When we think of beaches, we only think of Goa. Agreed, it has some of the prettiest beaches in the country, but there are more that you don't know about. They are well maintained and too gorgeous to be true. Except that they're true. Take a look.
1. Bangaram Island Beach, Lakshwadeep
Silver sand, turquoise water and vast stretches of coconut trees. Really, what else can one ask for? And since many tourists don't visit the Lakshwadeep Islands, you can expect cleanliness. Tourists enter this place on helicopters during the monsoon and try their hand at various under-water sports. The best thing to know about this beach is that it is considered one of the top 10 secret beaches in India.
2. Radhanagar beach, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Located on Havelock Island and popularly known as Beach No. 7, this beach was listed as Asia's best beach in 2004 by Time magazine. It is without a doubt one of the most peaceful beaches in India. The never ending white sand and clear water make this beach nothing short of paradise.
3. Cola Beach, Goa
The sweet fresh water lagoon makes this one of the most breathtaking beaches in Goa. It is completely unperturbed. Go here for the sun and the sea.
4. Mahe Beach, Puducherry
If you want to go to a secluded beach then this is perfect for you. It hasn't been discovered by tourists yet and one gets to enjoy a rare untouched beauty that other beaches lack. Walking over the warm sand alongside fishermen hamlets is a thrilling experience. This beach is surrounded by a wooden string of palm trees and is about 22 kms from Kunnur.
5. Mandrem Beach, Goa
Situated in North Goa with only a very small village inhabiting it, this beach is perfect for honeymooners. There will be no shortage of privacy at all. It is unbelievably clean, with pleasing views on the side. If you wish to sunbathe or simply sleep in the sun, this is your best bet.
6. Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, Kerala
You can enjoy a long drive on this beach. Isn't that great news already? Additionally, this beach is ideal for swimmers as the presence of black rocks prevents deep currents from the sea. You can enjoy adventure sports such as power boating and catamaran rides as well.
7. Yarada Beach, Andhra Pradesh
If you happen to visit Vizag then you cannot skip this beach. It is lesser known and a place where you can enjoy a good time with your entire family. To reach the beach, you need to cross the Dolphin Hill. Just so you know, the view of the beach from the hill is to die for. There are not many food hawkers or shacks here so it's a good idea to carry your own food.
8. Ganpatipule beach, Maharashtra
Some tourists believe that this is the best beach on the Konkan coast. The white sand along with blue-green water makes the entire vibe pleasing enough. Sadly, the beach lacks public amenities. The sunset should not be missed here and if you have the time, definitely enjoy a ride on a water scooter.
9. Tarkarli beach, Maharashtra
Tarkali Beach is located in the Sindhugarg district of Maharashtra, a small village blessed with attractive surroundings. The beach is located at the junction of the Karli River and the Arabian Sea. It is ideal for a romantic getaway. On a good day, you can see clear water about 20 feet under the bed. In the background lie the Shuru trees, beautiful sailboats and the wide river, making every moment simply perfect.