This National Tourism Day, for those of you who love the blue waters, clear beaches, and lazy days on beach chairs, here's your chance to sneak off to your closest beach destination to kick off the long Republic Day Weekend. If you love the beaches, just as much as we do, you don't need an excuse. A beach holiday from November to February is the best time to enjoy a pleasant time by the sea. All the beach shacks, adventure sports activities, and the liveliness of the beaches are best experienced through the winter months, but if you are a true fan of the beach, you need nothing but a reason to go to these top 10 beaches in India for a balmy holiday.
Top 7 Beaches To Head To This Winter Season
1. Radhanagar Beach, Andaman
The Andaman Islands have bountiful natural beauty. Radhanagar Beach is a great destination for beach lovers. The pristine waters, white sand, and soothing winds make it a popular honeymoon destination to visit.
2. Varkala Beach, Kerala
An hour away from Trivandrum, this beautiful beach lies between Alleppey and Kovallam. Along with the breathtaking sunset views, there are numerous cafes and restaurants on the cliff overlooking the beach. This beach is popular amongst foreign tourists who indulge in yoga, ayurvedic massages, and leisure activities here.
3. Palolem Beach, Goa
One of the less popular beaches in Goa, Palolem is a serene and less crowded beach in South Goa. You must all be familiar with Calangute, Morjim, and Baga beaches but Palolem is a hidden gem, not known to many. Clearwater, gorgeous shacks and lazy days are what Palolem days are made up of. It is a must-visit beach when in Goa.
4. Om Beach, Karnataka
At a distance of about 10 kilometres from Gokarna, Om beach is a famous holiday spot in South India, especially during the winter months. You will witness a number of water sports activities like parasailing, water skiing, surfing, and more. The beach got its name from two semi-circular coves which formed the inverted symbol of Om, which is a religious symbol amongst the Hindus.
5. Puri Beach, Orissa
One of the most popular tourist attractions in East India, Puri beach lies in the Bay of Bengal. This beach is a famous pilgrim destination. A lot of tourists visit Puri to pay homage to Lord Jagannath in Puri.
6. Paradise Beach
Pondicherry is a popular beach destination in India, with some of the cleanest beaches. Paradise is a famous beach in Pondicherry which is also known for dolphin sightings. You may enjoy a blissful morning in a cafe by the sea while spotting a herd of dolphins in the ocean.
7. Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
The winter season is the best time to visit this southernmost tip of the country as the hot and humid climate in summer and harsh monsoon season makes it difficult to visit this state in other parts of the year. Kanyakumari is a popular pilgrimage site with a number of temples and also attracts tourists for its natural sand beaches and pristine waters.
Which of the beaches would be next on your bucket list?