Winter is here and most of us would already be craving for some warm sunlight. What can be better than heading to some beaches of South India while the north freezes in winter chills? We have an entire list of the best beaches in India to crush your winter blues. Pick one or plan a long trip to all of them, the choice is yours and the tension of planning or booking would be ours.
Let us know your favourite beach from this list of the famous beaches in South India.
Radha Nagar Beach, Havelock
Asia’s most beautiful beach is one of the best escapades off the mainland of India. Besides being a beautiful beach, it also offers many interesting tourist activities around. From watching the bioluminescent phenomenon, where the glowing insects make the sea glow in the dark to scuba diving with turtles, everything is possible on Havelock Island. So, pack your bag and get ready to scuba dive with the most beautiful sea creatures under the shining winter sun.
This south Goa beach is the most favourite of not only foreigners but also of many Indians. Surrounded by lush green landscapes, Palolem and the nearby beaches like Patnem, Cola and Colva beaches are the best for some sunbath with a view. Besides just being on the beach, tourists here can also opt for a day trip to a deserted island. The islands are the best to enjoy some solitude along with the activities like fishing, beachside cooking and scuba diving. Other water sports like banana boat ride, parasailing and speed boating are also really fun. Do not forget to enjoy the parties and imported cheap beers at night.
Paradise Beach, Pondicherry
Located on an island near Pondicherry, it is not easy to reach this beach but definitely worth the long ride. Windy afternoons under the shade of tall coconut trees would be the best feeling in winters. Apart from enjoying the scenic ride, grab a beer or two at the secluded beachside cafes at Paradise. And if you want some vegan vibes and wish to experience a natural life then head to Auroville, an epitome of universal brotherhood.
Varkala Beach, Kerala
Varkala Cliff has been one of the most clicked places in Kerala. A hippie paradise and a beach lover’s delight, Varkala is all you would want on a cold winter day. The sun here would be a blessing while the rest of India freezes in below 10-degree temperatures. To add to your experience, you can also plan a backwaters tour or just take any trail into the wild and enjoy the picturesque views.
Party poppers and dance lovers are welcomed wholeheartedly at Agonda. From luxury beach cottages to scrumptious Goan meals, Agonda gives you the best winter treats. You can also opt to do Kayaking in the calm waters or take a ride to the Chapoli dam. Another best part about Agonda is its Yoga centres and Ayurvedic Massage centres that know the best way to rejuvenate your skin, body and mind.
Ram Krishna Beach, Vizag
Stay at a luxurious sea-view hotel and just enjoy the sun painting the sky golden while sipping on a hot chocolate or coffee in Vizag. This picturesque beach can totally cure your untamable wanderlust. A day trip from the city to Gangavaram, Lawson’s Bay Beach and Yarada Beach would also be a great idea. Those who are up for some water activity can head straight to the Rushikonda Beach where the hilltop cafes serve delicious Andhra food.
Kapu Beach, Karnataka
This iconic beach starred in many south Indian and Bollywood movies is a gem of a beach. The red and white lighthouse at the shore makes this beach more fun. Climb to the top of the tower through the spiral staircases and enjoy the never-ending view of the Arabian Sea on one side and green coconut grooves on the other. This place is truly a fantastic getaway from the bustling city life.
Mandavi Beach, Gujarat
The ornamented camels, walking past with its human who is clad in traditional white kutchi dress, look charismatic with the backdrop of windmills and the sparkling sea. A seaside Mandavi resort is an add-on for those who love to play in the white sand. Get ready for the drama of nature as the sunsets. The Gujarati dancers and singers add feel to this beauty of nature at Mandavi Beach.
Ganapati Phule, Maharashtra
If the hustle-bustle of Mumbai isn’t your cup of tea then wait till you reach Ganapati Phule Beach of Maharashtra. This is one of the best-kept secrets where a handful of Mumbaikars go for a few moments of silence. Gaze at the horizon, play with the sea waves or just take your favourite book and chill in an infinity pool with a sea view, Ganpati Phule wouldn’t disappoint you in any matter.
Paradise Beach, Gokarna
This hippie beach is for the camping enthusiasts who can pitch the tent or just tie a hammock to spend an amazing night under the star. This beach is special not only for its secluded location but also for the trekking trail leading to this awesome paradise. Have you experienced this yet? If not then call us right now to plan you backpacking tour to this little beach.