The Hidden Gems of India’s Beaches

India’s Best Kept Beach Secrets are surrounded by the Indian Ocean.  You know what that means… perfect weather, warm waters and a stunning setting for some pretty amazing resorts.  The Taj Mahal is a “must see” as are other monuments when in India.  However, after a full itinerary, nothing can relax you more than a few days seaside at an Indian beach.

Let us help you decide where to relax at the end of your time in India.  Read on for India’s best kept secrets, our list of India’s Top 5 Beach Spots:


Varca Beach, Goa

Located in South Goa, Varca Beach is the perfect destination for relaxation. Imagine a 10km stretch of exotic white sand dotted with lava rocks, sunbeds and lounge chairs.  Varca beach is a haven of undisputed beauty. With it’s wide selection of hotels and resorts, budget and travel needs can easily be met. There are leisurely activities, dolphin watching, boat trips, sunset watching and other sightseeing activities are on offer. If you’re more of an adventure seeker, select from numerous water sports like water-skiing, windsurfing, jet skiing, parasailing, banana boating and fishing.


Colva Beach, Goa

Colva Beach is one of Goa’s most spectacular beaches. With a 20km long coastline and sky high coconut palm trees lining the outskirts of the beach, there’s no denying, Colva Beach has the wow factor. During the day, this stunning beach is the perfect place for ultimate relaxation. As the day turns to night, the beach comes to life with bars and beach parties going till the early hours of the morning. However, if the party scene isn’t your cup of tea, Colva Beach has an array of restaurants that make for a beautiful night out for families or couples.  Much like Varca beach, the adventure and leisure activities are endless, from jet skiing to shopping.  Colva Beach really is the perfect beach destination for any age.


Vagator Beach, Goa

Vagator Beach is a must see. Located approximately 21km from Panaji in Bardez, this pristine and exceptional coastline boasts an abundance of palm and coconut trees. Famous for its dynamic cliffs and secluded nature there are no lifeguards on Vagator Beach. Swimming is not recommended unless you’re an extremely confident and competent swimmer.  Regardless of whether you swim or not, there’s still a range of activities you can enjoy such as, parasailing, jet skiing, and dolphin sighting tours. Trek to the top of Chapora Fort to experience a breathtaking birds eye view of Vagator Beach. There is plenty of nightlife on offer at Vagator  including open-air parties and a wide range of night markets. The perfect place to shop for everything from jewellery and clothes to souvenirs and handicrafts. Vagator beach is the perfect getaway for couples and singles with plenty of sights and activities to keep you entertained.


Palolem Beach, Goa

Palolem Beach is one of Goa’s best swimming beaches offering warm turquoise waters and calm conditions.  A picturesque stretch of exotic golden sand, colourful shacks and tall coconut trees, this Indian beach is the perfect spot catering to all age groups.  Similar to most other Indian beaches there are a mix of adventure and leisure activities to indulge in, from scuba diving, to long walks along the beach and Ayurvedic massage treatments. Possessing a tranquil vibe during the day, at night Palolem Beach is a whole new world. From late night beach parties to pubs and nightclubs, you will never be looking for entertainment when staying at Palolem Beach.


Radhanagar Beach

Situated on Havelock Island in the Andamans, Radhanagar Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world recently named the No. 8 best beach in the world by TripAdvisor. The 2km stretch of white sand is pure luxury to walk through. On one side you see the vast open sea and on the other, dense jungle forest. In order to preserve the beauty of this spectacular beach there are no water activities available, however you can swim in the pristine water with lifeguards always on watch. Radhanagar Beach is not only clean and pristine; it has postcard perfect scenery set in an exceptionally relaxing and tranquil atmosphere. Radhanagar Beach is the perfect beach destination for couples in search of a romantic getaway.

Whatever way you look at it, Goa is the place to be.  Whether you are looking for some beach time at the end of a busy Indian holiday or you are after a “flop and drop beachside retreat”, there is a range of options available in this Indian paradise.

References: Thanks to Tour My and Andaman Islands

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