“I look my best when I’m totally free, on holiday, walking on the beach.”~ Rosamund Pike
As Christmas holidays and New Year is approaching, it is celebration time all over again. Time flies, doesn’t it? So, did you ever realize that you should try and make best of it? Everyone wants to travel to beach destinations in India, but no one starts planning for it.
Don’t you want to want to have a good break from work, by enjoying a few days with your family? Don’t you want to create beautiful memories for the rest of your life? Well, if you have the love for beaches and want to relax for a few days, there are many wonderful beach places in India you can visit.
19 Popular Beach Destinations in India
Beaches in Goa – Manderem Beach, Baga Beach, Anjuna Beach, Colva beach, Calangute beach.
Things to do – Baga Beach is known for its nightlife and thus, is a perfect place to go partying with your friends. Also, you might want to try the delicious seafood served here in the huts all around Goa. You can satisfy your love for water sports and other adventure activities like parasailing, scuba diving and jet skiing.
This city might be small, but the beaches here are as beautiful and serene as Goa has. People like to visit here as they are not as crowded and are lesser expensive as well.
Beaches in Gokarna – Kudle beach, Om Beach.
Things to do – You can enjoy the magnificent views while sitting on the rocks and hillocks dotting it. The gushing waves will tap your feet and you will have a relaxing time. The feel of the sandy shores will immediately make you glad that you chose this destination place. You can indulge in sports like jet-skiing and banana boat riding.
Pondicherry offers you the touch of Mother Nature which you can’t enjoy in your hustling and bustling work life. It has a paradise of beaches and offers beautiful seashore ambience and view. The ancient culture of being a French Town still preserves in this city.
Beaches in Pondicherry – The Classic Karaikal Beach, The Poise Promenade Beach, The Majestic Mahe Beach
Things to do – You can satisfy your cravings by the vast variety of delicious food offered in the food court. The warm sand, it will lighten up your senses and while you enjoy the captivating view of sunrise and sunset. If you are on a vacation with your family, your kids can roam around freely and play in the sand. This city has a rich history, which you will learn about when you roam the streets of Pondicherry.
Kovalam has been a foremost attraction of tourists ever since the 1930s. It is known as beach town because the site has three adjacent curved beaches. It is an ideal location if you want to relax in a breathtaking view.
Beaches in Kovalam – Lighthouse Beach, Samudra Beach.
Things to do – It has a pleasant weather and the places aren’t crowded. You can take long walks along the stretch and watch the acoustic waves hit the rocks. It is surrounded by coconut trees and would be perfect if you want to a visit a romantic destination with your partner.
Amid the blue ocean Bay of Bengal, this island is a perfect beach destination in India to visit with your friends and family. The beauty of the Island has attracted tourists from all around the world.
Beaches in Andaman – Radhanagar beach, Lakshmanpur Beach and Elephant Beach
Things to do – Walk on the white sands can be enthralling. You can indulge in different water sports that the beaches will offer. Beautiful memories when you visit this destination place.
Soak in the sun or go snorkelling, it’s all about how you would want to enjoy.
6. Daman and Diu
The southern coastline of India may have a beautiful number of beaches, but so does the West. Near to Gujrat, Daman and Diu are famous for its magnificent beaches. This union territory was under Portuguese occupation for more than 450 years and it still seems to boast about it.
Beaches in Daman and Diu – Devka Beach, Jampore Beach
Things to do – You can sail in a boat and click beautiful shots of the location. Devka beach might not be safest for swimming, but there is an amusement park beside it where your kids can enjoy. The park even has a food court and kid’s corner. You can go swimming at Jampore Beach.
There are charming resort towns where you would like to spend your day.
Adventure sports like parasailing and surfing are also offered.
Earlier known as Orissa, It has attracted tourists because of the amazing long stretches of golden sands. It is one of the most captivating beach destinations of India and has enthralled the visitors since years. The lifestyle here has also caught the attention of tourists from different parts of the world.
Beaches in Odisha – Aryapalli Beach, Balaramgadi Beach and Baliharchandi Beach are one of the most visited beach destinations in India.
Things To do – Amid the cool winds and deep blue waters, you can swim and sunbathe as much you want. Take long walks by the beach as the cold sand touching your feet, would calm your nerves. Observe the natural beauty that prevails in Odisha and gets in touch with the spirituality of people living here, by visiting the temples near the beach.
Kochi, also known as Cochin is port city of Kerala. It is referred as “Queen of The Arabian Sea” and one of the best locations to visit in South India. In the 16th century, it was only a fishing village. But now, it has beautiful beaches and resorts which are the major attraction for tourists.
Beaches in Kochi – Cherai beach, Mararikulam beach
Things to do – Get massages and spa in the resorts and indulge in a variety of delicacies served in different restaurants. You can find amazing villas to stay in while you are here.
It is a beautiful site situated in Karnataka and there are about five beautiful beaches in Karwar. Goa airport is also very near to this beach destination. When you visit this place from October to May, you would enjoy it the most. Devbagh beach is the most popular beach here and was even praised by the famous poet Rabindranath Tagore.
