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Beaches in India
A Multitude of tourists visit India because India has the most diverse varieties of beaches anywhere in the world. Placid backwaters and lagoons, bays and rough lava-rocked seas, marine estuaries with fish, crashing surf, powdery golden sand or palm fringed shores - Incredible India has them all.

The West Coast with the Arabian Sea and the East Coast with the Bay of Bengal offer many a verdant vistas to the traveler. The coasts of India have their own seafood cuisine, relaxing spas, diving and water sports and great places to stay for a balmy holiday.

Kovalam undoubtedly is one of India's best sea resorts. The long coastline lined with swaying coconut palm trees dotted with an occasional fishing hamlet is fast developing into one of the world's finest string of beaches. The sea applauds the beach temple in Mahabalipuram, gloriously silhouetted against the spectrum of the seven colors in the sky. Puri, on the East Coast, is surely one of the world's most picturesque beaches. And then there is Digha, a three-hour drive out of Kolkata, a beautiful beach, splendid in its isolation.

Now fully developed as an international beach resort, Goa offers the best holiday villages on its beaches. Everything about Goa is spellbinding from the landscape dotted with Portuguese architecture, to the way of life that exudes an irresistible Old World charm. Anjuna or Calangute Beach, and Miramar Bay in Panjim are quieter. Beach vendors sell all manner of kitsch in Anjuna and Calangute. You can rent beach mats and mattresses, sunglasses, and the usual tourist paraphernalia. You can even get all sorts of spaghetti, German bread and Italian food. The beach at Calangute is rocky. At Anjuna the waters are gentle and offer opportunities for boat rides, sea scooter rides, spot-the-dolphins rides, and motorboat rides. Colva and Benaulim are quieter and less crowded than Anjuna. The Fort Aguada beach offers gorgeous views that merit a visit. Sinquerim and Candolim are also quiet beaches that afford anonymity.

Whether it's the isolated horizons of the Konkan Coast or the Arabian Sea; the golden sands or the water drenched seashores, every beach in India makes a picture perfect holiday destination.
Goa Kerala
Lakshadweep Islands Orissa
Tamil Nadu  
Beaches in Goa
The world famous beaches of Goa are the highlights of travel in this state, making Goa the premier beach vacation destination. The first beach stop over in Goa is Anjuna beach also famous for its flea market and rave parties, then the Baga and Dona Paula beaches that can make any beach holiday a memorable one. 100-km long coastline gives an enthusiastic beach lover an opportunity to discover new secluded beach sites every day.
Anjuna Beach
fluorescent painted palm trees and infamous full moon parties, 8 km west of Mapusa, most "alternative", the dancing and lying on the beach, famous flea market.
Baga Beach
Watch the sun go down in isolation, 10-km west of Mapusa, basically an extension of Calangute wooded headland.
Dona Paula
Fine view of the Marmagao Harbour nestled on the south side of the headland that divides the Zuari and Mandovi estuaries, former fishing village, today's commercialised beach resort, idyllic spot to relax and sunbathe.
Calangute Beach
Goa's busiest and most commercialised resort. During the 70's and 80's this peaceful fishing village became the favourite haunt of the hippies.
Benaulim Beach
Sea is safe for swimming generally jellyfish-free, village area near beach side boasts a few serviceable bars and restaurants, various culinary delights of the seafood, most succulent, competitively priced seafood in Goa.
Cavelosim Beach
Last major settlement in southwest Salcete, visit to Mabor, South Goa largest, and most obtrusive, package tourist enclave.
Chapora Beach
A lot busier than most north coast villages, dependent on fishing and boat building, many regular cafes and restaurants
Condolim Beach
Good options to stay offering better value, a good first stop to head North.
Bogmolo Beach
A small-scale beach resort, reasonably safer site for swimming, quite good eating joints and shopping options.
Miramar Beach
Just 3-km away from the capital city of Panjim.
Pololem Beach
A favourite beach destination, crescent shaped bay, swaying curtain of coconut palms, irresistibly photogenic, beautiful beach huts.
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Beaches in Kerala
Kerala beaches may be take a backseat because of the backwaters, but entire 900-km length of the Kerala coast is lined with sandy beaches, rocky promontories and coconut palms that definitely merit a visit in every tourist itinerary. Touring the beach sites of Kovalam can make any beach holiday a delightful one, as Kerala's beaches are renowned for the gentle surf and blue waters. Beach travel has never before been so exciting!
Kovalam Beach
Small village along the shoreline, fabulous beaches, most popular is the Lighthouse Beach, the northern most Samudra beach, least affected.
Marari Beach
One of the local fishing villages, completely new to the holidaymaker, endless miles of superb sand beaches backed by swaying palms, virgin territory, local charm and traditional Kerala
Kumarakom Beach
Cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake, part of the Kuttanad region. The bird sanctuary spread across 14 acres is a favourite haunt of migratory birds and an ornithologist's paradise. Birds include Egrets, darters, herons, teal, waterfowl, cuckoo, wild duck and migratory birds like the Siberian storks. The best way to watch the birds of the Kumarakom sanctuary is a boat trip.
Alappuzha Beach
A popular hangout and relaxation spot, around 140 years old pier that extends in to the sea, lagoons, vast lakes and numerous fresh water rivers, Alappuzha is a natural wonderland.
Varkala Beach
The most popular beach resorts in Kerala, mineral water springs with medicinal properties, also an important Hindu pilgrimage centre
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Lakshadweep Islands
Lakshadweep Islands is known as the ultimate exotic diving location. 36 islands scattered like emerald green jewels in a sea popularly known as the Lakshadweep Island Group are also called "the Laccadives". They are located 400-kms away from the state of Kerala on the Indian mainland.

