Which states in India have beaches

Beach vacation on India's west coast

Which beaches should a tour of India visit? In particular, the entire concave coast south of Mumba down to Mangaluru has beautiful seaside resorts. We have divided the west coast of India into four states from top to bottom and selected the most beautiful beaches for each state. The best and most visited beaches are definitely in the southernmost part of the west coast, in Kerala, where resorts usually also offer Ayurveda services. Bathing and swimming far out is only recommended outside of the rainy season.

Beaches in Gujarat

There are numerous beautiful beaches along the west coast of India, towards the Arabian Sea. Among the most beautiful of these beaches in the Gujarat state mainly include:

  • Ahmedpur Mandvi Beach
  • Umbergam Beach
  • Tithal beach

In addition to white sand under palm trees and crystal clear, pleasantly warm sea water, there are also important temples and nice little villages in the vicinity that are well worth a visit.

Beaches in Maharashtra

In the south adjoining Maharashtra state There are countless beaches along the coast, some of them well-known and developed for tourists, others as yet completely untouched and so far only known to the local population: A metropolitan area for beaches is

  • Metropolis Mumbai: is surrounded by more than 10 beaches
  • Kelwa Beach: Located very close to Mumbai, it is a popular weekend destination for Indians
  • Guhagar beachGanapatipul beach as Tarkarli beach: almost entirely pristine beaches south of Mumbai

Beaches in Karnataka

Other beaches on the west coast are in Karnataka State and further south, in Kerala. Here, too, there are already some touristically developed beach regions, but also completely undiscovered. These include the beaches:

  • Karwar, Om, Murudeshwara, Kaup or Malpe beach in Karnataka

Beaches in Kerala with travel offers

In Kerala In contrast, travelers to India should definitely make a detour to the following beaches on the southwest coast, which has so far been largely spared from mass tourism:

  • Alappuzha, Chavakkad, Cherai, Kovalam, Nadal
  • Bekal Fort beach: in northern Kerala, beautiful long sandy beaches, few hotels and if so, then belonging to the upper class, palm fringes, no long swimming in the open sea possible
  • Varkala: Long-standing insider tip among backpackers with small food stalls and restaurants, only accessible on foot via stone stairs, bathing possible under certain conditions (a lot of undercurrent)
  • Marari Beach in Mararikulam: Lined with many resorts and palm trees, a long beach with no tourist restaurant offers

For a break, we recommend the following round trip with a swim in Marari ...

On Kovalam Beach ... luxury accommodation under palm trees!