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5 Beaches in India to Consider Next Time You're Planning a Last Minute Vacation

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Whether you’re trying to unwind after a stressful work week or just taking a small vacation to see someplace new, a beach vacation is the best way to spend your weekends. HolidayIQ lists down 6 beaches that you can travel to and fro over the weekend! So, start early and enjoy your time off in the company of the waves and sand.

5 Beaches in India to Consider Next Time You're Planning a Last Minute Vacation:

  1. Om Beach, Gokarna (Karnataka)
  2. Serenity Beach, Pondicherry
  3. Nagaon Beach (Maharashtra)
  4. Harihareshwar Beach, Harihareshwar (Maharashtra)
  5. Silver Beach, Cuddalore (Tamil Nadu)
  6. Covelong Beach, Covelong (Tamil Nadu)

1. Om beach, Karnataka

source: HolidayIQ reviewer Omar Mukhthar from Adoor took this at Om beach in Gokarna

Apart from being a pilgrimage centre, Gokarna also boasts of secluded and pristine beaches that offer some of the best scenic views in Karnataka. “Om Beach at Gokarna is getting popular with its serene landscapes adjoining the calm beach. Though the beach does not have the pomp and fervour of some of the popular Beaches of Goa, it is a better attraction if you are looking for a quiet destination tucked in the midst of nature.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Satpaphy M.

Distance: 489 km from Bangalore via NH 48

What to see: Kudle beach, Gokarna beach, Mahabaleshwara temple and Yanna

2. Serenity beach, Pondicherry

Serenity beach, Pondicherry
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One of the most beautiful beaches of India, the Serenity beach is an unmissable attraction in Pondicherry. “It's a really playful beach and around 6 km from Pondicherry Boulevard. At first sight, it looks small and you will wonder, that's it but believe me you will enjoy it. also, it has a variety of French Restaurants lined up to serve you with unique cuisine. Overall a don't miss it place.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Anand Solanki.

Distance: 312 km from Bangalore via NH 77

What to see: Auroville, Pondicherry beach, French colony and Pondicherry museum


3. Nagaon beach, Maharashtra

Nagaon beach, Maharashtra
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source: HolidayIQ reviewer Karan Shergill from Pune took this in Alibaug

Surrounded by Suru trees and Cypress grove, the Nagaon beach is popular for picnic and weekend getaway for Mumbaikars. “If one plans to take a trip to a beach to get a peace of mind, then Nagaon Beach in Alibaug is worth the visit. Not only it's cheap to get and stay over there but the serenity really engulfs you in its beauty” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Vishal Rao.

Distance: 101 km from Mumbai via NH 66

What to see: Alibaug beach, Kihim beach, Kulaba fort, Kanakeshwar forest and Someshwar temple

4. Harihareshwar beach, Maharashtra

Harihareshwar beach, Maharashtra
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source: HolidayIQ reviewer VRV from Mumbai took this in Harihareshwar

Surrounded by 4 holy hills Harihar, Harshinachal, Bramhadri and Pushpadri, the Harihareshwar beach is a sheer joy for visitors. “This is a nice beach for a sunset walk or some photo-shoot and fun along the rocky seashore. Do note that the rocky seashore is the most beautiful part of this beach, with seawater beating against the shores and making a lovely scene.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Pratik Mohapatra.

Distance: 190 km from Mumbai via NH 66

What to see: Kalbhairav Temple, Shankar Temple, Kondivli Beach and Ganesh Gully

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5. Silver beach, Tamil Nadu

Silver beach, Tamil Nadu
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Considered one of the longest beaches in Asia, the Silver beach in Cuddalore provides “Excellent view and good scenery, you can enjoy boating over there. Children can enjoy park facility. Need to visit Silver beach if you visit Cuddalore.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Abbas Ka.

Distance: 177 km from Chennai via East Coast road

What to see: Thiruvanthipuram Temple, Padaleeswarar Temple, Sea Port and Fort St. David

6. Covelong beach, Tamil Nadu

Covelong beach, Tamil Nadu
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source: HolidayIQ reviewer Narayan Ganeshan from Hyderabad took this in Covelong

Nestled in the quaint fishing town of Covelong, the beach is lined with swaying palms and offers picture perfect combination of sun, sand and the sea. “Covelong is a neat and clear beach with deep shallows and natural rocks for added scenic beauty. Local anglers boats will add beauty to the beach. A Hindu temple and a church near the shore will give peace for all walks of people.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Kamash Vs. 

Distance: 38.4 km from Chennai via East Coast Road

What to see: Dutch Fort

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