India’s 4,600 mile long coastline, tropical landscapes, exotic culture and warm, sunny climate makes it the perfect destination for an extraordinary beach holiday with a difference. Beach holidays in India offer the chance to experience the enchanting culture, rich cuisine and hospitality of India with a relaxing and rejuvenating break amongst idyllic, tropical landscapes.
India has a truly diverse range of beaches to explore; from bustling city beaches in places like Mumbai and Chennai, to the action packed beaches and nightlife of popular Goa, to empty and undiscovered sands on quintessential tropical island escapes. Plus, you’ll never be bored on a beach holiday in India; try thrilling watersports, scuba diving and surfing, explore the local temples, markets and culture, practice yoga, relax with a traditional Ayurvedic massage or simply just relax and soak up the sun.
Goa is the most famous beach holiday destination in India and offers world class shopping, dinning and nightlife. Holidays to Goa are popular due to the intoxicating blend of sandy, sun-kissed beaches and the unique, enchanting fusion of Indian and Portuguese cultures.
Neighbouring Maharashtra has miles upon miles of empty, still undiscovered beaches and, a little further South in the state of Karnataka, lies the less developed, charmingly rustic but still stunningly beautiful beaches around Gokarna.
Kerala is another great holiday destination for India beach holidays with its tropical shores and luscious landscape. Also don’t miss the chance to cruise the famous Kerala backwaters and explore spice plantations, hill stations and wildlife sanctuaries. The former French colony of Pondicherry with its yellow and white architecture and smell of freshly baked croissants also makes a memorable and unique setting for a beach holiday in India.
If you really want a break from it all then escape to the remote, picture perfect, tropical islands of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands or the Lakshadweep Islands where turquoise seas, sandy white beaches, a million swaying emerald palm trees, indigenous tribes and even snorkelling elephants await you.