Those who are looking for some respite from the daily grind and want to soothe and nourish their soul, there are many beautiful beaches in India waiting to be explored. Some are scenic, some are quiet, and others promise tons of fun. If you love walking on warm sands, splashing in cool waters, or simply lazing around and breathing in the salty breeze, read on to know more and plan that perfect beach vacation. 

1. Candolim Beach in North Goa

Candolim Beach is one of the most famous beaches in India, if you want to be far from the madding crowd. Water sports, yummy seafood offered by the shacks and dolphin sightseeing will keep you busy.  

  • Best time to visit– November to March
  • How to reach
    • By Air: Goa International Airport is 39 km from the beach, and cabs are available from there.
    • By Train: The nearest railway station is Thivim Railway Station (at 23 km).
    • By Road: Candolim Beach can be reached via road from major cities like Mumbai and Pune. 

2. Chandipur Beach in Balasore, Odisha

Chandipur Beach is one of a kind, where the sea recedes for 5 km twice a day. And when it does, one can admire beautiful fauna on the sea bed.

  • Best time to visit- December- February
  • How to reach
    • By Air: The nearest airport is Biju Patnaik International Airport (at 181 km), from where you can take a cab.
    • By Train: The nearest railway station is Balasore Railway Station (at 16 km), from where you will get cabs.
    • By Road: Chandipur is well-connected to major cities like Kolkata and Bhubaneswar. Buses ply from these cities regularly.

3. Cavelossim Beach in South Goa

Counted among the beautiful beaches in India, Cavelossim Beach is located between the Sal River and the Arabian Sea. It is secluded and has expansive paddy fields for a mesmerizing backdrop. 

  • Best time to visit– November to March
  • How to reach
    • By Air: Goa International Airport is 41 km from the beach and you can get cabs to cover the distance.
    • By Train: Madgaon Junction is the nearest railway station (at 15 km), from where you can take a cab. 
    • By Road: Cavelossim can be reached from cities like Bangalore, Pune and Mumbai by road.

Also Read: Awesome Things To Do in South Goa

4. Blue Flag Golden Beach in Puri, Odisha

The newly opened Golden Beach in Puri has recently bagged India’s Cleanest Beach title. It is 870 m long, well maintained, safe and beautiful. 

  • Best time to visit– October to February
  • How to reach
    • By Air: Biju Patnaik International Airport is the nearest airport (at 56 km), and cabs and buses are available from there. 
    • By Train: Puri Railway Station is the nearest railway station (at 2 km), and you can take a cab from there. 
    • By Road: Travelling from Bhubaneswar (the capital city) to Puri via road is easy. It takes around one hour.

Also Read: Places to Visit in Puri for a Memorable Trip

5. Mandrem Beach in North Goa

Mandrem Beach is a small, white sandy beach that welcomes you with warmth and peace. You can dig into seafood delicacies at a nearby shack while watching the waves. 

  • Best time to visit– November to March
  • How to reach– 
    • By Air: Goa International Airport is 54 km away, and buses and cars can be hired at the airport to reach the beach.
    • By Train: Vasco-Da-Gama Railway Junction is the nearest railway station (at 54 km), from where you can take a cab.
    • By Road: You can take a bus or taxi from Panaji to reach Mandrem Beach.

Also Read: Wonderful Places to Visit in North Goa

6. Butterfly Beach in South Goa

Butterfly Beach is one of the famous beaches in India among honeymooners, as it offers privacy and scenic beauty. Admire gorgeous butterflies, dolphins, crabs and sunsets when you are on this beach.  

  • Best time to visit– November to March
  • How to reach– 
    • By Air: The nearest airport is Goa International Airport (at 61 km), and you can get a bus or car from there. 
    • By Train: Madgaon Junction is the nearest railway station (at 34 km).
    • By Road: One can travel to Butterfly Beach via cab/bus from cities like Bangalore, Kochi, Pune, etc.

