Last Updated: October 22, 2018 Vijayendra Thapliyal
“Away from the hustle-bustle of the city life,
the sun-set at the beach side is a delight,
Away from the concrete buildings,
the shade of the towering palm trees is a delight,
Indian beaches – a home away from home in the lap of the Mother Nature is a delight.”
Owing to its rich geographical diversity, India is a home to different landscapes and the sandy coastlines are one of them. Be it the golden or the white-sandy beaches, each of them equally entices the tourists to spend some lazy as well as fun-filled moments. In case you are also planning to have a relaxed and luxury vacations via Indian Beaches Tour, this piece of content is just made for you.
Listed below are the top 16 beaches that are known for providing luxury holidays in India, have a look:
1. Nagoa Beach
Located in the beautiful land of Diu, Nagoa Beach is meant for those who are looking for some relaxing moments amidst the virgin beauty of the nature. This horse-shoe shaped beach is bordered with high swaying Hoka trees under whose shade resides a land of dreams. Besides this, when the waves gently hit the sand, it is like a gesture of the sea that asks the tourists to enjoy swimming and other fun filled activities.
2. Juhu Beach
Looking for the most popular beach in Mumbai? Visit the Juhu Beach. While other beaches are known for their serene surroundings and silence, the Juhu Beach is known for its crowd. This is the most famous, visited and crowded beach of Mumbai and is encircled by a posh area. Owing to its prime location, it is a common sight to find popular celebrities enjoying a gala time at the beach. In addition to the sight of the mixed crowd, it is the local cuisine that allures the travelers. Right from the pungent ‘pani puri’ to peppery ‘pav bhaji’, every type of tangy street food is available here. Furthermore, there are Italian restaurants that tickle the taste buds of the tourists.
3. Anjuna Beach
Are you looking for thrilling parties in Goa? If yes, visit the Anjuna Beach. It was during the late 1950s when the hippies started the trend of fun-filled parties and head banging trance music at Anjuna and since then this beach has become the prefect destination to have a bash in the open air. In addition to the cool parties, the beach has various options for sightseeing like Chapora Fort and Albuquerque Mansion. Another gem of the beach is the flea market, which is held on every Wednesday. All the articles sold here are known for embracing the essence of Goa. Thus, Anjuna is counted among the best luxury beaches of India.
4. Baga Beach
Located in North Goa, Baga is one of the most happening beaches of India. It is the rocking nightlife of Baga, due to which it would not be wrong to state that this beach never sleeps. Adding to this vivacious ambiance is the Mackie’s Saturday Night Bazaar that satiates the longings of the shopaholics. Furthermore, the visitors can also indulge in various enthralling adventure sports like Jet Ski riding, parasailing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing. So basically, if you are out on a hunt of thrill, then the Baga Beach is the ultimate destination to gratify your thirst.
5. Calangute Beach
The Calangute Beach or more popular as the ‘Queen of Beaches’ is another wonderful coastline located in North Goa. Like the other beaches of North Goa, Calangute is also famous for its busy, noisy and fun-filled atmosphere. Be it the grooving nightlife or options to enjoy thrilling experience, the Calangute Beach has it all. Furthermore, it is quite nearer to the St. Alex Cathedral, which is known for its architectural excellence. Thus, along with fun, the tourists are also greeted with a breathtaking sight to treat their eyes.
6. Majorda Beach
Situated in South Goa, Majorda is a silent beach that offers the much awaited tranquility to the travelers. Though area wise this beach is very small, but as far as the beauty of the place is concerned, size doesn’t matter. Coming to the specialty of the place, the beach is popular for its bakery items and toddy. It is a place where the Goan people were first taught about the art of preparing the European bread. Furthermore, there are various mythological tales associated with the respective beach. There is an Goan version of Ramayana, as per which Lord Ram (in his childhood) was kidnapped and brought to this place, and even during the pursuit of Goddess Sita, he camped at Cabo de Rama. Owing to all these things, Majorda makes the beach tours to India really worthwhile.
7. Vagator Beach
Do you believe in love at first sight? Have you ever felt it in real? If not, then the Vagator will certainly make you believe in it. Located in North Goa, Vagator is among the less crowded beaches. Perhaps this is why it is the owner of the unspoiled exquisiteness of the Mother Nature. Right from the spectacular red cliffs to the fresh water springs, everything at Vagator lures the tourists towards tranquility. Furthermore, when the sea touches the sand of the coast and then gradually the feet of the passerby, he or she is insisted to stop and relax.
8. Varca Beach
Wishing to spend some quality private time either all alone or with your beloved? In case your head gave a nod in yes, you must visit the Varca Beach. Known for its cleanliness and serenity, this beach is a perfect place to explore the splendor concealed in silence. Further, the beach possesses various shacks, wherein visitors can sit, relax and enjoy. The soft white sand of this coast line is very enticing and thus, anyone visiting Goa cannot afford to miss the chance of walking on this beach. It is not just a beach but a paradise that takes away all your worries and renders you complete peace of mind.
