Top Ten Beaches In India
India – A land of divine beaches and amazing seafood cuisines. There are around 218 beaches in India, Goa being the most famous destination for international travellers. Besides Goa, you will find beaches in Maharashtra, Kerala, West Bengal, Odisha, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Pondicherry, Lakshadweep Islands, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Here are the top 10 beaches in India that have a unique experience to offer to everyone who visits them.
Calangute Beach, Goa
Long may live the “The Queen of Beaches”!
Calangute is called the queen of beaches in Goa because of its majestic beauty and luxurious beach resorts. It is the largest beach in the northern part of the Goa where one can have the best nightlife and amazing water sports to play like surfing, parasailing, banana boat riding, speed boat riding, swimming, tubing, bumper boat riding and skiing.
There are two interesting activities that you must do in Calangute and that is dolphin and whale watching.
Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island
Havelock is a paradise island and its Radhanagar beach is a tranquil beach where you will find peace and freshness. The pleasant white sand, virtuous turquoise water, and stunning coral reefs of the 2 km long beach will make your beach life memorable.
The Radhanagar beach is also known as Beach No.7 where you can play water sports like snorkelling and scuba diving. One more fascinating thing about the beach is riding an elephant on the beach and seeing the mesmerizing view of the ocean from it. After sitting on the elephant, air will play with your hair and will also touch your soul.
There are various food stalls on the beach that will serve your hunger by offering you mouthwatering seafood cuisine.
Ganpatipule Beach, Maharashtra
A beach where you can enjoy a mesmerizing beach life along with spirituality. Ganpatipule Beach is a beach where 400 years old Swaymbhu Ganesh temple resides and its idol of Lord Ganesha is 1600 years old. A miraculous thing of the idol is that during sunrises and sunsets, sun’s rays fall on it making it gloom.
Ganpatipule Beach is one of the cleanest beaches along the coast of Konkan. Here you can enjoy water sports like paragliding, kayaking, aeroboat rides, and pedal boat rides. The beach has red sand which makes the beach look gorgeous in the day and at night its beauty increases because of the charming moonlight. Ganpatipule beach is surely the best beach for families to have fun.
Varkala Beach, Kerala
Enjoy a beach which has medicinal properties along with stunning cliffs known as Varkala formation adjacent to the Arabian sea.
Varkala beach is also known as Papanasham beach and it is believed that the waters of the beach cleanse the soul from sins. One can enjoy activities like boat riding, jetting, parasailing and horse-riding. The best activity that you can do here is to participate in Dolphin Safari to see mesmerizing dolphins.
There are various shacks on the beach that will offer you tantalizing seafood cuisine.
Varkala is also famous for Ponnumthuruthu Island which is surrounded by mystical blackwater lake and riding in a boat on the waters is a must to have experience. This island offers amazing greenary that are perfect for nature photographer lovers. Moreover, Ponnumthuruthu Island is also a sacred place as it has an ancient Shiva – Parvati temple which is locally famous as Golden Temple.
Puri Beach, Odisha
Puri Beach of Odisha is a splendid beach to enjoy amazing sunrises and fantabulous sunsets. It is a beach where the white sand will make you feel relax and the waters will make you feel refresh.
Puri beach is also considered as one of the best romantic beaches for couples and is also famous for its annual Puri beach festival. This festival is full of dance, music, fashion shows, water sports competition, and splendid exhibitions.
The mesmerizing water activities that you can do here consist of swimming, surfing, sea cruising, angling, and boat riding.
Paradise Beach, Pondicherry
Have a walk on the golden sand of the beach that will make you feel happy or swim into the ocean that will make you feel sassy.
Paradise beach has a second name known as “Plage Paradiso” which has aesthetic cute huts spread over the beach. The paradise beach looks like a moon and hence it is also known as “Full Moon Beach.”
The eastern coast of the beach is the perfect spot to see a stunning sunrise.
This beach is surrounded by water from all of its sides, hence one has to ride a ferry boat from the Chunnambar boathouse to reach it. The time taken to reach this beach is just 10 minutes from here.
There are various water sports that you can do here like Jet Skiing and kayaking. On the beach, you can play beach football and volleyball.
This beach also has food stalls that offer mouth-watering Indian and international seafood cuisine.
Baga Beach, Goa
Baga beach offers a fabulous beach life where you can enjoy a sensualizing wild nightlife, stunning waters, amazing sand walks and awesome views. This beach is also famous for its authentic Goan cuisine.
If you want to visit a beach that offers loud music so that your soul can dance, then Baga Beach is a perfect destination for you. Because of its amazing nightlife, many foreign travellers visit this beach. Baga beach consists of various pubs, clubs, and shacks. Furthermore, there are various tattoo parlours and ayurvedic massage centres.
There are various water sports that you can play here like jet skiing, bumper riding, parasailing, Bodyboarding, banana boat riding, swimming, Kayaking, kneeboarding, paddleboarding, scuba diving, etc. Baga beach is also famous for seeing dolphins.
Tarkarli Beach, Malvan
Tarkarli beach is a wonderful beach whose waters and white sands will make your day memorable. Wake up early in the morning and ride on a houseboat to see dolphins and various other attractions.
There are various water sports activities that you can do here like scuba diving, snorkelling, bumper riding, jet-skiing, banana boat riding, paddle boarding, paragliding, etc.
There are many resorts near to the sea from where you can see the mesmerizing view of the sea at night or just fell asleep by the sounds of the sea tides.
Tarkarli beach is also famous for seafood cuisine. There are two choices for you to eat tantalizing seafood. The first choice is to go directly to a restaurant and eat it or you can go to the fish market and buy fresh fish and give it to the restaurants to cook them for you. The second choice will be less costly as compared to the first choice. Furthermore, you can buy fresh fish at a bargain rate. So don’t forget to bargain!
Kovalam is considered as the best place for surfing in India and is divided into two beaches known as Eve’s beach and the Lighthouse beach. From the lighthouse beach, you can enjoy the magnificent sunrise and sunsets.
Kovalam beach has majestic headlands. Furthermore, besides surfing, one can do parasailing, windsurfing, and swimming.
Kaup beach has virtuous water, wonderful orange colour sand and is surrounded by splendid greenery. Mesmerized by the beauty of this beach, Many Bollywood and Tollywood movies were shot here.
It is said that in the 1490s, Vasco da Gama visited Kaup island.
This beach is not perfect for swimming, however, it is best for playing football and volleyball. Also, there is a lighthouse on Kaup beach from where you will get to see mesmerizing sunrise and sunsets. Additionally, there are three temples of goddess Mariamma and a fort built by Tipu Sultan that you must not miss to see.