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Beaches In India | We Find Some Famous

India has always been a tempting tourist spot and will, no doubt, continue to remain one. Countless beaches of the Indian peninsula give many opportunities for the adventure lovers, people who just want to relax or for the tourists who want to explore.

“To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude” (Jeanne Moreau)

When the beach is from the list of best beaches in India, the experience of solitude is accentuated with the beauty Mother Nature has blessed our land with.

Palolem Beach, South Goa

Polalem Beach, Goa

Located in South Goa, the crescent-shaped Palolem beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Goa. Tourists can enjoy swimming at this serene beach. Comparatively less-crowded beach, it is the site of Silent-noise party (headphone party) that attracts crowds from all around the globe. This charming beach is bound by thick coconut palms on one side and azure sea waters on the other.

Beach huts, boats and fish nets cover most of the part of the Palolem beach. It is one of the best beaches for those who are looking for some seclusion and silence, away from touristy hustle-bustle of north Goa beaches. Tourists can enjoy boat riding, dolphin spotting, and fishing. You can also plan a visit to the Cotigao wildlife sanctuary.

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Cavelossim Beach, South Goa

Calevossim Beach, Goa

Enveloped by an assortment of flora such as paddy fields, casuarinas vegetation and palm trees, Cavelossim Beach is sandwiched between the Arabian Sea and Sal River. Some of the popular activities here are shopping, sun bathing, sunset cruise and dolphin viewing trips. You can get your hands on some wonderful crafts from India and other interesting gift items that you can carry as souvenirs.

A wonderful contrast of black rocks and white sands, Cavelossim Beach offers an access to luxury hotels and beach resorts, which are located nearby. This place is perfect for peace-seekers nature-lovers.

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Mandrem Beach, North Goa

Mandrem Beach Goa

Positioned in North Goa, Mandrem beach is a serene beach, which is known to be one of the best beaches in India. A slight exception to the other crowded beaches of northern Goa, this beach is a less-crowded one, and thus is highly preferred by newly-wedded couples. It is an ideal beach if you are searching for a peaceful and laid-back day, indulged in activities such as leisure walk, a relaxing massages, and Yoga and meditation.

A quiet hideaway, unlike the other busy Goa beaches, Mandrem feels like it is your private beach as the people or tourists around you are very less. Surfing and swimming can be done here. The natural scenery is another charmer. Admire the lovely sunset views.

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Calangute beach, North Goa

Calangute Beach Goa

Addressed as the ‘Queen of the beaches’, Calangute beach is the largest beach in the northern region of Goa state. If you wish to see all Goa action, be it night parties, thousands of tourists, various adventure activities and more, it is at this beach. The beach is dotted with several beach shacks, playing loud music, owning sunbeds with umbrellas and serving sumptuous delicacies along with a long list of beverages on the menu.

Holiday makers and honeymooners, alike in huge numbers, flock at Calangute beach to indulge in several water sports activities such as banana ride, skiing, water scooter ride, surfing as well as parasailing. You can also enjoy dolphin viewing clubbed with sightseeing, through a speed boat ride. Once you spend the day enjoying at the beach, in the evening you will be welcomed by thrilling night parties at the shacks

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Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island

Radhanagar Beach Havelock

Located 12 km away from the Havelock’s ferry pier, Radhanagar beach surely is one of the best beaches in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Clean white sand, azure waters and the peace spread everywhere, allure travelers from all around. Time’s Magazine in 2007, rated Radhanagar Beach as Asia’s best and 7th in the world.

Boasting a wide of flora and fauna, Radha nagar beach offers water activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming and kayaking. Do not miss elephant rides and sunset viewing.

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Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam

Lighthouse Beach Kovalam

One of the three beaches that form the crescent-shaped Kovalam beach, the Lighthouse beach (along with Samudra beach and Hawa beach) enjoys an equal popularity as the Baga beach of Goa. Named after the 30 m high light house on the beach towards its eastern end, this beach with silver-sand and lush palm trees sees all the touristy action. A visit to this lighthouse is a must.

If you like water sports, you can partake in beach sports like swimming, surfing, parasailing and paragliding. The beach is equally popular amid family vacationers and honeymooning couple. Let the cool sea breeze brush past your face when you are indulged in your favorite activities.

