Beach Vibes and Cloudy Skies

Tripoto
7th Aug 2018

Source: HindustanTimes

Photo of Beach Vibes and Cloudy Skies by Sonal Agarwal

It is a general belief that beaches are for summers, but have you been to a beach in the monsoon season? It is beautiful. With wind in your hair and sand beneath, witness the sky changing colours as if mood swings. When all things pretty and picture-perfect, then why not show off your photography skills to get some Instagrammable pictures of the season on these beaches. Adding cherry to the cake is the availability of good accommodation at cheap rates because of the offseason.

Lined along the stretch of Bay of Bengal, Promenade beach in Puducherry is a treat to one's eyes and soul. Puducherry is itself a popular beach destination in South India and the beaches turns into magic during the monsoon season. The rains also make the temperature drop thus making the weather much comfortable to explore the place.

Vagator beach is considered to be one of the most beautiful and happening beaches of Goa. Since monsoon is generally the off season, you can have the pristine beach to yourself and enjoy your beach days to the fullest. Ten minutes away from the beach is the famous Chapara Fort which gives a stunning view from the top. When in Goa during the monsoon season, don't miss the Dudhsagar Falls, which is at its best during the season.

With the Arabian Sea on one side and the Western Ghats on other, Kudle Beach in Gokarna is a scenic destination that should not be missed in any season. Though water sports activities are not available through this season, monsoon still has its own charm here; changing colour of the sky, cool weather and long stretches of beaches with almost no tourists around. Travellers can come and enjoy their early morning walks or yoga sessions.

Velneshwar Beach is one of the many hidden gems in Maharashtra. A secluded beach destination along the Konkan coast that gets picture perfect in the monsoon season, is just perfect for a weekend getaway. With dark clouds hovering over the vast stretch of sea, gently swaying palm trees and clean shorelines, Velneshwar is a must visit in monsoon. The smooth sea water makes it easier for swimmers to enjoy the beaches. One can also visit the Velneshwar Temple nearby if there is extra time.

Located in North Goa, Querim beach is among the few pristine beaches of Goa that are not crowded. An uncommercialised beach with few shacks here and there for continuous food supply is just what you need after months of hard work. Kick back and relax on this beach, when you feel tired of all the pulsating nightlife in Goa. With few rocks on the shoreline and waves passing through them, the place becomes picturesque during monsoon season.

Kerala is pretty during the rainy season, but Varkala Beach becomes much attractive. A beach with cliffs alongside the Arabian Sea is worth a visit and definitely is photogenic. Apart from the white sand beaches, there are several nearby attraction like Janardana Swami Temple and Sivagiri Mutt, to explore. The water sports activities might not be available for travellers during the monsoon period, but the weather and limited crowd makes up for everything.

A clean crescent-shaped beach white sand beach along with swaying coconut trees in the area is what Palolem Beach in South Goa is all about. Mostly inhabited by fishermen, the beach is relatively less crowded and one can get cheaper accommodation during monsoon. Get to know the lifestyle of these fishermen or get yourself an ayurvedic massage on the beach, Palolem Beach has something to offer to all its visitors in all the seasons.

Visit these beaches to experience the best of rainy season. For all the mountain people out there, please don't take any adventurous expedition to the mountain during monsoon season, it is not safe. Try beaches instead, it might even convert you into a beach person!

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