Thousands of sun-deprived tourists visit India because it incredibly has the most diverse varieties of beaches anywhere in the world. Placid backwaters and lagoons, bays and rough lava-rocked seas, marine estuaries with fish, crashing surf, powdery golden sand or palm fringed shores - Incredible India has them all.
The West Coast with the Arabian Sea and the East Coast with the Bay of Bengal offer many a verdant vistas to the traveller. The coasts of India have their own seafood cuisine, relaxing spas, diving and water sports and great places to stay for a balmy holiday.
Kovalam undoubtedly is one of India's best sea resorts. The long coastline lined with swaying coconut palm trees dotted with an occasional fishing hamlet is fast developing into one of the world's finest string of beaches. The sea applauds the beach temple in Mahabalipuram, gloriously silhouetted against the spectrum of the seven colours in the sky. Puri, on the East Coast, is surely one of the world's most picturesque beaches. And then there is Digha, a three-hour drive out of Kolkata, a beautiful beach, splendid in its isolation.
The beach holiday to beat them all is in the Isles of Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshwadeep, where you can see the myriad colours of the flashy fish in the coral reefs from above the green waters.
Now fully developed as an international beach resort, Goa offers the best holiday villages on its beaches. Everything about Goa is spellbinding from the landscape dotted with Portuguese architecture, to the way of life that exudes an irresistible Old World charm. Anjuna or Calangute Beach, and Miramar Bay in Panjim are quieter. Beach vendors sell all manner of kitsch in Anjuna and Calangute. You can rent beach mats and mattresses, sunglasses, and the usual tourist paraphernalia. You can even get all sorts of spaghetti, German bread and Italian food. The beach at Calangute is rocky. At Anjuna the waters are gentle and offer opportunities for boat rides, sea scooter rides, spot-the-dolphins rides, and motorboat rides. Colva and Benaulim are quieter and less crowded than Anjuna. The Fort Aguada beach offers gorgeous views that merit a visit. Sinquerim and Candolim are also quiet beaches that afford anonymity.
Whether it's the isolated horizons of the Konkan Coast or the Arabian Sea; the golden sands or the water drenched seashores, every beach in India makes a picture perfect holiday destination.
The beaches of India are a heavenly place for rejuvenating vacations and holidays. They are incredibly beautiful with the bracing sea breeze, refreshing wind, flowing waters, and awesome scenic beauty around. These beaches offer loads of fun and excitement in the form of like sunbathe, snooze in the shade, swimming, para-gliding, para-sailing, and snorkel. There is so much to enjoy and explore on the beautiful Indian Beaches.
Kovalam Beach: It is one of the best beaches of India situated on the Arabian Sea in Kerala. The golden glowing sands and the swaying coconut palm tress are the major attraction that acts as a magnet for tourists visiting India. This beautiful beach is also known as the 'Paradise of the South'.
Calangute Beach: This exciting beach in Goa is tagged as the 'Queen of Beaches'. There is much excitement under the shades of palm trees where tourists from all over the world come for rejuvenation and relaxation.
Majorda Beach: This is also a marvelous tourist destination located in Goa, a city that is known as the Beach Capital of India. The soft white sands and aquamarine waters of the beach are cheering and joyful.
Alappuzha Beach: It is an extremely popular beach that is known as the Venice of the East. One significant feature is the pier that is about 140 years old. Apart from that exhilarating activities like boat race, backwater scene, and marine products are attention-grabbing features of the beach.
Muzhappilangad Beach: It is a gorgeous beach situated in North Kerala near Thalasseri. It is popularly known for its soft white sand, coconut groves, and in inviting ocean. It is also the longest drive-in beach in the country.
Konark Beach: This excellent beach in Orissa is characterized by a long stretch of sparkling sands and a divine stillness. It is best known for the scenic beauty of the sunrise.
Puri Beach: Located on the exotic coastline of Orissa on the Bay of Bengal, the beach is undoubtedly the most refreshing. The excellent view of sunrise and sunset along with the serene beauty of the beach leaves a lasting impression on one's mind and heart.
Minicoy Beach: This exciting beach is situated on the southernmost island in Lakshwadeep. The crescent shaped beachfront embraces the beauty in the form of largest lagoons and a 300 foot tall lighthouse.
Bangaram Beach: This wonderful beach is definitely 'The Jewel of the Lakshwadeep' in the midst of Indian Ocean. The exotic beauty is witnessed in the breathtaking sight of blue lagoons, silvery beaches, lush green coconut palms, and sparkling coral reefs.