9. Miramar Beach
‘Miramar’ in Portuguese means ‘viewing the sea’. This makes it clear that the Miramar Beach is an ideal stop to treat the eyes with the spectacular vista of the Arabian Sea. In addition to the mesmerizing sight of the majestic sea, this beach is popular for its silver sand beds. While the moon light kisses the beach, the silver sand beds shimmer, create an awe-inspiring panorama and turn the ambiance completely charismatic as well as romantic. Thus, it would not be wrong to state that Miramar is the best luxury beach for honeymoon holidays in India.
10. Kovalam Beach
Situated just 16 km away from Thiruvananthapuram, South Kerala, the Kovalam Beach is a beautiful gem in the lap of God’s own country. Owing to its prime location and three adjacent falcate beaches, Kovalam is among the top most visited beaches in India. This beach lets you spend some leisure time and enjoy various activities like swimming in the crystal-clear blue water, sunbathing under the warm rays, herbal body toning massage and so forth. Thus, once you reach the Kovalam Beach, not just your body, but also your mind and soul is treated with a harmony that they always wanted.
11. Marari Beach
Another white-sandy coastline that beautifies the ambience of Kerala is the Marari Beach. It remains warm and humid almost throughout the year. However, irrespective of the weather, this coastline has made its place as one of the favorite spots among the beach lovers. Perhaps, the tourists fall for Marari because it lets them relish the silence and serenity of nature. Hence, this place is nothing less than a paradise for those who wish to enjoy a break from their pre-planned, completely packed, monotonous and prosaic daily schedule.
12. Kollam Beach
A visit to Kerala is incomplete without visiting the Kollam Beach. Better known as the Mahatma Gandhi Beach, Kollam is a splendid sand land located 71 km north of Thiruvananthapuram. After Cochin, it is the second largest port and known for being one of the oldest ports on the Malabar Coast that was used for the trade of cashew nuts. Furthermore, there are different attractions situated nearby that act as a crowd puller for this beach, a few to name are Thangasseri (local village with lots of historical importance), Thirumullavaram beach (beautiful picnic spot) and Mayyand (a place popular for various temples).
13. Varkala Beach
The beautiful sandy beaches of Kerala not only offer a treat to the eyes with natural vistas, but also render a sense of serenity to the mind and soul. One such beach of the God’s own country, which is renowned for offering tranquility to the visitors, is the Varkala Beach. This beach has a natural spring, which is believed to have therapeutic and religious properties. It is said that the water of this spring cleanses the impurities of the body and washes off the sins of the soul. In addition to this, just a few kilometers away from the beach is located the Janardhanaswamy Temple. This shrine was built more than two thousand years ago and possesses a lot of spiritual value.
14. Mahabalipuram Beach
It is not just Kerala that is blessed with golden sand beaches, even Tamil Nadu is bestowed with many sandy coastlines, and the Mahabalipuram Beach is one of them. While other beaches are better known for embracing natural wonders, this beach is famous for architectural splendors. The beach is bestowed with ancient shrines that portray India’s culture and art at their best. Five Rathas (sculptured shrines in the shape of chariots) and Arjuna’s Penance (beautiful and huge carving on the rock depicting scenes from the Mahabharatha), are the two main attractions of this place.
15. Promanade Beach
Situated in Puducherry, Promanade is a wonderful beach to spend some lazy moments. Puducherry is famous for its serene green surroundings and so is the Promanade beach. However, it is more famous for possessing various man-made wonders like the war memorial, statue of Mahatma Gandhi, heritage town hall, statue of Joan of Arc and so forth. Owing to all these tourist attractions, Promanade is one of the most popular beaches in India. Further, it is the charismatic ambience of the place that makes it stand among the best luxury beaches for honeymoon holidays in India.
16. Om Beach
Far away from the hustle bustle of the metro life, Karnataka greets you with the most splendid and serene beach of India, the Om Beach. The white sand of the beach entices tourists to come, stop, relax and rejuvenate in the lap of Mother Nature. Furthermore, this beach has a plethora of sporty options that add a thrill to the vacation. Activities like parasailing and banana boat rides are very famous at the beach. Basically, it is one stop destinations for both lazy lads as well as adventure lovers; thus, every traveler must visit it.
Where to Stay While Enjoying Beach Holidays in India?
All these sandy coastlines are bestowed with various renowned luxury beach resorts that offer a comfortable and unforgettable stay. Right from the basic to modern amenities, services of every type are rendered with a sweet smile. The hospitality of the resorts adds a charm to the beach tour.
What is the Best Time to Visit Beaches in India?
Except for the Nagoa and Juhu, the best season to visit all the beaches is October to March. The Nagoa and Juhu beaches are not bounded by any particular season; they can be visited throughout the year.
The Last Note: The beaches in India are very famous for their mesmerizing beauty. There is no denial to the fact that the mere aroma of the sea breeze is spellbinding, but at the same time these beaches are meant to have fun. Thus, wherever you plan to visit for a beach tour, don’t forget to carry loads and loads of enthusiasm!
Published: 30 Oct, 2013