5 Best Secret Beaches of India You Probably didn’t Know About
Planning a trip in near future? Ever thought of a trip to secret beaches? Well, if you ask people about the best beach destinations in India, you will most likely hear about the top rated beaches of Goa, like Anjuna, Dauna Paula, Calangute etc. Some might also tell you about Kerala beaches and Chennai beaches. Very few of them will actually tell you about the secret beaches of India. These beaches offer clean surroundings, picture perfect sunsets, clear soft sand, tall palm trees, quite environment and the grand blue sea.
Following are the 5 Best secret beaches of India
Marari Beach, Kerala
The word Marari is originated from Mararikulam. Mararikulam is a small local fisherman’s village. This village is underdeveloped and you can still feel the old city charm. The laid back life is similar to what it was 100 years ago. It is a places where you can experience century old Kerala hospitality and traditions. A short stay at Marari beach will make you feel as if you are transported back in time, where life is still, calm and hassle free. All you see is marvelous backwaters, picturesque scenery, swaying palms and miles of virgin territory.
Getting there : Cochin is the nearest International Airport, and Mararikulam is an hour and a half drive from there. Alleppey Kerala is the nearest rail head.
Radhanagar Beach, Havelock
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands located about 900 kms away from the mainland India in the bay of Bengal are the picturesque and most beautiful places to visit in India. This group of Islands is home to various marine species and coral. Radha Nagar beach is the beach no. 7 in Andaman and Nicobar. The beach is among the undiscovered and secret beaches of India which are untouched by modernism, commercialism and mass tourism.
Getting there : Various domestic airlines ply from Calcutta & Chennai to Port Blair. From Port Blair to Havelock you can board a ferry that run twice a day.
St. Mary’s Islands, Karnataka
St Mary’s island is about 30 minutes out into the sea from Malpe Beach in Udupi, Karnataka. The main attraction of the island are the crystallized basalt rocks. It is among the unique rock formation found in very few places in the world. And, the sea between the island and the long curve of the beach at Malpe is placid and gentle.
Getting there : The nearest railhead is Udupi, which is about 4 km from Malpe. The nearest airport is Bajpe, Mangalore which is about 60 km from Malpe. From Malpe regular boats ply to St. Mary’s Islands.
Agatti Island, Lakshadweep
Lakshadweep is a cluster of 36 coral islands located 440 kms away from the coast of Kerala. These islands are located 250 miles off the south coast of India. Lakshadweep is also the ultimate diving destination in India and divers all over the world consider it a paradise. 10 out of 36 islands are inhabited and only two islands are open for visitors. Agatti is one beach which is beautiful in all senses. the sun kissed white sand, aqua marine blue lagoon, crystal clear water, tall and gigantic trees, calm environment are just few things to mention.
Getting there : Agatti Aerodrome on Agatti Island is currently the only airport in Lakshadweep. The nearest mainland airports to Agatti are the Bangalore and Kochi.
Benaulim Beach, Goa
The main attractions or the highlights for any person traveling to Goa are its beautiful and exotic beaches. Goa, is the smallest state in India with the relatively longest coastline that measures about 100 kms. Goa is by far the capital beach destination in India. Most of the beaches of Goa are crowded, busy and noisy, however the calm, quite and secret beaches too exist here, it’s just not many people are aware of it. Benaulim beach is one of them. Benaulim is a quiet, secluded and pleasant beach located at the end of Colva beach. The Benaulim beach is still undiscovered by the domestic tourists who further add to its charm. It is basically a fishing beach and it might get a little busy in the evening and on weekends.
Getting there : 7-km west of Margao (South Goa). Just 2km away from the famous Colva Beach.