Also Read: List of Places to Visit in South Goa in 1 Day

7. Om Beach in Gokarna, Karnataka

Among the most famous beach destinations in India, this is shaped like the spiritual symbol “Om”, and hence, the name. This beach is considered sacred and has a charming sandy-rocky landscape.

  • Best time to visit– October to March
  • How to reach
    • By Air: Goa International Airport is 152 km from Om Beach. One can hire a taxi from the airport.
    • By Train: Gokarna Road Station is the main station that is 14 km from the beach.
    • By Road: Om Beach can be reached by boarding buses from Panaji, Mangalore, and Bangalore, which ply daily to Gokarna.

8. Kovalam Beach in Trivandrum, Kerala

Kovalam Beach is a pristine affair, with its black sand and tall lighthouses creating a calm atmosphere. It is perfect for photography and long, leisurely walks. 

  • Best time to visit– November to February
  • How to reach
    • By Air: Trivandrum International Airport is 16 km from the beach. You can then take a taxi. 
    • By Train: Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station is the closest railhead (at 16 km).
    • By Road: Kovalam bus stand is 4 km from the beach, and buses from different parts of Kerala ply to Kovalam. 

9. Varkala Beach in Trivandrum, Kerala

Also known as Papanasham Beach, this one is a peaceful haven for tourists who like seclusion and azure waters. It seems like it is straight out of a painting, thanks to a cliff by the beach.

  • Best time to visit– November to February
  • How to reach
    • By Air: Trivandrum International Airport is the nearest airport (at 42 km), from where you can take a taxi.
    • By Train: Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station is 46 km from the beach.
    • By Road: Government-run buses ply regularly from Trivandrum to Varkala.

10. Bekal Beach in Kasaragod, Kerala

  

Bekal Beach is right on the Malabar coastline, and the historic Bekal Fort overlooks the splendid shoreline. The beach packs a picturesque punch despite its modest size. 

  • Best time to visit– November to February
  • How to reach
    • By Air: Mangalore Airport is at a distance of 72 km from the beach. Taxis are available at the airport.
    • By Train: Kanhagad Railway Station is the nearest railway station (at 12 km).
    • By Road: Taxis from Coimbatore, Mangalore, and Bangalore are available for hire to take you to Bekal Beach. Buses also ply from Kasargod, Kanhagad, and Mangalore. 

11. Tarkarli Beach in Sindhudurg, Maharashtra

One of the best beach places in India, Tarkarli Beach boasts clear waters and beautiful white sand. You can simply unwind here or indulge in exciting water sports like scuba diving and snorkelling.

  • Best time to visit– October to March
  • How to reach
    • By Air: The nearest airport is Goa International Airport (at 137 km). Private taxis can be hired from there.
    • By Train: Kudal Railway Station (the nearest one) is connected to major cities, and is 35 km from the beach.
    • By Road: The area doesn’t have a bus service, and the closest bus stop is in Malvan (7km away). From there, you can hire autos. 

12. Kappad Beach in Kozhikode, Kerala

Since the famous explorer Vasco da Gama first landed in Kappad, the beach here has a special historical significance. A stone monument is also present here to commemorate the event. 

  • Best time to visit- December to March
  • How to reach-
    • By Air: Kozhikode International Airport is at a distance of 42 km from the beach and you can get a taxi to cover the distance.
    • By Train: Kozhikode Railway Station is the nearest railway station (at 20 km).
    • By Road: NH 66 is well connected to Kozhikode city. 

13. Kudle Beach in Gokarna, Karnataka

Lush green hills and swaying coconut trees make Kudle Beach a perfect getaway for those seeking solitude. It is one of the famous beaches in India for its C shape and proximity to spa and yoga retreats.

  • Best time to visit– October to March
  • How to reach
    • By Air: Goa International Airport is 148 km from the beach. You can hire a taxi from the airport.
    • By Train: Gokarna Road Station is 10 km from this beach. 
    • By Road: Kudle Beach is well connected by road to cities like Mangalore, Goa, and Bangalore.

14. Mandarmani Beach in West Bengal

Located in the small and quaint village of Mandarmani, this beach is a popular getaway for its scenic beauty and simple appeal. If you are looking to have fun on jet skis and banana boats, this beach is ideal. 

