A large majority of people spend most of their time working. Work is important as in our post-modern late-capitalistic world if one doesn’t work then their life can become very difficult. But it is even more important to remember that there is a lot more to life than just work. Having fun is an essential part of the human experience and nowadays a lot of people prefer to have fun doing indoor activities like playing online games in an Indian Casino (because it’s new and fun) or watching movies. This article, however, is for the people who live for the essence of the word, wanderlust.
If you manage to get a few days off from work during the coming months of summer and find the hills and the mountains to be lacklustre, then realistically you have only one option for a vacation that is relaxing, fun and genuinely worth remembering—going to a fantastic beach.
If sitting on the sandy beach as the wind breeze starts to blow while the sun slowly sets in the background causing the sea to change its colours with each passing minute or playing volleyball as the waves of the sea crash on the shore is what speaks deeply to your soul then you know what exactly you have to do the next time you get a chance to skip town.
The word incredible is often used to describe, and its many beaches are definitely worthy of being part of such a country. In fact, India has so many beaches that deciding which ones you should put on your ‘must-visit’ can become a daunting task. So here are the 5 beautiful beaches in India you must consider visiting this summer.
Let’s start with the most southern state of south India. Kerala is awesome in more ways than one but the beauty of what people like to call ‘God’s’ own country’ might actually be its greatest asset. Being a coastal state, it offers plenty of wonderful beaches to choose from, but after much deliberation, it felt right to put the beach in Kovalam at the 5th place on this list.
Not only is this one of the beautiful beaches in India, but it might also be the most family-friendly one you will find in the entire country. Unlike most other famous beaches, Kovalam is quite laid back in it’s approach to the beach experience. To put in simply, it’s more of a beach to relax with your loved ones at rather than one to party in.
However, if you are looking for something a little more exciting than walking on the sand during sunset, then Kovalam will not come up short either. It is considered by many as the best beach in India for surfing, and it even has a lot of other water sports for you to enjoy on your vacation.
If you thought that there was only going to be one beach from Kerela, then you really need to stop underestimating this state. But the location of this beach isn’t really the thing that secured its position on this list.
Driving a car on a beach is a dream of a lot of people but it is hardly possible in a majority of the beaches, and this makes Muzhappilangad stand out as one of the most fascinating beaches India has to offer.
Outside of being absolutely beautiful—as all beaches in Kerela are—it allows you to drive your car on this for about 4 kilometers!—the longest distance you can drive up to in any beach in Asia. You literally couldn’t wish for a better place to drive. If behind is the wheel is where you feel like yourself the most, then the beach at Muzhappilangad has been handcrafted for you.
If you want to visit a beach, but your significant other has the desire to go to a place that is filled to the brim with culture, then Pondicherry is the answer to all your prayers for the perfect getaway. While French people aren’t really present in most of the Indian subcontinent, a trip to Pondicherry will definitely make you wish that wasn’t the case.
While the culture of this union territory is its main draw, it’s beach is nothing to dismiss. It’s more beautifully than any beach cities like Mumbai have to offer and infinitely more sophisticated than most of the beaches you will ever find yourself going to.
While a fantastic beach in its own right, it would not have made it onto a list like this if it wasn’t for the sheer abundance of an exotic culture that is nowhere to be found anywhere else in the country. It’s this best of two world charm that Pondicherry offers that makes it sit comfortably on the third spot on this list
What is a beach that isn’t always a beach? Chandipur, Odisha.
If that quest seems bizarre to you, then it would be understandable. After all, how can a beach stop being a beach? Two words, LOW TIDE. While low tides are something that is experienced by every beach in the world, few can claim that the sea goes back over 5 kilometres!
Two times in a day, you will find that the sea you were relaxing next to have disappeared entirely but what it leaves behind is not disappointing in the slightest. Red Crabs, shells and other coastal creatures can be found where the sea used to be so can have the time of your life picking them up for playing and clicking some fantastic pictures with them to drive your friends crazy with envy.
The sheer wonderfully sweet bizarre nature of this beach makes it a worthy addition to this list.
Sometimes, the most obvious answer is the correct one.
If variety wasn’t a primary consideration while making this list, then the beaches of Goa alone were more than enough to take all 5 spots. The only problem would have been deciding which one to put ahead of the others.
Pololem, Agonda, Arambol, Anjuna, and Baga. All of these 5 beaches are awesome in their own right, and each is better for at least one thing than the others.
This makes all of them a must visit if beaches are even slightly your thing. Whether you want to party like it’s the end of the world, enjoy a brilliant and unique culture or watch a beautiful sunset while holding hands with the one you love Goa has a beach for everyone.
If you have can only visit one place during the entirety of the coming summer and have never been to Goa before, then do yourself a favour and just book your tickets to this magical state already.
So here they are, the 5(or 9) most Beautiful Beaches in India You Must Consider To Visit This Summer. No matter which one you choose from this list as your vacation destination, you will not be disappointed. Now just sit back, and start counting down the months till your vacation and prepare yourself for the trip worth telling your grandkids about one day.