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Top 7 Beaches In South India

Generally whenever we talk about the beaches, it is the Beaches of Goa that that we have first in our mind. The glittering coastal beaches, serene blue background and the fun loving people roaming on the white sandy ground make the place more welcoming.

As it is being said that India is a place of wonders, so when it comes to the beaches, how can it is possible to have such charming places limited to only one area. The Southern part of the country is the place where you can find a range of beaches with plush green backgrounds and waving coconut groves. Today we have brought to some of the most exotic South India Beaches that will make your India Tours memorable and exciting.

  1. Gokarna Beach, Gokarna
  2. Marina Beach, Chennai
  3. Mahabalipuram Beach, Mahabalipuram
  4. Varkala Beach, Thiruvananthapuram
  5. Alappuzha Beach, Alappuzha
  6. Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam
  7. Covelong Beach, Chennai

1. Gokarna Beach, Gokarna

Gokarna Beach

Gokarna Beach, Gokarna

Gokarna is one of the beautiful towns which include four beaches-Kudle Beach, Paradise Beach, Om Beach and Half Moon Beach. It is one of the best beaches in Gokarna which is 450 kms away from Bangalore.

How to Reach Gokarna Beach?

Gokarna is well connected by bus, flights and trains from major cities like Bangalore and Mangalore in Karnataka, Madgaon in Goa. Goa Dabolim airport is four hour drive from the Gokarna.

2. Marina Beach, Chennai

Marina Beach

Marina Beach, Chennai

Marina Beach is second largest beach in the World which offers a beautiful sunrise and sunset views. It attracts thousands of local and tourists from all over the India and the world. It is situated along the Bay of Bengal and is near to the Historical Monuments which makes this place more appealing and makes your South India Tours more memorable. The beach is also famous for pony rides and kite flying.

How to Reach Marina Beach?

One can reach Marina Beach via roads, railways and airways. Chennai Central and Chennai Egmore are the two major railway stations which connects the major cities of India. The Kamaraj Domestic Airport and the Anna International Airport are located about 20 kms away from the city. Chennai is also connected to major cities of India via roadways like Bangalore, Calcutta, Hyderabad and Trivandrum.

3. Mahabalipuram Beach, Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram Beach

Mahabalipuram Beach, Mahabalipuram

It is one of the wonderful beaches in Tamil Nadu. Temples, historical monuments and caves are some of the popular Tamil Nadu attractions. It also has some of the famous historical monuments which come under the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

How to Reach Mahabalipuram?

Mahabalipuram is well connected through railways, roadways and airways. Chennai airport and Pondicherry airport are situated near to Mahabalipuram. Chengalpattu Junction is near to this city.

4. Varkala Beach, Thiruvananthapuram

Varkala Beach

Varkala Beach, Thiruvananthapuram

The list of Beaches of South India is indeed incomplete without Varkala Beach. It is situated among the Kovalam and Alleppy and is also known as Papanasam beach. It is the only beaches in South India where the Arabian Sea is placed over the cliffs. Sivagiri Mutt and Janardhanaswamy Temple are two of the popular attractions in Thiruvananthapuram. The beach is also famous for wind surfing, sunbathing and parasailing.

How to Reach Varkala Beach?

One can reach Varkala beach via railways, roadways and airways. Trivandrum airport is situated 51 km away from this beach.

5. Alappuzha Beach, Alappuzha

Alappuzha Beach

Alappuzha Beach, Alappuzha

Alleppy / Alappuzha Beach are one of the popular backwater Destinations in Kerala. It is also known as the ‘Venice of the East’. Here the waves of the Arabian Sea touch the shores of palm trees. Vijaya Beach Park is another attraction for visitors. It is famous for water activities and sightseeing’s. The place holds a prominent position in terms of South India Tourism.

How to Reach Alappuzha Beach?

It is well connected to all the major cities of India via railways, roadways and airways. Kochi Airport is 90 km away from this city while Alappuzha railway station is 1 km away from this beach.

6. Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam

Lighthouse Beach

Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam

It is one of the most popular beaches out of the three crescent-shaped beaches in Kovalam. The other two are Samudra and Hawa beaches. There is a 30 m high lighthouse named Vizhinjam lighthouse from which this beach gets the name. It is one of the best beaches for honeymoon couples and family vacationers. It is one of the cleanest beaches in South India.

How to Reach Lighthouse Beach?

It is well connected to all the major cities of India via railways, roadways and airways.

7. Covelong Beach, Chennai

Covelong Beach

Covelong Beach, Chennai

It is one of the best beaches in South India which is situated in the Coromandel Coast of Bay of Bengal. The beach is 5 km away from the Chennai. One can also explore the ruins of the Old Catholic church from here.

How to Reach Covelong Beach?

One can reach Covelong Beach via railways, roadways and airways.

Each and every place is visited by lakhs of travellers every year. Beauty of the glittering beaches get more enchanted with the plush green landscapes, waving long trees and happy tourist who are absorbing each and every moment of their South India Holidays to make them unforgettable memories.

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