Beach in Karwar – Devbagh beach.
Things to do – You must participate in snorkelling and diving when you are here.
It also offers a variety of spicy seafood which you will enjoy the most.
You can visit temples like Naganatha Temple and various falls like Magod falls and Lalguli falls
The collection of different islands, came together to be known as Lakshadweep. You must have heard about is one of the favourite beach places in India. Surrounded by the Arabian Sea, this destination offers so many beautiful sites for beach lovers to spend their vacations.
Beaches in Lakshadweep – Kavaratti beach, Minicoy Beach
Things to do – If you always wanted to learn fishing, this is the place which offers you the chance to try it. You can go for swimming, scuba diving, knee boat ride and many other water sports that are not offered by all beach destinations in India.
It is spread on the east coast by the deep blue waters of Bay of Bengal. Some beaches offer a peaceful environment, so you can enjoy the sunrise while holding a warm cup of coffee, and other beaches offer a hip night-life where you can party with your friends.
Beaches in Vizag – RK beach, YMCA beach.
Things to do – It is the best place for windsurfing and water skiing. You can participate in other water sports as well.
Chennai is known for its culture and unique lifestyle. Not only beaches but Chennai also has a number of places you can visit. The beaches here are quite charming and naturally beautiful, which is why it is one of the preferred locations for people when they want to spend their beach holidays in India. It shares the boundary with the Bay of Bengal.
Beaches in Chennai – Marina Beach, Elliott beach and Covelong Beach.
Things to do – Youth gathers in the night on Marina beach and thus, you can enjoy a wonderful nightlife experience by the beach. Indulge in sunbathing and sea bathing as much as you like.
The city where people come to fulfil their dreams is also endowed a number of beaches to spend your beach holidays. You can watch the glorious sunset and sunrise. Being a hip city of course there are different coffee houses and famous restaurants all around.
Beaches in Mumbai – Chowpatty Beach and Juhu Beach are well-known by people all around the world.
Things to do – You can go shopping at different stores near the beach. Go for long jogs along the vast stretch.
It is a historical town of Tamilnadu and has been attracting tourists for a long time. Its beaches serve to be the best beach destinations in India and are the main reason for the arrival of tourists from across the world. The coastline is about 20km long and the beaches are suitable for people looking for a relaxing break.
Beach in Mahabalipuram – Mahabalipuram beach
Things to do – Visit the historical monuments near the beach and cherish the human craftsmanship. When you want to explore the city, you can also visit Crocodile farm or the Snake Venom Extracting Center.
It might be a bustling city, but it touches the Bay of Bengal, hence, offering people an opportunity to relax on the beaches. Everyone who wants to catch a break for a weekend loves to soak the sun by the sea.
Beaches in Kolkata – Digha beach, Madarmoni beach.
Things to do – Few beaches offer the opportunity to go Banana boat riding and jet skiing.
You can also drive around the beach on an ATV.
Being an island, seashores are there on every corner in Rameshwaram. Although, the beaches might not be so sandy and there are fewer pebbles. It would all be a smooth walk on the beach. Many pilgrims would be seen performing holy rituals as the place has a historical significance.
Beaches in Rameshwaram – Agni Teertham, Dhanushkodi
Things to do – You can spend your time with family playing in the high tide sea. Although, it wouldn’t be suitable if you don’t know swimming.
This city in Kerala offers a nice and serene line of beaches. They aren’t as crowded as beaches in famous cities. With a vast stretch of coconut trees, you will have an amazing time exploring the beaches of Kannar.
Beaches in Kannur – Baby beach, Payyambalam beach
Things to do – Deserted locations offer a nice place for people who don’t like to be in the crowd. Boat rides and the gorgeous scenic beauty will enable you to have a rejuvenating experience.
Alleppey has the beach named Alleppey beach and it is situated in Kerala and is the most well-known beach in the state. It has an intrinsic natural beauty which makes it quite unique. The dense palm groves in the area, along with a very ancient lighthouse make it one of the most admired locations.
Things to do – It is best for relaxing with your family or for a picnic with your kids.
Karnataka has a beautiful coastline as well. The cities are progressing, and the beaches are still well-maintained. If you are going there even on office trips, you can find a weekend to enjoy the lovely beach destinations there.
Beaches in Mangalore – Someshwara Beach, Ullal Beach
Things to do – You should avoid swimming in Someshwara beach because of violent waves, but you can sit on the shore and relax while waves gush over your sore feet. You can enjoy the perfect coastal experience when you are here. Visit Jain temples near the beach.
Shareeful Madani is the famous Dargah in Mangalore. In short, if you don’t want to go back home after visiting these beautiful beaches, you can live the rest o your life in Dargah. No? I bet a little part of you wants it, eh?
You don’t have to fret about taking out ten days to go on a long vacation outside of India when you can easily take out four days and enjoy the cool wind and blue waters here itself. Pick any of these places and make the advance bookings at hotels. Create memories to relish on. Have a wonderful vacation!