Take a Beach Holiday
Thousands of sun-deprived tourists visit India because it has the most diverse varieties of beaches anywhere in the world. Calm backwaters and lagoons, bays and rough lava-rocked seas, marine estuaries with fish, crashing surf, powdery golden sand or palm fringed shores - India has them all. The West Coast with the Arabian Sea and the East Coast with the Bay of Bengal offer many a lush vistas to the traveler. The coasts of India have their own seafood cuisine, relaxing spas, diving and water sports and great places to stay for a balmy holiday. Kovalam is one of India's best sea resorts. The long coastline lined with swaying coconut palm trees dotted with an occasional fishing hamlet is quickly developing into one of the world's finest string of beaches.
The sea applauds the beach temple in Mahabalipuram, gloriously silhouetted against the spectrum of the seven colors in the sky. Puri, on the East Coast, is surely one of the world's most picturesque beaches. The beach holiday to beat them all is in the Isles of Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshwadeep, where you can see the myriad colors of the flashy fish in the coral reefs from above the green waters. Goa offers the best holiday villages on its beaches. Everything about Goa is spellbinding from the landscape dotted with Portuguese architecture, to the way of life that exudes an irresistible Old World charm.
Anjuna or Calangute Beach, and Miramar Bay in Panjim are quieter. The beach at Calangute is rocky. At Anjuna the waters are gentle and offer opportunities for boat rides, sea scooter rides, spot-the-dolphins rides, and motorboat rides. Colva and Benaulim are quieter and less crowded than Anjuna. Sinquerim and Candolim are also quiet beaches that afford anonymity. Every beach in India makes a picture perfect holiday destination .
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