Islands have always amazed me. Their exotic and unique locations, sandy beaches, stunning sunsets, the beautiful coastlines and what not. Everything is just so mesmerizing. Here is a list of some of some of the best islands in India which you should not miss:
The Top Islands In India
1. Chorao, Goa
Situated at around 5 km from Panaji, Goa, Chorao is one of the Goa’s biggest island. The island is located on the Mandovi river. The set of thick mangroves which covers major part of the island makes the place enchanting and relaxing. Chorao island was found by Portuguese and was used as relaxing purpose.
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2. Cochin Island, Kerala
Cochin is undoubtedly one of the best and most visited tourist location in Kerala, India. The landmarks in this place, the backwaters, and rich legacy of this delightful place should never be missed. Another interesting place to visit here is the Bolgatty resort which is just few km away from Marine Drive and is also known as the paradise for honeymooners.
3. Diu Island, Gujarat
Having a touch of Portuguese culture in it, the Diu island is one of the most serene and calm island situated in Gujarat, India. The wonderful beaches, the stunning setting of nature, its unique architectural beauty and stillness will make you visit this place again and again. Another interesting of Diu island is its tropical food with the touch of the influence Gujarati food. The island is popular Diu fort, bird watch tower, seashell museum, caves of Nayda and of course for its bright and sunny beaches and mind blowing sunsets.
4. Majuli Islands, Assam
One of the largest river island in world is situated on the blanks of Brahmaputra river in the Assam state of India. Apart from all the other islands in India, Majuli Island is an exceptionally beautiful and unique island in India. Apart from its stunning beauty, the place is too popular amongst the photographers and tourists for its unbelievably beautiful sunsets and sunrises. One can also see some rare species of migratory bird on the shores of island.
Read more about Majuli island here: http://indiavivid.com/majuli-worlds-largest-river-island/
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Spread over an area of around 32 sq km along with the lagoon of 4200 sq km Arabian sea, Lakshadweep, a set of 36 islands has amazed tourists with its stunning beauty. Its cottony white sand beaches, the turquoise blue water and profusely rich coral reef amazes tourists a lot and the place is a visual treat for the visitors.
6. Nicobar Island
As per the records, Nicobar is one of the biggest iislandsIndia has. The crystal clear water and its amazingly rich flora and fauna will make you fall in love with this place. The place is an ideal spot to take a summer vacation with your family and friends, take a dip in its crystal clear water and let go of all of your worries.
7. Andaman Island
Andaman is undoubtedly every beach lovers paradise. The glittering beaches, perfectly lined mangroves along the beach, the stunning coral reefs and evergreen rain jungles is like a heaven for visitors. The place is visited by thousands of tourists every year from all over the world.
8. St. Mary’s Island, Karnataka
Situated on the shore of Malpe, Udupi this set of four little islands is known for its unique and spectacular geological quality made up of basaltic rock. These rocks which have formed an unusual hexagonal shape has now been listed as India’s one of the 26 Geological Monuments. The place somewhat resembles to Ireland’s famous Giant’s Causeway. The uneven and rocky beach and hazel blue water of the island will definitely make you fall in love with this place. Of all the beautiful characteristics and scenic wonders, the place is still not so popular amongst the tourists.
9. Munroe Islands, Kerala
Kerala, known as God’s very own country has one more jewel and that is Munroe. Formed with a set of 8 small-small islands, this non-commercial island is situated in Kollam at the meeting point of Kallada River and Ashtamudi Lake. The place is a paradise for wild life photographers and bird watcher because the place is visited by variety of migratory birds every year. Once you are here, go for narrow canal tour and waterways, visit local coconut farms, stunning lagoons and nearby tiny islands.
10. Islands of Cauvery River, Karnataka
Unlike other several islands which are located on remote locations, islands of cauvery river are situated on the national highway that connects 2 major cities of India, viz. Mysore and Bangalore. Cauvery river in Karnataka has formed three stunning islands namely Shivanasamudram, Nisargadhama and Srirangapatnam. The islands are easily accessible for tourists and hence are visited frequently.
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11. Elephanta Island, Mumbai
Located in the Mumbai harbour, Elephanta island is one of the important tourist place in Mumbai which can be visited as a one-day trip. The place is widely known for the famous Elephanta caves which have been engraved from the rocks.
12. , Tamil Nadu
Rameshwaram or Pamban Island is known for its spirituality as well as its scenic location. The place occupied by white sand and is located in between Sri Lanka and Peninsular, India in the Gulf of Mannar. Many people visit it as a pilgrimage centre to get blessings while several tourists from all over the world also visit this place to know the interesting history behind this beautiful location. The island and rest of the places of India are connected to each other by unique and stunning Pamban bridge.
13. Kavvyayi, Kerala
A home to a big port for the period of British Era, Kavvyayi Island is widely known for its historic importance. Kavvyayi Kayal is a tiny island in one of the biggest backwater of Northern Kerala. The place is still a biggest ecosystem of North Kerala and is widely popular amongst the tourists, nationally as well as internationally.
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