Great seas and oceans cover Deccan India from three sides with Bay of Bengal at its east, Arabian Sea at its west and great Indian Ocean washing off its feet in the south. With such a long rugged coastline, it offers a number of memorable beaches that make one of the most favored tourist hotspots of India. The unspoiled beaches have been maintained in their own natural form, though some of the most luxurious resorts, food stalls and souvenir shops have sprung up on the sea front to cater to the needs of the tourists who come here fascinated by the blue waters and the skies to gaze at the mesmerizing sunsets and sunrises of the beaches and indulge in the beach activities of thrilling aquatic sports, swimming and bathing along with the shore activities of beach-walking and sunbathing to give their body a beautiful tan as a natural beauty and health treatment.
Karnataka sports a number of beaches on the shores of gentle Arabian
sea with swaying palm trees and a number of silvery beaches along the
320 km coastline that are perfect beach family destinations offering
activities such as fishing and angling, swimming, boating, windsurfing
and sun or sea bathing. Just laying on the soft sands and watching
children making sand castles and collecting seashells is a good pastime.
You may simply fall in live with the spontaneous coastal folk and the
mouth-watering, finger-licking typical seafood cuisine of Karnataka.
Murudeshwar Beach, Malpe Beach and Maravanthe Beach are some of the most
famous beaches of the state. The green lands of Kerala offer the world's
finest and most scenic beaches such as Kovalam Beach, Varkala Beach,
Sankhumugham Beach and Thirumullavaram Beach. An occasional fishing
hamlet, solitude and quietness of the place along with panoramic view
from the lighthouses are the added attractions of the beaches of Kerala.
The 600-km long shoreline of Kerala features natural harbors, lagoons
and sheltered coves. Kovalam's three adjacent crescent beaches, Varkala
Beach's beautiful seaside resort and spa, Shanghumugham Beach's sunsets
and Alappuzha Beach's 140-yr-old pier seduce tourists to visit them.
Tamil Nadu's capital Chennai has the world renowned 12-km long stretch
of Marina beach while Rameshwaram, a major pilgrimage centre for Hindus
showcases calm and serene sea, rare sea species, coral reefs, multitude
of marine life such as algae, sea cucumber, crabs, starfish, sponges and
sea cows, dolphins and shallow waters. It is ideal for sunbathing and
swimming day and night. Other famous beaches of Tamil Nadu are Covelong
Beach, Elliot's Beach, Chunnambar Beach, Pichavaram Beach and Poompuhar
Beach. Surf along to the most exotic beaches of South India.