After visiting historical cities, great mountains, valleys, deserts, and fields, you should also consider the many beautiful beaches in India. India as a sub-continent has a big shoreline with great beaches to explore.
We have compiled a list of the 9 best beach destinations in India that are worth exploring. These destinations are great to visit during the winter months when the weather is extremely cold in the mountains.
Goa is on top of our list because of its many beaches, laid-back culture, and music festivals that attract thousands of tourists from all over the world. With great food and water sports activities, you can never get bored of Goa and its tranquility.
Some of the best beaches to visit are Varca Beach, Palolem Beach, Anjuna beach, Calangute beach, and Vagator beach.
Gokarna is located in the state of Karnataka. It is considered the second-best beach destination in India. It is visited by hundreds of tourists every year. Gokarna is pretty laid-back when compared to Goa. It is also quite popular due to the famous Mahabaleshwar Temple that brings in tourists from all over India.
Some of the best beaches you can visit are Om Beach, Half-Moon beach, and Paradise beach.
Lakshadweep is a collection of 36 islands and has some of the most beautiful and cleanest beaches in India. All beaches here are some of the most beautiful beaches you can experience.
Bangaram Atoll, Kavaratti, Minicoy, Kadmat Islands, and Kalpeni are the most popular beaches you can visit.
Andaman & Nicobar Islands are lesser-known islands as compared to Goa and Gokarna. However, the beaches of these islands are among the most beautiful beaches. With the white sands and clear waters with coral reefs and rich marine life, the Andaman & Nicobar Islands are perfect for a great vacation.
The best beaches that you can visit our Bageecha Beach, Wandoor Beach, Corbyn’s Cove, Radhanagar Beach, and Elephant Beach.
The city of Vizag also known as ‘Visakhapatnam’ is a port city with plenty of local resorts and attractions. For a relaxing vacation, there are many beaches you can visit here.
Some of the best beaches include Gangavaram beach, Lawson’s Bay Beach, Appikonda Beach, and Yarada Beach.
Kovalam is located in the beautiful state of Kerala. With rich culture, traditions, and festivals, the state of Kerala has plenty to offer to you as a tourist. Kovalam is one of the best beach destinations you can visit here. Along with the relaxing beach time, you can also enjoy Yoga, Ayurvedic massages, and great food.
The best beaches around Kovalam are Kovalam Beach, Varkala Beach, Hawa Beach, and Lighthouse Beach.
Puri is located in the state of Orissa situated near the Bay of Bengal. Puri is famous for its Jagannath Temple which is a place of pilgrimage for many Hindus in India. Its beaches are a relaxing destination for people looking for a laid-back vacation.
The best beaches you can visit here are Puri Beach, Golden Beach, and Beleswar Beach.
Daman & Diu is a much lesser-known destination in India. However, it has many secluded sandy beaches where you can enjoy a relaxing vacation. With panoramic views, there are several beaches in Daman & Diu worth visiting.
Some of the best beaches here are Devka Beach, Tithal Beach, Jampore Beach, Chakratirth Beach, Gomatimata Beach, and Udvada Beach
Formerly a French colony, Pondicherry is also known as ‘Puducherry’. Many of its churches and other important buildings have colonial architecture. Puducherry is a great vacation destination for tourists looking for a relaxing vacation. There are plenty of activities such as canoeing, sailing and other water sports you can enjoy at the beaches.
The best beaches you can visit are Auroville Beach, Mahe Beach, Paradise beach, and Karaikal Beach.