  • Best time to visit– December to February
  • How to reach
    • By Air: Kolkata Airport is the nearest airport (at 187 km). You can get a taxi from there. 
    • By Train: Digha is the major railhead connected to Mandarmani (at 37 km).
    • By Road: Buses from Kolkata ply regularly to Digha, and one can take an auto-rickshaw from there to reach Mandarmani.

15. Kodi Beach in Udupi, Karnataka

This offbeat beach is the meeting point of the Arabian Sea and Suvarna River. It is a delta, where you can witness the magical “coming together” of two water bodies apart from enjoy fishing and surfing. 

  • Best time to visit- October to March
  • How to reach-
    • By Air: Mangalore International Airport is at 96 km, and you can hire a car from there. 
    • By Train: Kundapura Railway Station is 9 km from the beach, and auto-rickshaws can be hired to cover the distance. 
    • By Road: One can drive to the beach from cities like Udupi, Mangalore, and Bangalore. 

Also Read: Top Places to Visit in Karnataka

16. Maravanthe Beach in Kundapura, Karnataka

Maravanthe Beach is near Kodi Beach and has the Souparnika River on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other side. Besides admiring its unique position, you can swim, dive or soak in the charming beauty through your lens. 

  • Best time to visit– September to March
  • How to reach
    • By Air: Mangalore International Airport is 105 km from Maravanthe Beach. You can take a taxi to cover the distance.  
    • By Train: Kundapura Railway Station is 20 km from the beach. 
    • By Road: Taxis can be availed from nearby towns like Kundapura and Udupi to reach this beach. 

17. Wandoor Beach in Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Wandoor is at the entry point to Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, and known to offer the best surfing experience in the country. The white sand and arty dead tree branches make it one of the beautiful beaches in India. 

  • Best time to visit– October to February
  • How to reach
    • By Air: Port Blair International Airport is at a distance of 22 km. You can hire a car from there. 
    • By Train: Train stations are not available. Ferries can be availed as an alternative.
    • By Road: Buses and car services from Port Blair to Wandoor are available. Buses can be availed from Port Blair STS bus terminal.

18. Sinquerim Beach in Bardez, North Goa

You can head to Sinquerim Beach if you love adventure sports. From water-skiing and windsurfing to scuba diving, you can do it all here. The Sunburn Festival held here during December is a major attraction. 

  • Best time to visit– October to March
  • How to reach
    • By Air: Goa International Airport is at 36 km, from where you can take a taxi. 
    • By Train: Thivim Railway Station is the nearest railway station (at 23 km).
    • By Road: Rented vehicles, buses, autos, and taxis are available from nearby places like Panjim.

19. Ashwem Beach in North Goa

Ashwem Beach in Goa

Ashwem Beach in Goa

Ashwem Beach is quiet, laidback and attracts nature lovers. A few shacks offer tasty nibbles and refreshing drinks to go with the atmosphere. 

  • Best time to visit– November to February
  • How to reach
    • By Air: The nearest airport is the Goa International Airport (at 56 km). You can hire a cab from there. 
    • By Train: Thivim Railway Station is the nearest railway station (at 22 km).
    • By Road: Overnight buses from Pune and Mumbai to Mapusa Bus Stand (17 km from the beach) are available.

20. Calangute Beach in North Goa

This is one of the most happening places in Goa and among the famous beaches in India. Apart from many food stalls, it offers plenty of adventure activities like parasailing, boating and water skiing. 

  • Best time to visit– October to February
  • How to reach
    • By Air: The nearest airport is Goa International Airport (at 41 km), from where you can hire a car. 
    • By Train: Thivim Railway Station is the nearest railhead (at 18 km), and cabs take 20 minutes to reach Calangute from there.
    • By Road: Mapusa Bus Stand is the nearest bus stand (at 9 km). 

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21. Baga Beach in Bardez, North Goa

Baga Beach is widely known for its late-night parties, lip-smacking food, and boutique shops. This lively beach is a favourite among those who love water sports too. 

