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10 Best Beaches in India for a stress-free vacay (2021)

Published on 16 Jul 2021

10 Best Beaches in India for a stress-free vacay (2021)

The Hill Stations in India appear to be the top picks for many of us to go vacationing. However, apart from snow-laden hills, India offers some of the best beaches to let loose and tune into a different vibe. Even 8 Indian beaches were awarded Blue Flag certification by the Foundation for Environmental Education in Denmark.

Now that the quality assurance check is handed let's mull over the 10 best beaches in India for your next travel quest!

1. Varkala, Kerala

2. Gokarna, Karnataka

3. Mulki, Karnataka

4. Agonda, South Goa

5. Arambol, North Goa

6. Anjuna, North Goa

7. Auroville, Puducherry

8. Chandipur, Odisha 

9. Baga, North Goa

10. Tarkali, Maharashtra 

1. Varkala, Kerala - Offers Soul-Stirring Beach Experience

Varkala Beach, Kerala
Varkala Beach, Kerala

Varkala offers views that will leave you astonished and an ambiance to rejuvenate the traveler lost in you. Located an hour away from the capital of Trivandrum in Kerala. The set-up of the beach is enough to count it among some of the best beaches in India.

As you walk along the Varkala beach, tilt your head to one side, and you will be greeted by a never-ending shacked cliff running through seamlessly. The other end maps out the mesmerizing view of the Arabian Sea. One of the top activities to do during your stay at Varkala Beach is diving into the soul-stirring art of Yoga and Ayurveda to cleanse out the city toxicities.

Location: Varkala Beach, Karnataka

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2. Gokarna, Karnataka - A Quaint Version of Goa Beaches

Gokarna is a very touristic small town centered around temples on the western coast of India in the Kumta taluk of Uttara Kannada district, Karnataka. Tourists like Indians, Russians, and Europeans flock in from December to February for the beaches here. 

The main temple of Lord Shiva, also known as Mahabaleshwara, houses what is believed to be the original image of Lord Shiva's linga (Atmalinga). Pay a visit to Gokarna beach & Belekan beach. Trek on scenic locations and go sightseeing near the waterfalls, an ideal getaway from the city life.

The famous Paradise Beach and other beautiful beaches, holy temples will account for a trip dripping with fun and laughter. Don't think too much, hop on your next travel quest to one of the cleanest beaches in India by booking a Gokarna Trip!

Location: Gokarna, Karnataka

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3. Mulki, Karnataka - Safest Beach to Surf

Mulki Beach, Karnataka
Mulki Beach, Karnataka

The Mulki beach (about 29km from Mangalore in Karnataka) is one of the safest beaches in India and a hit among the surfers. The beach abodes no dangerous sea creatures, no rocks or corals, only an enjoyable and safe experience. Even the first surf school in India was established in Mulki, which already makes it one of the best beaches in India!

Apart from surfing, enjoy and appreciate the serene ocean and walk around the dazzling spots around Mulki. Around town, you can experience plenty of activities, from shopping to visiting magnificent museums. 

You might want to avoid Mulki during the monsoon season but venture there whenever your inner surfer calls you!

Location: Mulki Beach, Karnataka  

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4. Agonda, South Goa - A Chilled out Beach

One of the best beaches in India to bust away your stress and unfold your chill attitude goes to the Agonda beach in south Goa. Choose your stay in tiny perfect huts standing right on the sandy beach and close enough to hear the rushing waves! Eat, drink, swim and let go of all the fuss as the policy here is to relax your soul

Carry along a book you have been trying to read, a friend you wanted to catch up with, movies and shows you missed out and get ready to vibe with waves and shop amidst a row of small shops!

Location: Agonda Beach, South Goa

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5. Arambol, North Goa - Best Beach for Musical souls

Arambol Beach, North Goa
Arambol Beach, North Goa

The official party destination buzzing in international and national tourists, the Arambol Beach in North Goa is the hub of savviness! One of the famous beaches in India to party hard and vibe to the live jamming sessions, this beach would satiate the fun-spirited traveler and music lover in you. Arambol beach started as a fishing village but soon topped the charts in being the trendiest beach in Goa. Although the beach has attracted way too many suitors touring all around the year, you can tune your party animal soul and escape to the Mandrem beach for soothing times.

Also, you will find a plethora of wellness retreats offering meditation, yoga, tai chi, and reiki for peaceful vacation days.

Location: Arambol Beach, North Goa

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6. Anjuna, North Goa - Best Beach for Party Fanatics

If you are a party freak and have a flair for socializing, then Anjuna is one of the best beaches in India for you to shield out your true self! With hoards of backpackers hostels, you can let go of the accommodation worries.

Weekends are dedicated to the savviest trance parties in the Hilltop region in Vagator. You are free to flock to the legendary shacks of Curlies and Shiva Valley as they have kept the party fever alive on one of the most famous beaches in India, Anjuna Beach in North Goa

Location: Anjuna Beach, North Goa  

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7. Auroville Beach, Pondicherry - Best Beach for Culture Enthusiasts 

Auroville Beach, Puducherry
Auroville Beach, Puducherry

Sweetly referred to as Pondy, this spectacular union territory has been welcoming tourists for celebrating Christmas and New Year’s since the beginning of tourism. The city boasts some of the best beaches in India for swimming or chilling at your own pace. Auroville is one such beach for all culture enthusiasts. Also, the nearby beaches Mahe, Yanam, and Karaikal offer serenity at their best!

The enthusiastic travelers stroll around the marvelous French architecture that Pondicherry has to offer and gobble down the savory cuisines via sitting and embracing the lullaby of the shore. Puducherry has the ideal ambiance for every frame of mind, from extroverts to introverts sipping their coffee in whimsical cafes.

Location: Auroville Beach, Puducherry  

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8. Chandipur, Odisha - A Unique Beach Experience

Now, Chandipur has grabbed the mention by the Lonely Planet as one of the world's most unusual beaches. Chandipur uniquely vanishes during low tides for up to 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) twice a day. And, lets you explore the seabed, fetch shells and driftwood, run towards the crabs, and a whole lot more!

Hands down, one of the best beaches in India to visit for a unique travel and beach experience. Also, Chandipur is in the Balasore district, located 4 km from Odhisha's capital, Bhubhaneshwar.

Location: Chandipur Beach, Odisha   

9. Baga, North Goa

Baga Beach, North Goa
Baga Beach, North Goa

Baga Beach in North Goa is where all the trendy scenes take place. From water sports, parasailing, beach shacks, bars, clubs, and fine dining restaurants to pop music nights and discount drinks, your inner party animal would surely come alive once you step foot here! Appearing under one of the famous beaches in India, Baga Beach attracts a majorly Indian crowd and tends to get a little too stuffed, but all the cool kids define it as an upbeat experience. Definitely, worth a visit during your Goa trip.  

Location: Baga Beach, North Goa  

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10. Tarkali, Maharashtra 

If you are searching for a quieter beach venture but full of aesthetics, then Tarkali Beach might put an end to your beach wanderings. Boasting some of the most painterly coral reefs in India, a visit to Tarkali can substitute for an Andaman Island one!

One of the most peaceful beaches in India, Tarkali Beach's popularity seems to be soaring up amidst domestic travelers. The quaint homestays lined sprawled across the beach are enticing enough to head for a beach vacation here!

Location: Tarkali, Maharashtra   

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