In pics: The stunning beaches of India :: Lonely Planet India

India is home to many spectacular beaches

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We bet you are missing the long walks and the cool summer breeze on the beach. Reminisce in pictures at some of India’s most gorgeous beaches and discover the country’s most pristine, jaw-dropping, wild, and wonderful sandy spots.

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Butterfly beach, Goa

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This quiet beach is located to the north of Palolem beach in South Goa. Enjoy a relaxed and chill afternoon without the hassle of being disturbed by tourists.

Digha Beach, West Bengal

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Enjoy beautiful sunsets at Digha Beach, which is one of the most popular resort towns in West Bengal.

Yarada Beach, Andhra Pradesh

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Spend a good part of the day lounging on this serene beach or take a dip to cool off in its crisp waters. Yarada Beach is a half-hour drive from Visakhapatnam.

Paradise Beach, Puducherry

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Beaches in Puducherry are charming and peaceful.

Bangaram Beach, Lakshadweep Islands

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Enjoy breathtaking views of perfect white sands and blissful blue waters.

Chowara Beach, Kerala

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This beach has a moody, windswept vibe of long, introspective walks accompanied by spectacular scenery.

Guhagar Beach, Maharashtra

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A wonderful destination for a beach holiday with your family. Guhagar lies in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra.

Kashid Beach, Maharashtra

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The Konkan Coast boasts a string of less explored but heavenly beaches and the pristine Kashid Beach is possibly the best in the region.

Kaup Beach, Karnataka

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Tiny fishing villages and small towns dot the coastal stretch from Udupi to Murudeshwar. Kaup Beach is tourist-savvy and the towering lighthouse is a structure to be seen.

Mamallapuram Beach, Tamil Nadu

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This picturesque fine sand beach is popular mostly because of the 8th century, two-towered Shore Temple.

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