Monday, 20 April 2015

Top Beaches In India,Goa,Kerla,Odisha

Radhanagar Beach, Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Radhanagar Beach is situated 12 km from Havelock's ferry pier. The beach is undoubtedly one of the best beaches of Andaman Islands. Fine white sand, turquoise blue waters and a lot of peace and serenity are ehat defines this beautiful landmass. Radhanagar Beach is not a huge island to explore. It has an overall length of 2 km and width of 30-40 meters.Radhanagar is also a great place to spend some quality time with family and friends.
Beach number 7 (or more commonly known as Radhanagar Beach) was bestowed with the title of 'Asia's Best Beach' in 2004 by the TIME magazine.
Known for its picturesque sunset, white sand and turquoise blue waters, the beach is a very popular hub lying on the western coast of Havelock Island.
There's a watersports centre at the beach where visitors can hire snorkelling and scuba equipment and boats.

Cavelossim Beach,Goa

Cavelossim beach is a beautiful beach known for its contrasting black rocks and white sand, it is also a quiet and peaceful beach that has lately seen many shacks mushroom in the area.People from far and wide come here to spend a little time with nature on this beautiful beach.Cavelossim is a small coastal town in the South Goan sub district of Salcete. It has got a really long beach with Carmona to the North and Mobor to the South.
The way to Cavelossim is fairly easy, if you’re going South along National Highway, turn left at Chinchinim, follow the road and take a left at the Orlim Main Road, follow this road till you reach Cavelossim.This is probably the cleanest and safest beach in Goa.this beach is in south goa approximately 30 kms from Airporg and far from the popular Bagha, kalangoot beach.beaches in south goa are less populated compared to north Goa.This is the reason why it is very clean. this beach has all the 5 star and expensive resorts near by. So all the people who can afford to stay at such people visit this beach.You will find families of foreigners, Indians. If you are a foreign tourist and if you are looking for a peaceful and safe beach to visit with your family,this is the best option.You will mostly find families here Which will make you feel safe. You can never find the cheap annoying college boys crowd and groups of men here at this beach.this beach closes by 6/6.30 pm.
life guards are very strict about the discipline and will not let anyone misbehave while they are at the beach.a police petrolling jeep also does its job on the beach to ensure safety of the guards on duty do not allow anyone to cross the danger flag.

Varkala Beach,kerala

Location: 51 km north of Thiruvananthapuram city in Thiruvananthapuram district and 37 km south of Kollam, south Kerala.
Varkala, a calm and quiet hamlet, lies on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram district. It has several places of tourist interests like a beautiful beach, a 2000-year-old Vishnu Temple and the Ashramam - Sivagiri Mutt a little distance from the beach.The Papanasam beach (also called as Varkala beach), which is ten kilometers away from Varkala, is renowned for the natural spring. It is considered to have medicinal and curative properties. A dip in the holy waters at this beach is believed to purge the body of impurities and the soul of all sins; hence the name 'Papanasam beach'.A two thousand year old shrine the Janardhanaswamy Temple stands on the cliffs overlooking the beach, a short distance away. The Sivagiri Mutt, founded by the great Hindu reformer and philosopher Sree Narayana Guru (1856 - 1928) is also close by. The Samadhi (the final resting place) of the Guru here attracts thousands of devotees every year during the Sivagiri Pilgrimage days - 30th December to 1st January. Sree Narayana Guru propagated the ideology: "one caste, one religion and one god", in a society torn by the taboos of caste system.Varkala offers excellent accommodation facilities for tourists and is fast becoming a popular health resort with many Ayurvedic massage centres.Attractions: Beach, mineral water springs, the Sivagiri Mutt and a 2000-year- old Vishnu Temple.

Candolim Beach,Goa

Candolim beautiful section of beach in the continuum of Calangute has been largely overrun by tourist shops, restaurants and hotels. Nice area to stay for people interested in shopping and dining close to beach front accommodation. A bit too expensive for the backpacker crowd though.
The best way to travel in Goa is a two-wheller. Rent-a-bike is widely available all around the area and price of one day rent would be somewhere 250-300 rupees for a scootie and 500-700 rs for a motorcycle (prices grow dramatically in Christmas and New Year holidays). Remember that if you are not an experienced driver or not used for driving in Asia it might be not the best idea.Helmet is compulsory only on highways but valid driving license is a must.
Candolim itself is a small (but populated) village and it can be covered by brief walk in 20 mins. Walking or bicycling along roads is not a great pleasure as its crowded with cars, extremely noisy and dusty. Proper walking passes yet to come.Two, three and four wheeler taxis are widely available but make sure to discuss the price before taking the service as no one uses meter so be ready to bargain hard. Drop to airport is around 1200 rupees and Panaji 600 rs for a car.
Candolim beach is another relatively busy soft sandy beach that due to erosion can be narrow in some places. Hawkers selling mostly cheap clothes and along with masseurs offering massages makes the beach a lively spot. A polite but firm no always works ~ though these people can be very interesting to talk to. There are a variety of beach shacks providing plenty of food and cold drink choices along with rickety sun beds and the odd rustic "loo". Towards the Sinquerim end of the beach you can get most forms of water sport activities including para sailing and "See the dolphin boat trips". This is a tour operator tourism place, though it gets very busy with locals at weekends and holidays.
The bulk ore carrier River Princess ended up being grounded some 100 meters from the beach during the 2001 monsoon. Despite numerous pledges by both local and central government, she still lays rusting. Various attempts have been made to salvage or re-float the ship.
As of March 2009 the boat is still there. Over the years it has managed to accelerate coastal erosion which has resulted in the changed shape of the shoreline and makes swimming nearby very dangerous due to the strong undercurrents that are caused by the presence of the ship. Promising efforts to remove her started in 2005/2006 but due to the severe rusting the work stopped as the 2007 monsoon arrived. Recently a number of protests by locals and tourists has led to a High Court action calling for the River Princess to be declared a State Disaster. In the last 6 months work has begun on the break up of the River Princess. This is to be completed in early 2012.

