ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Best Hidden Beaches in India

Updated on September 6, 2014
Source

For many beach vacation in India means only two destinations. These places are Kerala and Goa. While these 2 states have some of the finest beaches in India, they aren't the only states with exotic beaches. There are some hidden beaches in India that you might not have heard about. The advantage here is that these beaches are untouched and less crowded, perfect for some quite time. Here are the best hidden beaches in India.


It's unfortunate that some nice beaches are unknown to the tourists. The prime reason is lack of infrastructure here and ignorance by the state tourism departments. However slowly all coastal states of India have started to realize the value of beach tourism and therefore more efforts are being put to develop tourism here. States like Karnataka, Gujarat, Maharashtra have woken up by the success of Goa and Kerala tourism. Both these states attract largest number of foreign tourists, primary because of their exotic shoreline.


Dwarka Beach - Not many people know that Dwarka has a beach. Even less people know that Dwarka beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in India. In fact it is better than some of the popular beaches in Goa and Kerala. The water at the beach is crystal clear, waves are not strong and most important, it remains deserted. You must travel Gujarat to spend some quality time at the Dwarka beach. Not to mention, Dwarka is one of the char dham yatra destination. The town was believed to be established by Lord Krishna.


Karwar Beach - Another state that has long been underrated for its beaches is Karnataka. Karwar beach is perhaps best kept secret of the state. Despite the beauty of the beach, it was ignored by both tourists and tourism officials. Only back in 2002, Karnataka decided to develop tourism related infrastructure at the Karwar beach. One thing I like about Karwar beach is that unlike may others, the wind here is relatively calm. I don't know about others but I quite enjoyed it. There are few restaurants at the beach where you can enjoy traditional food of the state. The combination is just perfect. Try it once in your life.


Puri Beach - You can be forgiven for thinking Puri as just a pilgrimage destination. After all for millions of tourists Puri travel means paying homage at the Lord Jagannath Puri temple, one of the holiest Hindu temples in the world. Just like Dwarka, Puri is also famous for the charm dham yatra. And just like Dwarka, Puri has a beach which is yet to capture attention of the tourists. Puri beach, sometimes referred as Golden beach because of golden sand, is considered to be excellent for swimming. Puri is located in Orissa state. It can be reached by train or by taxi from Bhubneswar. So next time to visit Puri, make sure to spend some time at the exotic Puri beach.


Alibag - For people of Mumbai, Alibag is nice weekend escape from the rush of city. While other consider Alibag as one of the finest beach destination in the country. While the focus of tourists has been captured Alibaug Beach, the main beach of the city. Varsoli Beach and Akshi Beach are best kept secret of Alibag. Both beaches are famous for crystal clear water and white sand. These beaches are paradise for romantic couples who are looking for some time alone. Therefore choose to travel Alibag for a romantic weekend getaway.


Kutch Mandvi Beach - One of the least explored beaches in India is Kutch Mandvi Beach located in Gujarat. Mandvi is one of the virgin beaches in Gujarat. It is hardly explored by the tourists. Kutch Mandvi Beach is famous for blue ocean, sandy beach, various species of birds and calmness. You can also see wooden ships construction at the port. I would suggest you to take a camel ride on the beach, a truly memorable experience.


Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      Anandarup 

      4 years ago

      Puri beach is very old and renouned since ages..how do you say that it is one of the unknown and secret beaches? People are enjoying the beaches in and around Puri at least for the last 200 years!

    • profile image

      TripNavigator.in 

      5 years ago

      Well mentioned beaches

    • sunilkunnoth2012 profile image

      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 

      5 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Yes, Puri is fine and I had visited it some ten years back. Keep on writing on travel.

    • rajan jolly profile image

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Mayank, you have highlighted some beautiful and unknown beaches for us. I knew about the ones at Alibag.

      May I add that at Dahanu there is Bordi beach which is a treat to be on with clear waters and not much crowd.

      It is a pleasure to be on these uncrowded beaches.

      voted up & useful.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)