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Beaches of India
India attracts a large number of tourists from throughout the globe and the mind-blowing variety of beaches add one more reason here. Sun-deprived tourists prefer the beaches of this incredible country for its bays, placid backwaters, rough lava-rocked seas, lagoons, marine estuaries, golden sand and palm fringed shores. India coasts offer their own seafood cuisine, diving and water sports and great places to make your holiday really memorable.
Goa - a place where you can see sun, sand and sea, all creating a rare picture of beauty. Here you can explore countless beaches, which offer a sense of joie de vivre to all the visitors. Go to Goa once and you are in for a repeat journey. The coastal splendor of Goa can be felt in its sun kissed sea beaches, which are haunted for their tranquil yet fascinating setting. Ideal for perfect holidaying, Goa beaches are sure to make an irresistible impact on your mind. The beaches of Goa are the highlights of travel in this state, making Goa the premier beach vacation destination. The first beach stop over in Goa is Anjuna beach also famous for its flea market and rave parties, then visit Baga and Dona Paula beaches that can make any beach holiday a memorable one. All in all Goa's 100-km long coastline gives an enthusiastic beach lover an opportunity to discover new secluded beach sites every day. Unforgettable Goa, a heady blend of serenity and excitement down a 100 km coastline, studded with some of the world's most beautiful beaches - Calangute, Colva, Baga, Dona Paula, Bogmalo. Idyllic seaside stretches where you create your own kind of holiday. Sun bathing in quiet secluded spot or choosing the exhilarating thrills of parasailing, speed boating, water skiing, wind surfing and deep-sea diving. For the Goans, life is a celebration to the melody of guitars and mellow songs. A feast of its famous cuisine and a spirit of joyous fun.
For untold centuries, the powerful triad of the sun, the sea and the sand have pooled their resources to present spectacular effects and memorable experiences to a cross section of people from all over of the globe. By the virtue of having most of Indias finest beaches, Kerala offers surf and sand like no other place. The beaches have a character unique to them due to the wide acres of sumptuous palm groves bordering them. The beaches of Kerala are renowned the world over for their breathtaking beauty. The blues of the sky and the blue waters of the beaches of Kerala come together to take away the blues. Amongst the popular beaches of Kerala are the Kovalam Beach and Varkala beach. The other much-visited beaches of Kerala are Thanagasseri Beach, Cheria Beach, Tanur Beach, Padinharekara Beach, Beypore Beach and Kappad Beach. Travel Kerala, where the whispering palms and winding rivers come together to create the magic web of the backwaters. Kerala beaches are also known for its natural Ayurveda and Yoga retreats, famous worldwide for its Ayurveda treatments. Kovlam is a perfect example of such beach where tourists come to take Ayurvedic treatments and thus evolved as a major Ayurvedic centre with many hotels and resorts offering Ayurvedic rejuvenation therapies and treatments. One can treat the worn out body and energise the nerves and muscles through time tested rejuvenation treatments.
Andaman & Nicobar is the most unique Island state of India and its because of this geographic location the beaches and coastal areas of these islands are still untouched and unspoilt, making it an ideal beach holiday destination. Even if there aren't many beach resorts present on these tropical islands, still the climate and isolation has given these islands a prominence among the best tropical beach islands and a paradise of exquisite marine life.
Maharashtra is another coastal state of India with a good number of seaside resorts and beach resorts. One of the major features of the beaches of Maharashtra is a fact that they live essentially safe waters, making them the perfectly ideal family beach sites. If one has a special interest in forts and their history, check out the costal fort sites of Maharashtra, the perfect place to start on an enlightening heritage tour.The coastline of Maharashtra stretches over 720-km along the Arabian Sea extending from Dahanu and Bordi in the north up to Goa proceeding southwards. The vast Arabian sea expanding beyond these coastlines has a mesmeric charm to offer with a plethora of beaches, which is are ideal spots for exciting water sports, sun bathing on golden sands. The coastal climate of Maharashtra makes travelling pleasant all round the year. In particular, Mumbai is blessed with many beaches in its vicinity. Juhu Beach, Arangal Beach, Marve Beach, Madh Island Beach, Manori Beach, Gorai Beach Arnala Beach, Bordi Beach, Alibag Beach, Kihim Beach and Murud-Janjira Beach are some of the popular ones. The state is blessed with some of the fine beaches of the country. Maharashtra also has fine beach resorts that add to entertainment value of the beaches of Maharashtra. Juhu beach and Chowpatty beach are the two most frequented beaches of Mumbai.
