India is renowned for its vast coastline that is home to some of the finest beaches in the world. Beach tourism is also an extremely popular concept among Indian travellers. India tours offer a great chance to indulge in a wide variety of water sports, witness stunning sunsets and sunrises, feel the essence of tranquillity, have fun on the sun-baked sand, and experience world-class hospitality along with sumptuous seafood and drinks. Here’s a list of 5 best beaches for that perfect holiday with family and friends.
Palolem Beach is located in South Goa and is much more peaceful than its counterparts in North Goa like Baga and Calangute. This doesn’t mean that there is nothing to do at this amazing beach that is a part of the Palolem village. Enjoy amazing activities like dolphin spotting boat rides, kayaking, silent-noise parties, live music, etc when at Palolem. Being a crescent-shaped beach, one can enjoy sweeping views of the entire beach from either end. There are beach huts on the beach for accommodation while the shacks here offer mouthwatering food.
The town of Cavelossim, located about 18 km from Margao, is home to an exotic beach by the same name. The Cavelossim beach has black lava rocks and white sand that make for a picturesque combination. Dolphin spotting boat rides, jet skiing, parasailing, and windsurfing are some of the most-south after activities here. Situated between the Arabian Sea and the Sal River, this beach is one the cleanest in Goa. With a neighbouring beach like Benaulim that is located about 13 km from here, one can explore two fantastic beaches by staying here. The beach also has several shacks for one to relish a variety of food and drinks. Cavelossim Beach is an integral part of Goa tours.
In Kerala lies this lovely town of Kovalam that is home to a stunning coastline. A prominent part of Kerala tours, Kovalam houses three amazing beaches namely Lighthouse beach, Hawah Beach, and Samudra beach that are partitioned by rocky outcroppings. Forming a crescent of the Kovalam beach, these beaches have a lot to offer. For exciting water activities, quaint shacks and restaurants visit the Lighthouse beach while the Hawah beach is a popular choice for watching serene sunrises and sunsets. The hub of local fishermen community, the Samudra beach offers majestic viewing of the gigantic waves smashing the rocks. The Kovalam beach is the most incredible offering of Kerala tours.
Radhanagar beach located at Andaman and Nicobar Islands is one of the finest beaches in the country. Also considered among the best beaches in Asia, Radhanagar beach is renowned for its white sand and blue water. This marvellous beach is also known as Beach No 7 and is located on the popular tourist destination Havelock Island. The beach is ideal for activities like snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing, swimming, or simply sunbathing and enjoy mesmerizing views of the endless sea. There are other beaches on Havelock Island that one can explore when visiting Radhanagar beach. The other notable beaches are Elephant Beach, Vijay Nagar Beach, and Kalapathar beach. Andaman and Nicobar Islands tours are a great way to not just visit some incredible beaches but also witness marine life from close quarters.
Paradise Beach is situated in Chunnambar near Pondicherry. Also known as Plage Paradiso, the beach offers a unique experience like one as can reach it by taking a boat ride across the backwaters. This ferry trip is a joyous experience as you get to see pristine views of the green forests for nearly 30 minutes. Paradise beach is secluded yet attracts visitors as it a great place to play beach sports like football and volleyball as well as try water sports like canoeing, jet skiing, and kayaking. You can also hire fishing rods and indulge in fishing here. The sunrise view from this beach is simply breathtaking.
Rushikonda Beach is the best beach in the state of Andhra Pradesh and is situated in Vizag. The beach has gained popularity owing to its scenic beauty with mountains and coconut trees in the surroundings as well as for swimming, surfing, and water skiing activities. The rocky beach is filled with top-notch restaurants and accommodation options. A visit to the hilltop near the beach is a must to savour panoramic views of the beach and the town. The popular Ramanaidu Film Studio is located here and the place is ideal to sit for a while and relish the views.
A captivating beach situated along the marvellous Konkan coast of Maharashtra, Tarkarli beach has become a hub for waters sports and lots more. Situated in the Sindhudurg district, the place attracts a lot of travellers owing to its waters sports offerings like scuba diving and snorkelling. The beach has clear blue water and picturesque surroundings. Konkan is also renowned for its food and Tarkarli offers a wide variety of traditional food in this regard. There are also other places to explore near Tarkarli village. Sindhudurg Fort, Mahapurush Temple, Golden Rock, Sangam, Karli river, and the Malvan Market are other places of interest here.