When we talk about beaches, predictably, the first name that comes to our mind is Goa. Goa’s reputation has unfortunately taken away the limelight from most of the virgin beach destinations in India. India has many pristine beaches that are less crowded and yet to be discovered. And these sun-kissed beaches make a great holiday destination for those who enjoy exclusivity and the fun that only beaches provide.
Here are the ten great Summer beach getaways in India:
1. Marari Beach, Kerala
Located 11 km away from the famous Alleppey (known for its backwaters), Marari Beach is an excellent destination for a family. If you wish to spend some quality time with your kids, then this place is solely recommended for you. Because Marari beach is not commercialised, it has become more or less a private beach for a selected few who are aware of this hidden natural treasure. It provides a sensual vibe, and it is worth a visit.
2. Talasari Beach, Odisha
Talasari Beach is one of the famous virgin beaches in India, that will allure tourists to its mesmerizing beauty in no time. Decked with palm and coconut trees, it offers a visual treat for photographers and nature lovers. You can also enjoy authentic local delicacies on the seashore while you admire the artistic beauty and wind away a relaxing day.
3. Yarada Beach, Andhra Pradesh
Besides localities, not many are aware of this unexplored wonder. Though Andra Pradesh has many beach destinations, Yarada Beach is the only beach in the state that backs swimming. It is apt for someone who wants to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. From turquoise blue in the morning to golden embodiment in the evening, Yarada Beach displays millions of hues in a matter of a couple of hours.
4. Malpe Beach, Karnataka
It is the only beach on the list that is commercialised. Because of its reputed tourist activity, this place offers free WiFi and is well equipped with emergency services. It gained popularity during the ’90s when it was put on the map by hippies; wandering around in the Arabian sea range. Though millions from across the country visit Malpe beach, it is well preserved and pristine in condition. And to add more puff to the destination, Malpe beach boasts a beautiful island known as St Mary’s island. This island garlanded with huge basalt rocks is also locally known as a coconut island for adorning hundreds of Coconut trees.
5. Kalapathar Beach, Andaman And Nicobar Islands
Entwining oneself around the gentle ocean breeze certainly brings an end to your everyday woes! And there is no better place to relax and unwind than the Kalapathar beach. The aqua green water, surrounded by dense forest and big black rocks, creates much hype around the beach. The place is not recommended for swimming or snorkelling for the deadly corals present in the sea. Nevertheless, this untouched natural beauty is still an ideal place for a romantic walk or for someone who is looking to have private time with their family.
6. Agatti Beach, Lakshadweep
According to Lakshadweep’s ministry of tourism, Agatti Beach is explored twofold more by foreigners than Indians. Therefore, it has become an international holiday spot for people across the globe. Agatti Beach is a paradise on earth with turquoise coloured water, coral reefs, and lazy sea waves. Because it is located far away from public involvement, it is clean and less commercialised. Besides its divine scenic beauty, it also offers a plethora of marine activities that will de-stress you to the fullest. Scuba diving, Kayaking, and Snorkeling are a few aquatic activities you can indulge in.
7. Kashid Beach, Maharashtra
Situated far away from the cacophony of city life, Kashid Beach is a perfect weekend getaway for people in and around Mumbai. It is one of the cleanest beaches you can find in Maharastra. It boasts turquoise blue water and white sands to create breathtaking scenic beauty. Thus, making it a perfect family retreat. Kashid Beach offers many fun activities such as horse riding, parasailing and other water sports including jet ski & banana rides.