Lies on the Southern Peninsular india. It has a long stretch of beach running over 900 kms. The coromandel coast, abutting the Bay of Bengal, boasts of many ideal locations for sun and surf. Golden sands are dotted with palm and casuarina groves. Ruffling washes ashore pebbles and surf. Gentle breeze sways the yachts the sea and forms small dunes on the beach, Crabs play hide and seek coming out of one burrow, taking refuge in another. Sea gulls hover on the sky and then rest on the sails. There are many more breathtaking sights to please you in Tamil Nadu. The beaches of Tamil Nadu, the southern most state of India have got a charm of their own. A must visit is the second longest beach in the world, Marina Beach. Do not miss the fantastic joyride along vast stretches of sand lashed by the Bay of Bengal. Once the place of relaxation and sun bathing, Elliot's Beach is now a favourite shooting location for Tamil movies in Chennai. Your beach vacation is South India won't be complete without visiting the beaches of Tamil Nadu, India's last coastal destination for rides on motorized boat or wind surfing.
Lakshadweep Islands is known as the ultimate exotic diving location that lies two hundred and fifty miles off the southwest coast of India in the Arabian Sea. This island destination comprise of the 36 islands that are scattered like emerald green jewels in a sea. Popularly known as the Lakshadweep Island Group, these islands are also called "the Laccadives" and are located 400-kms away from the state of Kerala on the Indian mainland. The beaches of Lakshadweep are a paradise for divers, but out of Lakshadweep's 36 Arabian Sea coral islands and islets, ten islands are inhabited, and just two, Bangaram and Kadmat, are open to visitors.
The long coastal belt of Orissa offers some of the finest white sand beaches in the world. The Puri beach is the main venue for countless pilgrims, and makes one of the major religiously sacred beach side spots of India. The seaside beach resort of Chandipur is another favourite seaside holiday hideout among beach lovers. Gopalpur-On-Sea, an ancient seaport, is one of the most beautiful and unspoiled beaches one should definitely visit, when taking touring Orissa's beaches. Not only does the bracing and invigorating climate of Orissa add freshness to the soul, its beaches too add a slice of serenity in environs that are conducive to introspection and conviviality. Orissa has such beaches where the waves speak volumes. One can spend hours soaking in the sun, surfing or just frolicing in the lovely blue waters.
ANDHRA PRADESH BEACHES
The state of Andhra Pradesh is home to some of the most scenic beaches in India. Boasting with a long stretch of nearly 1000-kms of naturally enriched coastline, out of the twenty-three districts of Andhra Pradesh, eight are having direct access to the sea with breathtaking beauty of blue waters. The beaches of Andhra's coast here are pure and unspoiled an ideal for a beach holiday. The sands soaked with golden sunshine are ideal if you are seeking a healthy tan in the most natural surroundings.
With a coastline extending almost 1000 km and nine districts along the shore, Andhra Pradesh afford1- the best beaches in the country. Unlike in some parts, the beaches of Andhra Pradesh truly have golden sands against a backdrop of bright blue waters of the Bay of Bengal. Words cannot describe the beauty of the Andhra beaches and one has to be able to see and feel the romanticism involved. Andhra Pradesh has nearly eight districts in the state having direct access to the sea with blue water caressing golden sands. Starting from Bheemunipatnam near Vishakhapatnam down to Mypad in Nellore district, the coastline of Andhra Pradesh offers unalloyed joy to the sun worshippers and sea bathers. Other famous beaches of Andhra Pradesh are the Manginapudi Beach and the Vodarevu Beach.
The best way to start touring the beach journey of Gujarat is from the nearby island destination of Diu. Diu has got a laid back atmosphere and is blessed some of the most scenic beaches of situated on the west coast of India. Gujarat also boasts with the longest coastline of India, with a stretch of the 1600-kms. Dotted with some really fine beaches, the 1600 kms long coastline, the longest in India, binds the state of Gujarat from the west. Boasting of beaches like Ahmedpur-Mandvi, Chorwad and Gopnath, the coast was once a historical centre with interesting Portuguese forts, shore temples, princely port cities and beach palaces. Swimming and sunbathing in the sun-drenched, palm-fringed beaches provide a soothing tranquility.
The coastline of Karnataka throws open to the visitors a picture perfect world of fascinating palm-fringed beaches. The 320-kms long coastline offers a perfect excuse for those who are looking for a vacation from their busy work schedule. The scenery and unspoilt charm of the beach areas make Karnataka beaches a must visit beach holiday destinations. Flanked by the soaring Western Ghats in the east and blessed by the blue waters of the Arabian Sea in the west, Karnataka has a 320 kms. long coastline dotted with unspoilt beaches and scores of temples. Some of these beaches and temples are unknown, unsung and undiscovered - and that is their biggest attraction.
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