With the summer already set in, people are busy planning beach sojourns to escape from the sweltering heat of the metro cities. But today, it is not necessary for you to restrict your beach holiday to the beaches of Goa; there are plenty of lesser-known but breathtakingly beautiful beaches in the country. These are less crowded, more peaceful and offer a perfect holiday destination to those who prefer exclusiveness besides the fun and frolic of the sea. Following are listed some of them.
Marari Beach- Alleppey
Kerala is normally always associated with the backwaters but a more secluded and lesser-known site is the marvelous Marari Beach. It is a beach where you can totally relax with just the lashing waves for the company and enjoy a totally stress-free holiday. If you feel inclined to do some activity you can always help out the Mararikulam fishermen visible on the beach. For all you know, you may be invited to partake in the catch!
Gokarna Beach, Karnataka
Another totally chill out the place is the Gokarna beach located in the Kumtataluka of Uttara Kannada district in the Karnataka state. Though this is known since longer times, it still comes under this list due to its low-key profile and lesser crowd. A few thatched huts or shacks abound the beachside from where you can view the changing moods of the sea.
Malpe Beach, Karnataka
The crystal clear waters and the scenic location are two big draws of this beach besides being less crowded. Another attraction of this place is St Mary’s Island, a small island popular for gigantic basalt rocks which lie at a distance of 15 km away.
A place with a lot of history attached to it, Vengurla is more known for its lip-smacking Malvani food. Located on the Goa-Maharashtra border, Vengurla has many beaches to offer to the sea seeking tourists. All the beaches provide plenty of activities like fishing, cycling, and kayaking but are characterized by very few numbers of crowds.
Tarkarli Beach, Maharashtra
A beach similar in many respects to the Vengurla beaches, Tarkarli has an added draw of a 17th-century fort located there. Besides relishing the Malvani food, you can watch the awe-inspiring sunset on the Arabian Sea, go scuba diving to explore the colorful coral world below the sea waters or choose one of the camping options for an unforgettable experience under the starry sky.
Kashid Beach, Maharashtra
The beach which lies about 110 km from Mumbai acts as a rejuvenating weekend getaway for people of Mumbai and Pune. The beautiful clear waters, white sands, and the breathtaking sunset views offer a very relaxing and rejuvenating vacation for the tourists. You can also avail of some water sports like parasailing, horse riding, banana ride and jet skiing out there.
Havelock Islands, Andamans
The beaches of Havelock Islands are less frequented due to the long travel distance involved in getting there. Nevertheless, the pristine white sands, crystal clear waters, vibrant and beautiful life under the sea all makeup for a collection of some treasured memories.
Agatti Beach, Lakshadweep
This beach can easily qualify for an international travel hotspot. The turquoise blue waters giving a clear view of the interesting coral life below, the soothing sea waves and the clean sands unspoiled by tourists; there can never be another divine spot as this beach. Scuba diving, snorkeling or kayaking are some of the activities you can do here.
Talasari Beach, Odisha
Topping the list of Odisha’svirgin beaches, the immense beauty of the Talasari beach takes your breath away. You can just unwind and relax as time passes by under the coconut and palm trees engulfing the beach with the soothing sounds of the waves for company. You can also relish some of the authentic Bengali and Odisha cuisines found nearby.
Yarada Beach, Andhra Pradesh
This is yet another virgin beach frequented only by the locals. The amazingly clean sand and the golden hue that envelopes the beach as the sun’s rays hit the sands have given it the name of ‘golden beach’.Swimming is permitted and you can do so to your heart’s content.
On a Concluding Note
The above are some of the less frequented beaches in the country. If you are looking to get away from the maddening crowds of the city then these are the places to go.
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