Your guide to the five best beaches of India

Scattered all over India’s 7,500-km-long coastline are some incredibly scenic beaches that offer everything, from solitude, peace and serenity to high action water sports, a vibrant night life and global cuisine. Regardless of whether you are a sybaritic sun-worshipper or a seeker of your own space, these awesome beaches will not disappoint you.

Here’s a list of some of the best ones.

Agonda Beach, Goa

Agonda is a 3-km-long beautiful white-sand beach, fringed with palms and casuarinas. It makes for a great day trip from Colva and Covelossim, and is ideal for an overnight stay. All you need to do is hire a tent and camp for the night, listening to the crashing of the sea waves. The best way to reach Agonda Beach is by a two-wheeler.

Agonda Beach

Radhanagar Beach, Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Radhanagar Beach, located in the Andaman Island, is among the most beautiful beaches of Asia. The turquoise blue sea and white sand make it a pristine spot, where you can relax and unwind. It is 7 km away from Vijaynagar Beach and Dolphin Yatri Niwas, and about 12 km from Havelock Island. The lush, verdant surroundings and the breathtaking sunset are some of the highlights of the beach.

Radhanagar Beach

Varkala Beach, Kerala

Located in south Kerala, Varkala beach is counted among the top-ten seasonal beaches of the world. It is stunningly beautiful, offering striking sunset views. It is very popular for beach activities such as swimming and sunbathing. The long winding stretch of cliff that expands over the Arabian Sea adds to its allure and popularity. Steps lead down from the cliff top, so you can reach the beach easily, and if you happen to visit during late March or early April, you might catch some temple festival happening. Varkala Beach is also called Papanasam Beach, as it is believed that taking a bath here washes away sins.

Varkala Beach

Rishikonda Beach, Andhra Pradesh

Located 8 km from the port city of Visakhapatnam, Rishikonda Beach is known as the Jewel of the East Coast. The unspoiled beauty of the beach, the golden sands and the gentle ocean currents present a most scenic sight. The beach is much sought after by adventure sports lovers in view of the windsurfing and jet skiing activities on offer.

Rishikonda Beach

Kovalam Beach, Kerala

Kovalam is a globally renowned beach that has three adjacent crescent beaches. It has a huge rocky promontory that has created a beautiful bay of calm waters. You can enjoy sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning massages, special cultural programmes and catamaran cruises here. The beach complex includes a string of budget cottages, Ayurvedic health resorts, convention facilities, shopping zones, swimming pools, and yoga centres.

Kovalam Beach


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