Top 10 Most Beautiful Estuaries in India

Estuaries are coastal body of brackish water and different then Delta wetlands, found where rivers meet the sea. They are subject to both inflows of sea water and fresh water, marine influences and riverine influences and home to unique plant and animal communities.

Estuaries and Creek’s in India also include Sir Creek, Panvel Creek,St Inez Creek  and Baga Creek.

Thane Creek

Thane Creek of Mumbai is located between Ghodbunder and Thane. Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary is second marine sanctuary in Maharashtra after Malvan sanctuary.

Ennore Creek

Ennore Creek backwater along the Coromandel Coast of Chennai is a lagoons with salt marshes and backwaters.

Paravur Estuaries


Estuaries of Paravur are group of estuaries in Kollam district of Kerala. The Paravur Estuaries known for its natural beauties, land of beaches, backwater locations, Polachira Wetland and Paravur backwaters.

Paravur Lake of Kerala is one of the emerging tourist destinations in India, known for its unique panoramic views of the place where Paravur lake meets the sea, An Estuary.

Kayamkulam Estuary

Kayamkulam Kayal or Estuary between Panmana and Karthikapally is shallow brackish water lagoon. Kayamkulam Estuary is part of the Alappuzha Mega Tourism Project and famous for Kayamkulam Boat Race, National Waterway and Avifauna.

Thekkumbhagam Estuary

Thekkumbhagam twon at the coast of Arabian Sea is another most famous and emerging tourism spots in Kollam district. The Thekkumbhagam Kappil estuary point is one among the twin estuary points in Paravur.

Pozhikara Estuary

Pozhikara is a heritage site in Kerala in the Kollam district and visited along with Paravur to see the estuary, backwaters and beaches.

Chilika Lake

Satapada town near Chilika Lake is the place where between Chilika Lake and Bay of Bengal. The Estuary is home to the Irrawaddy dolphins in India along with varieties of migratory birds coming to Odisha.

Kerala Backwaters


The backwaters of Kerala are known for network of waterways, the ecosystem offers estuaries and deltas of rivers and biggest tourism attractions of Kerala.

Zuari River Estuary

Zuari and Mandovi Rivers of Goa form an unique estuarine system and then both flush out into the Arabian Sea. The port city of Vasco da Gama lies on the mouth of the Zuari river, largest river in the state of Goa.

Narmada Estuary

Narmada River does not make delta but estuaries, an estuary of 21 km near Bharuch at the Gulf of Cambay. River Narmada is the largest west flowing river of India, rises near Amarkantak and draining through the Gulf of Khambhat.

Kali River Estuary

Kali river estuary near the coastal town of Karwar supports the livelihoods of people in Uttara Kannada district. The river is one of the west flowing river of India, join the Arabian Sea.

– Estuary of River Godavari

Godavari river estuary is located in Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary in Andhra Pradesh and the stretch has one of the longest mangrove forest.

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