These Indian beaches offer more than just sun and sand
Experiences - Oct 04, 2018

Top 4 Indian beaches in 2019 Which Offer More Than Just Sun & Sand

Indian beaches are renowned for their incredible beauty. Situated near caves and forts, these beaches are traveller's delight. Here is a list of top 4 beaches of India. 

Here are some such beach getaways:

Goa

Colva Beach in south Goa offers immense scope for activities such as kayaking, fishing, boating, and jet skiing. It is a paradise for swimmers and those who want to practice water sports. Anytime is party time in Goa. Enjoy some lip-smacking seafood and wash it down with feni, a local alcoholic drink. Fort Aguada and its lighthouse overlook the scenic Sinquerim Beach. The fort stands on the beach south of Candolim on the banks of the Mandovi River. You can stay at Club Mahindra Varca Beach Resort for a 5-star experience with amenities such as a large swimming pool and its proximity to the personal Varca beach!

North Goa has beautiful beaches, such as Calangute, Candolim, Baga, and Mobor. Enjoy banana boat rides, windsurfing, jet skiing, flyboarding, knee boarding, speedboat ride, and parasailing at these popular beaches. Feel the thrill as you hit the vibrant nightclubs.

Kerala

Beautiful Bekal beach is situated in northern Kerala. Bekal Fort is located on a steep cliff by the sea and is impeccably maintained. It rises to nearly 130 feet above sea level and is located on a headland spanning 35km providing a majestic view. It is the largest fort in Kerala and is rightly considered a special attraction. Tourists can engage in mind-blowing activities here, such as Jungle trail, birding, hiking, and boating.

Kovalam beach near Thiruvananthapuram in southern Kerala is also famous for adventure sports. While boating and backwater cruises are common activities, you can also opt for off-beat experiences such as parasailing, water skiing, or windsurfing. You can stay at the Club Mahindra Poovar Resort which is in Trivandrum. It has traditional architecture while being ladled with modern amenities for an exotic experience

Mumbai

Mumbai is a gateway to numerous exciting beach destinations. The scenic Arabian Sea adds to the natural splendour. Elephanta is a unique tourist attraction. Its rock-cut cave temples are a popular tourist destination and can only be reached by a ferry from Gateway of India. They date back to the 6th and 7th centuries AD. Cave 1 has exquisite sculptures of Lord Shiva in three different forms.

Further north along the coast, you can explore Madh Island – a group of several quaint fishing villages – and the Portuguese-built Madh Fort. Try your hand at fishing and relish some delectable seafood.

Tarkarli beach in the southern region of Maharashtra boasts of one of the best coral reefs on the Indian mainland. This unexplored beach is ideal for scuba diving and snorkelling.

Lakshadweep

This place is a water sport enthusiast’s delight. Enjoy activities such as kayaking, scuba diving, canoeing, and snorkelling, or just coral gaze on Agatti Island. For adventure sports, head to Kavaratti which is a beautiful tranquil lagoon that’s ideal for swimming, kayaking, and yachting. Enjoy a thrilling ride on a glass-bottom boat, from which you can observe the exotic marine world.

Daman and Diu

The impressively picturesque Naida Caves are situated outside the wall of Diu Fort which was constructed by the Portuguese. These caves and caverns feature unique and unusual rock formations, a network of tunnels, and illuminated canyons. Situated nearby is Jalandhar Beach, where you can enjoy scenic views and exotic seafood. Visit ancient Diu Fort, which is only 1.2 km from Naida Caves.

So what are you waiting for? Go pack your bags and get ready for the best vacation ever!

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