The clear blue waters, the palm fringed beaches and the sun-drenched sands are truly bewitching and transport one to the land of surrealistic fantasy. Explore some of the amazing Indian beaches full of sun and shimmering sand. Plan beach holiday between October to March, as India's coastline is perfect for exotic holiday. You can choose from secluded, virgin beaches for a quite interlude, to internationally renowned resorts, complete with several luxury options to choose from, and yet others where you can go for water sports.
This is a holy beach, known as 'Papanashini' meaning that destroys sins. A narrow winding road leads away from Varkala town, flanked by thousands of palm trees and fertile paddy fields. High cliffs border the excellent beach. Mineral water springs gushing out from these cliffs are well known for their medicinal property. There is a nature cure center adjacent to the beach. Ancient Janardhana Swamy (Vishnu) temple is near.
Visitors can pay homage to Kerala's saint and social reformer, Sree Narayana Guru.
Long sandy spectacular beach with dense palm groves, that are so characteristic of Kerala's landscape, at one end. One can cut across the sea waves lashing the shore in passionate fury, or indulge in the luxury of sitting on a sand dune and paddling your feet in the waters. A towering lighthouse overlooks the beach as a symbol of the past.
Bekal in Kerala's far north has palmed fringed beaches and a rocky headland topped by the huge Bekal Fort. Explore the fine sand beaches especially at Kappil Beach 2km north of Bekal.It is wonderfully unspoiled stretch of Keralan coastline and a great place to relax for a few days.
This is a small Portuguese enclave with India's most dazzling tourist mosaics. It is also called "The Pearl of East". It is associated with Old Portuguese architecture with distinct flavor of lifestyle. It is full of pristine beaches beauty of seascape, its mystical hills, the rhythmic pounding of sea and its swaying palms-all make it a fairy- tale land of travelers. Goa, a heady blend of serenity and excitement down a 100 km coastline is studded with some of the world's most beautiful beaches - Calangute, Colva, Baga, Dona Paula and Bogmalo. Explore Beautiful sandy beaches, quaint homes and old churches. Enjoy Sun bathing in quiet secluded spot or choose the exhilarating thrills of parasailing, speed boating, water skiing, wind surfing and deep-sea diving.
Anjuna attracts people from all over India and world. It is famous throughout Goa for its Wednesday flea market, and has retained an undeniable, if somewhat shabby, charm. This is a good place to stick around for a while, make some friends and engage in mellow contemplation while the sun goes down.
Miramar & Dona Paula:
West of Panjim, the coast road passes through the swish suburb of Campal, with its grand colonial residences, before swinging south towards the beach at Miramar. Were this anywhere but Goa, you might be tempted to spend an afternoon here, enjoying the two-kilometer, sweep of dark sand and the views across Aguada Bay. The same is true of nearby Dona Paula, 9km west of Panjim. Nestled on the south side of the rocky, hammer-shaped headland that divides the Zuari and Mandovi estuaries, this former fishing village is nowadays a commercialized resort.
Chapora & Vagator:
This is one of the most interesting parts of Goa's coastline, and a good deal more attractive than Anjuna for either a short or a long stay. Much of the inhabited area nestles under a canopy of dense coconut palms, and Chapora village is more reminiscent of a charmingly unruly farmyard than a fishing community doubling as a beach resort is. The village is dominated by a rocky hill topped by the remains of a fairly well preserved Portuguese fort and the estuary of the Chapora River. There are sandy coves, pleasant beaches and rocky cliffs at nearby Vagator.
Fort Aguada & Candolim:
The beaches of North Goa extend from Fort Aguada in an uninterrupted 30 km sandy stretch to the border with Maharashtra.The beaches of Sinquerim, Candolim is popular with tourists who offer number of water sports and boat cruises.