Covid-19 induced a nationwide lockdown that took a great toll on travellers. However, with India ‘unlocking’ gradually and domestic travel resumed, how about spending your next vacation on a beach? No, we are not talking about Goa. India’s oceanic beauty is not limited to just one state. Instead, we bring you top 5 secluded beaches in the country where you can spend your next vacation in privacy and safety. Take a look:
Top 5 Scheduled Beaches In India
Marari Beach, Kerala
While the chief tourist attraction of the region has been the backwaters of Alappuzha, it is the lesser known Marari Beach in Kerala that made it to our list of quaint beaches. Named after a tiny fishing village Mararikulam, the beach is secluded with not many tourists arriving even on the busiest days. There are a number of resorts and hotels on the beach, so finding an accommodation would never be an issue for you. The pristine sands of Marari are bound to take all your lockdown stress away.
Guitar Island, Andaman
Guitar Island is nothing short of a nature’s marvel. Shaped like a guitar (hence the name), the island offers complete seclusion and a unique experience. You can indulge in a variety of activities such as snorkelling and sea walks to witness aquatic life in all its glory, or you can kayak through the mangroves. What’s more? The island has a lake that forms the ‘sound hole’ of the guitar. Sounds amazing, doesn’t it? Well, it’s even more amazing to travel to. The only drawback here is the lack of infrastructure – no hotels, restaurants or camping sites at all – so your trip has to be limited to a single day. However, you can book accommodation at nearby Long Island, and reach there by ferry that operates from Havelock every alternate day.
Ranpar Beach, Maharashtra
A completely cut-off beach with only the serene sound of waves – that’s Ranpar Beach for you! The quiet and calm environment at Ranpar Beach makes it a perfect travel destination if you are looking for a place where you can unwind yourself. Meditate, isolate, take some time off from the world at this quaint beach. The closest town is Ratnagiri, where you can easily find hotels and restaurants.
Gahirmatha Beach, Odisha
Gahirmatha Beach is more like a gem that’s yet to be unearthed. A secluded spot on India’s eastern coast, the beach is nestled within Odisha’s mangrove forests. Close to the Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary and Bhitarkanika National Park, this beach is the perfect place to relax in a serene atmosphere.
Tilmati Beach, Karnataka
Away from the adventures and hustle of nearby Palolem Beach in Goa, Tilmati Beach in Karnataka is a place oozing with tranquillity. With nothing much to do apart from hearing the soothing sound of waves crashing against the shore, Tilmati Beach is a philosopher’s haven. Whether you are travelling alone or with your family, this beach is perfect for a day out amid unperturbed natural beauty.
Fascinated by the beaches on the list? Plan your next trip to any of these destinations for a calm and relaxed holiday. Don’t forget to adhere to Covid-19 travel safety protocols suggested by the Government of India. Travel safe!
Last modified: December 8, 2020