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Top 8 spectacular beaches in India for a dream vacation

Top 8 spectacular beaches in India for a dream vacation

By Aquib Nawab

15 Jun, 2024

Possessing a coastline of over 7500 kilometers, India boasts some of the most stunning and scenic beaches in the world. Whether you are looking for the palm-fringed shores of Goa or the unspoilt paradise of the Andaman Islands, India’s beaches offer an incredible range of natural beauty, azure waters, sandy stretches, swaying coconut trees, and a tropical feeling that is hard to beat.

India’s coasts provide something for just about everyone, whether they want to relax on golden beaches basking under the sun, take long walks along these sandy strips, enjoy water sports, or just listen to the waves.

For your dream holiday, here are ten spectacular Indian beach locations:

1. Radhanagar beach, Andaman islands

It is located on Havelock Island in the Andaman archipelago. The soft white sands and turquoise blue waters make this pristine beach look like a postcard.

The virginity of this beach can be seen in the lush tropical vegetation at its backside. It has swimming areas as well as areas where one can walk into the sea. Snorkeling here may also bring you many varieties of fish.

2. Agonda beach, Goa

Agonda is a quiet and clean beach that is not overcrowded like many other beaches in Goa. With swaying palms, turquoise water, and crystal-clear sands, Agonda has got an old-world charm that attracts tourists to date.

The long beach, surrounded by hills on both sides, gives a feeling of seclusion from anyone else around it. You could have your own private space to relax, sunbathe for hours together, go for long walks, take a swim in cool sea water, or try out some yoga or meditation with the backdrop of a symphony of splashing waves.

3. Om beach, Gokarna

Om Beach in Gokarna town assumes spiritual proportions due to its distinct shape, which represents Om. Two semi-crescent-shaped stretches of sand join together to make the shape of Om.

Green hills in the Western Ghats, forming an impregnable background, provide a secluded spot for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers. You can stretch on the sand, trek along the beach, surf, or boat here. Or you could find a quiet corner and immerse yourself in a good book to the sound of waves lapping against the shore.

4. Palolem beach, South Goa

Palolem is one of those scenic beaches in Goa that is also known for its elegant coconut palms and golden sands. The natural beauty coupled with seafood shacks makes Palolem one of the most visited beaches in Goa.

Palolem is perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and adventurous activities like kayaking and dolphin watching. During the night,, there are candlelight dinners, beach parties, and shopping stalls to enjoy. You may stay right at the beach in order to experience it day and night without traveling from your room.

5. Varkala beach, Kerala

Varkala Beach has an astonishing panorama, with a striking red soil ridge on one side and the shining Arabian Sea on the other. The beach is in Thiruvananthapuram district in Kerala, India, and is lined with coconut palms, shacks, and open restaurants.

It also offers natural springs for soaking, yoga sessions, and Ayurvedic massages, while surfers can have some fun here too. The place is ideal for winding up your day and watching a magnificent sunset from any of these cliffs.

6. Bangaram beach, Lakshadweep islands

Bangaram Island Beach is another piece of heaven, belonging to the Lakshadweep archipelago that lies off Kerala’s coast. An island beach with white sandy beaches, clear blue waters teeming with marine life, and palm trees swaying eternally looks like paradise on earth.

Furthermore, it is very peaceful, with a clean environment where you can swim or snorkel peacefully along its shores or take your loved one for a romantic walk overnight. Additionally, there are tented beach cottages that allow you to stay close to nature all through your vacation period.

7. Mandrem beach, North Goa

Mandrem Beach has become a popular destination among tourists who want to avoid the crowded party beaches typical of Northern Goa but at the same time not miss out on their spiritual rejuvenation as well as sunbathing on washed sand beaches. The line-up of coconut palms makes Mandrem look untarnished while being perfect for sunrise and sunset strolls along peaceful walks.

Surfing lessons can be taken; in addition, swimming or dolphin spotting may be equally enjoyed by guests upon request at this hotel facility near Mandrem Beach.

8. Puri beach, Odisha

Puri Beach is famous for its pristine golden sands dotted with lovely beach shacks and food stalls, making it one of Orissa’s main attractions. Every morning, devotees perform 'Rangoli', a ritual sand art, and take a holy bath at the beach.

The weather is happy and spiritual. Puri Beach provides an opportunity to taste local dishes such as fried fish or crab curry while at the shacks and collect sea shells that are only found in this area.


Stay in a hostel to enjoy an affordable beach vacation

Though beach vacations are simply awesome, they can be very costly. Avoid luxurious beach resorts and try to stay in hostels, which are pocket-friendly.

Just 10 mins drive from the Calagute beach, The Hosteller Candolim provide clean rooms with basic facilities like high-speed free Wi-Fi, a hot shower, power backup and parking. Prefer a hostel close enough to the coastline so that you can take relaxed strolls along it whenever you wish.  

In addition to that, there is always the opportunity to meet interesting people from all corners of the world who have the same perspective on life as you do through interactions in the lounges or even within your rooms’ walls. On the whole, choosing a hostel would enable you to spend less money on accommodation and more on food, souvenir shopping trips, and discovering water sports activities.

If your spending capacity is decent and if you are looking for a luxurious stay then check out Bam Goa, Saligao to fully experience the smart luxury and premium hospitality. Nestled in the heart of North Goa's serene Saligao, Bam provides an exclusive retreat to the guests with elegantly designed rooms. It is an ideal homebase as it is conviniently located from both Calangute and Baga beach and also from various famous clubs and bars in North Goa.  

Listed here are some truly spectacular destinations offering some of Asia’s most beautiful beaches, where love for nature may be satisfied and inner peace may be found.

Carry your sun screen lotion along with sunglasses, then head straight away into these amazing Indian seaside spots for long-awaited break therapy.

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