What comes to your mind when your think of vacation? Blue skies, tall palm trees, warm white ocean waves and golden sand beaches. This is what truly defines the word vacation. With Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and the Indian ocean on the side, India is one of those countries with large coastline of 7000km. Surprisingly the number of beach resorts are very less. Goa is the only really developed beach destination in India. It is one of the most popular tourist destination in the world and is responsible for 70 – 80% of the tourist inflow. Rest of India hardly has 1 or 2 good holiday spots near beaches.
Gradually, things are getting in places, people are aware of the fact that beaches do have a potential to increase the tourist inflow in the state. Just like Goan beaches, these beaches can also become popular tourist destination in future.
Top 10 Beaches in India
Anjuna Beach, Goa :
It is one of the best beaches of Goa. It is famous for its trans parties, wide range of water sports and unlimited fun. Another thing that makes it a popular beach destination is its flea market. You’ll be surprised to see the diverse variety of goods sold at this place.
Baga Beach, Goa
It is a popular beach destination amongst foreign tourist for its authentic continental food restaurants. Beach shacks are the best place to try delicious sea food and authentic Goan cuisine which is another popular attraction at Baga Beach. It is located in between the two famous beaches Anjuna and Calangute.
Calangute Beach, Goa
Known as “The Queen of Beaches”, Calangute consists of excellent accommodation facilities at the tourist resorts and cottages. It is one of the top rated beaches of Goa known for its luxurious beach resorts. Private beaches and water sports are its best attractions.
Gokarna Beach, Karnataka
Gokarna is a small town in Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka state. Gokarna is a Sanskrit word that literally means cow’s ear. In recent years the town has emerged as a popular domestic tourist attraction. It is also a famous Hindu pilgrimage city.
Juhu Beach, Mumbai
Juhu beach is one of the most popular beaches in Mumbai city. The beach is always over crowded and has lost the charm. But it still remains one of the most frequented beaches in Mumbai. It has become a famous hang-out place for youngsters as well as elderly people.
Kashid Beach,Near Pune
Kashid used to be a silent beach few years back. Today it is one of the most frequented beaches near Pune and Mumbai City. It has become a popular weekend getaway destination for people living in Mumbai and Pune. Various water-sports and other activities have started here to promote it.
Kovalam Beach, Kerala
Kovalam Beach is located in the state of Kerala. Discovered by the European guests in the 1930’s this beach was then formally realized as a tourism attraction and still remains one of the most famous beaches in India.
Marina Beach, Chennai
One of India’s longest beaches, located in the city of Chennai on India’s south-eastern coast. Marina Beach attracts various locale and domestic tourists but isn’t much popular with the foreign tourists. The best part of this beach are the grassy walkways that border Marina beach.
Vagator Beach, Goa
It is located in North Goa and is a beautiful holiday destination. A little laid back as compared to other famous beaches of Goa. It was earlier predominantly frequented by western backpacker only. However is is now popular with Indian tourists as well. The best attraction of this beaches is watching sun set from the rock.
Varkala Beach, Kerala
Varkala is another popular beach in the state of Kerala. Varkara is famous for its 900 year old Janardana swami temple. Varkala is the only beach in Kerala where you can find cliffs along the sea side. The high red rocks, tall coconut trees along the sea side are amazing.