It is no secret that India is surrounded by oceans and beaches that offer everything from peace to party. Do you enjoy building sandcastles or sitting and sunbathing, or watching the stunning view when the sun meets the sea? You can do all this and a lot more in these top 10 beautiful beaches of India. Though most of them are found on the west coast, there are other offbeat destinations like Pune that you can visit by booking hourly hotels in Pune or dayuse hotels in Pune to steer away from the crowd.
1. Paradise Beach, Gokarna
With its pristine and lovely landscapes, Gokarna is a Hindu pilgrimage town. It is currently popular among hippies and ex-pats for finding a purpose in life, promoting their beliefs or living the high life. You are most likely to encounter foreigners skinny dipping in the sparkly waters. We do not suggest visiting the beach with your family but rather venture on a fun expedition with your friends.
2. Baga Beach, Goa
The most famous beach and party hub in Goa. The shore is known for witnessing some amazing rave parties. The seafood served at the shack and restaurants is a must-try. Even if you are not a fan of loud parties, find a corner at the beach and read your favourite book while looking at the breathtaking waves pecked by the moonlight. Try your hands on adventurous water sports like parasailing, jet skiing, wakeboarding, windsurfing and kitesurfing. Goa is close to couple friendly hotels in Pune, and a road trip with your partner is an adventurous alternative to get here.
3. Juhu Beach, Bandra
Juhu Beach is one of the most popular and posh beaches in Mumbai. Surrounding the beach are some delicious chaat and bhelpuri stalls. You can also challenge your friends to a game of volleyball or ride a horse. If you are lucky enough, you might walk into a celebrity or get to see a film shoot. The reason for so many celebs being spotted is that many actors have houses close to the beach. Fun fact- the Hema Malini starrer Seeta Aur Geeta had a small sequence shot at the beach. Visit this enchanting beach and watch the sunset with your lover by booking couple friendly hotels in Mumbai.
4. Girgaum Chowpatty, Queens Necklace
The beach is a literal paradise for Foodies. It has two sections, one where you will find shacks and booths serving sumptuous food like pav bhaji, pani puri, Chinese, ice cream, gola, paan and much more. On the other side, there is space for families to sit on the sand and bond or for friends to go for a quick swim. There are hawkers renting mats to sit on or selling different items like peanuts and hot tea. The best time to visit the beach is at night when the crowd is less, and you can either take a stroll alone or with your partner barefoot, feeling the cold sand. A secret tip is to carry your own mat unless you want to rent one. Take a pit stop to this lakeshore when travelling to Mumbai by reserving hourly hotels in Mumbai or dayuse hotels in Mumbai, since hourly hotels in Mumbai let you check out on your own sweet time.
5. Madh Island Beach, Mumbai
Visiting Mumbai? Explore this mix of sand and water tucked away from the chaos and hustle-bustles of the city. Soak in the tranquil vibes of the beach or collect interesting shells at the shore. The beach is also a host to many ecstatic-filled parties. You can also visit popular tourist attractions like Madh Fort and St. Bonaventure by staying in hourly hotels in Mumbai. Hourly hotels in Mumbai are affordable and can save you from spending a fortune while visiting this glamorous city.
6. Alappuzha Beach, Kerala
The peaceful city of Kerala flaunts Allepey, the Venice of the east. It is famous for boat rides, marine products, fishing and the coir industry. There is also an old lighthouse nearby which plays a captivating sight from afar. Gape at the 150-year-old pier stretching along the sea, and don’t forget to try some luscious fish dishes.
7. Marina Beach, Chennai
Marina is the longest Beach in India and the second longest beach in the world. The shore extends to infinity, just like your bucket list. Lose track of time lying in the warm golden sand, walk for miles discussing life with your partner or savour a hot plate of crunchy sundal and murukku. To have a smooth trip with your better half book couple friendly hotels in Chennai.
8. Kanyakumari beach, Tamil Nadu
Kanyakumari is a coastal town in Tamil Nadu. The virgin princess town is blessed with temples and equally charming beaches. The Kanyakumari beach, previously called Cape Comorin Beach, is a famous tourist sight and the meeting point of three great oceans, the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Ocean. One of the magical features of the lakeshore is the varied coloured sand, which shines in the sun's rays, and the water displays the prettiest shades of blue. There is no shortage of activities to explore. Visit the beach at sunset or sunrise and capture the sand boasting a dangerous fire-red hue.
9. Elliots Beach, Chennai
The beach is also referred to as Bessie and is located in Besant Nagar, Chennai. It is named after Edward Elliot, the Chief Magistrate, Superintendent of Madras and Governor of Chief during the British era. The beach boasts serendipity, calmness, and everything that screams nature. It shapes the endpoint of Marina Beach and is a must-visit being close to most hourly hotels in Chennai or dayuse hotels in Chennai.
10. Tarkarli Beach, Malvan
If you can’t make it to Bali, don’t stress Tarkarli Beach has the best coral reefs. This place has very few visitors allowing you to spend some peaceful time sunbathing. Play catch when the tides touch the shore. Spot locals riding bicycles or walking to get around.
All these beaches are live examples of heaven on earth and worth visiting with family, friends or consort.