7 Top Secluded Beaches in India
India is a vast country with a coastline that exceeds 4,500 miles. This makes it home of some of the best beaches in the world. Incidentally, there are a few that remain virtually unexplored and here are the top seven that deserve your attention.
This alphabetical list of the top secluded beaches in India hopes to inspire the traveler in you to get going. Without further ado, here goes.
Bangaram Beach – Lakshadweep Islands
If you’re in Lakshadweep, there’s a good chance you’ll get directed to Agatti, a beach worthy of your attention. However, if you’re looking for some peace and quiet, you’ll love what Bangaram beach has to offer. With plenty of flora and fauna around you, this beach gives you easy access to the region’s coral reefs. Besides, this is the only beach in Lakshadweep where you can legally sip on a beer.
Butterfly Beach – Goa
Despite the fact that Goa is among the most popular tourist destinations in India, some of its beaches have managed to escape most people’s attention. Located in South Goa, Butterfly beach is shaped like the wings of a butterfly. Not surprisingly, the thick foliage that surrounds the beach is filled with butterflies. To get to the beach, you may take a boat ride from Palolem or Agonda. Alternatively, prepare for a slight trek.
Gokarna – Karnataka
Gokarna is a small temple town in Karnataka that boasts of several pristine beaches. These include the main beach in town, Kudle beach, Belekan beach, Half Moon beach, Full Moon (or Paradise) beach, and Om beach. While you can access Kudle and Om beaches by rickshaw, to get to the half and paradise beaches you’ll have to trek or take a boat ride. If solitude is your cup of tea, paradise beach gets the vote.
Guhagar Beach – Maharashtra
Another picturesque beach on the country’s west coast, Guhagar is among the cleanest beaches in the region, mainly because it is not visited by many people. The beach stretches to more than 4.3 miles in length, offering plenty of solitude for anyone who needs it. The nearest railway station is Chiplun, located around 27 miles away.
Ranpar Beach – Maharashtra
This is another beach in Maharashtra that provides solitude and an expansive stretch of sand. This is among the most secluded beaches on this list, and there’s little information you’ll find about it online. The nearest railway station is in Ratanagiri, located around 8.5 miles away.
Talasari Beach – Orissa
This isolated beach in Orissa gets its name from palm trees, with the word talasari literally translating to rows of palm trees. You can also find paddy fields in the vicinity, along with numerous hills and rivers. A stream separates the beach from mainland, which you need to cross using a boat. However, the river runs dry during summers, when you can simply walk to the beach. Talasari beach is around 5.5 miles from the Digha railway station in West Bengal.
Yarada Beach – Andhra Pradesh
Not far from the Gangavaram Port near Visakhapatnam lies the relatively unexplored and scenic Yarada beach. Surrounded by rocky hills, the beach also has a sagarmatha temple in the vicinity. The beach is around 9.3 miles from Visakhapatnam.
Depending on how much time you have, you might be able to cover one or more of these beaches on your next trip. Let us and our readers know what you think of the beaches you cross off your list, and feel free to share images. If you think there are other beaches that deserve to be on this list, please feel free share your opinion in the comments section.