  • Best time to visit– October to March
  • How to reach
    • By Air: Goa International Airport is 14 km from the beach, and you can take a car from there.
    • By Train: Thivim is the closest railway station (at 19 km)
    • By Road: Baga Beach can be reached via road from major cities. Panaji KTC Bus Stand is 15 km from Baga.

22. Vagator Beach in North Goa

This picturesque beach starts at Fort Aguada and ends at Chapora Fort, with the shoreline surrounding the two forts. Here, the colour of the sea changes with the movement of the sun, which is simply amazing.

  • Best time to visit– November to March
  • How to reach
    • By Air: The nearest and the only major airport, Goa International Airport, is 47 km away. You can get cars from there. 
    • By Train: Thivim Railway Station is 19 km from the beach.
    • By Road: Mapusa Bus Stand is 9 km from Vagator.

Also Read: North Goa vs. South Goa – How to Make a Choice?

23. Colva Beach in South Goa

Colva Beach

As the oldest and largest beach in Goa, Colva Beach stuns with lofty palms and a 2.4 km stretch. Thanks to the fine powdery white sand, it practically transports you to Greece.

  • Best time to visit– November to February
  • How to reach
    • By Air: Goa International Airport is 24 km away. Once you fly there, you can get a taxi.
    • By Train: Margao Railway Station is at a distance of 8 km.
    • By Road: Panaji Bus Stand is 33 km away.

Also Read: Top Places to Visit in South Goa

24. Anjuna Beach in North Goa

Anjuna Beach is famous for its rave parties, flea market, and rocky shoreline. It attracts many foreign travellers every year for its Instagram-worthy looks. 

  • Best time to visit– November to February
  • How to reach
    • By Air: Goa International Airport is at a distance of 47 km, from where you can hire a car.
    • By Train: Vasco da Gama Railhead is 47 km from the beach.
    • By Road: Anjuna Beach is 10 km from the Mapusa Bus Stand, and cabs and autos can help you cover the distance. 

25. Palolem Beach in South Goa

Explore a slice of heaven at the Palolem Beach, which is also called Paradise Beach. The serene waters, white sand, quaint wooden shacks and swaying palm trees make it one of the top beach places in India

  • Best time to visit– November to February
  • How to reach– 
    • By Air: Goa International Airport is 64 km away and you can take a taxi to cover the distance.
    • By Train: Margao railhead is 37 km away.
    • By Road: Margao Bus Terminal is connected to various cities and it is 39 km from the beach. 

26. Agonda Beach in South Goa

3 km long, Agonda Beach is situated in the heart of South Goa. Vibrant shacks on white sand make for a lively vibe, and this beach is also where Olive Ridley turtles nest. 

  • Best time to visit- November to March
  • How to reach-
    • By Air: Goa International Airport is at 64 km. You can hire cars from there. 
    • By Train: Margao Railhead is the closest railhead, and 37 km away.
    • By Road: Margao Bus Terminal is connected to various cities and it is 39 km from the beach. 

27. Arambol Beach in North Goa

Arambol Beach has two beaches, one is Harmal, which is meant for swimming, and another is Arambol, which is surrounded by cliffs and can only be reached via foot.

  • Best time to visit– October to February
  • How to reach-
    • By Air: Goa International Airport is 60 km away and you will find many cars for hire there.
    • By Train: Thivim railway is 27 km from the beach.
    • By Road: Mapusa Bus Stand is 21 km from the beach.

28. Dona Paula Beach in South Goa

Legend has it that Dona Paula, the daughter of a viceroy, jumped off a cliff when she wasn’t allowed to marry a fisherman. It is said that she can be seen even now, on the beach, wearing a pearl necklace. 

  • Best time to visit– October to March
  • How to reach
    • By Air: You can fly to Goa International Airport, which is 29 km from the beach, and then take a cab.
    • By Train: Vasco da Gama Railhead is 28 km away.
    • By Road: Dona Paula Beach is close to Panaji Bus Stand (at 8 km). 

