Beaches in India

A beach is a geological landform consisting of rock particles –such as sand, gravel, shingle, pebbles, cobble-or even shell fragments, along the shoreline of a body of water. Beaches occur along coastal areas, where wave or current action deposits. Beaches are not necessarily found in conjunction with salt water, such as the ocean, in all instances. India is a 5th most visited tourist destination in the world say a survey conducted in 2005. India’s crown is Himalaya but Indian beaches are like diamonds. Surrounded by water on 3 sides, the vast peninsular coastline of India offers an amazing array of beautiful beaches. They provide the most tempting combination of sun, sand and turf too hard to resist for any beach lover.

The choice of beach holidays in India is endless. However, some of the hottest picks for beach travel in India include the engaging Anjuna, Baga and Dona Paula sea shores of Goa and Kovalam, Marina and Juhu beaches, which are not just any tourism points but offer lots of activities and comforts for recreation and entertainment of the visitors. Beach sports like fishing, boating, swimming, walking, beach combing, bird watching, sunbathing, canoeing, kayaking, scuba diving and many adventures sports can happen at Indian beaches.

Scuba Diving

Scuba diving refers to under water diving or going under water with breathing operator. The purpose carrying breathing apparatus is that it helps the scuba diver to stay longer under water than with simple breath holding techniques. The scuba divers typically swim underwater by using fins attached to the feet. Diving involve a portable tank containing compressed air used for breathing under water. It is a complex sport, can be fully understood by taking scuba classes. The diver needs to prevent their skin from getting damaged by rough and sharp underwater object or marine animals. The popular scuba diving beaches are Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and Tamil Nadu.


Flying without feather is a recreational and competitive flying sport. A paraglider is a free-flying, foot-launched aircraft. The pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing, whose shape is formed by the pressure of air entering vents in the front of the wing. Best month for gliding is from June to October. Arambol is popular as the best gliding site in Goa. Other sites include Anjuna, Vagator etc. Paragliding is more suitable in hills because the problem with strong, steady wind. Very light and airy clothing is suitable as the temperature tends to be warm. Wide hat, light weight hiking or flying shoes, Sun glasses and sunscreen etc will be fine.


Sea kayaking, is an adventure sport that is growing in popularity. Kayaking is the use of a kayak (a small human powered boat) for moving across water.A kayak has a closed cockpit . However, there are many sit-on-top kayakes, and these boats are growing in popularity. They also use a two bladed paddle. Another major difference is in the way the paddler sits in the boat. Kayakers sit in a seat on the bottom of the boat with their legs extended out in front of them. The major kayaking sites in India include the beaches of Goa, Karnatka and Kerala. Kayaking can be carried out almost throughout the year. The equipment is provided by the operator and the rental is usually part of the overall cost. Ensure that your craft has strongly fitted foot, knee and hip braces as well as a firmly fixed seat. Also get a helmet, spray skirt with shock cords (for the kayaker), life jacket, throw line, maps in waterproof case, signaling devices, flashlight with extra batteries and bulbs, first-aid kit, pocket knife, matches in waterproof container, food, drinking water, protective clothing, sunglasses and sunscreen, also required licenses, permits and ID.


Canoeing is an activity of paddling a canoe (a small narrow boat typically human powered and can also be powered by small electric or gas motors) for the purpose of recreation, sport or transportation. The canoe is a long, narrow watercraft with sharp ends. Designed to cut through water. Canoes can accommodate only two people, canoeing is used as a mode of transportation, fishing and floating markets. Canoeing tours takes you to Jammu and Kashmir, Uttaranchal, Goa, Karnataka and Kerala.

Beachcombing in Goa

Seek shelter under shady palm clusters and watch blue sea waves break the coastal still with their constant humming. Travel back to Germany with that distinct Goa. Sunbath, swim and sail on the lovely beaches of Goa, India. Beachcombing in Goa is a favorite activity for every tourist. Some popular Goa beaches that are categorized as must visit are the Dona Paula beach, Benaulim beach, Calangute beach, Colva beach, Anjuna beach, Agonda beach, Aguada beach and others.


Sunbathing refers to lying on the sand and enjoying the sun light. Sunbathing helps heal skin cancer and does not cause skin cancer it helps heal wrinkles. So we can see lot of people who visit the beaches and enjoying the sun bath.


Swimming is the most sought kind of activity that’s being enjoyed by most of the people on beaches. Swimming simply means movement by humans or animals in water, usually without artificial assistance. Swimming is an activity that is both useful and recreational for many species. Its primary uses are bathing, cooling, travel, fishing and escape. An individual’s ability to swim can be judged by speed or stamina.


Boating, the leisurely activity of traveling by boat typically refers to the recreational use of boats whether power boats, sail boats, or yachts (large vessels). Boating is an extremely popular activity, and there are millions of boaters worldwide.


One can enjoy a fantastic and thrilling experience in our fishing tours in India. India is a landscape dominated by numerous rivers, which makes it an ideal place for a fishing tour. The beauty of meandering rivers, marshy depressions, plateaus and ravines make up the fishing tour an adventurous one. The Central Himalayan region in the Garhwal and Kumaon hills considered ideal for fishing and is probably one of the last refuges of truly wild Mahseer fish. Another perfect destination for fishing in Southern India is River Cauvery.


Walking is another leisurely activity enjoyed by all the visitors. To walk along the beach enjoying the beauty of nature is surely a delight

Beaches in India

Kerala Beaches
Varaka Beach, Kovalam Beach, Kappad, Kozhikode, Cherai

Beaches in Goa
Miramar Beach, Palolem Beach, Calangute, Dona Paula, Arambol Beach, Vagator Beach, Anjuna Beach

Orissa Beaches
Konark Beach, Puri Beach, Chandipur Beach

West Bengal
Digha Beach

Tamil Nadu
Marina Beach in Mahabalipuram

Juhu Beach in Bombay