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Top 10 Beautiful Beaches in India

Updated on July 25, 2013
Cherai beach
Cherai beach | Source

India, the seventh largest country in the world, has a large coastline of 7517 kms. In particular, the Southern part of India is surrounded by the Arabian sea in the southwest and Bay of Bengal in the southeast. It has numerous beaches spread over different parts along the coastline as well as in many inhabited and uninhabited islands.

Tourists from all over the world are attracted by the sea, sun and sand available at these beaches in India and many of them have become popular destinations. Many picturesque beaches and the facilities for enjoying marine life there along with beautiful resorts developed, will continue to fascinate tourists along these coastlines.

This Hub illustrates 10 popular beaches of India.

#1. Kovalam Beach, Kerala

Light House Beach
Light House Beach | Source

Just 16 kms away from Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala state, there is internationally known beach at Kovalam. Three adjacent crescent beaches make it a magnificent destination for tourists to enjoy specially organised cultural programme in addition to usual sunbaths, swimming and herbal massages and other activities. Touch of fine sand, views of coconut trees and all budgets restaurants with plenty of seafood make it a unique experience. There is a Lighthouse also for which it is famous.

#2. Kapu or Kaup Beach, Karnataka

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Relatively less explored but still popular among students is Kapu (also called Kaup) Beach in the Udupi District of Karnataka State. It has an additional attraction of a Lighthouse built on a rock boulder long back in 1901. The might of the Arabian sea can be experienced by the tourists by the roar created due to striking of waves with rocks present along this coast. The Lighthouse was erected, perhaps, to warn the sailors about the danger they may face in the presence of rocks. Tourists are allowed to go atop the Lighthouse to have a panoramic view of the Beach.

#3. Kappad Beach, Kerala

Sun set View
Sun set View | Source

Located at one of the most popular tourist destinations Kozhikode (previously called Calicut) in Kerala State, this beautiful beach is of historical importance to India and the world. Vasco da Gama, the Portuguese explorer, along with 170 men happened to land here in 1498, paving the way for spice trade with the world and socio-political interaction with Europe. The Beach is quite calm and pollution free and the sunset view is fascinating.

#4. New Digha Beach, West Bengal

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West Bengal State also has a few beautiful beaches, New Digha being one of the most popular. It is quite crowded, specially on Sundays and Holidays and Kolkatans love to go to this place with friends and families on weekends. Just 2 kms away from the Old Digha Beach, this eastern coast of India attracts many for romantic trip, sunbaths and availability of cashew nuts, seashells and other souvenirs for the tourists.

#5. Kasaragod or Bekal Fort Beach, Kerala

An evening view of the Kasaragod Beach from Bekal Fort
An evening view of the Kasaragod Beach from Bekal Fort | Source

About 16 kms from Kasaragod in Kerala there is a Fort at Bekal which is a well preserved historical structure. Built in 1640 AD, this landmark remained a strategic military station used by Tipu Sultan and later by the British. Circular platform on the west provides a wider view of this splendid Beach having lot of palm trees. Installation of two sculptures with beautiful murals has enhanced the beauty of this Beach significantly.

#6. Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Islands, Andaman

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Some tourists believe that Radhanagar Beach is one of the best beaches in the world. The waves here come on regular intervals which is followed by silence. This sequence of momentary silence and sound of the waves is experienced on the vast coast of about 5 kms. long. There are thick green trees around making it a picturesque destination. Tourists also enjoy elephant rides here

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#7. Goa Beaches

A beach at Goa with sky overcast
A beach at Goa with sky overcast | Source

Goa has many spectacular beaches and many of these remain overcrowded with tourists from all over the world. Towards the north, the beaches are more commerciaised and attracting more for night life. There is more of peace and relaxation on the beaches in the South Goa. This Beach is with skies overcast.

#8. Varkala Beach, Kerala

Cliff View
Cliff View | Source

Magnificence of sea is at its full swing at this stunning beach. The beach is unique as it has cliffs near it though the coast all along Kerala is otherwise flat. The Beach is known for peace, beautiful sun set and sun bathing. One can enjoy paragliding also at this beach these days.

#9. Murudeshwar beach, Karnataka

Murudeshwar beach
Murudeshwar beach | Source

There is a lot more to enjoy other than beautiful blue sea water at this white sand beach. In the west there is roaring sea and there are high hills on the east. A temple of Lord Shiva having second tallest (123 feet) Shiva Statue, surrounded by Arabian sea on three sides makes it a perfect point to oversee one of the finest beaches in this part of the country. Buffalo race and cock fight are other attractions for tourists.