29. Marina Beach in Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Famed as the second longest beach in the world, Marina Beach looks wonderfully serene during sunset. This urban yet sandy beach stretches from Fort St. George to Foreshore Estate. 

  • Best time to visit– November to February
  • How to reach
    • By Air: Chennai International Airport is 18 km from the beach, and you can take a taxi from there. 
    • By Train: Chepauk Railway Station is just 1 km away.
    • By Road: Marina Beach is well connected to various parts of the city by bus and auto. 

30. Mahabalipuram Beach in Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu

Mahabalipuram is a UNESCO Heritage Site and the sandy beach adds on to the charm. You can swim or surf to your heart’s content here. 

  • Best time to visit- November to February
  • How to reach
    • By Air: Chennai International Airport is at a distance of 55 km. You can take a car from there.  
    • By Train: Chengalpattu is the nearest railhead, and located at a distance of 29 km.
    • By Road: Mahabalipuram is connected to different parts of Tamil Nadu via AC and non AC buses. 

31. Kanyakumari Beach in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu

Situated at the southernmost tip of India, this beach lets you admire both sunrise and sunset. The rock in the middle of the sea, dedicated to Swami Vivekananda, is a top attraction here. 

  • Best time to visit– October to March
  • How to reach
    • By Air: The nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport (at 101 km). You can hire a cab from there. 
    • By Train:  Kanyakumari Railhead is a major railhead and it is the nearest one too (at 1 km)
    • By Road: Kanyakumari can be reached via road from cities like Chennai, Kochi, and Trivandrum.

32. Cherai Beach in Kochi, Kerala

If you love chasing sunsets, Cherai Beach, located on Vypeen Island, will steal your heart. You can spot Chinese fishing nets here while taking a walk or heading for a swim. 

  • Best time to visit– October to March
  • How to reach
    • By Air: Cochin International Airport is at a distance of 26 km. From there, you can take a car. 
    • By Train: Ernakulam Junction is 28 km away. 
    • By Road: A taxi or an auto can be availed from Kochi, as it is 40 minutes away.

33. Elliot’s Beach in Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Elliot’s Beach, located at the endpoint of the Marina Beach shore, is an epitome of wild beauty. One of the famous beaches in India, it is named after the once chief magistrate and police superintendent, Edward Elliot. 

  • Best time to visit– November to February
  • How to reach
    • By Air: Chennai International Airport is 15 km from the beach and you can take a taxi from there. 
    • By Train: Chepauk Railway Station is 10 km from the beach.
    • By Road: Elliot’s Beach is easily accessible by road from nearby cities.

34. Ariyaman Beach in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu

Known for its peaceful waters and beautiful white sand, Ariyaman Beach is perfect for lazy swims. You can also enjoy water sports like surfing. 

  • Best time to visit– November to February
  • How to reach
    • By Air: Madurai Airport is 153 km from the beach. You can take a car to cover the distance.
    • By Train: Rameswaram Railway Station is the main railhead, a distance of 30 km.
    • By Road: Government buses ply till Mandapam, and one needs to take an auto or taxi from there to reach the beach.

35. Marari Beach in Alappuzha, Kerala

Simple yet elegant, the Marari Beach is situated in the traditional fishing village of Marari. It boasts many eco-friendly properties and is dotted with lush coconut trees.

  • Best time to visit– September to May
  • How to reach
    • By Air: Cochin International Airport is 74 km from Marari Beach. You can hire a car to reach it. 
    • By Train: Alleppey Railhead is the closest railhead (at 16 km).
    • By Road: Marari village is 1km from NH 47, so the beach can be easily accessed.

Also Read: 25 Prominent Places to Visit in Alappuzha

36. Dhanushkodi Beach in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu

At the tip of Rameshwaram Island, the Dhanushkodi Beach promises scenic views, with the Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal merging. It is believed that the Ram Setu was built here by Lord Hanuman, as per Lord Rama’s directions. 

