India has a very long coastline, which runs a distance of 7517 km and houses a large number of beautiful beaches, some of them being widely popular, while others are still untouched. Many of these beaches attract large number of tourists and honeymooners, on account of their scenic beauty and amazing atmosphere.
Here is a list of top 10 most beautiful beaches of India:
10. Murudeshwar Beach, Karnataka
One of the most beautiful beaches in India is the Murudeshwar Beach, a white sand beach which has the famous Murudeshwar Temple, with the 123 feet tall statue of Lord Shiva. Besides the amazing temple and beautiful view of the Arabian Sea, tourists can witness activities like buffalo races and cock fights here.
9. Kappad Beach, Kerala
Kappad Beach in Kozhikode (Cuttack) in Kerala is another beach known for its scenic beauty, besides being of major significance from historical point of view, as it is the location from where Vasco de Gama entered India in 1498. Kappad Beach is appreciated for its soothing and untouched ambience, and is free of pollution.
8. Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Islands, Andaman
Next among the most beautiful beaches in the country is the Radhanagar Beach, which has been a hot destination for international tourists. The beach attracts tourists on account of regularity of waves which showcase an amazing and unique rhythmic sequence.
7. New Digha Beach, West Bengal
One of the most popular beaches located in the state of West Bengal is the New Digha Beach, which is the perfect weekend destination for the people of Kolkata. The beach is known for its excellent view and tourists can take away some memorable souvenirs such as cashew nuts and seashells from here.
6. Kapu Beach, Karnataka
A relatively quieter and less crowded beach is the Kapu Beach in the Udupi district of Karnataka. In addition to an amazing view of the Arabian Sea, the beach is famous for a century old Lighthouse.
5. Palolem Beach, Goa
Palolem Beach is another splendid beach in South Goa, which is surrounded by lush green coconut palms, which enhance the scenic beauty of this semi circular beach. Over the year, this calm beach has become a source of attraction for a large number of tourists.
4. Mahabalipuram Beach, Tamil Nadu
The next name in the list of top 10 most beautiful beaches of India is that of the Mahabalipuram Beach, which is located just an hour south of Chennai and houses the famous Mahabalipuram Temple, attracting hordes of pilgrims and tourists, who come here to witness the rare combination of natural beauty and richness of heritage.
3. Varkala Beach, Kerala
Varkala Beach in Kerala is another beautiful beach, which boasts of a serene atmosphere as compared to other crowded beaches of the country. Located at a drive of just one hour from Thiruvananthapuram, Varkala beach is easily accessible and offers a breath taking view of the Arabian Sea.
2. Kovalam Beach, Kerala
Featuring next on the list of most beautiful beaches in India is the world famous Kovalam Beach, located at a distance of 16 km from Thiruvananthapuram. Beautiful scenery, excellent food, herbal massages and swimming are the main attractions of the beach, while tourists can also witness the famous cultural programs organized here or visit the historical Lighthouse.
1. Baga Beach, Goa
One of the most well known beaches of India is the amazing Baga Beach of North Goa, which not only abounds in natural beauty, but is a paradise for adventure lovers. It offers water sports and activities like para sailing and dolphin sightseeing. Tourists can party at the clubs, bars and restaurants located here.
Some other famous beaches of India are Kapu Beach (Karnataka), Kasaragod or Bekal Fort Beach (Kerala) and Elephant Beach (Havelock Islands, Andaman).