#10. Elephant beach, Havelock Islands, Andaman

Can one imagine water clearer than this at a Beach
Can one imagine water clearer than this at a Beach | Source

Elephant Beach at Havelock Islands in Andaman is very near to Radhanagar Beach. This is a great spot for snorkeling in view of excellent coral and marine life in this area. Unfortunately, there was a widespread damage due to Tsunami in 2004.

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    srsddn 2 years ago from Dehra Dun, India

    Thanks for visiting, Akriti. I will add a few more shortly. Have a nice day!

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    Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

    Nice post.

    You should have mentioned at least one beach from Lakshadweep and one from Puri in Orissa. They are much better than Goa beaches.

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    srsddn 2 years ago from Dehra Dun, India

    gmmurgirl, Thanks for stopping by. I am glad you liked Indian beaches. Have a nice time!

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    Gei Moore 2 years ago from Pilipinas

    Wow I would love to visit these beaches in India.

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    srsddn 2 years ago from Dehra Dun, India

    Thanks for visiting, Venus. There are many more but I selected the popular ones only. Thanks for stopping by. Have a nice time!

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    Daisy Rivera 2 years ago from Chicago, IL

    Wow! I did not know that India had so many beautiful beaches. The pictures are amazing. Great job with this hub.

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    visitindonesia 3 years ago

    i definitely like indian beaches, but you can visit indonesian beach here http://wisataindonesia.co.id

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    srsddn 3 years ago from Dehra Dun, India

    Tolovaj, I am glad you liked Indian beaches. It would be a great experience to club beaches with other destinations. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great time!

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    Tolovaj 3 years ago

    India is still on my list... Why not start on the beaches? Thanks for these wonderful photos!

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    srsddn 3 years ago from Dehra Dun, India

    You are welcome! Plenty of spicy food will be waiting for you.

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    David Trujillo Uribe 3 years ago from Medellin, Colombia

    No problemo.

    India will always be a magical and spiritual place to visit. Never been there, but would love to.

    But I have to confess, my major attraction will not be beaches or places, I would be going for the spicy food.

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    srsddn 3 years ago from Dehra Dun, India

    David, I am glad you thoroughly enjoyed going through the Hub on Indian Beaches. Goa, of course, is the popular destination for international tourists due to famous beaches there. But there are many other beaches in India which attract them for stunning sunsets and sunrises. Thanks for all the support including voting, sharing........

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    David Trujillo Uribe 3 years ago from Medellin, Colombia

    Radhanagar Beach was my favorite. Voted in your poll, shared on facebook, voted hub as awesome, thumbs up, and now leaving my first Level 4 commentor comment. Ahum, prepare!

    As a level 4 commentor, I got to say the topic for this hub is very well chosen. Few people take the time to admire the beauty of sunsets and beach-lines these days. I had heard of Goa before, but it is good to know India has a great collection of amazing other places to visit. Thumbs Up!

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    M K Paul 3 years ago from India

    Yes I already share one article regarding beaches..Hope to add more :)

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    srsddn 3 years ago from Dehra Dun, India

    Mousumi, I am glad you love beaches and have visited many of these. Visit to each beach is a unique experience and I am sure you may like to share some. Thanks for stopping by. Have a nice time!

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    M K Paul 3 years ago from India

    I hv visited most of the beaches u mentioned above except the kovlam one....Good information...A very useful guide for a travel freak like us :)

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    srsddn 3 years ago from Dehra Dun, India

    becki140691, I hope you are able to visit some of these in coming years. Beaches always remain a great attraction for tourists. Thanks for stopping by and have a terrific weekend!

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    becki140691 3 years ago from Vietnam

    I love all those beaches u introduced. So amazing

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    srsddn 4 years ago from Dehra Dun, India

    AK Chenoweth, thanks for visiting. I am glad you liked the beaches in India.

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    AK Chenoweth 4 years ago

    WOW! Beautiful. Thank you for posting

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    srsddn 4 years ago from Dehra Dun, India

    Mike Robbers, Thanks for visiting. I am glad you liked the beaches. I hope you visit some of these some day.

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    Mike Robbers 4 years ago from London

    Great list and very beautiful pics of the beaches!

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    srsddn 4 years ago from Dehra Dun, India

    sunilkunnoth2012, thanks for visiting my Hub. Kerala, the God's own Country has really very stunning beaches and that is how my Hub found a place. I remember having replied this but I don't know how it appeared again. May be some connectivity problem which happens occasionally. Thanks for showing interest in my Hubs.

