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Beaches and Backwaters of India Indian Beaches

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 Kerala.

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 canals.

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.

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