Gokarna is a quaint little holy town located in the northern part of Karnataka. You would find four pristine and secluded Indian beaches located in close by. It attracts both the pleasure seeking holiday makers as well as the reverent who exhibit equal enthusiasm. A trip to Gokarna would sure make you feel what Goa used to be in its heyday.
Strikingly scenic in its appearance, Varkala beach is located approximately at a distance of an hour's drive from North Trivandrum. The beach welcomes its guests with a refreshing atmosphere and is also considered as a much more serene alternative from Kovalam, which appears more commercialized now. The backdrop of the beach is pictorial enough to sweep you off your feet, with its long winding expanse of cliff and mesmerizing views that stretch over the Arabian Sea.
Though Baga Beach located in north Goa is considered busy and touristy, but for the ones who like activity this is the most happening option. Tourists would be all enticed by the beach shacks, clubs, bar, para sailing, evening beach parties, fine dining restaurants, and dolphin sightseeing trips.
Marari Beach located at a "not so far" away distance from Alleppey in Kerala, is a perfect abode for those people willing to explore the backwaters of Kerala in order to spend time in leisure and solitude. This beach is undeveloped and relatively calm and has the Marari Beach Resort located nearby
The scenic Palolem Beach in Goa is encompassed by dense forest coconut palms. It can be rated as the state's best beach that becomes vibrant with diverse visiting in on a daily basis.
Have you been wanting to enjoy the fun filled beach atmosphere but somehow can't make it to the Indian west coast region? If that's your story, then you can travel down to Mahabalipuram is the best option amongst the beaches located in east coast. The town is well known for its intriguing rock sculptures and famous temples that include the Shore Temple.
Other top beaches in India are:-
- Colva Beach, Goa
- Gopalpur Beach, Orissa
- Beaches of Lakshadweep
- Dona Paula Beach, Goa
- Beaches of Andaman and Nicobar
- Kovalam Beach, Kerala
- Anjuna Beach, Goa
- Puri Beach, Orissa