. You can also spot dolphins in the sea here; dolphins are also a good reason to explore this beach someday. Visitors can climb the staircase inside to the top of the red and white tower and enjoy a spectacular view of the surroundings of the beach. The Lighthouse beach is a versatile one and is not restricted to natural beauty alone, water sports like swimming, para-cycling, paragliding, etc are well thrilled here. Visit this gorgeous beach in God’s own country, Kerala.

3. Marari Beach, Kerala

The name Marari is shortened from Mararikulam, a small and sleepy fisherman’s village. This little-known quiet and undeveloped beach, not far from Alleppey in Kerala, is ideal for anyone who’s exploring the Kerala backwaters and feels like spending some time at the beach as well. Marari isn’t a tourist beach but rather a peaceful place to relax and unwind. Those who visit Marari look forward to the slow pace of life, and soaking up the serenity and tranquility on the deserted sandy beaches.

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4. Ganapatipule Beach, Maharashtra

It’s not like the other blue water beaches in Maharashtra, crowded and polluted! It is Scenic with its spectacular views; it is also known as one of the crystal clear water beaches in India, renowned for its environmental greatness such as deep blue seas, pine trees, ultra clean weather, sandy beaches, mangroves and coconut trees. Located along the coastline of Konkan, Ganapatipule Beach is also an excellent destination for many tourists who’d like to see unity and stability of the far reaches of the blue Arabian gulf as well as the white pristine beaches.

5. Baga Beach, North Goa

Situated at about 30kms north of Panaji, Baga is one of the most popular beaches in Goa. You can enjoy cool breezes by the shore and avail for their famous water sports, like, para sailing, banana rides and dolphin cruises. And if you think that isn’t happening enough, wait till the sun sets and the shacks come to life with music. Have a drink in your hand and enjoy the sunset. You’ll have the best time of your life.

6. Marina Beach, Tamil Nadu

Marina beach in Chennai is India’s longest and the world’s second longest beach. It offers beautiful sceneries and fun activities, like, horse riding, shooting, shell jewelries and artifacts. You can also try a few south Indian delicacies at food stalls nearby. Note: Do try their sukku-coffee.

7. Agonda Beach, Goa

If you love the beaches of Goa but the touristy rush seems to be hassling, head towards the beautiful Agonda beach, lying in the southernmost Canacona Taluka of Goa. A relaxed and quite beach, it is ideal for honeymooners and seclusion-seekers. This beach is also known as the nesting site for Ridley turtle.

Placed slightly on the outskirts of the state, this isolated shore has relaxed atmosphere, untouched natural beauty, azure waters and soft white sand. For accommodation, there are beach-side huts. Just rent a bike, drive from Palolem towards Panaji, the next stop is Agonda beach. A huge hill dominate the southern side of the beach.

8. Morjim Beach, Goa

One of the best beaches in Goa, Morjim beach in North Goa lies amid lush locales, offering a rejuvenating sight. The beach is less-commercialized in comparison to Baga, Colva, Calangute etc. and thus is ideal for those who love being in seclusion. The beach is also known for being the nesting place of Olive Ridley turtles. Morjim is also locally called ‘Little Russia’ because of the presence of Russian expatriates here.

9. Marari Beach, Alappuzha, Kerala

Located near Alleppey (around 11 km away), Marari beach has been blessed by soft golden sands and a wonderful ambiance, ideal for a memorable vacation. Termed as one of the most romantic beaches in India, Marari offers various activities such as deep-sea fishing, sea surfing, parasailing, and water skiing. The beach derives its name from Mararikulam, a fishing village on the Arabian Sea coast. The seclusion attracts honeymooners as well as peace-seekers to the beach.

10. Varkala Beach, Kerala

Counted as one of the top ten seasonal beaches in the world by Discovery channel, this beach has a stunning view of beautiful landscapes, brown sand, and sea. The spectacular Varkala beach is located in the south of Kerala at the north end border of the district Trivandrum. The setting of this beach is striking enough to take your breath away, with a long paved stretch of cliff, bordered by shacks and views that extend over the Arabian Sea. It’s an excellent place to rest and rejuvenate, with yoga and Ayurveda being popular there. This beach is very famous for spa, mineral springs and ayurvedic centers, offering the best treatments and therapies. Popular for several beach activities like swimming, sunbathing, windsurfing, parasailing, and soaking in the beauty of this calm beach locale, it also offers a striking view of the sunset.

We are now done with the 10 wonderful beaches of India having a vast coastline (yes, of course, our India got one). Now it’s your turn to explore and create your mesmeric holiday with a visit to these wonderful beaches in India!

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