Top 10 Breathtaking Beaches in India

4:00 pm 31 Jan, 2013

The Indian coastline extends to more than 7000 km so it is only natural that there are countless amazing beaches along the coast. Every beach has its own trait because the temperature and the landscape in India are very diverse. Beaches are known for the sun, sand and water but there are many other things that make them distinct from each other, and special. Tourists from all over the country, and from across the world, come and spend part of their holidays on the wonderful beaches of India. Picking out the top 10 beaches is a difficult task as there are too many wonderful beaches to choose from. Nevertheless, here is our list for the top 10 breathtaking beaches in India.

10. Juhu Beach:

Juhu Beach is one of the most well-known and breathtaking beaches in Mumbai, India. It is a must visit for any tourist traveling to the Maximum City. Juhu Beach is also well-known for the stalls that serve typical western Indian street-food. It is a popular spot for the locals and it can get really crowded in the evenings. Unlike other beaches, it is crowd of humanity that sets Juhu Beach apart.

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9. Marina Beach:

Marina Beach in Chennai is one of the few urban beaches in the country. It is the longest urban beach in India and is the second longest urban beach in the world. It is also among the most visited beaches in the country with a daily footfall of approximately 10,000 visitors. Despite the huge crowds, the beach still manages to keep up its beauty and cleanliness. Bathing and swimming is prohibited on this beach as there are strong undercurrents in the waters of the Bay of Bengal. The average width of the beach area is around 300 feet and at its widest it goes in excess of 400 feet.

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8. Cavelossim Beach:

Cavelossim is the name of a small town that is popular for its breathtaking beaches. The Cavelossim Beach is one of the most exotic beaches in Goa and is the perfect place for a traveler looking to spend time relaxing on the beach. The beach is littered with black lava rocks and is the perfect place for a getaway. It is also among the most well known beach towns in Goa and it has plenty of hotels and resorts for the traveler to choose from.

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7. Pondicherry Beach:

Pondicherry has some amazing beaches which make it one of the most visited tourist attractions in South India. Beaches like Promenade Beach and the Paradise Beach are popular with the locals as well as the tourists. Some of the beaches in the town have been hit by soil erosion which has led to the decline of the popularity of the beaches; however, thousands of tourists still come to the town to enjoy themselves at Auroville Beach and Paradise Beach. For people looking to go to a little distance, Serenity Beach is a great choice.

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6. Candolim Beach:

Candolim Beach is around 15 kms from the capital town of Goa and is one of the most popular beaches in the small state. It is one of the longest beaches of the state and has a very relaxing atmosphere which allows tourists to come here and relax. The beach area remains untouched by resorts and it has a much more serene atmosphere as compared to some of the other beaches in Goa in spite of the fact that a lot of people come here and like to enjoy the sand and the sun.

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5. Varkala Beach:


Varkala Beach is known to tourists and holy pilgrims alike as a popular place. Known to many as Papanasham Beach, it is believed that a dip in the waters of the beach washes off one’s sins. The small hamlet of Varkala is located around 50 kms north of Thiruvananthapuram. This area is among the only ones where cliffs stand next to the Arabian Sea and this offers some amazing views. There are excellent accommodations available for travelers in and around this small town. In the last few years, many Ayurvedic centers have also cropped up in the vicinity.

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4. Kovalam:

Kovalam is a popular beach town in the state of Kerala. It has three major beaches all of which have their own unique traits. The name Kovalam literally translates into “a grove of coconut trees” and indeed, the small town is cluttered with them. The beaches in this town are all exceptionally beautiful and the waters are pristine. Each of the beaches have their own special trait which adds to their beauty and charm. Kovalam has always been a popular place for beach lovers and today it boasts of excellent hospitality services.

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3. Gokarna:

Gokarna is a wonderful little town in the state of Karnataka and is a popular tourist spot for many reasons. It is a center for Hindu pilgrimage and it also has some of the most beautiful and breathtaking beaches that you will ever see. The raw and untouched natural beauty of the beaches in Gokarna is truly an ephemeral sight for a beach lover. There are many beaches each with their own distinctive features.

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2. Andaman:

The Andaman is home to some of the most breathtaking beaches in the entire world. Havelock Island is a wonderful place to be if you love beaches. There are many untouched beaches that you can explore, too, as there is literally no hustling and bustling on the beaches on the islands. It is the best destination for a beach lover who doesn’t want to go to a crowded beach. Besides that, it is also a haven for nature lovers as the natural beauty of the islands has managed to stay far away from pollution and urbanization.

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1. Calangute:

Calangute Beach is regarded by many as the queen of beaches. It is one of the best beaches in the state of Goa; it is a popular tourist spot and has loads to offer to any visitor. Whether it is enjoying the sun, sand and the sea, or relaxing in a shack with lots of food and drink, this beach has it all. There is always some activity going around in the clubs near the beach. Calangute Beach is open all year round but has a flurry of activity during the holiday seasons.

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