“Tick tock on the clock, but the party don’t stop” — Just 5 seconds of the song and all you feel like doing is go partying! Grooving with the waves and shaking a leg to the peppy songs on the beach sand is altogether a different experience vis-à-vis disco lights and ‘Yo-Yo Honey Singh’ kinda tracks in a pub. The increasing number of DJ and Sunburn nights on the Goa beaches has overshadowed a plethora of awesome experiences that visitors can have at these beaches. Read on to know the best beach experiences in India:
Wondering what that these beach experiences are? Well, here’s your tiny black book of pristine beaches in India and unique affairs that make them worth a visit!
Image SourceAdding to the beauty of the non-polluted and peaceful virgin beaches, mountains, and waterfalls, the clear night skies are perfect for the breathtaking experience of stargazing. And then, it is also the only place for scuba diving and snorkeling training in Maharashtra.Attractions: Stargazing, Scuba Diving, and Snorkeling
Location: Tarkarli is 8 km south of Malvan and 546 km from Mumbai on the west coast of India, at the confluence of the Karli River and the Arabian Sea.
2. Parasailing and Jet skiing at Jampore Beach
The Jampore Beach is a great destination for beach holiday in India. It is ideal for casual swimming and adventure sports including parasailing and jet skiing.
Attractions: Parasailing, and Jet Skiing
Location: Daman, Daman and Diu
3. Walk into Shallow Depths of Chandipur ‘Hide-and-Seek’ Beach
16 km from Balasore, Chandipur is a quiet beach on the Orissan coast. Counted as one of the most unique experiences of the world, the sea water here recedes about 5 km during low tide and advances to the shore line again during high tide, each day. This gives visitors the opportunity to walk into its shallow depths.
Attractions: Walk on the shallow parts of the visible sea bed and admire the sea life on coast during low tide
Location: 16 km from the Balasore Railway Station on Howrah-Madras line of South Eastern Railways.
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4. Bike Ride on the Only Drive-In Beach: Muzhappilangad Beach
Muzhappilangad Beach is the only drive-in beach in Asia and also the longest beach in Kerala. During low-tide you can walk to the beautiful Dharmadam Island. Muzhappilangad beach festival is held here, every year in April.
Attractions: Drive on beach, parasailing, microlite flights, paragliding, catamaran ride, and a walk to Dharmadam Island during low tide
Location: Situated between Kannur and Thalassery in Kerala
5. Rare Surfing and Wind Surfing Experience in India at Covelong Beach, Chennai
Once a property of the Nawabs of the Carnatic, Covelong is one of the most captivating beaches in Chennai.
Attractions: Swimming, Surfing, and Windsurfing
Location: 40 kilometers south of Chennai, on the East Coast Road en route Mahabalipuram.
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6. Unique Dual View of the Sunrise and Sunset at Kanyakumari Beach
Located at the southernmost tip of the country, the Kanyakumari beach is breathtakingly gorgeous. It is usually less crowded but during the full moon days in April, people visit in large numbers to enjoy the spectacular sunset and sunrise. It is actually the only place in mainland India to witness such gorgeous views. Besides, the confluence of the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea with the Indian Ocean, gives its a special name, Triveni. The gigantic Vivekananda rock and Thiruvalluvar statue are also a treat to eyes.
Attractions: View of Vivekananda Rock and Thiruvalluvar, and view of sunrise and sunset
Location: Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of India
7. Kayaking at Kavaratti Island
The Kavaratti Island has some of the most famous beaches in India. It’s a beautiful and calm lagoon that forms an ideal spot for water sports, swimming and basking in the sun on warm sandy beaches. Marine life exhibits can be seen at the new marine aquarium of Kavaratti Island. Kayaks and sailing yacht are also available on hire.
Attractions: Scuba Diving, Dolphin Dive Centre, aquarium-cum-museum, riding kayaks and yachts, and kayaking over bioluminescence
Location: Kavaratti Island, Lakshadweep
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8. Softest White Sand of Asia’s Best: Radhanagar Beach
The beach with the softest white sand, situated just off a jungle and with a beautiful mountain as the backdrop, the Radhanagar Beach has been ranked as Asia’s best and world’s 7th best.
Attractions: White sand, turquoise blue water, peace, serenity, ideal for sea bathing and sun-basking
Location: Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
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9. Tripping in the Hippie Culture at Gokarna Beaches
Located in Karnataka, Gokarna is known for its famous Mahabaleshwara Temple. It’s all about miles of unperturbed, pristine beaches and spiritual discovery. Famous beaches include Om (beach shaped like the Hindu Om figure), Paradise and Kudle. Known for its religious significance, Gokarna is also a great option to get to “nirvana”.
Attractions: Hippies’ paradise, the beautiful ‘Om’ shaped beach
Location: Gokarna, Karnataka
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10. Thumping Trance Music at the Hippie Haven: Varkala
Varkala is all about thumping trance music on a cliff surrounded by a spectacular beach with huge palm trees. Though a lot of tourists visit the place every year, it still doesn’t seem all that crowded. Visit small cafes like ‘Rock N Roll Cafe’, ‘Coffee Temple’, and ‘Cafe del Mar’, laze around and lead a hippie lifestyle in Varkala, at least until you’re forced to return back to your city and resume your hectic schedule.
Attractions: Hippie haven, swimming, and beautiful cliff, beach, and palm trees
Location: Varkala, Kerala
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