5 of the Best Beach Destinations in India

5 of the Best Beach Destinations in India

A vacation by the seaside is anybody’s dream. To a very large extent, beaches have today become an icon of what it means to go on a vacation.

This can be observed in the way tourists and tourism is depicted, with almost anything and everything that has to do with a beach being synonymous of holidaying.

When it comes to beaches in India, there are certainly an abundance of choices to choose from. Thanks to the long peninsular coastline that India happens to be blessed with, the country has plenty of amazing beach destinations for all who desire to experience a slice of the beach life.

Given below is five of the best beach destination that every beach goer in India should look forward to visiting:


1) Goa

The top state in India which would come to the minds of people would be Goa, when talking about enjoying a holiday by the beach. The beaches of Goa have made it a spectacular place for all purposes like spending a honeymoon and even time spent after retirement.

Situated partly along the foothills and coastal plains of the Western Ghats, the state happens to be blessed with an abundance of beaches across its long shoreline.

With a multitude of vast sandy beaches that stretch for kilometers, Goa truly is a beach goer’s paradise, with more choices to select than almost every other state in the country.

One of the most defining of characteristics when it comes to these beaches is the number of parties and other such events that take place, which is completely unique from all the other seaside destinations in the country.

Reaching Goa is not difficult, as the state happens to have excellent connectivity by rail, road as well as air.


2) Mumbai

Mumbai is one of the most famous of all Indian cities. It is the financial capital of the country and happens to have one of the highest population densities of all the cities in the country.

When people talk about the city of Mumbai, they usually get the idea of the city being a concrete jungle and abounding in skyscrapers from one end to another. This is certainly true for most areas of the city, not many people realize that there are beaches in Mumbai as well.

The city, being an island and surrounded by water on all sides, offers a few amazing beaches that people should definitely visit if they ever get a chance to visit Mumbai.

There are several beaches that one can visit but the most important and beautiful of them all are Chowpatty and Juhu beaches, both of which happen to be integral parts of Mumbai. Juhu with its activities makes it one of the best in India

Mumbai happens to be very well connected to the rest of the country as well as the world, with an abundance of options by road, rail and air. The city is served by an international airport, which happens to be one of the busiest airports in the world.


3) Gokarna

Gokarna is an excellent beach destination located in the Indian state of Karnataka.

One of the most unique characteristics of all beaches in the country is that Gokarna happens to be a place that is almost entirely serene and peaceful, with little or no crowding depending on the place that one is visiting.

This is in stark contrast to some of the other beaches in the country like the ones located in Goa or Mumbai, where beaches can often be jam packed with people.

Gokarna is one of the best choices for those looking for a location that offers the unspoilt beauty of the seaside, with very little evidence of commercialization.

The place is very well connected by road and rail to the rest of the country.


4) Kovalam

Located in ‘God’s Own Country’, is the beach town of Kovalam.

This happens to be an excellent location for those who look forward to a beach destination free from all the crowds and commercialization.

While crowds do exist here and can vary from one time to another, much of this will depend on the season, with the winter time experiencing a relatively large influx of tourists than other times.

The beach is very well connected by road. There are no airports or railway stations, with the nearest one located in the capital city of Trivandrum.


5) Lakshadweep

The most beautiful and exotic of all beach destinations in India would be the Lakshadweep islands.

Located on coral atolls, these islands are rich with natural beauty, both above as well as below the water.

The Lakshadweep islands are a vast chain of islands which happen to be the same chain of islands that geographically make up the Maldives.

The islands are an excellent place to visit by those who are interested in a truly tropical paradise, far away from the hustle and bustle of civilization.

The islands are mostly reachable by ship, which leaves from ports such as Cochin or Trivandrum. In addition to this, there are options for air travel, but they are not as reliable in terms of their frequency, when compared to ships.


These five places are truly amazing choices when it comes to finding excellent beach destinations in India, with each of them having a beautiful and unique flavor to offer tourists.