Best time to visit– October to February

How to reach

  • By Air: Madurai Airport is at a distance of 167 km. You can hire a cab from there to cover the distance. 
  • By Train: Rameswaram Railhead is 18 km away and the nearest one.
  • By Road: Buses and taxis ply regularly from Madurai and Rameswaram to this beach.

37. Juhu Beach in Mumbai, Maharashtra

If casual lazing, street-side snacking, or having a fun time with loved ones is on your agenda, head to Juhu Beach. Many celebrity houses overlook this long beach too.

  • Best time to visit– October to February
  • How to reach
    • By Air: Mumbai International Airport is very close to Juhu Beach (at 5 km). You can simply take a taxi from there. 
    • By Train: Santacruz East station is 5 km away.
    • By Road: City buses ply regularly to this beach.

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38. Alibaug Beach in Raigad, Maharashtra

Once you are done photographing this charming and tranquil beach, you can enjoy camel rides or get your adrenaline rushing with some water sports. 

  • Best time to visit– November to March
  • How to reach
    • By Air: Mumbai International Airport is 102 km from the beach and you can take a taxi from there.
    • By Train: The nearest railhead is at Roha (at 37 km), which is connected to Mumbai via road.
    • By Road: Many state transport buses ply from Mumbai to Alibaug, and they are connected to Pune, Nasik, Jalgaon, etc.

39. Kashid Beach in Alibaug, Maharashtra

With a breathtaking cliff as its backdrop, this one is among the popular beaches in India. Feel the warmth of the golden sand on your feet as you take a leisurely walk or relish yummy seafood at one of the beach shacks.  

  • Best time to visit– December to February
  • How to reach
    • By Air: Mumbai International Airport is located at a distance of 131 km. Hire a cab from there to cover the distance. 
    • By Train: Roha is the nearest railhead (at 51 km)
    • By Road: Kashid is well connected to Mumbai and Alibaug via road.

40. Murud and Karde in Dapoli, Maharashtra

This beautiful sandy beach is known for sunsets and has gently sloping green hills in the background. You can go for a swim or enjoy adventure sports here. 

  • Best time to visit– October to March
  • How to reach
    • By Air: Mumbai International Airport is 230 km from this beach. You can hire a taxi from there. 
    • By Train: Khed is the nearest railhead (at 30 km).
    • By Road: Though the road can be tricky, it is connected to cities like Mumbai, Pune, etc.

41. Madh Island Beach in Mumbai, Maharashtra

Madh Island

Madh Island beach is dotted with mangroves and is extremely pleasing to the eyes. Surrounding fishing villages lend a unique charm to this place. 

  • Best time to visit– October to June
  • How to reach
    • By Air: Madh Island is 23 km from Mumbai International Airport, from where you can take a cab. 
    • By Train: Malad Station is the closest railhead (at 13 km).
    • By Road: This beach can be easily accessed by road, via buses, cabs, and autos.

Also Read: Top 20 Things to Do in Mumbai

42. Aksa Beach in Mumbai, Maharashtra

Aksa Beach is straight out of a picture, as it is clean and ideal for those seeking solitude. A verdant green backdrop adds to its beauty. 

  • Best time to visit– September to March
  • How to reach
    • By Air: Mumbai International Airport is 21 km from Aksa Beach.
    • By Train: Malad station is the closest railhead (at 9 km)
    • By Road: This beach can be easily accessed via buses, cabs, and autos.

43. Gorai Beach in Mumbai, Maharashtra

Gorai Beach is one of the most serene beaches in India, with swaying palms and black sand helping it to stand out. The beach shacks here are famed for hosting full moon parties. 

  • Best time to visit– October to February
  • How to reach
    • By Air: Gorai Beach 38 km from Mumbai International Airport. You can get a taxi to reach it. 
    • By Train: Malad station is 29 km away. 
    • By Road: The beach can be accessed by a road which goes through Bhayender.

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44. Versova Beach in  Mumbai, Maharashtra

Dry white and black sand makes the Versova Beach one of a kind. Popular among joggers, this breezy beach is clean and secluded. 