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    srsddn 4 years ago from Dehra Dun, India

    sunilkunnoth2012, Kerala - God's Own Country, has wonderful beaches and deserves to be mentioned in every blog on this topic. I am glad you liked the photographs. Kappad Beach is certainly fantastic. Thanks for visiting the Hub.

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    Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 4 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

    Fantastic beaches. You have presented well with stunning photos. I am happy that my state Kerala has got a prominent place here. Earlier I had done a hub on the famous Kappad Beach, Kozhikode. Your efforts are appreciated. Thank you for sharing.

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    srsddn 4 years ago from Dehra Dun, India

    kufarooq, Thanks for visiting my Hub and liking it. I would like to visit some of yours tomorrow. Have a nice time!

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    KHAWAJA UMER FAROOQ 4 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan

    Very beautiful collection and hub

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    srsddn 4 years ago from Dehra Dun, India

    Thanks, jmartin1344, for having a look at Indian beaches. I am glad you liked some. Every country has some unique spots and, perhaps, HP is a great place to highlight some of those. Have a great day!

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    jmartin1344 4 years ago from Royal Oak, Michigan

    I see the list you mentioned on my hub is full of some great beaches! I should have included one of these in my list it would seem.

    I am particularly interested in "Varkala Beach, Kerala" - is that some kind of stone man made structure that is overlooking to beach?

    Nice hub!

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    srsddn 4 years ago from Dehra Dun, India

    suzettenaples, India is a vast land with lot of diversity. One can have different experiences in various parts of it. The vast coastline offer great opportunities of enjoying these beaches. Thanks for visiting.

    Ruchira, I am glad you liked the beaches. There are many more in fact and thanks for voting it up.

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    Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

    it was great reading about many beaches of india...thanks for an enlightening hub. voted up as interesting and useful

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    Suzette Walker 4 years ago from Taos, NM

    Absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for showing us this part of India. Usually, I only see the busy, populated cities where everyone is rushing around. But, this looks calm and peaceful. I vacation at one of these Indian beaches is just as beautiful as the Caribbean, Mediterranean etc. Thanks for sharing the beauty of India with us!

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    John Paolo B.Magdaluyo 4 years ago from Philippine

    I really love hanging on places like that. though, I hate burning my skin. Anyway, that's where the fun is right? so who cares! lets just enjoy life. By the way thanks again for commenting on my hub too.

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    srsddn 4 years ago from Dehra Dun, India

    I am glad to know your penchant for beaches and vacations. Thanks for your beautiful comments.

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    John Paolo B.Magdaluyo 4 years ago from Philippine

    great hub! I think I really love #10. Elephant beach, Havelock Islands, Andaman, since, I love to swim in clear waters. It also adds its beauty as the sun kept on burning, yet the light's reflection on the water deep give more,

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    srsddn 4 years ago from Dehra Dun, India

    Hi, radhikasree! I become curious if somebody writes about my place. Somebody wrote about Chandigarh and I went through each every line. I am sure you might have enjoyed the golden sunsets at Cherai many times. I am glad you liked the beaches.

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    Radhika Sreekanth 4 years ago from Mumbai,India

    These beaches look so pristine that one may never like to leave from there during summer. The first one Cherai beach is in my hometown that turns gold during sunset.

    Up, beautiful and awesome. Sharing with my friends here.

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    srsddn 4 years ago from Dehra Dun, India

    Thanks gmmurgirl! There are many more beaches on the large Indian coastline. But I agree Kerala and Goa beaches are attracting more tourists. Andaman beaches are now likely to be visited more specially by the foreign tourists. Have a nice day!

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    Gei Moore 4 years ago from Pilipinas

    Hi srsddn! I'm glad you wrote on these beautiful beaches in India. I have read and heard most about the beaches in Kerala and Goa. Thanks for all these information. I'd love to visit these in the future.

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    srsddn 4 years ago from Dehra Dun, India

    Thanks, bac2basics. There is so much to explore on this earth. Sometimes it is next door and one does not get a chance to visit for years together. Thanks for visiting the Hub.

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    Anne 4 years ago from Spain

    Hello srsddn. Welcome to HP and thank you for this wonderful hub. The beaches and your discriptions of them will have tourists flocking in hoardes. I love the sea and you have some spectacular beaches in India, "wow" truly heaven on earth.

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    Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

    That is a beautiful first hub! I didn't realize India had such beautiful beaches. Excellent!

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    Joan Veronica Robertson 4 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

    Hi there, welcome to Hubpages! This is a good site wth a very nice community so I hope you will be happy here with us. I liked this Hub, very attractive and well presented. Voted up, beautiful and interesting! Have a nice day!

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    Letha G. 4 years ago from USA

    wow. beautiful beaches