Five Enchanting Beaches on the Western Coast-
If you’re in love with the exotic shorelines of India, then you’re in for a trip of a lifetime. India is blessed with some relaxing, buzzing and even never-heard-before beaches. According to several international tourists these beaches would bring the glitzy, peppy ones at Rio and Ibiza to shame. Perfect for the offbeat traveler, these beaches are perfect for pondering and retrospection. Let’s take a look at some of the mesmerizing beaches the country has to offer.
With an incredible coastline, the beaches of India are perfect to soak some sun, surf the waves and even relax away from the noise of the city. Famous for partying, enjoying a fun-filled holiday and finding solitude, the majority of the popular beaches can be found in the western coastline. While people might look up to Goa and Gokarna for a getaway, find your calm patch of sun and sand can get quite difficult.
You can also opt for beach packages which includes a tour of these fascinating locations. Opting beaches for holiday, is a great way to get close to nature and unwind from a hectic schedule. These beaches might less popular but offer an enchanting experience away from the noisy clutter of other tourist circuits. Let’s take a look at some of these beaches.
Radhanagar Beach: With white stretches of sand and green forests and green hued waters on the either sides, the Radhanagar Beach in the Andaman Islands seems like a paradise. Rated as one of the best Asian beaches by the Time magazine, this beach is a great place to enjoy recreational walk, snorkeling over the clusters of coral reef and capture a mind blowing view of the setting sun. You can find ferries from the Havelock Island in Port Blair. Regular flights from Chennai and Kolkata will help you reach the islands. The beach is also popular amongst honeymooners, who have an amazing line up of enchanting beach resorts to spend a peaceful stay. There are many wonderful tourist spots in the this beach paradise like the Kalapani Jail and Museum, Navy Museum and more.
Devbagh: Located 3 kilometers from the coastal town of Karwar, Devbagh beach is on an island. For the people partying in Goa, Karwar is just few hours drive. Filled with stupendous backwaters and forests, you can also spot dolphins off the coast. A great place for adventure enthusiasts, you can try snorkeling, banana boat rides, water scooter, kayaking, speedboat cruises, and parasailing. The sea bed of Devbagh has a beautiful of assortment of colorful coral reef, which can be enjoyed while snorkeling. The shallow waters are also amazing for enjoying small boat rides with the kids. The best way to reach the beach is to get down at the Karwar railway station on Konkan line. Karwar is also well connected via roads to Bengaluru and Mangalore.
Bheemunipatnam: This enchanting location is located about 25 kms from the coastal town of Visakhapatnam. Also known as Bheemili, the beach is popular is famous for its sun-kissed shore, pristine waters and beach resorts, perfect for an ideal beach holiday. Also, the shallow waters of the beach encourages snorkeling and swimming. Guided swimming and deep sea diving tours are also conducted in the coastal areas, for a great adventurous experience. There are some other attractions in the vicinity like the Bhimili Bhimeswara Swamy temple.
Muzhappilangad Beach: One of the longest beaches in India, Muzhappilangad is perhaps the only drive-in beach in the whole continent. Yes, you read it right, if you don’t have mats or hats, you can pull in your car right to the shore and enjoy the stunning view of the sea. There’s a Dharmadam Island, which can be reached during low-tides. During the month of April, the whole beach is decked up for a grand yearly festival. You can too participate in the festival and enjoy the glitzy affair, meet the locals and learn about the history of the place. About 100 km the Karipur airport is the nearest transportation point.
Varkala – This stunner of a shoreline lies at an hour’s drive from the capital city of Kerala, Trivandrum. With a peaceful atmosphere compared to its popular neighbour Kovalam, the beach is perfect for lying down on a hammock. Located in a stunning landscape with cliffs at the corners and few amazing beach shacks on the fringes, Varkala is a wonderful place to let your hair down. If you’re planning to spend a peaceful stay in the calming beaches away from the noise of the city, then the Varkala is a great place to enjoy your holiday. If with family, this could become a fun-filled trip to enjoy with kids. Along with Varkala, the coasts of Kerala is dotted with several fantastic holiday resorts, adventure activites spots and more. So. Enjoy a great trip!
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