Here are the top 7 beaches that will leave you surprised and satisfied with India’s coastal beauty. enjoy with The venture King.
1- Radhanagar, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Located on Havelock Island — in the remote Andaman and Nicobar Islands between India and Thailand — Radhanagar (known locally as Beach No. 7) is oft listed as one of Asia’s best beaches.
Travelers combing the isolated coastline will quickly see the appeal — picture calm waters and fine sand, fringed by a lush canopy.
Despite the far-flung location, there’s actually much to do. Travelers can fill their days with water sports, sunbathing, surfing, fishing, sailing, kayaking and rainforest treks — to name a few.
Scuba diving is one of the best ways to explore the underwater worlds and colorful coral reefs, with classes for both beginners and experienced divers available.
2- Kaup, Karnataka.
Close to the temple town of Udupi, in the southern state of Karnataka, Kaup (known locally as Kapu) is set in the backwaters of the Netravati river.
It’s a vision of blues and greens, surrounded by groves of needled casuarina trees.
Along the expanse of gold beach, travelers will find a century-old lighthouse offering excellent sunset views from atop the tower.
When walks on the shore and banana boat rides get boring, we’d recommend a side trip to St Mary’s Islands, off the coast.
A national geological monument, the four-island archipelago is famed for its stunning hexagonal basalt lava rock columns — thought to date back millions of years.
Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama is also thought to have landed on the island in the 1490s on his way to Kerala
3- Havelock, Andaman.
Sparkling white sand, turquoise waters, vibrant coral reefs and a calmness that fills the air. Add to this, scuba diving, snorkelling, trekking, elephant rides and a lot more – your ideal beach holiday this New Year is ready! Havelock in Andaman promises a pleasant and highly rejuvenating holiday where celebration comes from being one with nature.
The Radhanagar and Elephant beaches are the best places to go for a swim in the warm water and enjoy water sports. Seeking a break from your metropolitan lifestyle? Havelock is must on your Beach Holidays list.
4- Puri, Odisha.
The devout visit Puri — a city south of Kolkata on the eastern coast — to see the 11th-century Jagannath temple. But the famous Hindu temple isn’t the only thing the area is known for.
The main beach draws a crowd looking for a party atmosphere and plentiful bhang — edible marijuana, which is legal in India.
Travelers who prefer an uninterrupted plot of sand may want to move away from the main beach in favor of quieter shores, such as Balighai and Chandrabhaga to the north.
Puri is also ideally situated for excursions to Konark (about an hour’s drive northeast) to see the 13th-century Sun Temple and Raghurajpur heritage crafts village (roughly 20 minutes north) where travelers will admire elaborate pattachitra traditional scroll paintings.
5- Palolem, Goa.
Though busy, we’d be remiss if we didn’t include Goa — it’s the uncrowned coastal capital of the country, known for its laid-back vibe and pretty beaches.
The state’s popularity among both Indian and international tourists has meant a steady increase in visitors over the years.
Savvy Goaphiles, meanwhile, know to skip the crowded northern beaches and head down south towards picturesque Palolem.
Here you’re guaranteed a good night’s sleep thanks to a ban on live music after 10 p.m.If they like, night owls can pick up a pair of headphones and dance around at the area’s famous “Silent Noise” parties.
Hugged by a coconut-studded palm forest, the area offers an array of relaxing experiences, such as Ayurveda massages and yoga classes right on the shore.
Should you want to get out for a day, popular day excursions include dolphin-sighting tours around the Arabian Sea.
Heading in the opposite direction, travelers can explore various wildlife sanctuaries to potentially spot tigers, leopards, monkeys and deer.
6- Rushikonda, Andhra Pradesh.
Located in eastern India, this clean and secluded beach — set away from the bustle of Visakhapatnam city in the state of Andhra Pradesh — is a favorite picnic spot among locals, despite the strong currents.
More adventurous travelers can rent surfboards and kayaks and take to the water, but challenging conditions mean this isn’t a place for beginners.
Rushikonda also offers easy access to tourist attractions such as the rocky outcrop known as Dolphin’s Nose and the fourth-century Venkateswara Temple — said to welcome 40 million people annually.
7- Marari, Kerala.
Kerala and its exotic beauty is an open secret. This vibrant state draws tourists from over the world who readily succumb to its magnificence. This time round, visit the lesser known treasures in Kerala like Marari Beach in Alleppey district.
A sleepy town brimming with beauty on all four sides, this town is your paradisiacal retreat from the world. In Marari, you can stay at the Marari Beach Resort, a lavish property that subtly blends modern day comforts and a range of recreational activities with surrounding natural beauty.