India has very rich geographical diversity and it is a home to different landscapes and the sandy coastlines are one of them. In fact, beaches of India extends almost 7,000 km long coastline, which boasts some of the finest beaches in the world. Although, beaches are one of the best creation of nature, where sun, sand, and sea come together to celebrate their love. The beaches in India receive huge footfalls all around the year. In addition, these alluring and gorgeous beaches are best as honeymoons destination in India as well as for adventures water sports. Undoubtedly, one shouldn’t miss the cuisines of a coastal area because it is one of the best foods to have in India. So, here are some popular beaches in India and plan your beach vacation in India now.
Corbyn’s Cove Beach, Andaman & Nicobar
Corbyn’s Cove beach is six kilometers away from Port Blair town. This is amongst the busiest beaches of Andaman because of pleasant blue sea water with lush green coconut palms and several water sports. Furthermore, water sports activities like Speed Boating and Jet ski are available at the Corbyn’s Cove beach. The hotels are approximately 1 Km away from the beach. In addition, one can reach there by taking an autorickshaw costing around ₹150 or rent a motorcycle.
Elephant Beach, Andaman & Nicobar
Elephant Beach is located in Havelock Island and an ideal place for relaxing spending a leisure time with food and drinks. Elephant beach is famous for its clear blue waters and sugary white sand. Although, the best time to visit Elephant Beach is between October and May. In addition, you can reach the beach from the main jetty which is approximately 20 minutes by boat from the Havelock Island dock.
Radhanagar beach, Andaman & Nicobar
Radhanagar beach is one of the most famous and well-known beaches in Asia. As a matter of fact, the Radhanagar beach crowned as “Asia’s best beach” and “7th best beach in the world” by Time Magazine in 2017. Radhanagar Beach has positioned just 7 kilometers away from Vijaynagar and 12 km from Havelock Island. The best time to visit Radhanagar beach is between October and May.
Where to stay in Andaman & Nicobar
Kokari Guest House B&B is situated a short 15-minute drive from the airport & main town centre. This place is easily accessible & well connected. It has the beautiful deluxe sea view rooms as well as the standard rooms. Furthermore, it also provides the delicious food for their guests at very reasonable cost. Also, one can also try their fishing tour where their skippers will instruct you on the basics and techniques for casting, popping, jigging, trolling etc.
Marari Beach, Kerala
Marari Beach is a beach in Alappuzha District of Kerala, 11 km from Alappuzha /Alleppey town. The name Marari is shortened from Mararikulam, a small and sleepy fisherman’s village. Some of the famous attractions around Marari beach are Mararikulam Shiva Temple, Kokkamangalam Apostle St. Thomas Pilgrim Centre, Thumpolly Beach, Thiruvizha, Arthunkal, Aroor, Poochakkal.
Cherai Beach, Kochi
Cherai Beach is located at 25 km away from Kochi. It is a splendid combination of both the backwaters and the sea. The 15 km long beach is unique as it is very clean and perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and surfing. Meanwhile, the popular attractions in and around Cherai beach are Paddy Fields, Cherai Gowreeshwara Temple, Azheekkal Sree Varaha Temple, Munamam reak Water Point, Munamam Fishing Harbour, Pallipuram Church, Pallipuram fort.
Fort Kochi Beach, Kochi
Fort Kochi Beach is located around 13kms from Ernakulam city. Actually, it is known for the Cheenavala, Chinese fishing nets which are not found anywhere else in India. Beautifully, this beach is surrounded by dense bushes and swaying palm trees and often known as the ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea’. Above all, Kochi Carnival is the very popular festival, which is celebrated every year during the New Year eve.
Where to stay in Kochi
Arakal Heritage is situated just outside Marari North Village, 16km north of Alappuzha and 70km south of Cochin International Air Port. It is nestled between the backwaters and the beach, their accommodation comprises 6 double room cottages, all air-conditioned and with solar hot water facility.
Also, it has a swimming pool that has a separate section for children also to swim safely.
Furthermore, their gardens are filled with fruit trees, herbal plants, banana plants, pineapple plants, and trees like Chicku(Sapota), Mango, Jamba, Jackfruit, Bread Fruit, Cocoa, Cashew and different types of Garcinia (Kudam puli) etc.
Baga beach, Goa
Baga beach is located in North Goa, 16 km from the state capital Panaji. Actually, it is named after the ‘Baga creek’ which flows into the Arabian Sea. Undoubtedly, it’s one of the favorite hangouts for nature enthusiasts, where one can relish the scenic beauty of a place. In fact, there are a variety of water sports activities which are offered here like banana boats, bumper boats, water scooter, Jet Ski, dolphin cruises, and parasailing etc.
Mandrem beach, Goa
The Mandrem beach is situated near the town of Mandrem in North Goa, 29km away from Panaji. Mandrem Beach is a white sand beach with clear water. One can relish the beautiful view of the sunset and spot some white-bellied fish eagles. Undoubtedly, Mandrem beach is a true paradise for those who want to experience a relaxed and peaceful time. In addition, the best time to visit Mandrem beach is during winter months from October to March.
Ashvem Beach, Goa
Ashvem/Ashwem Beach is a hidden gem with stunning scenery situated in North Goa. Ashwem beach is one of the best Goa beaches and has the clean sandy beach with less crowd. This Beach is known for its numerous restaurants and their mouth-watering seafood. In fact, the seas around Ashwem beach are perfect for swimming in. A nearby attraction is the elegant Morjai Temple, an ancient place of worship. The beach is about 30km away from the capital city of Panaji and the best time to visit this place is from October to March.
About the author
Prafull Vinayak has a thing for travel! He loves sharing exciting and interesting information about the places he wanders in. He loves laying hands on interesting facts about places he visits and passionately informs people about the same. A Computer Engineering graduate from Kurukshetra University, he loves writing codes in his free-time, checks out theatre activities nearby. A big-time movie buff that he is, he can beat almost anyone at a Bollywood quiz!