Guest post by Rohit Agarwal.Ambling down the shores, owning the bounty of nature is something every living being is entitled to. The sound of waves and the gust of winds caressing your hair is the best feeling of all. India, by the grace of Almighty, is endowed with many beaches. I believe therapy is very important and what place is better than a beach! Beaches are those locations where people from all walks of life can enjoy, be it rich, poor, old or young. So let’s set out on an imaginary journey to discover the most spectacular beach destinations in India.
1Dona Paula Beach, Goa
Situated in a state predominantly known for its beaches, it is a tasking job to be the best. In my personal opinion this is by far the best one I have visited. I remember taking a ferry to go around the beach. I was on the deck with my parents in the calm and serene waters. But there is also something for party animals, there is foot tapping music playing inside, you have people dancing and singing. Little shacks with delicious recipes on their menu entice tourists.
On the shore you find people relaxing, not bothering about the everyday routine of life. It is the best place to escape reality, which is essential at times!
2 Kudle Beach, Gokarna
Photos by Gokarna Tourism
This place is situated some hundred kilometers away from Goa, in Karnataka. It has inherited the Goan culture. However, the costs are affordable in comparison to Goa. There are various resorts where one can stay. This beach in Gokarna is filled with people bustling around. It is the best place to spend time with friends. Even here we have shacks and cafes. It is surrounded by intense vegetation. There is greenery all around, so we get the best of both worlds.
3Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam
Photos by Kerala Tourism
Kovalam in situated in “God’s own country”, the state of Kerala. As the name suggests the beach is known for its lighthouse. You find fishermen in the evening fishing in the deep seas. Collecting shells is every child’s hobby; this is quite evident at this place. You also have restaurants that offer rich Malabar cuisine.
Kerala is known to have the maximum literacy rate, so worrying is not on the list when you are here and if you do not know the language.
4Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Islands, Andaman & Nicobar
Photos by Andaman & Nicobar Tourism
We often forget that the beautiful islands Andaman and Nicobar have the most exquisite beaches. These islands are also known for their scenic beauty. This beach is known to be the world’s 7th best beach. So not taking a dip in the enchanting waters is not an option.
This beach is enclosed by a number of palm trees. It has caused the Havelock Island to gain worldwide recognition and this alone is a strong reason to visit it.
The other noticeable beach in Andaman and Nicobar islands is the Elephant beach. This beach is filled with adventure, as just getting to the beach will require an approximately 2 kilometer trek. There are a number of water sports that one can indulge in; this beach is all about adventure.
5Puri Beach, Puri
Photos by Odisha Tourism
Odisha is known for the historic Konark temple but it also shelters a beach in Puri. This is named after the place it is located in, Puri, Odisha. An annual
beach festival is held here with displays of sand art. This event is co-sponsored by the Indian ministry of tourism. This ought to be an artist’s
retreat. However, anyone who appreciates art and have an eye for color and design are certain to have a rejuvenating experience.
This beach is very close to the railway station and is often a sightseeing destination to many passengers. With its breathtaking sunrise and clear waters in does not prove to disappoint anyone.
This was the list of the five most spectacular beaches in India. Although, others are not so far off in terms of scenic beauty, the above mentioned have something more to them. So what are you waiting for! The sun and the shore await!
The love for water has caused Rohit to travel throughout the Indian peninsula to discover the best beaches. You can read his story at Trans India Travels.
More Beaches in India?
Curious to read more about traveling in India and discovering beaches along the way? Have a look at our posts on the life of a beach seller, stray dogs on the beaches in India or maybe a closer look at Goa’s beautiful beaches.
Cover photo by Deepak Kumar, Unsplash