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5 Must-Visit Beaches in India

Nithya Lakshmi | July 23, 2018

Are you bored of your regular routine? Are you still hunting for your next holiday destination? How about  travelling to some of the most stunning beaches in India? Beaches are always serene and if you are a nature lover then visiting the best beaches in the country  is a must for you! 

We have listed the best beaches in various cities of India, that are  known for their fabulous views and fun water activities: 

 

1) Kovalam, Kerala

Kovalam is a beautiful beach that is situated in the city of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Complete with a lighthouse, the serene surroundings of this beach make it a must-visit for travelers.  You can sunbathe, ride a boat and even get a herbal massage at this beach. You can also go fishing and shopping at this stunning beach destination. Considered to be one of the best beaches in the country for surfing, Kovalam is well-known for its lighthouse. The stunning view from the lighthouse is all that you need to complete your visit to this lovely beach.

Best time to visit: November to February

 

2) Paradise Beach, Pondicherry

If you love photography then Paradise beach is the place for you! The scenic beauty of this beach is definitely going to impress you with its soft sands, dazzling backwaters and stunning viewpoints. You need to catch a ferry to reach the beach and the ferry ride takes 20-30 minutes. This isolated beach in Pondicherry is sure to entertain you with its most renowned activity – fishing. You can simply take a long walk down the beach and enjoy the sunset here on the eastern coast. 

Best time to visit: November to March

 

3) Radhanagar Beach, Andaman

If you would like to travel a bit farther, visit the Radhanagar beach on Havelock Island in Andaman. This beach is ideal for basking, swimming and for sea bathing. This beach is best known for its prime location and its natural beauty. Though no water sports are allowed here except swimming, the turquoise colored water and the serene nature of this beach draws tourists from all over the world. Given the title of ‘Asia’s Best Beach’ by Times Magazine, this beach is a must-visit for travelers! 

Best time to visit: November to April

 

4) Palolem, Goa

Nature-lovers will undeniably fall in love with the charming views of the Palolem beach in Goa. One can find a mix of people in the three different zones of this beach. While the southern portion is filled with people who party hard, the north zone is peaceful and undisturbed. The middle zone of the beach is for solo travelers and families. As you walk down the sand, you can find a lot of huts, fishnets, and boats strewn along the beach. You can also indulge in interesting activities such as shopping, boatin, and fishing at this beach. 

Best time to visit: October to March

 

5) Marina, Tamil Nadu

Situated in the city of Chennai, Marina beach is considered to be the second largest beach in the world. This beach is a great place to hang out with family and friends, amidst the locals while they go about doing their daily chores. Swimming is not allowed due to heavy turbulence on the beach. You can find an aquarium filled with freshwater species and a lot of statues of heroes. Take an early morning walk at this stunning beach and you will certainly be fascinated. Don’t forget to taste those yummy South Indian snacks while you are at the beach. 

Best time to visit: November to February

Image source: pixabay, wikipedia commons, flickr

Nithya Lakshmi

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