Five Beautiful but Lesser Known Beaches in India

Five Beautiful but Lesser Known Beaches in India

By Anuradha Shukla

Surrounded with sea water from three sides, India has been naturally blessed with a large number of famous and beautiful beaches across its coastline from Gujarat in the west to West Bengal in the east. But most of these beaches have gone heavily crowded now, owing to the fame and publicity they have garnered over the decades worldwide. It has somehow turned them into regular chaotic tourist destinations with large gatherings of people and scores of food stalls and other shops lined up by their side. But don’t get disheartened if you yearn for serenity and calmness of secluded beaches, and have stopped visiting these well known Indian beaches. We still have a number of rarely known yet absolutely stunning sea beaches in India for you to visit and have an amazing experience.

  1. Bangaram Island, Lakshadweep Islands

Bangaram is a serene and peaceful atoll located in Lakshadweep, and is less known due to its comparatively difficult location to reach. It is around 2,022 kms in distance from Delhi, and features exquisite sights. Nearest airport is the Agatti Aerodrome at the nearby Agatti Island, which is connected through regular commercial flights with Kochi. The resort had 60 cottages, and this beach is the only destination across entire Lakshadweep which enjoys exemption from alcohol regulations. The white sand beaches, a calm lagoon and a sparkling, clear coral reef are its main attractions. 

  1. Gokarna, Karnataka

Gokarna is a small town located in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka and is 450 kilometers away from Bangalore. Apart from having its own beach, it is surrounded with many rare and pristine beaches such as Kudle Beach, Om Beach and Halfmoon Beach. Nearest airport leading you to Gokarna is Dabolim, Goa, from where it's just a four hour drive. Apart from that, the Gokarna town enjoys seamless connectivity through road transport with Madgaon, Mangalore and Bangalore.

  1. Paradise Beach, Pondicherry

Paradise Beach is a private beach located around 8 kms away from the Nonankuppam town on the Pondy-Cuddalore Road, and is accessible exclusively through the Chunnambar Resort via boats. It is known to be one of the best maintained beaches in its category, and provides a range of facilities such as food and beverages and restrooms in close vicinity. You can also swim at this beach, though going beyond a limit away from the shore is not permitted there. Additionally, you can also enjoy a game of beach volleyball or a boat ride. 

  1. Marari Beach, Kerala


Marari Beach is a beautiful yet less known beach located in the Alappuzha district of Kerala. Also known as Mararikulam, it is well connected with the National Highway 47 at a distance of just five kilometers, while the airport nearest to it is Cochin International Airport. The beach features clean blue water, white sand and a host of coconut trees that add to its beauty.


  1. Radha Nagar Beach, Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Radha Nagar Beach is located upon Havelock Island, a part of Ritchie's Archipelago that lies near Great Andaman in the Andaman Islands. Also known as the Beach No. 7 of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Radha Nagar beach is still largely free from the buzz of commercial activities and offers a secluded yet pristine experience to the visitors. Apart from its natural beauty, what makes Radha Nagar beach truly different from other beaches is the array of excellent diving schools it hosts. If you are mad about learning snorkeling or scuba diving while enjoying a cool beach holiday, nothing can beat this beach across the nation.