Goa undoubtedly has several beaches, but there are other offbeat places which are a house to picturesque, less explored ones. Wanna feel like heading there in March? Well, then you have hit the right spot. Check them out!
Serenity Beach, Puducherry
Located around 10 km away from Puducherry, Serenity Beach is the right place to get your fill of the sun, sand and surf. While the picturesque beach is graced by white sand and bordered by palm trees, the surrounding blue waters are a surfing hotspot. Thanks to a surf break, the beach’s waves attract both beginners and professionals. You need not worry about the blazing sun spoiling your beach fun, for Puducherry remains pleasant, almost round the year.
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Ganpatipule Beach, Maharashtra
The Ganapatipule beach is fast growing as one of the popular tourist destinations of western India. The breathtaking beauty of the virgin beaches on the Konkan coastline, serenity of the Ganapatipule village, Dwardatas scriptures, and pleasant climate, makes it a favourite with travellers. The beach is an ideal place to go for a relaxing weekend with your friends and family.
Ramakrishna Beach, Andhra Pradesh
The “Ramakrishna Beach” of Andhra Pradesh offers a serene environment accompanied by the picturesque landscape. Far from the hustle bustle of the busy city life, the beach of Ramakrishna fills the tourist with a sense of pleasure.
Located near to the “port city” of Vishakapatnam, the charming RK Beach and the Lawson’s Bay enchants the tourist with its fascinating beauty. One can explore the place by walking on its beach and indulge in swimming and other water sports activities. The unending and the long coastline is bordered by tall coconut trees that add to the beauty of the place.
Other tourist attractions nearby: Matsya Darshini Aquarium, Submarine Museum, Visakha Museum, Yoga Village.
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, Kerala
Situated near Kannur in north Kerala, this is the only drive-in beach in the state. Surrounded by black rocks, the beach is protected from strong ocean currents, making its shallow waters ideal for swimming. Its chief attraction is that visitors can drive vehicles on its four-km-long stretch. It also has facilities for paragliding, parasailing, microlight flights, boating, and other water sports.
Do-not-Miss: The restaurants in the surrounding area offer delicious Malabari food. The beach also hosts an annual festival in the month of April, which includes a series of cultural events.
Tip: The beach is located parallel to National Highway 66 between Thalassery and Kannur. You can try RailYatri’s Outstation Cab service from Kannur and head to this lovely beach.
Bangaram Beach, Lakshadweep
Bangaram Island in Lakshadweep is an inhabited island, which can be reached in less than 20 minutes from Agatti island through a speedboat. The beach is known for it’s isolated and peaceful environ, and has crustal blue azure of waters dotted by beautiful coconut palms. It’s the kind of island where you can sit all day long without doing anything, just admiring nature’s beauty.
Here, you can also watch the sunsets with your toes in the soft and creamy sand. There’s nothing as beautiful as watching the sun gradually sink beyond the horizon. You can also sunbathe on the clean beach of Bangaram Island without getting disturbed.Bangaram Island is known for water sports like deep sea fishing and scuba diving.
- A permit is a must to visit Bangaram Island or any island of Lakshadweep.
- Carry cash to enjoy water activities; there are no ATM machines on the island.
- If you’re a foodie, do carry snacks with you from Kochi.
Talsari Beach, Odisha
Nestled in the Baleswar district, the Talasari Beach is a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle. The beach features sand dunes and peaceful waves crashing along the shore and is bookended by dense palm trees, cashew trees, and nodding coconut trees. To reach Talasari, travellers have to cross the backwaters by boat. Visitors can take a stroll along the shore, enjoy a gentle boat ride, soak up the beautiful views, or just watch the fishermen going about their lives.
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Benaulim Beach, Goa
Benaulim beach is the beach to be when you just want to relax. Eating joints nearby offer you snacks and drinks as and when preferred and you don’t even have to bother about getting up from your comfort zone for such things. Here you can simply lie on the sand and finally get up with a beautiful tan.
Benaulim beach still has the Portuguese influence. This beach in Goa starts where Colva beach ends. The best thing about Benaulim beach is that it is still rather undiscovered even though it is a famous beach for fishing. This beach gets fairly crowded in the evenings and on weekends.
Note: Benaulim is an atmospheric fishing and rice-farming village situated between coconut groves and paddy fields, on the main coast road from Colva to Mobor.
St. Mary’s Island, Karnataka
The land where Vasco De Gama set his first foot, the land whose geological importance is immense and whose beauty is spectacular, is – St. Mary’s Island, Karnataka. A quaint island just off the coast of Karnataka, it is an island of white sand beaches, rock monoliths and great wildlife making it a mesmerizing place to be in. The island is off the popular tourist trail providing you with a peaceful place to be with your friends and family.
It is a group of four individual islands namely Coconut Island, North Island, South Island and Daryabahadurgarh Island. One can find a shoreline made up full of crystalline rocks which were created at the time Madagascar Island got separated from India. Watching the sunset standing on the crystalline rocks is one of the most alluring experiences on the island.
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