This quaint little town in northern Karnataka is not only a religious holiday spot with travellers of a spiritual bent of mind exploring it but also known for its beautiful beaches. Pristine, untouched yet, this gem of a holiday place has four beaches which are must visit for anyone looking for a quiet beach holiday. Gokarna is only now coming in the eye of holiday goers and thus till now has the most secluded beaches. Whether you are looking for a regular holiday sight-seeing or relaxing, Gokarna serves both the purposes.
12 km south of Udupi, Karnataka, Kaup beach is a perfect holiday location for beach lovers. A beach, a ruined fort and an old 100 ft high lighthouse makes it a perfect weekend holiday spot. It is also a religious holiday location as it is also well known for the two temples of Goddess Mariamma. It has Jain basadis, which though in ruins, still can be visited during the trip.
A very famous beach in Kerala is a tourist destination of Kerala which has put it on the world map. Apart from many other Keralite attractions, this is a major one for tourists all over the world. Beach front, rocky visage of beach and palm groves make for a picture perfect setting. If you are looking for privacy, there are many beach resorts on with a beach side which you can choose from.
About an hours? drive north of Thiruvananthapuram brings you to Varkala beach in Kerala. It is calmer and more silently inviting than Kovalam which has gotten an international repute and thus become slightly commercial. Cliff stretch, long beach line make for a holiday beach like no other.
About 20 kms from Thiruvananthapuram and 4 kms from Kovalam beach, Chowara beach is named after a fishing hamlet near Kovalam after the same name. Apart from the beach you can visit the Chowara Ayyappa Temple atop a hill overlooking the Chowara beach and the ancient Analothbhava Matha Church. Old Kerala cottages and beach resorts provide you a good holiday experience.
This beach, again known for its quiet solitude providing atmosphere is for those looking for a relaxed quiet holiday in a beach resort, namely Marari Beach Resort. Close to Alleppey in Kerala, it is add on attraction for people visiting the Kerala backwaters, tourists and holiday makers too.
This beach in south Goa is a pretty sight to see. Coconut palms lining the one mile long ocean front are a sure attraction for holiday enthusiasts. Made into a perfect semi-circle, this beach is a vastly popular destination for anyone visiting this part of the country. It is famous far and wide and is on the must visit beaches for anyone coming to Goa.
Beach shacks, bars, clubs, restaurants and water sports as para sailing, dolphin sightseeing trips etc. are some of the many things that make your visit here action oriented. This beach is where all the action is and is surely not for those looking for a quiet beach holiday. If you are coming here, it should be for a fun filled outing, relaxation is just a part of the fun here!
This beach is another shining crown in the gorgeous sea side beauties of beaches in Goa. A commercial beachside mostly known for frequent visitors looking for another action other than relaxation can come here. Water sports, bars, clubs and restaurants, shopping at the local flea market, parties, Anjuna has it all.