Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Best beaches of India


Note : I have provided the link to the websites of train service, bus services and airlines at the end of the post. Please scroll until the bottom of the page.

Neil island- Andaman and Nicobar


Neil island is situated in Andaman and Nicobar. The south western part of India. Neil is one of the several gorgeous islands of Andaman. An ideal holiday spot for those who loves nature. It is favorite among eco-friendly tourists. Beautiful beaches of Laxmanpur, Bharatpur and Sitapur are worth visiting. The bridge formation at the seas shore (the Howrah bridge) is a must see. The widest part of the island is 5 kms. You can walk on the whole island in about an hour.

The population is about 4000. Neil is referred as vegetable bowl of Andaman. There is not a huge market. Locals would love to cook you fish and vegetables while hiking. Sitapur beach is the main attraction. You can see live corals in shallow water and beautiful species of fishes.




Neil is connected with Port Blair (the capital of Andaman) 4 days a week. One way ticket costs Rs.200 (approx $4.00) Book your tickets atleast 3 days prior you visit. The boats leaves early in the morning at 6.30 am.


How to reach - You can reach Port Blair which is the Capital of Andaman from Kolkata or Chennai (3rd and 4th biggest Indian cities. Kolkata and Chennai have International airports and well connected with all major Indian cities)



Anjuna beach - Goa



Anjuna is a village in Goa. Place of one of the Brahman commodities. During the 60's and 70's it was the favorite destination of hippies.Besides the beach it is known to the travelers from all over the world for its flea market. This market has anything from Indian souvenirs to antiques. Once it was a hippie center of Goa is now one of the aging tourist destinations.




Anjuna is safe for watersports. White sands makes it awesome for sun bathing. It is favorite among sun starved European tourists.

How to reach - Anjuna is 18 kilometers (10 miles approx) from the Goa's capital city Panjim. Panjim is well connected to all the major cities of India by Railways, Airways and Buses.

Lakshadweep the paradise 



Lakshadweep is probably among top 5 most beautiful beaches of the world. Lakshadweep is a Sanskirt word which means "1000 islands". It is the smallest union territory of India. It is only 200 to 300 kms from the Kerela coast. Out of hundreds, only 10 of the Islands are inhabited. The total land area is 11 sq mi or 32 square kms. The main language of the island is Malayalam and a dialect of Malayalam




Lakshadweep has a large scenic appeal. The water is crystal clear and beach is sunny. The ideal and best place for scuba diving. Lakshadweep cannot support big industries because of being a small region. Tourism is the only industry. World first low temperature thermal desalination plant was opened in Lakshadweep.




How to reach by Air - Lakshadweep only has 1 operating Aerodrome in Agatti. The Indian Airlines provides air service. From 2007, the Kingfisher airlines has started flights to Agatti from Bangalore (Karnataka) and Kochi Kerela.

By ship - The other islands has well connected ship services from Kochi or Calicut (Kerela) There are 5 ships from Kochi to reach the Lakshadweep islands. Advanced booking prior 4 days is recommended. There are larger ships which are operated between islands. Information about ship fares Click here - Website of Ship fares and timings


Kovalam Beach Paradise of the South (Kerala)


Kerela is called God's own country by world tourism. Kerela is blessed with beauty of hills, rainforests, beaches and backwaters. The beaches of Kerela are among best in the world. Kovalam Beach is best of all beaches. It is totally opposite of Goa. Goa is for backpackers but Kerela is for those who want a peaceful vacation in nature's lap. The clam beauty attracts more upper-class tourists. The best time to visit is October to March.


Kovalam is on the west coast of Kerela. It is only 8 miles from Thiruvananthapuram (the capital city of Kerela state) The lush green surroundings around the beach, shade of tall coconut trees and coll breeze makes a memorable holiday. The international tourists prefer Kovalam to relax and get an Aayurvedic Herbal Massage. The delicious sea food attracts thousands and scuba diving with colorful corals is an experience of life time.

How to reach ? - Kovalam is only 30 minutes from Thiruvananthapuram which is the capital city of Kerela. Thiruvananthapuram is well connected to all the Major cities of India by Air, Road and Trains. Below is the Website links for airtravel.

 Radhanagar Beach  - Andaman


Radhanagar is probably one of the top 3 beaches of Andaman. It is full of natural beauty, white sand and a small tropical rainforest. It has an extra ordinary marine life which can be seen through naked eyes as the water is crystal clear.





How to reach - You can reach Andaman from Kolkata or Chennai (3rd and 4th biggest Indian cities. Metros with International airports) Radhanagar is well connected with Port Blair (the capital of Andaman) through regular ship service.

Benaulim Beach, Goa


This Portuguese named beach is not very well known. It is one of the reasons of it’s charm. It is a beach town a little south of Margao in Goa, India. It is in the center of Colva beach in South Goa. Being a fishing beach it gets fairly crowded in evening and weekends. The water is safe for swimming.


A legend says lord Parshurama shot an arrow from the Sahyadri Mountains and the town is now situated where the arrow landed. The place also sacred for Christians being the birthplace of Father Joseph Vaz.

How to reach - The town is well connected to the Goan capital of Panjim. Panjim is well connected to all major cities of India.

Minicoy  - Lakshadweep


Minicoy is the second largest island of union territory of Lakshadweep. A prior permission is needed to enter Minicoy.It is cresent shaped and it is approximately 10 kilometers long. There is large lagoon deep enough for small ships.
A lighthouse built in 1885 is a good time to spent time. The cool breeze and the feeling of time being slow is awesome. The island has beautiful coral reef. Scuba diving facility is available.  The beaches has change rooms and  and facility to kayak and sail. 



How to reach by Air - Lakshadweep only has 1 operating Aerodrome in Agatti. The Indian Airlines provides air service. From 2007, the Kingfisher airlines has started flights to Agatti from Bangalore
(Karnataka) and Kochi Kerela.

By ship - The other islands has well connected ship services from Kochi or Calicut (Kerela) There are 5 ships from Kochi to reach the Lakshadweep islands. Advanced booking prior 4 days is recommended. There are larger ships which are operated between islands. Information about ship fares Click here - Website of Ship fares and timings

Where to stay -  There are 3 tourist cottages and a tourist house with a capacity of 20 beds..





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  3. It's a great natural scene in the Blue ocean..I loved it...

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  5. Hi..
    I have gone through the blog and main is that such a beautifully all the beaches in India or rest of the part describing amazingly... I really like all the information... Thanks for sharing the all useful information regarding the beaches which help to spend my all holidays in different part of the India very easily...

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  6. OMG...These are really awesome. I just want to save them on my desktop. Really beautiful....I will definitely visit those places. Thanks a lot for sharing. Keep blogging. Looking forward to reading your next post.

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  8. I must say the once you visit Tarkarli beach It is world famous white sand beach in India

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