If you are a beach bum, then you should make it a point to visit the mighty India to explore its wide array of scenic beaches. Beach is the best place for the newly-wed couple for their honeymoon, and also is a popular vacation destination for the family crowd. When it comes to spending the holiday at a beach, India is globally renowned with the global tourists. The beaches of India comprise of the awe-inspiring luxury and budget-friendly accommodations. No, if you think that only Goa harbors the best beach of the country, then you should consider reading this article which will give you the needed knowledge for the broadening of your idea.
The beaches of India are vast in numbers, and it will surprise you to know that many of these beaches are still yet to be discovered. These pristine beaches of India are filled with the fun as well as the frolic of the exciting ambiance of people, color and water sports. The beach sports like volleyball are also found to be played by the locals as well as the tourists. It is known to all that the Kovalam beach in Kerala and the Palolem Beach of Goa are enlisted among the top exquisite beaches of the world, but India is neighbored by three vast water bodies, viz., the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal. Below is the list of the top beaches of the Indian subcontinent which will help you to pack your bags for your next beach trip in India:
Top Beaches Of India
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The Varkala Beach
The Varkala Beach is popular for its serene and picturesque beauty. It lies in Kerala, God’s country. It is also a peaceful beach and is different from the other beaches of Kerala. The beach is not only a famous tourist spot, but it is also the home of the Janardana Swami Temple, which is no less than nine hundred years old. This beach is the only one in India where the tourists can find the sea cliffs. Varkala is less populated, so, it is lesser polluted too. It falls under the list of India’s cleanest beaches. The coconut trees found in a lining array create an extremely amazing view of the surrounding. It ranks first among the list of the top beaches of India.
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The Palolem Beach
As mentioned earlier, the Palolem beach is counted among the world’s exquisite beaches. It is popular with those tourists who love going for adventure sports in their vacations on the beaches. It is considered to the perfect place to enjoy the sun, the sea, and the surf. You can very well enjoy fishing, ferry and also cruising at every time of the year on this beach. The Baga Beach experiences tourist rush from every corner of the world throughout the year. It ranks second in the list of the top beaches of India.
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The Baga Beach
Baga Beach is a famous tourist attraction of North Goa. Vacationers who love the thrill of water sports like wind surfing, parasailing, fishing, scuba diving, motor boat rides, water skiing, etc. will love to spend their holiday time at this beach. One can also get hold of other water sports activities like the dinghy sailing, speed boating, water scooting and also snorkeling. Baga Beach is the capital of exciting water sports beach tourism in India. It ranks third.
The Marina Beach
The Marina beach is the longest beach of India. It is located in Chennai, the capital of the state, Tamil Nadu. This beach is extremely popular with the family crowd. It ranks fourth.
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The Kovalam Beach
The Kovalam beach is densely commercialized. It is needless to say that you will be able to find lots of shopkeepers and hawkers selling many exquisite artifacts like statues, jewelry, clothes, bags, shoes, etc. on the shores itself. The beach is located on the outskirts of Trivandrum, the capital city of Kerala. Throughout the year, a large number of people visit this mighty beach from the entire corner of the globe, to spend their valuable holidays in luxury, comfort, and fun. The beach is ambient for enjoying the sightseeing and other exciting beach activities. Kovalam is considered to be one of the most important destinations of the Indian beaches. For the luxury of the tourists, the shore of the beach is lined with luxury and plush hotels and many beach resorts as well as other affordable options for lodging. It ranks fifth.
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The Agatti Islands
The Agatti islands are comprised of the thirty-six pristine coral beaches which very few people know of. So, it is obvious that the beaches of these islands are not that much traversed. The beaches are situated 450 kilometers away from the Kerala. Out of the thirty-six beaches, only ten are inhabited. The islands are the part of Maldivian Archipelago. The islands are the part of Lakshwadeep, the smallest union territory of India which is famous for harboring the prettiest coastal cities of the country. The beaches are lined with coconut trees, mesmerizing fauna, crystal clear water bodies, and lagoons. One can enjoy the secluded, peaceful feeling to have an exotic experience. It ranks sixth.
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The Benaulim Beach
Yes if you are surprised after reading the subheading, then there is no point because the Benaulim Beach in Goa is lonely which only a handful of people know of. You can chill, surf, and douse yourself under the white sand and golden sun at this place. The Benaulim beach will give you a secluded yet peaceful experience which you want from your holiday or vacation. The very name Benaulim was coined by the Portuguese invaders of the state of Goa. It lies to the south of the Kolava Beach. It ranks seventh.
The other popular beaches are Mandarmani, Digha, Bakkhali, Puri, Vizag, The Andaman and Nicobar islands, Marari, Alleppey, Fort Kochi, Juhu, etc. It ranks eighth.
How to plan for the vacation
As a tourist, you can easily access and take help of the internet to know about the details of booking for these tourist attractions of India. There are hundreds of online websites as well as the official tourism website of the states of India which can provide you with the best affordable packages for your holidays on their pristine beaches.
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