Beaches and Backwaters of India
Beaches of Goa or Beaches of
Orissa, Beaches of Tamil Nadu or Beaches of Kerala, Beaches of Andaman or
Beaches of Lakshadweep. When it comes to choices on selecting a beach holiday
in India, the options are unlimited. More than 7500 km long Indian coastline
provides hundreds of options for the beach lovers. Leave all your worried back
home and bask under the glory of sun god. White and golden beaches of India are
all desperate to welcome the little child in you.
For the water sports
lovers, India offers choices for all kind of travelers and for all level of
enthusiasts. From the beginner level scuba diving and other water sports
facilities of Goa to much tougher and much exciting options in Andaman and
Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep, you could never have better choices. For the
families there are city beaches, which are good for short breaks and provide
wholesome entertainment for the entire family.
The beaches at Puri,
Konark, Gopalpur-on-Sea and Chandipur form a timeless heritage which continues
to share and gift its innumerable bounties to all who care to visit the
shoreline of Orissa.
The beaches of Kerala have a character unique to
them. Because of the wide acres of sumptuous palm groves bordering them, the
cool breeze that blows on the beaches will work like a balm to your soul.
Kovalam, Varkala, Alleppey, Kappad and Bekal are the famous beaches of
Kovalam beach, one of India's finest beaches, is just 16km south
of Thiruvananthapuram. It is much sought after for sunbathing, watersports,
shopping, catamaran cruising, yoga, meditation and rejuvenative Ayurvedic body
toning massages. A boat cruise on the back water is one of the highlights of
Kerala. The cruise continues across shallow palm fringed lakes, studded
withcantilevered Chinese fishing nets, and along narrow shady
Lakshadweep is a Union Territory of India, and it is a group of
36 islands located in the Arabian Sea, 300 km off Kerala. Andort, Amini,
Agatti, Bitra, Chetlat, Kadamat, Kalpeni, Kavaratti and Minicoy are inhabited
islands and are well known tourism spots.
For most of the people heading
towards Goa, it is one long beach. But once they are there they realize this
folly of them. Goa is a state though a small one and there is a large number of
beaches, many towns and a good network of roads. It is a state of seven rivers
and their estuaries, there are hills with lush green vegetation, and most of
the tourists are needed to cover large distances to move from one place to
other. Goa has a total coastline of 125 km and that makes people believe that
it is a long big beach however illusionary it is. Some famous beaches of Goa
are Anjuna Beach, Baga Beach, Dona Paula, Calangute Beach, Condolim Beach in
North Goa and Colva Beach, Varca Beach, Palolem Beach, Benaulim Beach, Bogmalo
Beach in South Goa.
More famous as the temple state of Southern India
and hub of Dravidian culture, Tamilnadu is also home of many beaches, exotic
and beautiful. Major beaches of Tamilnadu are Pulicat, Chennai, Dakhinachitra,
Muttukkadu, Mammallapuram, Velankanni, Kodikkarai and Rameswaram.