  • Best time to visit– October to March
  • How to reach
    • By Air: Versova Beach is 7 km from Mumbai International Airport, from where you can take a cab. 
    • By Train: Andheri Station is the nearest railhead (at 4 km).
    • By Road: The beach is well-connected by road to other parts of Mumbai.

45. Marve Beach in Mumbai, Maharashtra

Marve Beach is Goa reincarnated in Malad’s western suburb. You can laze around here, take pretty photos or enjoy picnics. 

  • Best time to visit– October to March
  • How to reach
    • By Air: Mumbai International Airport is located at a distance of 18 km. You can get a taxi from there. 
    • By Train: Malad railway station is the nearest (at 6 km)
    • By Road: Buses ply regularly to Marve Beach from other parts of Mumbai. 

46. Radhanagar Beach in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Radhanagar Beach is famed as one of the most beautiful beaches in Asia for its turquoise waters and beautiful white sand. The shacks here serve delicious seafood. 

  • Best time to visit– November to February
  • How to reach
    • By Air: Radhanagar Beach is 68 km from Port Blair International Airport. You can take a cruise or ferry to reach it. 
    • By Train: There is no rail connectivity.
    • By Road: It can’t be accessed by road, only by ferry.

47. Poovar Beach in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Poovar Beach offers the best of both worlds, i.e. serene backwaters and a picture-perfect beach. The River Neyyar is separated from the sea by this beach. 

  • Best time to visit– October to February
  • How to reach
    • By Air: Trivandrum International Airport is 30 km from the beach. You can hire a taxi from there. 
    • By Train: Trivandrum railhead is 27 km away.
    • By Road: Many state government buses ply to Poovar from Trivandrum, Kottayam, Madurai, etc.

48. Elephant Beach in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Once upon a time, when boats were not in use, elephants were transported to the Havelock Island to carry people to this beach. That’s the origin of its name. Today, white sand, gorgeous blue waters, boat rides and water sports make it a stunning place.  

  • Best time to visit– November to March
  • How to reach
    • By Air: Port Blair International Airport is 66 km from Elephant Beach. You have to take a cruise or ferry to reach it. 
    • By Train: It is not connected by train.
    • By Road: It can’t be accessed by road, only by ferry.

49. Paradise Beach in Puducherry

Beautifully maintained, this beach is great for leisurely walks, photography, sunrise and serenity. You can tickle your taste buds with delicious seafood here too. 

  • Best time to visit– November to March
  • How to reach
    • By Air: Puducherry Airport is 15 km from the beach. You can hire a cab or auto to reach Chunnambar Boat House. Then take a ferry. 
    • By Train: Puducherry Railway Station is 12 km away. Then head to Chunnambar Boat House for a ferry.
    • By Road: The beach is 8 km from Pondicherry Bus Stand. Take an auto to Chunnambar Boat House and then take a ferry. 

50. Rock Beach in White Town, Puducherry

As the name suggests, this rocky beach is perfect for idling, watching the waves crash against the rocks, and shooting memorable photos. You can also satiate hunger pangs at the nearby cafes. 

  • Best time to visit– November to March
  • How to reach– 
    • By Air: Puducherry Airport is 7 km away. You can hire a taxi or auto from there. 
    • By Train: Puducherry Railway station is at 2 km.
    • By Road: The beach is 3 km from Pondicherry Bus Stand. 

51. Kala Pathar Beach in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

As the name says, this beach is famous for its big black rocks. The smooth white sand looks amazing against the clear blue sea. This peaceful beach has a dense forest in the backdrop. 

  • Best time to visit– October to March
  • How to reach– 
    • By Air: Port Blair International Airport is 64 km from this beach. You then have to take a cruise or ferry. 
    • By Train: This place can’t be accessed by train.
    • By Road: It can’t be accessed by road, only by ferry.

The above list covers some of the most beautiful beaches in India, both well-known and offbeat ones. So, keep it handy and plan your next beach vacation in advance, to secure the best deals possible. 

Further Read: Famous Beaches in Goa