As we all know India has a vast seaboard; running on both west and east coast, tapering gradually southwards to meet at the tip of KanyaKumari. Overshadowed by the fame of Goa, Lakshadweep, Andaman & Nicobar Islands there are many majestic lesser known beaches that can actually be a better option this season.

Destinations on western coastline

1) Dumas Beach

Dumas is a metropolitan seashore along the Arabian Sea situated 21 kilometres off South- West from Surat in Gujrat. It is a well-known tourist location with the speciality of black sandy stretch unlike any other famous beach in India, but less visited due the spooky infamousness.  You’ll find enough lodging and food facilities nearby, as well as a few more places for an exciting sightseeing.

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2.Ranpar Seashore

Ranpar in Maharashtra is far from the maddening crowd and shrieking vendors typical to Indian ocean-front hot spots. Just 8 hours away from Mumbai, Just plonk down on the sand, fragrance the sea air and relax around. Among the best secret beaches in India this sea shore can make short-term seclusion pretty lavish.

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3. Mary’s Isle,

St. Mary’s Isles are also known as the Coconut Isle, are a set of four little islands in the Arabian Sea off the shore of Malpe in Udupi, Karnataka. The area needs to be accessed by boat mostly, which somehow adds to the fun.

Further the rich coral relics down the shoreline makes this lesser known beach a unique expedition.

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The seashores of east

4)  Mandarmoni

Mandarmoni is one of the biggest and fast developing seaside resort town in the state of West Bengal. It’s the most preferred weekend run-away from Kolkata, but not much known to other parts of the Country.  One can easily find most of the water-sports and adventure activities at Mandarmoni.

Ideal for people who want to enjoy the thrills of Goa on a low budget, except for cheap beers though!

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5) Bakkhali-Frazergunj

This is double the Sea fest; it is actually a combination of a quiet serene shoreline of Bakkhali and the small rural fishing shore of Frazergunj. Take a dip in the Bay of Bengal and indulge in the mouth-watering treat with variety of fresh sea food. With a glimpse of the wilderness of trees in the backdrop is just the place where one can enjoy solace or cosy escape.

Want some freaky eye-candy?  Do not miss out visiting the Crocodile project just a couple of kms from Bakkhali duo.

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6) Chandipur Beach

Chandipur is located in Baleswar District, Odisha and is easily accessible from Balasore. The beach differs from the others as the water recedes up to 5 km during the ebb tide, well known among the populace of Odisha and neighbouring states as a place where the blue alluring sea vanishes post mid-day. But for the rest of the world the Chandipur shore is anonymous, hiding the nature’s wonderful phenomenon along with. A sight worth a lifetime!

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7) Kalingapatnam Seashore

Two and a half hours from the city along the NH5 towards Kolkata is the beautiful Kalingapatnam beach of Andhra Pradesh. Drive through the quaint, adjacent town and you’ll see folk-style temples, vividly painted bungalows and flowering trees arching into a green canopy. The water here reflects the blue above and the sea shore is peaceful, seems like a lucid dream away from the cacophony of bustling beaches. However make sure you go well-stocked with food and water.

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The lesser known Peninsular Beaches

 

8) Karaikkal Coastline

The best organic seashore in Pondicherry; It is one of the famous tourist attractions situated on the bank of Arasalar River.  It has the perfect identify for those seeking enjoyment, relaxed atmosphere, isolation and piousness. The sound of water splashing and rumbling on boulder-bed is quite a soul-reviving.

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9) Ezhimala Shore

Set in the footsteps of mountains Ezhimala beach is situated at North Kerala at Kannur region. An obvious closeness to nature can be felt here which is enchanting and calming. But due to the shortage of tourist accommodations and lack of other activities, it should be preferred for day-time recreation, perhaps a great picnic spot.

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10) Bekal Fort Beach

The splendid expand of the thin shoreline near the Bekal fort in Kerela offers a fine imperial stay by the seashore. This place has been designed as a unique oceanfront location by the Bekal Resorts Development Corporation (BRDC) but is yet to acclaim fame. Further the Valiaparamba backwaters is just an hour drive which makes this place even more Tourist-tempting.

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Contributed By: Shatadal Gia Sen

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