Best beaches in India to visit during summer vacations 2021

India is gifted with some of the best beaches in the world spread across the coastal lines of Southern India. It embraces as many as 215 incredibly scenic beaches that offer everything from beauty to solace to action and invites people from different parts of the country to get involved in a wide range of beach activities.

Visiting beaches in India during summer, have mesmerizing charm, merriment time, fantasy world, and warm rays. In case you are planning to treat yourself to an Indian beach holiday, here’s the list of Best Beaches in India to help you plan your vacation smartly.

Varkala Beach: Kerala

Varkala Beach also known as Papanasam Beach by the locals, is roughly ten kilometers away from the quaint little town of Varkala, on the outskirts of the district of Thiruvananthapuram. The waters of the beach, as well as the natural springs nearby, are said to have not only medicinal and therapeutic but also soul purifying properties.

Along with the numerous Ayurvedic spas, remarkably affordable beach resorts and restaurants, the picturesque, red laterite cliffs make Varkala Beach an excellent spot for tourists keen on meditating in peace and practicing their yoga.

Marari Beach: Kerala

Marari Beach is the perfect destination for people who want to explore the backwaters of Kerala while enjoying the serenity of the beach. Located at a short distance from Alleppey and around 60 km from Kochi, Marari Beach offers a calm and scenic atmosphere for tourists to relax and unwind.

It also opens several getaway options for the travellers such as Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, traditional coir-making units, and Kerala backwater canals for the travellers to explore.

Colva Beach: South Goa

Colva Beach is the oldest, largest, and most beautiful beach of South Goa and consists of soft white sand bordered by coconut palms that stretch from Bogmalo in the north to Cabo De Rama in the south. This stunning shoreline used to be the resting area for Margao’s high society during the colonial days.

Another important attraction at Colva Beach is the ‘Menino Jesus’ statue situated at the local church of Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Piedade (Our Lady of Mercy) founded in 1630.

Mandrem Beach: North Goa

The best-kept secret on the north Goan coast that you might find hard to stay away from. Mandrem Beach is a perfect beach destination for people who want to spend a laid back and peaceful day on the shoreline while indulging in activities like yoga, meditation, beach walk, spas and massage. Unlike many busy and bustling beaches of Goa.

If you love swimming and surfing, then the beautiful waves in the sea will add to your fun factor. Mandrem Beach is one of the best places to visit in Goa.

OM Beach: Gokarna

This beach is famous for resembling symbol OM. This beach offers beautiful coastline, soft sand surrounded by hilllock. Mahabhaleshwar temple, maha Ganapathi temple are places to see around this beach. This beach is a popular family spot blended with a spiritual atmosphere besides relaxing resorts and spas.

Elephanta Beach: Havelock Island- Andaman and Nicobar

Elephanta is located in Havelock Island of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. This sparkling beach spot embraces some of the vibrant coral reefs that push out sapphire-colored waters with mild waves, making the experience even more delightful. Elephanta Beach looks its best during springtime when nature is in full bloom and snorkeling becomes even more enjoyable. Most people visit this beach to relax; some to enjoy a picnic lunch with family and friends.

Popular for activities such as snorkeling, sun-basking, sea bathing, beach walking, etc.

Radhanagar Beach: Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar

Andaman and Nicobar Islands are best known for their pristine surroundings and untouched natural beauty. The Radhanagar Beach on Havelock Island is the most popular tourist attraction of Andaman and Nicobar Island.

This exotic virgin beach has white sand and turquoise blue water and a lot of peace and serenity, making it an ideal spot for sea bathing and sun-basking. The beach however is off-limits for adventure freaks as no water sports are allowed here.

Agatti Beach: Lakshadweep

Despite the fact that tourists require special permission to visit Lakshadweep, going through the red tape becomes worth it as soon as one lays their eyes on Agatti Beach. With its turquoise blue colored waters and gentle waves, Agatti Beach is the quintessential snorkeler’s delight. Other water sports prevalent at Agatti Beach include parasailing, surfing, and scuba diving. It is widely recognized as the cleanest beach in India.

Tourists also rank it as one of the most beautiful beaches in India year after year.

Paradise Beach: Pondicherry

Paradise Beach (one of the most famous beaches in India), or Plage Paradiso as it was named by the French, is located in Chunnambar, which is only a short distance from Pondicherry. This beach is known for its pristine water and sand which gleams bright golden during the summers. There are ferry rides that take tourists to the beach from the boathouse and through the backwaters.

These ferry rides which last around thirty minutes are highly sought after by bird watchers and photographs from all over the world.

Malpe Beach: Karnataka

Back in days, Malpe used to be one of Karnataka’s biggest and most prosperous ports. Malpe Beach is vastly unknown (except by locals) and quite secluded, Only a fifteen-minute drive from the town of Udupi. It is also one of the very few beach destinations in India to offer free 24×7 Wifi access.

Tourist attractions include banana, and speed boat rides; jet skiing, parasailing, surfing, and speed boat cruises to St. Mary’s Island, which is one of the four rocky islands close to Malpe beach. Going on a speed boat cruise to St. Mary’s Island, also known as Coconut Island because of the prominence of Coconut trees, is an absolute must for tourists wishing to go on a trekking adventure as well as white river rafting.

Dhanushkodi Beach: Ramesawaram, Tamil Nadu

Dhanushkodi located 20 kilometers away from Rameshwaram, gives a visual treat to tourists with the incredibly beautiful views of the turquoise blue sea. Dhanushkodi Beach is the closest point from Sri Lanka and it is also believed to be the same place where Lord Rama along with Lord Hanuman and his army built the famous ‘Setu’ bridge to reach Lanka.

There is not much to see in Dhanushkodi other than the beach and sand, which stretches across a wide range covering the maximum area of the place. Bordered by the Bay of Bengal from one side and the Indian Ocean from the other.

Gopalpur Beach: Odisha

Touted as one of the cleanest and the bluest beaches of Odisha. Gopalpur is 16 km away from the commercial hub of southern Odisha, Brahmapur/Berhampur. Gopalpur beach is an ideal choice for anyone who enjoys water sports. The beach is fairly isolated and remains undisturbed by people, offering a great chance to spend as much time as one wants underwater exploring the eye-pleasing corals with the entourage of crystal clear Adam’s ale.

Ramakrishna Beach: Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

One of the most popular spots of Visakhapatnam, Ramakrishna Beach, also known as RK Beach lies at a distance of 5 km from the main city. People, especially families, from different parts of the country visit this site to enjoy beach activities such as sea bathing, sun-basking, water sports, and beach walking.

The uninterrupted sealines, soft golden sands, and the multiplicity of beach shacks offering scrumptious seafood and other local delicacies make this beautiful beach spot one of the best attractions of Visakhapatnam (Vizag).

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