Beaches To Visit In Winters, Because You Need Something To Look Forward To Other Than Snow


When most of India is stuck within winter's cold grip, it’s a relief to know that white sand and warm waters aren't too far either. When the chill sets in, escape to one of these laid-back, sun-drenched spots because life's a beach, and all you go gotta do is soak it up!

Photo of Gokarna, Karnataka, India by Gunjan Upreti

Ten-Second Takeaway : One of the best beaches in India, Gokarna is a more laid-back and less-commercialised version of Goa. The beaches of Gokarna attract crowds for its low-key, chilled-out vibe, and not for full-blown parties.

Famous Beaches : Gokarna Beach, Kudle Beach, Om Beach, Half Moon Beach and Paradise Beach

Budget Airbnb pick in Gokarna : Stay at Zostel, a one-of-a-kind hostel in Gorkarna | Price: ₹670

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Photo of Goa, India by Gunjan Upreti

Ten-Second Takeaway : What do you want from a vacation? Because odds are, Goa has it all. Associated with the most beautiful beaches in India, Goa has an array of options for every kind of beach lover.

Famous Beaches : Querim, Arambol Beach, Anjuna, Mandrem, Calangute, Candolim, Morjim, Vagator, Baga and Palolem.

Budget Airbnb pick in Goa : Handpicked Hotels In Goa Under Rs 1000 For The Minimalist Traveller

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Photo of Kerala, India by Gunjan Upreti

Ten-Second Takeaway : Travelling in Kerala is as easy and rewarding as a glide through its backwaters. From a stunning beach destination, Kerala can also transform into a hill station with tea and spice plantations. And if it’s nature that exhilarates and enthrals you, then visit the mesmerising forests of Wayanad and experience its tree houses, which are perfectly located on a stretch of lush greenery and wilderness.

Famous Beaches : Kovalam, Varkala, Alappuzha, Kannur, and Bekal

Budget Airbnb pick in Kovalam: Indra yoga Retreat | Price : ₹881

Budget Airbnb pick in Wayanad: Spring Green Room | Price : ₹881

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Photo of Pondicherry, Puducherry, India by Gunjan Upreti

Ten-Second Takeaway : The clean water and beautiful marine life makes Pondicherry one of the most alluring destinations for beach lovers in India. Pondicherry is also home to many diving sites with a diverse range of corals, lion fish, grouper, kingfish, moray eels, eagle, manta rays, parrot fish, sea snakes, triggerfish, and if you're lucky, even sharks, whales and dolphins!

Famous Beaches : Paradise Beach, Serenity beach, Veerampattinam Beach, Mahe beach, Auroville beach

Budget Airbnb pick in Pondicherry : The Annex Guest House | Price ₹882

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Photo of Kashid, Maharashtra, India by Gunjan Upreti

Ten-Second Takeaway : Located on the road to Murud, Kashid Beach is mainly popular for its white sand, blue seas, green mountains, paddy fields and rivulets. This is by far the best beach in this part of the Konkan region and though absolutely deserted on weekdays, the town can attract its fair share of weekend holiday makers.

Budget Airbnb pick in Kashid : Star Holidays | Price : ₹746

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Photo of Vizag, Andhra Pradesh, India by Gunjan Upreti

Ten-Second Takeaway : Vizag is Andhra Pradesh’s second-largest city and you just cannot escape its beaches. Edged by lush rolling greens with the odd naval ship on the horizon, Vizag’s long shoreline makes for a pretty sight and has a lot to offer to a budget traveller.

Famous Beaches : RK Beach, Palm Beach, Yarada Beach, Rushikonda Beach, Bheemili beach, Kailasagiri, Thotlakonda, Kalingapatnam Beach.

Budget Airbnb pick in Vizag : Paradise Home | Price : ₹882

Photo of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India by Gunjan Upreti

Ten-Second Takeaway : Andaman is an archipelago of around 300 gorgeous islands in the Bay of Bengal. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands have pristine white-sand beaches surrounded by mangrove forests. And with its active marine life, it has become one of the most popular tourism destinations for scuba diving and snorkelling in India.

Famous Beaches : Radhanagar Beach, Ross and Smith Island Beach, Laxmanpur Beach, Neil Island and Lalaji Bay Beach

Budget Airbnb pick in Andaman : Eco Huts in Elephant Resort, Neil island | Price : ₹814

So which beach are you heading to this winter?

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