The beaches of Lakshadweep are a paradise for divers, but out of Lakshadweep's 36 Arabian Sea coral islands and islets, ten islands are inhabited, and just two, Bangaram and Kadmat, are open to visitors.

The most romantic feature of an island beach is the quiet and uninhabited atmosphere and that's where the beaches of Lakshadweep come into the picture. The palm-fringed beaches of Lakshadweep provide coolness even at in the hottest summer months, making this island region as a destination that can be travelled throughout the year.
Water Sports at Lakshadweep
Snorkelling in the shallow water around Bangaram Island is one of the favourite water sport activities of Lakshadweep beaches. There are dive centres on both the open islands. Wind surfing and Kayaking are the best day out water sport activities at the Bangaram Island.
Marine Life in Lakshadweep
With 36 coral islands, Lakshadweep's marine life is the most unique and distinctive island treasure found in India. The lagoons located at the Kadmat and Bangaram islands are home to a spectacular and unexplored world of marine life. Popularly known as the diver's haunt, the pure exotic beauty of soft and hard coral of Lakshadweep islands provides an invitation to this island beach paradise.
The Shell Treasure of Lakshadweep
Lakshadweep Islands present a unique combination of wilderness experience on both land and sea. Beside the marine life, the one thing that can lure to the tropical beach island destination of Lakshadweep are the shells that are as exquisite and beautiful as the island itself. So how about choosing these islands as your next beach travel destination!
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Beaches in Orissa
The long coastal belt of Orissa offers some of the finest white sand beaches in the world. The Puri beach is the main venue for countless pilgrims, and makes one of the major religiously sacred beach side spots of India. The seaside beach resort of Chandipur is another favourite seaside holiday hideout among beach lovers. Gopalpur-On-Sea, an ancient seaport, is one of the most beautiful and unspoiled beaches one should definitely visit, when taking touring Orissa's beaches.
Gopalpur On Sea
A favourite spot for sea and water sport lovers, golden beach, an ideal place to swim or laze around.
Chandipur Beach
Famous beach resort, a unique sea beach, seawater recedes 5-kms during low tide
Puri Beach
One of the three major spots of the Orissa Golden Triangle, one of the four major holy places in India. Located on the shores of Bay of Bengal it is one of the finest beaches in the world.
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Beaches in Tamil Nadu
The beaches of Tamil Nadu, the southern most state of India have got a charm of their own. A must visit is the second longest beach in the world, Marina Beach. Do not miss the fantastic joyride along vast stretches of sand lashed by the Bay of Bengal. Once the place of relaxation and sun bathing, Elliot's Beach is now a favourite shooting location for Tamil movies in Chennai. Your beach vacation is South India won't be complete without visiting the beaches of Tamil Nadu; India's last coastal destination for rides on motorized boat or wind surfing.
Mahabalipuram Beach
Primitive times port city located south of Chennai, stone carvings, caves Rock cut temples attract tourist from all over the world.
Rameshwaram Beach
One of the most popular pilgrimage centres of South India, serene beach, shallow waters, ideal site for swimming and sunbathing.
Kanyakumari Beach
The India's Land end, a unique beach site, three seas Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea surround it, breathtaking view of the sunrise and the sunset.
Covelong Beach
Salubrious beach, nice breathing space, numerous fishing activities.
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Beaches in Srilanka
The beaches of Sri Lanka are truly outstanding. Regardless if you are into swimming, surfing, diving or just sun-bathing Sri Lanka got it all.

