Best Beaches to Visit in India with the Family

Have you been putting off that family vacation? Scouring the internet to find the sweet spot that brings you that much-needed peace and also is exciting for your little ones?

Worry not. With this blog post, we bring a list of beach holiday destinations that bring together an array of activities enjoyable for zen lovers and thrill seekers of all ages

Let's jump right in!

1. Cavelossim Beach, Goa

Located between the Arabian Sea and the Sal River to its east, Cavelossim Beach mesmerizes you with a breathtaking contrast of the black rocks against the white sand. Sprawling with beach shacks and cafes, it is an ideal spot for maxing out & relaxing.

Head onto a soul travel session to explore the local heritage, Goan delicacies, historical architecture, and cultural festivals. Take your kiddos on the signature ferry ride for dolphin spotting or get the blood pumping with speed boat racing, windsurfing, diving, jet-skiing, swimming, banana & bump rides, parasailing, and many more. Top the day off with an ayurvedic spa visit to get that beauty sleep.

2. Promenade Beach, Pondicherry

Alongside the Bay of Bengal, Promenade Beach goes by many names— Pondicherry Beach, Rock Beach, and Mahatma Gandhi Beach. A huge expanse of rocky shore the beach offers a huge canvas to paint on.

Take a stroll on the
rocky shore to explore vibrant souvenir shops, diverse cuisine, and historical statues on the seaside. Visit the Matri Mandir in Auroville for deep meditation and rejuvenation. Sweat it out with a game of volleyball, strap on those wheels for a skate around the pier or take to the depth with scuba diving organized by Temple Adventures. 

3. Mahabalipuram Beach, Tamil Nadu

Laden with historic rock sculptures along the Bay of Bengal shore, Mahabalipuram Beach, is 58 kilometres from Chennai. This captivating tourist destination in Tamil Nadu is the ultimate synthesis of historical importance and natural magnificence. 

Grab the unique opportunity to go on a Turtle Walk and get to discover and witness the nesting and egg-laying behaviours of sea turtles. Sign up for beach camping, surfing and fishing safari to make the trip count as an adventure. Don’t miss out on visiting Arjuna’s Penance nearby. This UNESCO world heritage site holds the legend of Arjuna depicted in detail over the stone carving, who underwent rigorous penance to obtain Shiva's weapon.


4. Ganapatipule Beach, Maharashtra

A perfect spot for you to immerse in the crystal-clear blues while surrounded by lush green mangroves and palms. Set against the backdrop of  Ganapatipule village along the Konkan Coast, it is a nature retreat with a thrill.


Experience the best of both worlds, by taking introspective nature walks and camel rides with your partner while feeding your adrenaline junkie with paragliding, swimming, motor boating, water scooters and pedal boat rides.


5. Kavaratti Lagoon, Lakshadweep Islands

A serene lagoon with alluring azure waters, Kavaratti’s beauty knows no bounds. From the magnificent coral reefs to brilliant blue skies, it is a treat for sore eyes.

Lakshadweep's lagoons are a hive of boating and fishing activities—snorkelling, diving with dolphins, and underwater exploration of magnificent coral reefs. Go for a Knee Boat Ride and enjoy a cool splash in the slaty waves as a boat pulls you over the clear waters. With plenty of eateries and bars, it will melt all your worries away.



WRITTEN BY Rekha Jacob
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