10 Must Visit Best Beaches In India

If the salty breeze and the pure sound of water breaking against the shore are things that calm you...

If the salty breeze and the pure sound of water breaking against the shore are things that calm your senses, you are definitely a beach person. India, a vast country that it is, is dotted with gorgeous beaches, and no, I am not just talking about Goa here. It is true that Goa and a beach vacation in India are synonymous, especially to people living outside of India. But there are little-known treasure troves that should form part of a "Must visit best beaches" list in the country. Read on to find out what these gems are and where they are located. 

1. Agatti Beach 

This is the capital and the central beach in the tiny union territory of Lakshadweep. Although Lakshadweep is probably the smallest union territory of India, it can truly boast of having the most scenic beaches in the sub-continent. The best time to visit this place is from May to September. This pearl against the Arabian Sea can be easily reached from Cochin via the sea route or flight. 

 2. Bangaram Beach 

Nestled in the cozy quarters of Lakshadweep, this is a virgin beach yet to be explored by travelers. It is one of the most beautiful coral islands you can visit in India. If you are looking for a peaceful retreat far away from prying eyes and the cacophony of tourist hubs, Bangaram is a must visit. This island can be reached with the help of boat rides from Agatti Island or you can take the 20-hour ship from Kochi. Pre-booking is mandatory. 

3. Om Beach 

If you are a party freak and yet need some peaceful time while chilling with friends or a special one, nothing beats the serenity of the Om Beach in Gokarna. This place receives beach fanatics from all over the world who are in search of a laidback retreat with a soul of its own. Regular buses from Goa, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Mangalore connect to this lovely island. And if you have a religious bent of mind, the party scene can transform into a religious destination with the Gokarna temple just a few kilometres away. 

4. Serenity Beach 

If you wish to rejuvenate your tired body and stressed mind, the peaceful Serenity Beach in Pondicherry can work wonders for your cause. The azure waters of the Bay of Bengal will wash your feet as you take a lazy stroll on this beach. Come here during the spell of September to March or November to February to experience unmatched relaxation. The city of Pondicherry is within 5 kms of this gorgeous beach. 

5. Radhanagar beach 

Voted as one of the best beaches in Asia, this virgin beach is located in the picturesque Andaman and Nicobar Islands. This jewel remained unexplored for many years, until recently its charm was discovered by the world. It is at a distance of 72 kms from Port Blair and can be reached by a sea plane or a boat.

6. St. Mary's Beach 

 If you have had your fill with the beaches in Mangalore, hold your breath for St. Mary's Beach. This is a rocky beach with an idyllic view. No matter where you stand, sit or lie down on this island, the views will be spectacular from every angle. It takes a 15 minute boat ride from the nearest Malpe Beach. The cool period from November to February is the best time to visit this beauty. 

7. Ramakrishna Beach 

You really don't think of a picturesque beach, when you talk about Andhra Pradesh. But this one beach can change your view of the port city of Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. Ramakrishna Beach is located close to Vishakhapatnam and is alluring in every way. It is not thronged with tourists and therefore has retained its untouched beauty and charm. Soft brown sands mingle with the frothy waves of the Bay of Bengal to scintillate your senses. Visit this beach during October to March and enjoy an off-beat beach experience. 

8. Shankarpur 

When you think of the beaches in the eastern part of India, Digha or Puri stands out as popular tourist destinations. But go a few kilometers ahead of Digha, and enjoy the spellbinding virgin beach of Shankarpur. If you want to glimpse into the life of a fisherman in Bengal, there is no better retreat than Shankarpur. The rising and the setting sun offer excellent photographic opportunities to capture this rare scenic beauty in the eastern coast of the country. This place can be easily accessed from Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal. 

9. Tarkali Beach 

Nestled in the charming Konkan coastline lies one of the most popular and scenic beaches of Maharashtra, the Tarkali Beach. Unspoiled and peaceful, this beach is a white sand paradise with the Karli backwaters crashing on one side, while the clear blue waters of the Arabian Sea caress its shoreline on the other side. This beach can be reached by road from major cities such as Pune, Mumbai, Nagpur, Bangalore, and Hyderabad. 

10. Muzhappilangad Beach 

If you have embarked on a road trip in South India, Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach needs a special mention. Located in the luxuriant coastline of Kerala, this is one of the very few drive in beaches in the country. Bring your children and family to witness this stunning beach protected by an enchanting black rock formation. The soft golden sand against the pristine blue sea will fill your senses with awe. Kannur is the nearest city and this beach can also be accessed from Thalassery. 

Now that you know the best beaches in India that suit you, plan your travel soon! 

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  1. It makes me go on a beach vacation right away. Superb post!

  2. lakshwadweep and Andaman are definitely on my 'must visit' list!!!


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