(Last Updated on : 23/07/2014)
Beaches of India, since ages, have been reflecting the spectacular beauty of the countries coastlines. Thousands of people, both from across Indian and around the world, throng the place to soak in the picturesque beaches that the country has on offer. The magnificence harmony of the sun, the sea and the sand has silhouetted the beaches of India whilst drawing people from all over of the globe. Placid backwaters and lagoons, bays and rough lava-rocked seas, marine estuaries with fish, crashing surf, powdery golden sand or palm fringed shores - Indian beaches has them all.
Beaches of India extends almost 6,000 km long coastline, which boasts some of the finest beaches in the world. Whether to feel the romance of the azure seas or to wiggle the toes at the sepia sands the beaches of India are indeed the most sought after places. Besides the profit making industry of tourism, beaches of India are also the loved destination for honeymoon goers. Indian beaches offer beautiful surrounding and serene atmosphere, thus providing ideal retreat for vacation lovers.
Surrounded by water on three sides, the vast peninsular coastline of India offers an incredible display of beaches. Both the West and East Coast of India offer luxuriant vistas of palm on the Arabian Sea
shores and the Bay of Bengal as well. On the Indian west coast there are miles of sandy beaches interrupted by attractive bays and rocky headlands. The most popular beaches of India are that of Goa and Kovalam at Kerala. The best known beaches of India on eastern coast are the beaches of Mahabalipuram and beaches of Orissa
, called Gopalpur-on-Sea
. Puri, on the East Coast, is surely one of the world's most picturesque beaches. And then there is Digha
, a three-hour drive out of Kolkata
, a beautiful beach, splendid in its isolation.
The beach holiday to beat them all is in the Isles of Andaman and Nicobar
and Lakshwadeep, where you can see the myriad colours of the flashy fish in the coral reefs from above the green waters. Goa
has a desirable stretch of beaches complete with tourist friendly facilities and accommodation. Anjuna
, Baga Creek
, Candolim beach
are the chief attractions that offer magnificent scenic beauty laced with palm trees, thus giving the final aesthetic touch. Vagator is one of the most beautiful of the soft white sand beaches that Goa is widely famous for. The inhabited area around this beach of India is lush green, dotted with coconut palms, friendly farmhouses and pictorial Portuguese bungalows dotted with Portuguese architecture that exudes an irresistible Old World charm.
is best known for its marvellous beaches. Along the 600 Km. length of the lush green vegetation of Kerala coast, is blessed with many fine sanded, internationally renowned beaches and rocky headlands. It is, without doubt, one of the best sea resorts in India. The long coastline lined with swaying coconut palm trees dotted with an occasional fishing hamlet is fast developing into one of the world's finest string of beaches. Kovalam with its three adjacent crescent beaches and Eve beach in the middle are the best known ones. Kanyakumari beach is close to Chennai and is just two hours away from Kovalam
. The three oceans - the Bay of Bengal
, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean
meet at KanyaKumari
. The scene of sun rising and sun setting here are soul stirring moments. Marina Beach
is believed to be the second longest in the World, while Mahabalipuram
offers matchless splendour along its coastline.
can be called the hub of beaches of India. Chowpatty, Juhu Beach, Arangal Beach, Manori Beach, Marve Beach, Gorai Beach, Kelwa Beach, Nirmal Beach, Arnala Beach, Alibag Beach, Bordi Beach, Mandwa Beach and Kihim Beach are some of the well-known beaches in Mumbai.
Besides these, there are many beaches of India along the peninsular coastline of India. The beaches of India are a priceless resource of beauty and recreation and the most sought after destination for nature and adventure lovers.