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Marari Beach, Mararikulam (Alleppey)

Marari Beach Kerala

Quite close to the very popular Alleppey, Mararai beach belongs to the sleepy fishermen’s crowd of Mararikulam. Known for its breathtaking environment and matchless cleanliness, this beach is a serene beach that is perfect for seclusion-seekers and newly-wedded couples. This is a perfect beach to get a sneak-peak into the typical Kerala village life.

Marari beach is dotted with several resorts and villas, offering a pleasant stay world-class amenities. The beach is also the gateway to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Soak-in the serenity spread all around.

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Rameswaram Beach, Tamil Nadu

Rameswaram Beach Tamil Nadu

Located on the tip of the Indian Peninsula, Rameshwaram beach is known for its religious significance and is said to the site where Lord Rama had installed a Shivalinga to worship Lord Shiva. A quiet beach with shallow sea waters, this beach allured tourist for sunbathing and swimming.

The beach is also known for exotic marine life that includes sea cow, starfish, life-algae and sea cucumber. Bird watching is another popular activity at Rameshwaram beach. Ramanathaswamy Temple, Agnitheertham, Gandamadana Parvatham, Dhanushkodi, and Erwadi are some of the nearby attractions

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Juhu Beach, Mumbai

Juhu Beach Mumbai

One of the most popular tourist attractions in Mumbai, Juhu beach equally attracts both locals as well as tourists in huge numbers. The site of several Bollywood movie shooting, this beach shares its border with a posh locality of the city where a number of Bollywood stars reside. If you wish to see all the action of the city, it is at this beach. This energetic beach is an ideal venue to enjoy sunset views.

Do not miss relishing street food of Mumbai such as bhel puri, pao bhaji and panipuri from the food stalls and eateries near the Juhu beach. If you visit the beach in morning hours, you can people indulged in cycling, jogging and yoga sessions. You can also enjoy horse riding here.

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Paradise Beach, Pondicherry

Paradise Beach Pondicherry

Placed at a distance of just 8 km from the main town, Paradise beach is one of the most beautiful beaches of Pondicherry. A serene and isolated beach, it is a much cleaner beach where you can enjoy a peaceful day, while also enjoying the presence of dolphins. Swimming is allowed but only near the shore.

Paradise beach is dotted with several shacks and restaurants that serve lip-smacking dishes along with a huge number of beverages. The beach is accessible only from the Chunnambar Resort through boats. The last boat leaves at 6:30 in the evening.

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Vizag

Vizag Beach

Despite being a busy coastal city with Indian Navy headquarters and India’s busy harbour, Vizag or Visakhapatnam has plenty to offer a tourist for relaxation like beautiful beaches, lakes, gardens and museums. The Ram Krishna Beach is ideal for spending evenings where one can stroll down the beach or along pedestrian tracks that lead to beautiful parks and open air restaurants. Book a cottage at the beautiful Rishikonda beach for a comfortable stay right at the beach. Also visit Kailasagiri, a well-maintained hilltop that offers a panoramic view of the sea.

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Marina Beach, Chennai

Marina Beach Chennai

Famed for being the second largest beach in the world, Marine beach of Chennai attracts thousands of tourists on a daily basis. The sea waters here are splashy and thus, swimming and bathing is not recommended. Enjoy long walks on the sea shore, just relax or savor crispy murukku and sunal available at the food stalls.

Lying along the Bay of Bengal, Marina beach is known for being an extremely beautiful one. Do not miss sunset and sunrise views here. Near the beach, there are various historical monuments that are must-visit. Hawkers selling food items and other knick-knacks can be seen here

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Kanyakumari Beach, Tamil Nadu

Kanyakumari Beach

A beautiful and serene stretch of multi-colored sand, Kanyakumari beach is extremely popular for offering memorable sunset and sunrise views. Positioned on the tip southernmost tip of Indian peninsula, it is bounded by sea waters on 3 sides and is equally important as Rameshwaram for its religious importance.

Kanyakumari is also known as Triveni, it is the confluence of Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal with rough waves. The beach boasts of abundant scenic beauty and tranquility. Thiruvalluvar statue and the massive Vivekananda Rock are a real treat for the eyes of the visitors.

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How many of these have you been to? Did we miss out any beach that you think we should include here? Share your list and experiences with us in the comment section below.

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