1. Puri, Odisha
One of the most sacred beaches of India, a lot of pilgrims head over to Puri to pay homage to their religious practices. Popular amongst international tourists, this beach celebrates the annual Puri Beach Festival in November every year, rated as a must-attend events on the shores of Bay of Bengal.
After spending a day there, take a break from the beach and head to see some of the best heritage structures of the country in Puri.
Stay At: Mayfair Heritage, Mayfair Waves
Other Attractions: Jagannath Temple, Chilika Lake, Konark Beach, Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary, Lakshmi Temple
Nearest Airport: Bhubaneshwar (Drive to Puri – 69 kms)
2. Bangaram Island Beach, Lakshwadeep
The turquoise-hued water coupled with white sand at this beach will give you a delightful escape from the tiring hustle & bustle of city life. Bearing a striking resemblance to Knip Beach in Caribbean island, Bangaram Island is located in Lakshwadeep. The crystal clear waters and the corals, bordered by brown rocky mountains gives it a heavenly look you can’t afford to miss.
Stay at: Bangaram Island Resort
Other Attractions: Kavaratti Island Lagoon, Golden Jubilee Museum, Agatti Island
Nearest Airport: Agatti
3. Tarakarli Beach, Malvan
Ever dreamt of snuggling with Dolphins? Tarkarli is the right place for you. There are dolphins in the water you can play with. Also, sitting with a glass of wine and looking at the confluence of Karli River and the Arabian Sea can make for a memorable date as well. Walk hand-in-hand with your soulmate on the visibly beautiful shores of Maharashtra
Stay at: MTDC Resort Tarkarli, Sea View Tarkarli Resort
Other Attractions: Karli Backwaters, Dhampur Lake, Deobagh, Sindhudurg Fort
4. Varkala Beach, Kerala
Located in Trivandrum, Kerala, this beach is a MUST visit if you wish to have a peaceful vacation. The panoramic view of the beach is to die for. Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul at the spa as you indulge in an ayurvedic massage. You can also head over to the mineral springs for a dip. To quench your thirst for adventure, go surfing and explore the beauty of the sea.
Stay at: The Taj Garden Retreat, Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort
Other Attractions: Janardhana Swami Temple, Sivagiri Mutt, Papanasham Beach & Cliff, Anchengo Fort & Light House, Sivagiri Tunnel
Nearest Airport: Thiruvananthapuram
5. Radhanagar Beach, Andaman & Nicobar Island
Awarded ‘Asia’s Best Beach‘, Radhanagar is an ideal place for a private escape and tranquillity. Situated on Havelock Island of Andaman, the flawlessly beautiful turquoise blue waters is perfect for scuba diving.
Stay at: Barefoot at Havelock, Island Vinnies Tropical Beach Cabana
Other Attractions: Elephant Beach, Neil Island, Venom Bar
Nearest Airport: Port Blair
6. Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam
Named after the 30-meter high Light house here, this is one of the finest beaches of Kovalam. Vast stretches of silver coloured sand and green palm trees are sure to enthrall the visitors. The intermittent beams of the Vizhinjam Lighthouse adds to the versatality of the beach.
Stay at: Vivanta by Taj, Hotel Sea View Palace
Other Attractions: Vellayani Lake, Hawa Beach, Samudra Beach, Neyyar Dam