6 Destinations In India With Both Mountains & Beaches To Enjoy The Best Of Both Worlds

by Suchismita Pal

Are you a beach babe or a mountain person? Would you love waking up to the sounds of the crashing waves or would you love to see the sunrise over the lofty hills? Hands down, both of these experiences are surreal and we often get confused while choosing between the two. But then, there are places in India where there are beaches as well as mountains. In these destinations, one can soak in the beauty of both worlds. Here is a list of 6 such destinations:

1. Canacona, Goa

Canacona in South Goa has some gorgeous beaches like Agonda Beach, Butterfly Beach and Palolem Beach. These beaches are flanked by ravishing, lush green mountains. On one side of the beaches, there are sands and towering palm trees, and on the other side, there are the never-ending waters and the hills.


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2. Gokarna, Karnataka

If you’re in search of a peaceful vacation, away from the chaotic life and closer to nature, then Gokarna is the place to be. Gokarna stands out as one of the most charming yet underrated beach destinations in India. It is home to some secluded beaches like Om Beach, Kudle Beach, Paradise Beach, Nirvana Beach and Half Moon Beach. Also, Gokarna offers trekking options through beautiful mountains, rocky slopes and breathtaking forests. 8 Most Secluded Beaches Of India To Have An Ideal Social Distancing Vacation

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3. Yarada, Andhra Pradesh

Located around 15 kilometres away from Vishakhapatnam, Yarada is a pristine beach on the west coast of the Bay of Bengal. On three sides of this beach, there are gorgeous mountains. At three kilometres trek away from the beach, lies the Dolphin’s nose, a hill that actually looks like the nose of a dolphin.

4. Elephant Beach, Andaman

Elephant beach in Andaman’s Havelock island is a dream destination with coraf reefs and can be reached via a boat or by trekking through the rocky forests. The serene white sand beach sits amid tropical jungles, towering trees and green mountains and looks profoundly mesmerising. This Andaman Resort Hosts Dream Underwater Weddings In The Depths Of Arabian Sea


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5. Dapoli, Maharashtra

In this small city in Maharashtra’s Ratnagiri district, Dapoli, one can explore the Panhalakaji Caves and Unhavare hot springs as well as Harnai Port, Karde Beach and Murud Beach. Dapoli is Maharashtra’s hidden gem where idyllic mountains meet the sea. It had been the backdrop of Shri Narayan Pendse’s famous Marathi novel Garambicha Bappu. Also, Murud is an ideal place for dolphin-spotting. 10 Best Spots You Will Find On A Road Trip From Mumbai To Goa


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6. Bekal, Kerala

Bordered by a splendid beach, Bekal in Kerala is a small town in the Kasaragod district. Two hours drive from Mangalore airport, the Western Ghats form a wall along the eastern side. The western side is eternally caressed by the Arabian Sea. The extensive beaches, numerous estuaries, backwaters and unexplored virgin environs make Bekal an ideal holiday destination.