During the summertime, the warm breeze in the air spreads nostalgia, and when that happens, it is best to backpack and travel toward cheery and bustling shores. With a shoreline of 7517 km, India is home to some of the best beaches in the world offering a mix of adventure and leisure. These beaches have an equatorial climate, and the weather continues to be pleasant. Summertime is at its inception, and many want to experience the joy again, here are the best clear water beaches to visit in India to feel the summer mood:
Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island, Andamans
Boasting boundless natural charm and serenity, Radhanagar beach is generally known as Beach No 7. One of the best seashores in India for vacation, this seaside wonder has been conferred as ‘Asia’s best beach’ by Time Magazine in 2004. Crystal clear waters and wholesome sand lure tens and thousands of honeymooners from across the world. You can relax by the beach or take part in adventure pursuits. Try your hand at exhilarating activities like snorkelling, kayaking, and scuba diving. Relish the beautiful twilight views. Bask in the radiance of the sun. The seashore is 12 km from Havelock’s dock.
Dhanushkodi Beach, Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu
One of the most recommended places to visit near Rameshwaram, Dhanushkodi is adjoined by the Indian Ocean on one front and the Bay of Bengal on the other. About 20 km from Rameshwaram, this seashore offers beautiful views of the crystal clear seawaters. It is deemed to be the place where Lord Rama with Lord Hanuman and his company built the ‘Setu’ bridge to reach Lanka for Mata Sita. Dhanushkodi was formerly a bustling town but was ravaged in 1964 due to a cyclone, which washed away the whole place. Nevertheless, the remains and the ruins of the city today have become its prime fascination, along with the natural white sun-bleached beach.
Varkala Beach, Kerala
Situated at the base of imposing cliffs, the beautiful Varkala Beach is located an hour away from Trivandrum. The beach lies between Alleppey and Kovalam and is also locally called as Papanasam beach. Perfect for swimming and sunbathing, this beach offers lovely twilight. The river that flows near the beach is perceived to have therapeutic and healing properties. A less-popularised beach, it has been blessed by boundless natural scenery. The enormous red rocks and coconut trees appear appealing. Do not forget to take snaps for keepsakes. Dive into the waters and feel relaxed.
Agonda Beach, Goa
If you like the shores of Goa but overwhelmed by the tourist rush, head towards the enchanting Agonda beach. Located in the Southernmost part of Goa, Agonda beach is comfortable and tranquil. Thus, making it a typical hotspot for honeymooners and privacy-seekers. This beach is also identified as the nesting place for Ridley turtles. Located slightly on the outskirts of Old Goa, this remote shore has a relaxed ambience, unscathed natural beauty, blue waters and fine white sand. For comfort, there are beach-side shacks. A colossal hill overlooks the Southern side of the seashore.
Om Beach, Gokarna, Karnataka
Positioned at a distance of 8 km from Gokarna, Om beach gets its name from 2 semi-circular lagoons that link together, forming an inverted symbol of Om (Hindu religious symbol). One of the well-known beaches in Gokarna, Om beach draws locals as well as travellers, alike. Take a lazy stroll on the fine white sand of the beach and relish in the tranquillity. Om Beach also offers many water sport activities such as banana boat rides, parasailing, surfing, and water-skiing. You are sure to experience the thrilling adrenaline rush!
Morjim Beach, Goa
One of the most visited beaches in Goa, Morjim beach in North Goa prevails amid green locales, extending a rejuvenating sight. The seashore is less-commercialized in contrast to Colva, Baga, and Calangute etc. and therefore is perfect for those who prefer being in solitude. The beach is also identified as being the nesting habitat of Olive Ridley turtles. Morjim is also locally proclaimed ‘Little Russia’ because of the presence of Russian emigrants here. Morjim is a wide-open beach like other well-known beaches in India. There is no shortage of trendy beach shacks, retreats and beach hut here at the seaside.
Palolem Beach, Goa
Lying in South Goa, amidst a dense grove of coconut palms, Palolemis a crescent-shaped seashore, ideal for quiet vacations. Dolphin-spotting tours in Palolem are pretty common. The north end of this beach is more occupied in comparison to its south end. If you fancy swimming, the waters are welcoming. Arguably the most impressive beach of the state, Palolem is dotted with fishnets, beach huts, boats and variety of vegetation. Besides dolphin spotting at Palolem, you can also enjoy other fun activities such as shopping and boat riding