Best 5 Beaches in India 2015

Here’s our list of the top 5 beaches in India for the 2015 travel season. With a vast coastline, India is home to many beautiful beaches so we’ve narrowed down to only five based on a number of criteria, such as type and softness of the sand, clarity , color & average temperature of the ocean water, beach vegetation, intensity of beach use [ crowds, noise], beach accessibility, facilities, safety and several other factors.

1. Radhanagar Beach, Havelock, Andaman Islands

Located on Havelock , a small island in the Andaman Island archipelago,  Radhanagar Beach is a simply stunning ,  thanks to a combination of several features ~the fine white sand, the azure blue water, jungle vegetation close to the beach, mountain landscape backdrops and hey, how about seeing an elephant stroll down the beach. Simple incomparable.

Radhanagar Beach Andaman Island

 

2. Agonda Beach, Goa

Located in the Canacona region of South Goa, this beach still remains free of the crowds that one would find at most    other beaches in Goa. Agonda beach has a nice wide beach with fine sand, and though not ideal for swimming,  is  perfect  for relaxing or taking a stroll along the beach undisturbed. Palolem is just a 15 minute drive away for  those  looking  for some night life or basic shopping facilities.

 

sunset at agonda beach goa

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3. Varkala Beach, Kerala

Located just over 50kms north of Kerala’s capital city , Trivandrum, Varkala Beach is blessed with golden sand and is set against scenic cliffs overlooking the beach – infact the long cliff top with its stunning views is a popular hangout for tourists visiting this beach. Varkala also carries spiritual significance as it is a site of Hindu ritual and worship.

photo of varkala beach in kerala

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4. Benaulim Beach, Goa

If a nice stretch of large, expansive and largely empty beach sounds like your cup of tea, then this is the beach you should visit.  Benaulim beach is located south of Colva.

benaulim beach india

 Photo Credit -Andrea - https://www.flickr.com/photos/rivo/135463274/in

 

5. Mandrem Beach, Goa

Probably one of the less known beaches in Goa and certainly so far a best kept secret – Mandrem Beach is beautiful , tranquil and so relaxed that you’re quite likely to encounter fellow sunbathers engrossed in meditation and yoga.

 

mandrem beach india

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