When people think India, they don’t necessarily think of a beach holiday. Even when beaches come to mind, most travellers recognise Goa as their choice destination. Here are three beautiful beaches that are not in Goa!
With soft, white powdery sand, spiritual experiences and cosy cafés, it is no wonder that Gokarna comes to the top of our list. Gokarna is a town on the Arabian Sea, endowed is pristine beaches like its palm-lined namesake, Gokarna, as well as Kudle and Om farther South. With fresh seafood served at beach shacks and authentic homestays offered by locals, we promise you a unique and unforgettable beach getaway.
Varkala, Kerala (also known as Papanasam Beach)
Kerala is fast becoming a top tourist destination. Known as the Bali of India, Kerala is endowed with plush greenery and virgin beaches. Varkala is the perfect destination for travellers who want the balance between action and relaxation. As Varkala Beach is less well-known than the popular Kovalam Beach yet still a rising star in the mix, it is a nice getaway that will still promise a fun-filled experience. The beach lies at the bottom of a cliff and is lined with shops and beach shacks, waiting to be discovered by travellers like yourself. Verkala is also hailed by couples as a romantic destination due, in part, to its dramatic sunsets.
Elephant Beach, Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Pristine sand meets crystal clear waters. Elephant Beach is a magical destination. As its name suggests, the beach is an oasis for local Elephants. Travellers flock to Elephant Beach just to catch a glimpse of these gentle and magnificent creatures frolicking in the clear waters. Name as Time Magazine’s Best Beach of 2004, it is a must-see for travellers around the world. Of course, the beach has more to offer than just Elephants. Blessed with a rich coral reef and amazing underwater marine life, travellers can expect amazing diving experiences. If you’re not into water sports, the island offers great trekking, wildlife and gastronomic experiences!