Puri Beach,Odisha

Fine white sands, roar of the breakers rolling in from the Bay of Bengal and countless devotees flocking the place for a purification dip are the synonyms to the Puri Beach. The beach has continued to be a sacred venue for an endless number of pilgrims coming to pay homage to Lord Jagannath.With the annual Beach Festival taking place in November, the beach has now become a favorite haunt of both Indian and foreign beach lovers. Located at a mere distance of 35 kms from the Sun Temple and 65 kms from Bhubaneshwar, the beach is an ideal place for an introvert holiday maker for the scarcity of crowd here.The beaches of Puri are also renowned for the sand sculptures created particularly by the internationally famed Sudarshan Patnaik. The subjects are generally inspired by sculptures covering the temple walls, characters and episodes from the mythology and also the contemporary events. An entire beach stretch can be completely yours given the immense number of beaches in Odisha (Orissa) and a comparatively lower number of fun lovers, the city being a popular pilgrimage point for Indians.The beach at Puri offers a unique opportunity to witness the striking sunrise and the sunset on the same beach. Often crowded with holiday makers bathing in the afternoon, and enjoying the brightly lit kiosks in the night, the stretches, parallel to the main Marine Drive Road, form the domain of the domestic tourists, with a row of hotels, food stalls and kiosks selling souvenirs.
A comparatively clean and quite place for sunbathing and a relaxed swim can be found at the eastern end. Local fishermen easily distinguishable by their triangular straw hats and dhotis serve as lifeguards on the beach, and take visitors out to sea in their boats to watch the sunsets. On the Chakratirtha side, the long stretch of golden sand is more tranquil and pleasant place to stroll. Take enough precaution while swimming as the currents can be treacherous in Puri.

Yarada Beach,vishakapatnam

Yarada Beach is situated on the coast of Bay of Bengal, in the Yarada village, at a distance of 15 kilometres from the city of Visakhapatnam. It is located near Gangavaram beach, Dolphin's Nose, and Gangavaram Port.Yarada Beach is surrounded by hills from three sides and Bay of Bengal on the fourth side. Located in close vicinity of the destination, the beach is dotted with lush green surroundings and soft golden sands. The beach is an ideal tourist spot for nature lovers as they can capture beautiful views of sunrise and sunsets on this huge coastline.This place may be the best of the lot. The road condition is too bad. Not many people know about this place. But when you reach here should feel like a Goa Beach if not a foreign one. This is a Virgin Beach. The sea blue water gives your mind a fresh touch of rejoice.This beach is more of private time type. This is away from city and near to the steel plant. This has no commercial activities like eateries, toilets and shopping.
This can be a good destination for good private time like for a couple, love-birds and for group of friends.This beach is very neat and clean. Quite far from the city and isolated area.Prefer to go with group to have fun...this beach is better than RK beach and Rushikonda beach interms of scenic beautyIt's a calm and natural beach. Limited options food is available to buy at Agrigold resort with small entry fee. Best thing is to get a packed food/lunch from outside and enjoy the beach and water then stay till evening. Strictly avoid drunk and drive. can be approached by road from Gangavaram side if you are coming from Gajuwaka and from Dolphin nose
 if you are coming from Vizag city. also plan to visit light house at dolphin nose if you are coming from Vizag. Timings evening 3:00 to 5:00

Ganpatipule Beach,ratanagiri,mharashtra 

Ganpatipule has a fine blend of religion and recreational activities.
 This is the land of the 400-year old Swayambhaoo (a naturally formed idol) Ganpati and a glittering white sand beach. Ganapatipule is ideal for family outing. The temple is 400 years old and is at the foot of a hillock Most pilgrims believe in taking a 'Pradakshina' around the hill instead of just the temple (Pradakshina is a form of showing obeisance wherein devotees walk in a circle around the idol of the deity or around the temple in which the idol is housed). Lord Ganpati of Ganpatipule is also called as the ‘Paschim-Dwar Devata' (Western Sentinel God). Two grand festivals are celebrated every year - one is Bhadrapad Shuddha Chaturthi (Ganesh-Chaturthi) and another is Magh Shuddha Chaturthi (Vianayaki Chaturthi).Ganpatipule is situated along the western coast of Maharashtra 375Km south of Mumbai, along the Konkan coast. Ganapatipule is one of the most spectacular beaches along the Konkan Coast - an idyllic gateway that attracts peace-seekers, beach lovers, and pilgrims alike.The temple of Swayambhu (Self-originated) Ganesh is much frequented by thousands every year. The God is considered to be the Paschim Dwardevta (Western Sentinal God of India), and those who visit Ganapatipule, make it a point to pay their respect to this great deity.Aside from its clean beach and clear waters, Ganapatipule is rich in flora, including mangroves and coconut palms. Here, you can leave the hectic world behind as you laze around on golden sands or explore the many trails that lead from the beach.
The winter season is most pleasant, with temperature dropping at nights, the ideal months to visit being November to January.

