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things to DO on India’s Islands and Beaches

What are the top ten things to do on India’s Islands and Beaches?

Plan your India beach vacation around the top ten things to do in across India’s beaches and islands, with advice from our experts.

With its long coastline, India offers a host of opportunities for beach vacations. Add to the mix, islands like the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Andaman Sea and the potential is immense! What can you expect on a beach vacation in India? Well, Goa is not only famous for its beaches, but there is also seafood to savor and a vibrant party atmosphere, along with night markets and a dash of history and culture thrown in. If rejuvenating Ayurvedic treatments are what you are looking for head to the tranquil beaches of Kerala. The Andamans, meanwhile, offer a vibrant marine life to experience.

If you are wondering how to plan a trip to visit India’s beaches, which options ones to visit and what to do our destination experts can help curate the perfect trip for you. Here is a list of the top 10 things to do in on India’s beaches and islands that should definitely be part of your India vacation!

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1Enjoy the vibrancy of Goa’s beaches

Golden beaches, warm, calm water and a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere – welcome to Goa holidays! Whether you prefer it lively or quiet and secluded: more than 100 km of coastline offers something for every taste. Some of the most popular beaches in Goa include Anjuna, Baga, Calangute and Candolim, among others.

Apart from lazing on Goa’s beaches, there are a range of watersports that you can enjoy in its waters. They include diving, snorkeling, kayaking, parasailing, jet skiing well as spotting dolphins on a cruise. Don’t forget to embark on a romantic luxury sunset cruise as well!

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2Explore ancient temples and palaces in Mamallapuram

With a water temperature of almost 30 ° C and year-round tropical temperatures, Mamallapuram is ideal for an India seaside holiday – as well as a temple complex on the UNESCO World Heritage site in the South Indian village.

The Shore Temple goes back to the Pallava dynasty and the temples, monuments, and rathas make for a stunning sight.

Morning dramatic sky in Kovalam Kerala, South India, Asia

3Savor the charm of Kovalam beach

South of Trivandrum lies arguably one of the most beautiful beaches of India, Kovalam. Dreamlike bays and fine sand beach, lined with rolling palm trees invite you to relax.

Marvel at the ancient stately lighthouse and embrace tranquility at its many wellness and Ayurvedic resorts.

Tropical resort at Minicoy in Lakshwadeep

4Explore the hidden gems of Lakshwadeep

Set off the west coast of India, few visit these tiny little coral islands and therein lies their charm. Wonderfully isolated from the mainland, the islands haven’t seen a whole lot of modernization – only ten of them are inhabited and the local people still follow the traditional way of life.

Minicoy in Lakshwadeep offers one of the largest lagoons in the islands as well as a charming lighthouse. Apart from pristine beaches, you can also visit indigenous villages and experience local festivals.

Sunset at Neil Island - part of the Andamans in India

5Relax on the beaches of the Andamans

Far away from the tourist streams are the idyllic Andaman Islands. On the 300 islands they are still to be found, the manless dream beaches. The turquoise blue water invites you to dive with its colorful inhabitants.

A similar picture can be found on the Nicobar Islands. Together with the Andamans, the island chain forms the union critique of India. Here, too, you can relax on secluded beaches and admire the rich underwater world while diving and snorkeling.

Stunning beach at Havelock Island in the Andamans

6Discover the beauty of Havelock Island

One of the most beautiful islands in the Andamans, Havelock Island is home to many must-visit beaches including Radhanagar Beach, and the lively Elephant Beach.

Havelock is popular for its many dive sites, as the waters off the island are rich in marine life. The island is also home to a diverse birdlife as well

view of Elephant Beach

7Go diving in the Andamans

The Andaman Islands are a popular scuba diving destination – the waters of the Andaman Sea are rich in marine life and brightly colored coral reefs. Some of the best diving sites include Havelock Island, Long Island and Neil Island.

Port Blair harbor Andaman with view of ships and dockyard at sunrise

8Discover the sights and sounds of the Andaman Islands

Apart from diving, there is much to do in the Andamans. Head to Ross Island and discover a beautiful church and historic ruins including war installations from the World War II era, the Cellular Jail in the capital city of Port Blair, Saddle Peak – the highest point in the archipelago – as well as the quaint town of Diglipur in North Andamans, among others.


9Heal and rejuvenate with an Ayurvedic treatment in Kerala

Kerala is the home of Ayurveda in India and a popular destination for Ayurvedic treatments. Several Ayurveda resorts and spas line its beautiful coastline.

Book yourself a treatment here as you rejuvenate and destress in the tranquil environs.

Do you want to experience the magic of India’s Beaches and Islands? Our India specialists plan the best travel route and include the top highlights of India for your Beaches and Islands tour.

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