Beautiful Beaches of India – My Top 5 list
Who doesn’t crave for some vitamin sea? The feeling of salty air on the face and sense of endlessness fills my heart with joy everytime I travel to beaches. Here’s a list of my top 5 beaches all over India.
Radhanagar Beach, Andaman & Nicobar Islands
There is no place in India to experience the beauty of sea more than the Andamans. I have not visited Lakshwadweep yet, but the spotless beauty of Andaman and Nicobar islands that I saw on my short trip to Andaman will be etched in my memory forever. Radhanagar Beach is the most famous beach in this archipelago, and is one of the 10 Blue Flag beaches of India. Blue Flag certification is an international standard for safety, cleanliness and sustainability of tourism in a beach.
The beach is guarded by trained safety personnel and is closed for visitors after 6pm. The white sand changes its texture and keep becoming coarser as you walk along the beach. At one point of time you will find yourself walking on colorful, glittering pebbles, the likes of which you’d expect to see under the sea while snorkelling. A fascinating place in the beach is the “Neil’s cove” a lagoon filled with 100-year old trees. When in Radhanagar beach, don’t miss the mesmerising sunset.
Kasarkod Beach, Karnataka
One of the best places to visit in Karnataka, Kasarkod beach is another Blue Flag ceritified beach of India. We found this beach by chance while returning from our trip to Karwar from Bangalore. Located in Honnavar, this is a 5km long enchanting beach of white sand with a park, a boating center and Swiss cottages in the Casuarina forests.
Other places of interest in this old port town that hosted Arab and later European traders are Apsarakonda Waterfalls, Apsarakonda beach, Hanging bridge etc.
Honnavar is home to one of the eight Blue Flag beaches in India, the Kasarkod Beach. This is a 5km long enchanting beach of white sand with a park, a boating center and Swiss cottages in the Casuarina forests. We landed in this beach just while exploring offbeat tracks on our way back from Karwar.
Om Beach, Karnataka
Gokarna is the hippie town of north Karnataka, the state’s own Goa. In fact I loved the beaches here much more than Goa. Some of the best beaches here are accessible through an hour-long trek, which makes them more mystical. Of all the beaches here Om beach is my favorite. When you drive through the Western ghats the beach appears in the shape of the Hindu religious symbol “Om”.
Dhanushkodi, Tamil Nadu
Dhanushkodi is my most favorite tourist destination in Tamil Nadu. Known to locals as “Arichal Munai”, the Dhanushkodi beach is a spectacle. The color of the sea changes throughout the day as the crystal clear water of the sea reflects the changing moods of the sky. Once ravaged by one of the worst storms in India’s history, the dilapidated ruins of the earlier town can be seen on the shoreline. The vast clean beaches, the coastal woods and ruins of the past charms everyone who visits.
Read more about the ghost town of Dhanushkodi.
Ramkrishna Beach, Andhra Pradesh
Ramakrishna beach is serene, clean, and beautiful. But what stayed with me is how well-planned the port city of Vizag is. Just opposite the beach is the Kali temple, a small replica of the Dakshineshwar Kali Temple in West Bengal. Near that is the Ramakrishna Mission Ashram from which the beach gets its name.
This vibrant beach is a perfect getaway for families – weather you are looking for adventure activities or fun boat rides or simply want to spend some quality time with kids. Surrounded by mountains afar, the view of the beach from the promenade is spectacular. It is the most amazing promenade I’ve seen in India, even better than the famous Pondicherry promenade.
As you walk on the promenade, you’ll see the golden beach, the submarine museum, the Victory at the Sea monument, the Vishakhapatnam Lighthouse, and the Lumbini park on one side. On the other side, there are sculptures of famous personalities of India.
You can also visit the Matsyadarshini (the city aquarium), the Visakha Museum, the aircraft museum, and the Indira Gandhi Zoological park across the beach. But what you can’t miss is the imposing mountain if you look straight ahead. And at the top of the mountain is the Kailasa park, unmissable with the bold glowing letters and the spherical monument.
All this makes it one of the perfect family-friendly destinations in India.
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