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10 Popular Beaches in South India

10 Popular Beaches in South India

The southern part of India is known not only for its exquisite natural beauty but also for its rich cultural heritage. Now, south India is also renowned for several tourist hotspots such as hill stations and beaches. In terms of beaches, the south of India comprises of a number of them. However, there are at least “10 beaches in South India” that are extremely popular due to their exquisite beauty. They are as follows:

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a. Marina Beach- Tamil Nadu:

Marina Beach Map

Extremely popular in the city of “Chennai” in Tamil Nadu, is a scenic beach known as Marina. Considered to be the “second largest in the world”, this beach is known to provide magnificent views of the “rising and setting of the sun”.  In addition, this beach is known to possess a relaxed atmosphere and pristine golden coloured sand. Popular local delicacies such as “murukku and sunal” are also served at this beach. Furthermore, in close proximity to this beach lie several historical monuments that are very popular with tourists.

b. Elliot Beach- Tamil Nadu:

Elliot Beach Map

Ideally suited for an activity like “sunbathing”, is a picturesque beach located in Tamil Nadu known as Elliot. Commonly referred to as “Besant Nagar Beach” it is also renowned for its “pristine and tranquil” atmosphere. Lying in close proximity to the famous Marina Beach, it is an ideal spot for those who intend to completely relax in the presence of “serenity”.  Furthermore, the Velankanni Church and Ashtalakshmi Kovil Temple are two popular tourist hotspots that are situated around this beautiful beach.

c. Dhanushkodi Beach- Tamil Nadu:

Dhanushkodi Beach Map

Surrounded by the “Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean” is an extremely scenic beach known as Dhanushkodi located in Tamil Nadu. Renowned for its pristine surroundings this beach is considered to be a “paradise” for those who intend to relax in presence of “tranquility”. In addition, this beach is located in close proximity to the ruins of the “Dhanushkodi Town” caused by cyclone in 1964, which is now a popular tourist site.

d. Kanyakumari Beach- Tamil Nadu:

Kanyakumari Beach Map

Comprising of an atmosphere filled with “tranquility” is the Kanyakumari Beach located in Tamil Nadu. Located in the Kanyakumari district, this beach is renowned for providing magnificent views of “sunrise and sunset”. Furthermore, it is surrounded by a “pristine” surrounding and clear blue sea water. In close proximity to this beach lie the Vivekananda Rock and Thiruvalluvar statue which are extremely popular.

e. Mahabalipuram Beach- Tamil Nadu:

Mahabalipuram Beach Map

Located along the Bay of Bengal coast is an extremely picturesque beach in Tamil Nadu known as Mahabalipuram. Surrounded by beautiful hills and a clear blue sea this beach is extremely soothing to the eyes. Furthermore, it is also known for its “pristine” environment, and is an ideal spot for “sunbathing”. In addition, water sport activities such as diving, windsurfing, and motor boating etc are also available at this beach.

f. Gokarna Beach- Karnataka:

Gokarna Beach Map

Filled with “tranquility” is a beach known as Gokarna located in the state of Karnataka. Situated in a desolate spot, this beach known for its “pristine” atmosphere provides for magnificent views of “rising and setting” of the sun. In addition, a temple known as “Mahabaleshwar” is located in close proximity to this beach. Furthermore, it also serves as an ideal spot for organizing a picnic simply because it is located in a secluded area.

g. Varkala Beach- Kerala:

Varkala Beach Map

Also commonly known as “Papanasam” is a picturesque beach located in Kerala known as Varkala. Located in between Kovalam and Alleppey, this beach is known for its “pristine” atmosphere. Furthermore, it is also known to provide for magnificent views of the “rising and setting” of the sun. In addition, this beach also provides for a number of water sporting activities such as windsurfing and parasailing. Ayurvedic and Yoga massage services are also provided at this beach.

h. Ramakrishna Beach- Andhra Pradesh:

Ramakrishna Beach Map

Popularly known as “RK” is a beautiful beach located in Andhra Pradesh known as Ramakrishna Beach. Situated alongside the Bay of Bengal this beach provides for some magnificent views of “sunrise and sunset”. Furthermore, it is also popular for its “pristine” environment, and hence serves as an ideal picnic hotspot. In addition, water sporting activities such as surfing, windsurfing etc are commonly seen at this beach.

i. Alapuzzha Beach- Kerala:

Alapuzzha Beach Map

Surrounded by “beautiful palm trees” is an extremely scenic beach in Kerala known as Alapuzzha. Located in Allepey, this beach is renowned for its exquisite pristine beauty. Furthermore, it also provides for some fun filled water sporting activities such as parasailing and surfing. In addition, in close proximity to this beach lies a lighthouse that provides for a breathtaking view of the entire beach.

j. Auroville Beach- Puducherry:

Auroville Beach Map

Popularly known as “Auro” is a beautiful beach in Pududherry known as Auroville.  Renowned for its beautiful golden coloured sand, this beach is located at a desolate spot at about 12 km from the town center. Furthermore, it also provides for magnificent views of the “rising and setting sun”. In addition, this beach is also ideal for activities such as sunbathing, swimming, and also playing volleyball.

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