Surrounded by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka offers but not only exceptional diving opportunities, with shipwreck dives of special interest, but many other kinds of water sports like jet skiing, parasailing, windsurfing or whitewater river rafting.
37km. north of Colombo and 6 km. from the International Airport, Negombo is an ideal fishing town as well as a paradise for the seafood lovers. You can enjoy watching the old world fishing crafts like the outrigger canoes and the catamarans bringing a variety of marine fishes like seers, skipjacks, pomfrets and amber-jacks. In the lagoon lobsters and prawns are caught and served as fascinating delicacies in the restaurants.

Additionally Negombo is known to have some of the widest beaches in Sri Lanka
It is the place where you can have a glimpse of the fascinating underwater world and see the creatures that inhabit the unfathomable depths of the sea. The famed coral gardens are located here. Just get hold of a glass bottomed boat or goggles and flippers and plunge into the ocean! Hikkaduwa is 98 kms south of Colombo.
Mount Lavinia
Just 12 km. south of Colombo, Mount Lavinia is the most popular beach because of its close proximity to the capital. It is situated beside a wind swept headland jutting into the waters of the Indian Ocean. The Governor's House built in 1805 by Sir Thomas Maitland, now forms part of the famous Mount Lavinia Hotel. You can not afford to miss this place out!
56 km. south of Colombo, Beruwela beach is the starting point of the 130 km.long stretch of beach. In the past few years great strides have been made in the field of resort development in this area. The bay around remains ideal for bathing almost for the whole year.
The Bentota Resort Complex is an ideal romantic beach holiday with a teeming growth of hotels, shopping arcades and cafeterias. There is also an open air theatre which shows folk and mask dancing. It is located 62 kms south of Colombo.
Arugam Bay
Tucked away on the South Eastern coast of Sri Lanka - about 300 kms. from Colombo, is the lazy little fishing village of Arugam Bay - richly endowed with a beautiful stretch of ocean and vast expanses of deserted beach. For many years a popular sea side holiday resort for local travelers, Arugam Bay has grown in the last twenty years, into a big attraction for lovers of the surf, who coverage on it in numbers from different parts of the world.
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Paradise awaits you....... if your idea of paradise is a virgin beach with swaying coconut palms and long stretches of white sand with contrasting shades of blue waters of Indian Ocean, then definitely this is the destination you are looking for.

Massive lagoons with different depths and a palette of shades of blue and turquoise, awesome underwater coral gardens. See the sunlight reflected off the sparkling waves, step off a golden sandy beach into clear blue waters, and feel the incoming waves splash against your body.
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Adaaran "Club" Rannalhi
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Adaaran "Select" Hudhuranfushi
Kaafu Atoll Lohifushi

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Adaaran Prestige Vadoo
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Kaafu Atoll AtolBodu Huraa

Angaga Island Resort & Spa
South Ari Atoll Angaaga
Angsana Resort & Spa Maldives Ihuru
Kaafu Atoll Ihuru
Asdhu Sun Island
Kaafu Atoll Asdhu
Bandos Island Resort & Spa
Kaafu Atoll Bandos
Banyan Tree Maldives Vabbinfaru
Kaafu Atoll Vabbinfaru
Baros Maldives
Kaafu Atoll Baros
Biyadhoo Island Resort
Kaafu Atoll Biyadhoo
Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa Maldives
South Ari Atoll Machchafushi
Club Faru, Farukolhufushi
Kaafu Atoll Farukolhufushi
Club Med Kanifinolhu
Kaafu Atoll Kanifinolhu
Coco Palm Boduhithi
Kaafu Atoll Boduhithi
Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu
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Cocoa Island
Kaafu Atoll Makunufushi
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
South Ari Atoll Rangalifinolhu
Constance Halaveli Resort Maldives
North Ari Atoll Halaveli
Dhoni Island
Ari Atoll Atoll    Dhoni Island
Diva Maldives
South Ari Atoll Dhidhoofinolhu
Embudu Village
Kaafu Atoll Embudu
Eriyadu Island Resort
Kaafu Atoll Eriyadhoo
Fihaalhohi Island Resort
Kaafu Atoll Fihaalhohi
Filitheyo Island Resort
Faafu Atoll Filitheyo
Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa
Kaafu Atoll Kuda Huraa
Fun Island Resort (under re-construction)
Kaafu Atoll Bodufinolhu
Gasfinolhu Island Resort
Kaafu Atoll Gasfinolhu
Giraavaru Tourist Resort
Kaafu Atoll Giraavaru