Ramakrishana Beach,vishakapatnam

The Rama Krishna Mission Beach is one of the most popular beach parks in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
A visit to Visakhapatnam is surely incomplete without a visit to the Beach. The Rama Krishna Beach, or RK Beach as it is commonly called is the closest beach park you can reach from the heart of the city. Of course, the beach is one of the best tourist spot in Vizag.Spreading through the edge of the sea, the R.K.Beach is a great picnic spot to spend time with your loved ones. Singles of course always get mersmerized in the dreams sitting at the beach shores. People from round the world come here to enjoy the cool breeze. Young Children spend their Sunday and Holiday evenings here playing with sand.A visit to the beach will surely free your mind of tensions and bring in new energy. Sipping a soft drink or biting corn, you can walk on the beach sands or just lie down and de-stress your mind experiencing the cool breeze, looking at the waves and the ships that appear to be moving as slow as a snail.It gets its name from the Ramakrishna Mission ashrama across the Beach Road from the park.
The Rama Krishna Beach, or RK Beach as it is commonly called, is one of the best known beaches and tourist spots in Vizag, attracting a large number of visitors.
 Swimming, sunbathing and beach volleyball are popular activities on the beach. An aquarium, the Kali temple, Visakha Museum, roadside restaurants offering seafood are other attractions.The best known attraction is the INS Kursura Submarine Museum, which preserves the eponymous submarine for public display and access on the beach.The city administration has taken additional care to make the beach a more entertaining place. R.K.beach is jointly developed
 by Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation(GVMC) and Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority

Agonda Beach,Goa

Agonda is a great spot for sunbathing, relaxing and swimming, with still relatively few tourists. Agonda is a nice long pristine stretch of beach. Though the waters here might not be the most ideal place for swimming (you have better beaches with calm waters in Goa), Agonda is definitely a place for those who want to quit on a Monday morning. Most mobile connections do not work here (of those having SIM cards easily available to foreigners, only Vodafone does), so that is an added bonusfor those looking forward to a quiet and relaxed holiday. Or, if you do need to party sometimes, Palolem is just 15 minutes by motorbike (10 km) away - but Agonda is generally cheaper, quieter, hassle-free and has much less "touristic" feel.Agonda Beach basically has one long road parallel to the beach line, most rooms and bungalows for rent are located either between them or on the opposite
 side of the road. In the center of the beach, there is Agonda Church and even a local school/college (funny enough called Agonda University) to the right of it. Many local children go from/to there in the morning. Another road goes up from the church, crosses the river shortly afterand goes through the village to the junction with a main road from Chaudi and Palolem, which are both to the right.
To the left, this bigger road crosses the village until the beach road joins it near the river mouth and northern end of the beach, then continues on in the direction of Cabo da Rama.Agonda's beach is very simple and natural. There are some sunbeds but when the tourist police or Canacona local government officials appear, any beach shades, sunbeds,chairs etc which are outside the confines of the shacks disappear pronto and the beach looks even more gorgeous and makes you realise why you went there and not to some built up resort.Agonda beach is famous as a Ridley turtle nesting site. These animals are endangered. Please keep the noise level and the lights down at night at the beach to give them a chance to nest. The Panchayat ( village administration) is very invested in not allowing Agonda to become another overcrowded Palolem. Anything you can do to minimize waste, safe water or electricity will be much appreciated since the village isstruggling to avoid environmental degradation and preserve it's beauty for the next generation. It is very quiet place, not suitable for the party crowd.

Nagoa Beach,Daman and Diu

No doubt it is the best beach in Diu but for those who are comparing it with the beaches in Goa i would say that it not even close to those beaches. The beach is nice and clean with so many adventurous water sports activities. I would recommend it only for those who are going their with family.
The drive towards this beach on Diu Island is smooth & pleasant with enchanting greenery along the way. Clean white sands, unusual branching palms, water sport facilities & well - maintained resorts with excellent food - all add up to make this an exclusive week-end getaway for visitors with family or friends.Avoid water sports at Nagoa Beach.They didnt forewarn me to take off my spectacles before going for my water ride. We were not properly fastened with the ride (inflated sofa)and worst of all, poor handlers let our ride go upside down, nearly drowning me and my 6 year oldson. Was very scary and touch and go kind of situation. Later my hotel staff mentioned that there have been some serious accident (rope getting broke while para sailing) in past at this beach. So please be very cautious and if possible avoid water sports at this beach.

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