India is one of the perfect places to visit for those dreaming of escaping to the coast. From the fine, golden sands to the rocky, pebbled shores – India is a beach-lovers paradise. However, mostly the beaches of Goa are popular among travelers. But the huge insane crowds at these popular beaches make them lose their charm for people like me who wish to go off the tourist trail to explore the unspoiled beauty. So for all those who are tired of crowded beaches, it’s time you should forget about Goa and take a look at these twelve best virgin beaches in India you’ve never heard before…
Yarada Beach, Vishakhapatnam
It’s a glorious escape from the crowds for those looking to enjoy the view of uninterrupted coastline. Surrounded by hills on three sides and Bay of Bengal on the other side, Yerada beach is just 15 km from Vishakhapatnam. Don’t forget to miss out the Dolphin’s Nose Lighthouse nearby when you visit it.
Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam – Kerala
Kovalam is still a most prominent tourist destination In India. Although, this beach has gained huge popularity in the recent times, still you can escape the crowds to relish the beauty of golden sands on this beach. There is an old Vizhinjam Lighthouse located here due to which this beach gets its name.
Bangaram Beach, Lakshadweep
If you wish to see the moon slipping beneath the lagoon horizon, than Bangaram beach is your best bet. Many water sports activities like diving, snorkeling, sailing and deep-sea fishing are also available here along with the pure sands.
Radhanagar Beach, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Awarded as ‘Asia’s best beach’ by Time Magazine, Radha Nagar Beach is situated 12 kms from Havelock’s ferry pier. This is undoubtedly one of the best beaches of Andaman Islands owing to fine white sands and blue waters.
The Nagoa Beach, Diu
Shaped like a horse-shoe (semi-circle), this is the biggest and the most famous beach. Located in the Nagoa hamlet of the Bucharwada village, this beach is about twenty-five minutes drive from Diu.
Serenity Beach, Pondicherry
Located at just 10 minutes drive from the city, this beach is bordered by wooded line of Palm trees.
This is the most famous beach for foreigners who look for a more peaceful alternative to the overly commercialized touristy Kovalam beaches in Kerala. Just an hour drive from Trivandrum, this beach is not to be missed.
Forget Goa, Go Gokarna
If you wish to see what Goa was 15 years ago, you should head to Gokarna, a small town in north of Karnataka. This beach is gaining very quick popularity amongst Indians and soon it will fall prey to the commercialization and touristy atmosphere.
Palolem Beach, Goa
Palolem Beach is surrounded by thick forest of coconut palms in far south Goa. It’s semi-circular shape and mile long distance attracts the tourists from far enough.
Marari Beach, Kerala
Marari Beach is a quite, undeveloped beach close to Alleppey in Kerala. This is most suited for those who wish to explore calm backwaters and beach as well.
Cherai Beach, Ernakulam
The coconut palms, rice paddy fields and the backwaters makes this world class beach not to be missed on your next trip to South India. Loacted closed to Cohin, this beach is also known as “Princess of Arabian Sea”.
Bekal Beach, Kerala
This is a very cleanly maintained beach situated at Kasaragod district, North Kerala. Adjacent to it is a giant keyhole shaped fort which offers a superb view of the Arabian Sea from its tall observation towers, which were occupied by huge cannons, couple of centuries ago.