Peninsular India has the longest stretch of coastline which has some of the most beautiful beaches. Beaches are great for vacation and getting tanned. The sunrise and sunset right across the wide sea, the sand, and waves touching your feet feel mesmerizing. Going on vacations has anyway now become a fashion trend for women and men both. So, let’s check out some of the best beaches of India.
Top 6 Beaches in India
- Andaman and Nicobar
- Alibag, Maharashtra
- Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
- Marina Beach, Chennai
Goa is well known for its long beaches, amazing parties, and nightlife, the beautiful small villages, mouth-watering food which gives you the best holiday experience. The most well-known tourist spot on the West Coast of India is not only popular for its beaches but also the tropical climate it experiences and the rich Portuguese heritage. The perfect time to visit Goa begins from October lasting till March.
Andaman and Nicobar
The wide stretch of crystal-clear water and amazing beaches with a little touch of history make the place the perfect choice for a laid-back, peaceful vacation. The place even offers you long trek, pass time and relax around the backwaters of the island. One of the attractions of the major sport is deep sea diving among the various kind of species underwater. For the days when you just want to sit back and relax, Andaman has the untouched beaches of Neil and Havelock islands. But if you are in a party mood you can hit Port Blair, one of the most happening locations.
This is a small coastal town in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. If you are planning a weekend getaway, this ‘mini-Goa’ is the perfect place. This place has a colonial history related to it and has sandy beaches, unpolluted air, peace from the city noises and many forts and temples. So in spite of it being a small town, you don’t get bored as there are many places to visit.
Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
Kanyakumari is the southernmost tip of Indian peninsula. It was previously named as Cape Comorin. At Kanyakumari, you get to experience both sea and mountains. Best place is surrounded by mountains all around it and the beautiful seashores border the state. There are long stretches of paddy fields and coconut trees, with elevated patches of hills here and there. The valleys and plains placed right between the sea and mountains look heavenly. Right from the ancient times, Kanyakumari is known for the major places of religious worship, art, and culture. A lesser known fact is Kanyakumari is the only place in India where you can watch both sunrise and sunset from the same beach. This city remains crowded all over the year not only because of its beaches but also for its churches and temples.
Marina Beach, Chennai
There are very fewer people who haven’t heard about Marina Beach. It is ranked as the second largest beach in the world. It has a long stretch of white sand which seems like extending to infinity. The beach is ideal for taking long walks with your loved ones or even alone in the cool evening breeze, eating crispy sundal and murukku. You can take the feel of the beautiful sunrise and sunset.
As you know it is a very busy coastal city as the Indian Navy headquarter is situated there and it is one of India’s busiest harbours. But it is also a favourite holiday destination for tourists. The beautiful beaches, lakes, gardens and the museums are good places to explore. The Ramakrishna Beach is perfect for taking an evening walk are you can also walk down the pedestrian tracks which take you to the open-air restaurants and beautiful parks. You can visit the Kailashgiri hills which offers a panoramic view of the sea.