9 Indian States With Longest Coastline of Sea

coastal India has a coastline of 7516.6 km along the Arabian sea through the Bay of Bengal, The coastline of India starts from of the Gulf of Kutch across the Gulf of Khambhat then Konkan to Kanara and through the Malabar along the Arabian sea and goes along the Bay of Bengal through the Coromandal Coast, Puducherry, Utkala to Sunderbans in Coastal East India.

The line of Coastal India is touching 9 States and union territories offering diversity in languages, cuisine, clothing and saree in various styles, festivals and wildlife.

Gujarat – 1,600 km

Gujarat state has the longest Coastline in India, lies on the Kathiawar region and bounded by the Arabian Sea. The state is dotted with 41 sea ports and most amazing beaches of Gujarat includes Nagoa beach in Diu, Dwarka beach, Mandvi beach Devka beach and Porbandar beach.

Gulf of Kutch is best known for islands, Jamnagar coast, Marine National Park and Gulf of Khambhat is draining ground for Indian rivers of Narmada, Tapti, and Sabarmati also form estuaries.

Andhra Pradesh – 974 Km (Coastal Andhra)

Andhra Pradesh state the second longest coastline in India with a length of 974 km, along with Coromandel Coast on Bay of Bengal. The Coastal Andhra Pradesh consists of Konaseema, wildlife and bird sanctuaries, estuaries, sandy beaches and several sea ports.

Tamil Nadu – 940 Km (Coromandel Coast)

Coastline of Tamil Nadu is part of Coromandel Coast of Bay of Bengal and
is the Third longest coastline in the country after Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh. The coast of Tamil Nadu has major seaports like Tuticorin and Chennai, major fishing harbors and longest natural urban beach in India called Marina Beach in Chennai and Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park.

Maharashtra – 720 Km (Konkan Coast)

The coastal region of Maharashtra is known as the Konkan coast, 720 km long coastline offers beautiful beaches, attractions, sightseeing and sports & adventure activities. Maharashtra coastline is dotted with hundreds of beaches and great for tourists, an ideal getaway for people from Pune and Mumbai.

Kerala – 580 Km (Malabar Coast)

Kerala geographically situated between the Arabian Sea the Western Ghats of India, Home to India’s most beautiful landscapes, tea and coffee plantations, lighthouse beaches, brackish water lakes and river estuaries.

The coastal belt of Kerala is interconnected with canals and rivers called backwaters, a well recognized feature of Kerala and also the most popular tourist attractions of state along with Western Ghats, Anamudi peak and temple festivals.

Odisha – 485 km (Utkal Plains)

The coastal Odisha or Utkal plains is formed by several deltas and has 485 km of coastline along the Bay of Bengal. The ancient kingdom of Kalinga house unique specialty of beaches like Chandipur, Gahirmatha beach and Gopalpur on Sea along with second largest mangrove ecosystem of Bhitarkanika and largest coastal lagoon in India called Chilika Lake.

Karnataka – 320 Km (Kanara Coast)

The coastal Karnataka is known as Kanara, has length of 320 Km and home to coastal districts of Kannada and Udupi with around eight beaches. Three districts of coastal Kanara are bounded by the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea, Offers best tourism in Karnataka with destinations like Maravanthe, Gokarna, Karwar, Murudeshwara beach and St Mary’s Island Beach.

Goa – 160 Km

Goa is the smallest state of India by area with a coastline of 160 km and home to the most beautiful beaches in the world. The magnificent coastline and beaches of Goa are the destination of choice for foreign tourist and water sports is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Goa.

West Bengal – 157 km

Coastal plain of West Bengal is located on the extreme south of the state along the Bay of Bengal in Purba Medinipur and South 24 Parganas district. The Sundarbans delta of West Bengal is the largest mangrove forest in the world and home to wide range of fauna, most famous among these is the royal Bengal swamp tiger.

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