Helengeli Island Resort
Kaafu Atoll Helengeli
Hilton Maldives Iru Fushi Resort and Spa
Noonu Atoll Atoll

Holiday Island (Dhiffushi)
South Ari Atoll Dhiffushi

Huvafen Fushi
Kaafu Atoll Nakatchafushi

Island Hideaway At Dhonakulhi Maldives Spa Resort & Marina
Haa Alifu Atoll Dhonakulhi

Island of Bolifushi
Kaafu Atoll Bolifushi

Kandooma Tourist Resort
Kaafu Atoll Atoll Kandoomafushi

Lhaviyani Atoll Kanuhura

Kihaadhuffaru Resort
South Ari Atoll Dhidhoofinolhu

Komandoo Island Resort
South Ari Atoll Dhidhoofinolhu

Kuredu Island Resort & Spa
Lhaviyani Atoll Kuredhdhu

Kuramathi Maldives
North Ari Atoll Kuramathi

Kurumba Maldives
Kaafu Atoll Vihamanaafushi

Lily Beach Resort
South Ari Atoll Huvahendhoo

Madoogali Resort & Spa
North Ari Atoll Madoogali

Makunudu Island
Kaafu Atoll Makunudhoo

Meeru Island Resort
Kaafu Atoll Meerufenfushi

Mirihi Island Resort
South Ari Atoll Mirihi

Moofushi Island Resort
South Ari Atoll Moofushi

Naladhu Maldives
Kaafu Atoll Veligan'du Huraa

Nika Island Resort
North Ari Atoll Kudhafoludhoo

Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort
Kaafu Atoll Olhuveli

One&Only Reethi Rah Maldives
Kaafu Atoll Medhufinolhu

Palm Beach Island Resort
Lhaviyani Atoll Madhiriguraidhoo

Paradise Island Resort and Spa
Kaafu Atoll Lankanfinolhu

Ranveli Village
South Ari Atoll Villingilivaru

Reethi Beach Resort
Baa Atoll Fonimagoodhoo

Rihiveli Beach Resort
Kaafu Atoll Mahaana elhi Huraa

Royal Island Resort & Spa
Baa Atoll Horubadhu

Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa
Kaafu Atoll Furanafushi

Sonevagili by Six Senses
Kaafu Atoll Lankanfushi

Summer Island Village
Kaafu Atoll Ziyaaraiyfushi

Sun Island Resort & Spa (Nalaguraidhoo)
South Ari Atoll Nalaguraidhoo

Taj Coral Reef Resort (closed for renovation on 13/04/08)
Kaafu Atoll Hembadhu
Taj Exotica Resort and Spa Maldives
Kaafu Atoll Embudhu Finolhu
The Beach House at Manafaru Maldives
Haa Alifu Atoll Atoll Manafaru Island
Thulhagiri Island Resort
Kaafu Atoll Thulhagiri

Twin Island Resort
South Ari Atoll Maafushivaru

Vakarufalhi Island Resor
South Ari Atoll Vakarufalhi

Velassaru Maldives
Velassaru Maldives
Velidhu Island Resort
North Ari Atoll Velidhoo
Veligandu Island Resort
North Ari Atoll Veligan'du
Vilamendhoo Island Resort
South Ari Atoll Vilamendhoo
Vilu Reef Beach & Spa Resort
Dhaalu Atoll Meedhuffushi

Retreat and Spa Maldives
North Ari Atoll Fesdhoo