20 mesmerizing Indian beaches that must get to your bucket list right away!
With a coastline of 7517 kilometers, India has great potential to lure tourists across the world by its natural beauty. The Indian peninsula has always been a great destination for adventurous people and specially for those who are inclined to discover diversified people, beliefs and places. India, surrounded by oceans from three sides has nature’s paradise beyond anybody’s imagination. As a result of its lengthy coastline, there are countless beaches which keep the potential of attracting tourists, photographers and nature lovers across the world. Here are some of the mesmerizing Indian beaches you would love me for compiling them here:
1. Yarada Beach
Do you wish to treat yourself with sun, sand and sea? If yes, then Yarada Beach is the right place to halt. At a distance of 15 kilometers from Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, this beach is covered by scenic Black Mores Hills from one side and by the deep blue Bay of Bengal on the other side. While Andhra Pradesh’s beaches are seldom visited, this one is the glorious escape for those of you who wish to enjoy pristine silence of India’s longest beach road.
2. Agonda Beach
Those who wish to get away from the worldly chaos, Agonda beach of Goa is the right choice. One can definitely watch and enjoy the stillness of the nature, though the beach is just 10 kilometers away from the Palolem Beach and it is now being quickly discovered.
3. Bangaram Beach
The diamond of Indian Territory – Lakshadweep; this beach of Bangaram in Lakshadweep is the host to many incredible species of tropical birds. This island fringed with lagoons, reefs and corals amidst the pure white sand is worth an experience. Adventure seekers, this is a must visit as this offers you scuba diving, snorkeling, deep sea fishing and much more.
4. Radhanagar Beach
This unique beach of Andaman was bestowed with the precious award of Asia’s best beach by TIME Magazine. The beach is a perfect paradise for all sorts of people, a family guy, sports freak, adventure seekers and also for couples whose privacy is not to be intruded! It is the only beach which has the name, unlike other beaches at Havelock Island. So, what are waiting for? Go and grasp this pristine beauty!
5. Nagoa Beach
If your living address is somewhere in north or central Gujarat, then this shoe shaped and largest beach is the nature’s hang out option for you. Nagoa beach of Diu has numerous number of Hoka trees which sway with the sea breeze giving you a serene atmosphere. Para-sailing, water skiing, Jet skiing and various sports are enjoyed here. Swimming is the best sporty thing you can opt here.
6. Serenity Beach
This once called French town of Pondicherry has a beautiful beach 1.5 kilometers to its north. This beach has seen bloodiest Anglo-French battles on its sand; however, today you can visit this calm beach and if you have a partner do not miss to stroll on the wet sand. I can spend hours and hours gazing at the sea waves. What about you?
7. Varkala Beach
Varkala beach situated at Arabian Sea and a part of Indian Ocean in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala is also known as Papanasam beach which means washing away all sins in Malayalam. This picturesque beach is blessed with a long extended cliff which gives you a view of Arabian Sea. The cliff is covered by palm trees and a number of steps would take you down directly to the crystal blue Varkala beach. My suggestion to you here is: Do not forget to get an Ayurvedic Spa :)
8. Gokarna Beach
Gokarna beach is one of those secluded and pristine beaches of India which has the potential to attract you by all means. Going to Gokarna and analyzing it would get you a feel of what Goa was like in its heyday. As Gokarna is a small holy town, many pious pilgrims come here to find peace.
9. Palolem Beach
The travel spot of South Goa is this picturesque Palolem beach which is 40 minutes drive from Margao, South Goa Headquarters. The coconut palms surround this unique beach making it to be the best beach of Goa. Wish to meet diversified people? This is the destination.
10. Baga Beach
Baga is definitely a tourist beach because of its all in one package. Ask for anything and it is available – diverse people, fine dining restaurants, delicious sea food to water sports and not to forget those pulsating night life on the sea shore. It’s pretty sure that I am going to be a part of these fine characteristics of Baga beach. Aren’t you too?
11. Marari Beach
The little known Marari beach is barely 11 kilometers from the town of Alleppey in Kerala. This beach is quiet and pristine as it not much discovered by people. Marari is the short form of Mararikulam which means, a small and sleepy fisherman’s village.
12. Mahaballipuram Beach
An ancient landmark of Tamil Nadu is this magnificent town of Mahaballipuram. It was an ancient port during the time of Periplus (1st century CE) and has seen many ruling kings. The scenic beauty is also blessed with some of the greatest monuments declared as UNESCO world heritage. Aha, what a combination of nature’s paradise with an ancient royal touch!
13. Rushikonda Beach
A white sand beach dotted with beautiful palm and mango groves is located just 8 kilometers from the port city of Visakhapatnam. Picture yourself sitting in an open air restaurant facing the sea as you listen to the soothing sound of sea waves clashing with the sea shore. If I am here someday, I would just need myself and nothing else to accompany.
14. Kavaratti Beach
Kavaratti is the capital of the Union Territory of Lakshadweep of India. The beachside is popular for its pristine white sand and calm lagoons which would almost take you to the heaven. By the way, are you a sporty freak? If yes, then this is the right choice as the lagoons of Kavaratti are best for water sports and swimming. Not to forget the sun-bathing.
15. Kadmat Beach
The beach side resorts at this island belonging to the Amindivi subgroup of islands of the Lakshadweep archipelago have great options to fulfill your adventures desires. I am sure the sporty people would just love me to tell them that this island is full of scuba diving, snorkeling and swimming.
16. Cola Beach
Cola beach is one of the spectacular uninhabited beaches of South Goa. It is an unspoiled coastal area of India which is completely in touch with the nature. To free yourself from the hustle bustle of the cities and other beaches, hire a tent offered by the resort and go lazy at the nature’s home.
17. Vagator Beach
The northernmost beach of Goa has dramatic red cliffs looking down on the shore and two fresh water springs within a stone’s throw of the sea. This amazing beach is split in two main beaches by seaside headland. Sunset is breath taking when you watch them going through the rocks of the beach.
18. Mandrem Beach
Another picturesque beach of North Goa that you would love to visit. A sunrise at Mandrem is dynamic and it is the place you would want to go again and again, forever in your life. Sitting under an open air hut facing the sea and a big daddy accompanying you would erode all your tensions.
19. Agatti Beach
Agatti, an island beach of Lakshadweep Islands of India offers you stunning blue lagoons, lush green coconut palms and sparkling coral reefs. It is like discovering something beyond imagination. The nearest spot to reach the island is Agatti Airport. No amount of description can explain the actual mesmerizing supremacy of this place.
20. Wandoor Beach
One has to reach Wandoor Beach passing through the Mahatma Gandhi National Park of Andaman. Wandoor beach is 30 kilometers from Port Blair by road and from here on one hour journey you can visit the most compelling Jolly buoy island. Andaman is a package of wonderful beaches and islands that I have already noted down in my to-visit lists. Have you?
Amazing it is, isn’t it? So, which are those compelling beaches that you have added to your bucket list? Do not forget to share with us below in the comments section :)
Written by Bhakti Patel