Thanks to the oceans for surrounding our country from most sides, we are blessed to have some of the most gorgeous beaches. The beaches of our country have the most pleasant views that let you sit idle for hours in solitude or get groovy in the beach parties. The west coast of India have the most beautiful beaches and if you haven’t been there and you call yourself a beach bum, you are doing it wrong. Have a look at the top 10 beaches of India below to plan your next beach vacation. Also, when we say beaches or beach holiday, Goa is the place that pops in our head. But, these beaches prove you need not go to Goa for having a beach vacation. Try out these beaches now.
Varkala Beach, Kerala: The Varkala beach is a peaceful piece of nature in form of a beach just 45 minutes from Trivandrum. The beach has the setting of the paved stretch of cliff that seems endless. The beach is also lined with shacks on one side giving some sort of Goan vibes and overlooks the view of the Arabian Sea from the other side. Varkala is the most popular and scenic beach of Kerala that is great for a solitude holiday or even for a friend’s get together. Yoga and Ayurvedic spas are quite popular at this beach.
Palolem Beach, Goa: Goa is all about beaches and selecting the top beaches from Goa could be a task. But, Palolem Beach makes it easy for us because it is the most picturesque beach of the state. It is in South Goa having the thick forests of the palm trees from all sides. This is the most popular beach of the area so it sees a lot visitors yet it remains solitude in off seasons to enjoy some serenity. The shacks are perfectly lined in this beach that makes chilling more fun. One could easily sit here for hours and spend the day like that.
Tarkarli Beach, Maharashtra: Maharashtra is a state that is too blessed with some scenic beaches for a mini beach vacation. Tarkarli beach tops the list of being the best beaches of Maharashtra. This beach has the sight of the coral reefs from the mainland just like in the beaches of Andamans. The sight around the beach is really lively with locals riding their bicycles just around. For the small vacations like weekend getaways, this one is a delight to be at under a budget. If you can’t visit Andamans, do visit Tarkarli beach for the same feeling of the place with a similar vicinity.
Baga Beach, Goa: The king of all beaches of Goa has to be the Baga beach. This is the party beach where the party literally never stops. The beach has the best shacks of Goa like Brittos, St. Anthony’s serving the best food of all cuisines. For sure, this beach is never going to give peaceful vibes because it is a commercial beach filled with fun and adventure. Travellers love this beach and this is the priority beach of every first timer in Goa. The Indian mainstream music is the heart of this beach. A lot of water sports are also done in this beach.
Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Islands: For those who want to head out to a beach vacation with peaceful vibes and serenity then head out to Andamans. Havelock islands is the most gorgeous island of the country that is blessed with the most scenic beaches. Radhanagar Beach is sprinkled all along the Bay of Bengal. The beauty of this beach lies in the fine white sand, the stillness in the water, and the calmness in the air. Radhanagar Beach is the one that gives solitude vibes throughout. People will not bother you here because there are never a lot of them. The place lets you stay involved with yourself and your thoughts.
Pondicherry Beach: A beach town that is known for the colourful house lanes and the culture of the south, is none other than Pondicherry. This Union territory is a pervasive French heritage that gives you a delight of the French land. There are so many beaches in the town like Auroville and Paradise that are great for swimming and relaxing. Sun bathing at these beaches is such a good idea to spend a relaxing holiday. There are some beaches of Pondicherry that are also good for some decent water sports. Pondicherry is a beautiful territory with some of the most stunning beaches. Do plan a vacation there.
Candolim Beach, Goa: One of the most finest Goan beach is the Candolim beach in Panaji. Parasailing is an amazing experience of this beach because of less crowd, amazing picturesque backdrop, and the calmness in the air. Other water adventure sports to try here are water skiing that is not to be missed at any cost. The setting of this beach with the hills, clear water, and the greenery makes it great for the solo travellers too to just sit at the setting and enjoy the beautiful vibe of the Goan beach. The shacks here are of vintage touch with awesome food.
Anjuna Beach, Goa: Goa is a place to witness the utmost hippie culture and one place that we would recommend you to visit for exploring this side of Goa has to be the Anjuna beach. The hippie party of the city is the most lively at the Anjuna beach. The most famous shacks like the Curlies and the most famous pubs like the Shiva valley are here. Anjuna beach can easily be renamed as the hippie party beach that happens at these pubs and shacks. Anjuna is altogether is a different beach having a different vibe so do not miss out on this when in Goa.
Rishikonda Beach, Andhra Pradesh: For all the passionate beach lovers out there, Rishikonda beach is the one to spend some of your days at. If you are seeking a relaxed laid back holiday at the beach where you would want to see the sun set in a dreamy ambiance then Rishikonda beach is the prefect one for you. The major highlights of the beach are adventurous water sports like wind surfing and skiing. Your adventure lover heart can satisfy its lust here. The hills surround the beach from the opposite side making for a picture perfect backdrop. Even honeymooners prefer visiting this beach for a rejuvenating holiday.
Gokarna Beach, Karnataka: Finally, one of the most satisfying beaches of India is the Gokarna beach of Karnataka. If you feel that Goa is over crowded and expensive then Gokarna is the best alternative for you. This beach has all the options to enjoy like trekking, adventure sports, camping, sunbathing, swimming, and also relaxing just doing nothing. Gokarna is a holy town that attracts hippie travellers, laid back vacationers, and even the pilgrims. It is a great alternative of Goa even in terms of budget. You could have a relaxed or an adventurous weekend getaway under a really small budget.
These were some of the most heavenly gorgeous beaches of India. If you are a beach person you would love spending your days at these beaches of the country. We would advice you to explore all of these in your different holidays because each one of these is one of a kind. They would give you a different experience making your holidays a lot more fun.