South India is blessed with a beautiful coastline with a mixture of the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. Beaches inspire people; they have the power to make people happy and relax them with the sweet sound of waves and even provide an excellent location for hobby photographers. India has some of the most beautiful beaches, but today we are going to talk about the South part of the country and look at the best seven beaches which one must visit if you are traveling from nearby or planning a trip to South shortly.
Beaches not only provide some great beachside restaurant and a good environment for playing with family and taking sunbath but are even famous for water sports activities. Let us first have a look at our picks for the list of the top 6 beaches, and then we will talk about them in detail:
- Baga Beach, Goa
- Marina Beach, Chennai
- Dhanushkodi Beach, Rameswaram
- Mahe Beach, Pondicherry
- Kanyakumari Beach, Kanyakumari
- Mahabalipuram Beach, Mahabalipuram
- Varkala Beach, Thiruvananthapuram
1. Baga Beach, Goa
Now that’s the best beach in the whole of India, I would say. The Baga Beach in North Goa is the most happening beach in Goa and lots of water sports activities, restaurants, beach resorts etc. This beach is filled with foreign tourists mainly and they love the place because of the continental style of restaurants and the long sandy beach. The price of hotels ranges from Rs.4,500 to Rs.7,500 depending on the star rating and the facilities in the hotel. Calangute beach, Anjuna beach, and Candolim beach are the other nearby beaches and all 4 of these beaches is along a single stretch.
2. Marina Beach, Chennai
India houses the world’s second largest beach which is the Marina Beach. It is also the largest beach in India, and if you are looking forward to visiting the place, then you must not miss out the sunrise and sunsets of the place. You can take a walk on the golden sand and enjoy the atmosphere and surroundings of the place. Here you can enjoy eating the crispy murukku and sanal which you can buy from any beach shack or vendors available locally. Near the beach are also some historical monuments which you must visit if you are paying a visit to the beach.
3. Dhanushkodi Beach, Rameshwaram
This beach in Rameshwaram houses the Bay of Bengal on one side while on the other we have the Indian Ocean. If you are looking for some great shots for your pictures or you are looking to have some great time walking along the waves, then this beach happens to be the best in Rameshwaram. The beach was one of the busiest areas of the city but was destroyed by a cyclone in 1964. This beach was also believed to have the starting of the Setu Bridge connecting India to Lanka.
4. Mahe Beach, Pondicherry
All the beaches we talked above are sort of not great for swimming due to the waves and hence swimming is mostly prohibited, but here you can swim comfortably. The beach is the most famous beach in Pondicherry, and you can even find some villages nearby the beach which belongs to the fisherman of the place. This place just like Marina Beach is famous for the sunrise and sunsets, and you must not miss the same here also. You will even find some shells here which you will enjoy collecting if you are here for some time.
5. Kanyakumari Beach, Kanyakumari
Beaches with golden sand are quite common, but at Kanyakumari beach, you are going to find some colored sands which are itself the reason for the attraction of tourists. Every beach happens to have the sunset and sunrise views which make the beaches quite famous. You will even find a giant statue of Vivekananda which happens to be another plus point of the place. The beach is enveloped by a total of three seas which happens to be the Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean.
6. Mahabalipuram Beach, Mahabalipuram
The beach itself houses a different number of tourist’s spots, and some of them are even under the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mahabalipuram Group of Monuments. There are some Temples, Caves and many other attractions which one would like to see in Mahabalipuram. There are many architectural models from the time of Pallava rulers which shows the wealth of the rulers of those times. Another main reason can turn out to be the people of Tamil Nadu who will keep on telling you about the Mahabalipuram beach being the most famous beach in Tamil Nadu.
7. Varkala Beach, Thiruvananthapuram
The beach is also known as Papanasam beach, and most of us must have known about the water sports activities which happen along the Papanasam beach. Here you can quickly get to do windsurfing, parasailing, and if you are afraid to do any such thing, then you can enjoy the sunbath the day long and then the mesmerizing sunset at the beach. The beach is quite famous for its Yoga and Ayurveda sessions along the coastline and also for the sports activities, and hence does makes its way to the 6 Best Beaches of South India.
These are our picks of the seven best beaches of South India, do let us know with your list of the seven best beaches of South India and let us know in the comment section below.