There’s no short list of the best beaches in India. Owing to the fact that it has one of the longest coastlines in the world, India has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The Indian coastline starts from West Bengal in the east and extends all the way to Gujarat in the west, giving travelers a range of beaches and coastal paradises to choose from for their holiday.
Goa tops the list of the most famous sea beaches in India, followed by places like Kovalam, Kochi, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata, Andaman and Gokarna. Goa is the year-round party capital of the traveler population of India and the world. With pretty beaches, quaint churches, lush greenery and waterfalls, a vibrant hippie culture, awesome coastal cuisine, and Portuguese influences and architecture, Goa is the favourite place to chill for all travelers in India from all walks of life.
Kerala has some of the best beaches in South India. Beaches like Kovalam, Cochin, Poovar, and Varkala are known for their scenic beauty and tranquility. Beaches in Kerala are the ultimate paradise for honeymooners in India and abroad. In Karnataka, the lush and undisturbed beaches of Mangalore, Devbagh, Murudeshwara, Gokarna, Malpe, Kaup, and Ullal always manage to woo travelers with their splendour. Gokarna is the most famous beach in Karnataka, and is often referred to as the uncommercialised Goa!
The breathtakingly beautiful beaches of Andaman islands are a favourite among travelers from around the world. The clean, golden sands of Radhanagar beach on Havelock island, the secluded beaches of Neil Island, the surreal beach of Wandoor are personal favourites of all lovebirds and photographers. Maharashtra too houses some of the best beaches in India for holiday. These include beauties like Juhu, Konkan, Alibag, Kihim, and Kashid.
Tamil Nadu too has some of the best beaches in India, namely the Marina beach, Mahabalipuram beach, Kanyakumari Beach, Rameshwaram beach, and those in Pondicherry. Pondicherry is a delightful place for all beach lovers owing to its unique mix of Indian and French architecture, cleanliness, and blissful beaches famed for meditation and relaxation. Other than these, Lakshadweep islands too house some of India’s most attractive beaches. So, which ones of these are you visiting first?