When it comes to holidays in India, most of us either like to go for the exotic beach destinations or the
pristine hill stations. It is always a question of whether you like the hills more or the beaches more. So, if
you are one of those beach lovers, India has no dearth of dreamy holiday beaches. In fact, it has some of
the best beach destinations in the world. For you to spend a relaxed holiday, there are numerous options
you can choose from.
To make it a bit easier for you, here is our list of the seven best beach destinations that you must visit in
Goa is undoubtedly the most popular beach destination in India. It’s a place that everyone loves for its
vibrant party scene, amazing music, lots of colours and of course, for the sand, surf and the sea. Over the
years, it has become a go-to destination for all the youngsters who just cannot stop raving about the life
there. People can be seen swimming, sunbathing or just relaxing in the hammocks by the sea. That’s what
dreams are made of, isn’t it?
If you like a lot of people around and if you like places which are bustling with life, then you should go to
beaches like Anjuna, Baga and Calangute. However, if you are more of the quiet types, then you should
visit Cavelossim and Varca in South Goa. Also, don’t forget to try the delectable seafood from the huts all
around. For adventure lovers, there is ample scope for a number of adventure activities such as scuba
diving and parasailing.
Well-known for both its stunning beaches and hills, Kerela definitely deserves to be called God’s Own
Country. Some of the most popular beach destinations here are Kovalam, Marari, Kannur and Alley. The
Marari beach in Mararikulam is a fishing village and a perfect getaway for those who want to spend some
time in the quiet. It gives you a feel of life in the villages of Kerala. Another loved beach destination is
Kovalam which is also a fishing village and is famous for its Eve and Lighthouse beaches. The beaches in
Kannur are not too crowded and are lined with coconut trees on one side. Some of the beaches that you
need to visit here are the Baby beach and the Payyambalam beach. The Allepey beach located in Allepey
is the most famous beach in Kerala. The gorgeous scenic beauty along with dense palm groves and an old
lighthouse make it one of the must-visit beaches in Kerala.
3. Pondicherry (Puducherry)
Being one of the erstwhile colonies of France, Pondicherry still retains the class and elegance of a French
town. The influence of French culture and literature can be seen around pretty much everywhere. Known
as a relaxing place for meditation, Pondicherry has some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. The
Promenade beach is the most popular here and is quite crowded with tourists all the time. It’s great for
those who love observing people while lazing around. The Serenity Beach is true to its name and the
Paradise Beach is for those who enjoy their quiet moments alone. Some of the activities that you can
indulge in while you are at these beaches are sunbathing, kayaking, Scuba Diving and backwater sailing.
4. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a group of Islands which will captivate you with their clear skies,
virgin beaches, white sand and clear waters. You will seldom experience this kind of calm and serenity
anywhere else in India. The Havelock Island in Andaman has the Radhanagar Beach which consistently
features in the list of the top ten beaches in Asia. Some of the other beaches that you must visit are the
Long Island Beach and the Vijay Nagar Beach. Andaman is also famous for the gorgeous coral reefs and
to get the best view of those, one must go to the Jolly Buoy Island or Red Skin Island. While you are
there, you should also try the underwater walk at Havelock Island and North Bay Island, as it is one of the
central attractions of Andaman. The adventure lovers should make sure to do some scuba diving or
snorkelling, which the region is famous for.
5. Gokarna, Karnataka
Situated around 190 km south of Goa, Gokarna is another popular destination for beach vacations. In fact,
over the years, its popularity has increased in many ways and people from all over now come to visit this
region for the tranquillity that it has to offer. Some of the most visited beaches here are Om Beach, Half
Moon Beach, Kudle Beach and Paradise Beach. Among them, Half Moon Beach and Paradise Beach are
quieter but you will find better amenities in the other two. This town is mostly famous for the
Mahabaleshwar Temple and pilgrims visiting this temple make sure to head over to the beaches as well. If
you are particularly seeking for a calm and peaceful ambience, then look no more! Gokarna is the place
We all want a break from the hectic lives that we lead once in a while. There is so much to see around the
world and there are so many beautiful memories to create. Beach vacations are certainly one of the best
ways to rejuvenate your mind and body. If you love the beaches, we hope that you found this article
useful and you will keep this list in mind the next time you are planning for a beach holiday.