Varkala beach lies about 45 minutes north of capital Trivandrum in Kerala, and provides a most peaceful alternative to the now commercialized Kovalam. The setting of this beach is striking much enough to take your breath away, with a seemingly endless paved stretch of cliff bordered by shacks on the one side and views that extend over the amazing Arabian Sea on the other. It’s an perfect place to rest and rejuvenate, with yoga and also Ayurveda being popular there.


Gokarna is a small and remote holy town in northern side Karnataka, with four of India’s most excellent beaches nestled nearby. It draws both pious pilgrims and laid-back travelers with equal enthusiasm. Go there to get out a feel for what Goa was like in its heyday.

3)Goa is a small state in India, which is divided into two district south Goa and north Goa. Goa is covered with morethan 35 beaches. Goa is the one of the best place to enjoy the water activities too. The best beaches of Goa are Baga, Calangute, Sinquerim, Anjuna & Vagator, Colva, Mobor and more.



Tarkarli beach in southern side of Maharashtra has one of the best coral reefs on the Indian mainland. This area is yet to feature on the tourist trail and receives hardly any foreigners. The simple homestay accommodations right on the beach are a delightful one. Locals can be seen unhurriedly riding bicycles or walking to get around.


Pondicherry, with its pervasive French heritage, is a union territory on the coast ofTamil Nadu ineast India that’s ideal for culture. The historic French Quarter in town is one of the highlight, while nearby Auroville and Paradise beaches are perfect for swimming,and also check out the pristine beaches at Mahe, Yanam and Karaikal — also part of the Union Territory of Pondicherry.

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Drive-in beach

6) Muzhappilangad,Kerala

One of the longest Drive-In Beach in Asia and one of the best beaches in the world for driving, Muzhappilangad lies between Kannur and Thalassery in northern side of Kerala. This crescent-shaped beach extends for about 5 kilometers (3.1 miles), and it’s possible to drive for 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) directly through the sand. The beach is protected by giant black rocks and it will keep the surf much gentle. Other attractions are boating, water sports, and adventure sports such as also paragliding, parasailing and microlite flights.