Sprawling over an area of about 3,287,263 square kilometer, India is bounded by the Arabian Sea in the south-west, Indian Ocean on the south, and the Bay of Bengal on the South-east. Having a coastline of 7,517 km, this beautiful country is blessed with amazing beaches, coasts and ports which support the tourism and various industrial purposes of India. However, wish such vast coastline; India is known to be a homeland for some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. In the following write-up, we have listed some of the top beach destinations in India.
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Top Beach Destinations of India
Goa- When it comes to beach, the first name come to our minds is Goa. Goa is a synonym of fun-filled land and often quoted as the land for sun, sand and serenity. This destination boasts of a large number of beaches including some rocky, some relaxing, some sandy, or some which provides tranquility of natural beauty. Goa is known to be a fun destination for its beaches that offers best base for some popular water sports such as jet skiing, surfing, parasailing, banana boat ride. Aguada beach (north Goa), Vagator Beach (North Goa), Varca Beach (south Goa), Palolem Beach and Calangute / Baga Beaches are some of the popular beaches of Goa.
Andaman & Nicobar Islands– Andaman & Nicobar Islands is a beautiful archipelago of India where one can find some of the finest as well as spectacular beaches in the world. Beaches of Jolly Buoy island provide stupendous views of the marine life. Besides, the Vijaynagar beach, Corbyn’s Cove, Radhanagar beach, and Harminder bay beach are a some of the other beaches that will make your tour even more memorable.
Pondicherry- With its vast coastline and spectacular beaches, Pondicherry surely is a paradise for beach and sea lovers. This small yet beautiful coastal city has some of the most stunning beaches which not only offer vast scenic beauty but also provide best opportunities for swimming and sunbathing. Amongst all, its Karaikal beach is known fpr view of the confluence Arasalar River and the sea, while Mahe Beach is famous for water sports and boat rides.
Kovalam (Kerala)- Best known for its beautiful resorts, Kovalam (in Kerala) has a total of three spectacular beaches namely, Kovalam Beach, Light house beach and Eve’s beach. These beaches are primarily famous for their natural beauty and charming surroundings which will make your stay even more peaceful and calming.
Chennai- Chennai is world-famous for being the homeland of the second longest beach in the world- Marina Beach. This beautiful beach is not only famous for its longest coastline but also for its sparkling clear blue sea water hitting the golden sand. Apart from that, Chennai has many other famous beaches of South India namely, Covelong beach, which is best known for its adventure opportunities and the Elliot Beach (also known as the night beach).
Apart from these, Tarkarli, Lakshadweep Islands (Agatti, Androt, Kavaratti, Minicoy and Kalpeni) and Visakhapatnam are some of the other popular beach destinations of India. If you have a plan to visit any of these destinations, you can check-out wide range of flights for their nearest airports. Click on EaseMyTrip domestic flight page to choose the most appropriate flight for you.