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6 Underrated Places Perfect For a Road Trip Along The Indian Coast

6 Underrated Places Perfect For a Road Trip Along The Indian Coast wikimedia

India has one of the longest coastlines in the world and it's full of diversity in climate, flora and fauna. Witness the changing scenery along this epic coastline!

6 Underrated Places Perfect For a Road Trip Along The Indian Coast:

  1. Sindhudurg (Maharashtra)
  2. Udupi (Karnataka)
  3. Kollam (Quilon) (Kerala)
  4. Karaikal (Pondicherry)
  5. Konark (Odisha)
  6. Digha (West Bengal)

1. Start at Sindhudurg

Start at Sindhudurgsource: wikimedia

Bearing the Moniker of 'land of culture and beauty' Sindhudurg has more than enough to justify it. HolidayIQ tourist Varun says,"Sindhudurg lies in the konkan belt. Sindhudurg has many places to explore around beaches, temples, hill station, forts." Adds Girish,"One of the best places to visit in Konkan region, good food, also best view of nature."

2. Move to Malpe beach near Udupi

Move to Malpe beach near Udupisource: wikimedia

The temple town of Udupi has quite a few pristine beaches like Male and Kaup. HolidayIQ traveller Rindon says, "People who wish to enjoy the sea in the rainy season should come and experience the beauty of Monsoon Sea beach." Rohit has somehing to add, "St Mary's Island was again great experience but cleanliness needs to be taken care."

3. Experience Kollam and its welcoming breeze

Experience Kollam and its welcoming breezesource: wikimedia

One of the most important sea trading destinations since ancient times, Kollam is Kerala with a twist. HolidayIQ traveller Ranju says, "The lakes and rivers in Villages were very attractive for people from abroad." Adds Arun, "Two of the main attractions are is the backwaters and the houseboats."

4. Learn the fascinating history of Karaikal

Learn the fascinating history of Karaikalsource: wikimedia

The town of Karaikal was under the rule of the Pallava dynasty during the 8th century AD. Sekkizhar, a renowned poet of the early 11th century. HolidayIQ scout Prithvi says, "Karaikal is a must-visit in the tourism circuit of Modern Pondicherry." Says Sudarshan, "Great darshan in the saneeswara bhagavan temple. Speechless."

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5. Pay a visit to the famous Konark temple

Pay a visit to the famous Konark templesource: wikimedia

The Sun Temple in Konark is an architectural marvel apart from being breathtakingly gorgeous. HolidayIQ tourist Jai says, "Although the 800 years old, 13th century temple is in remains now, whatever structure we get to see is marvellous in itself."

6. End your trip at peaceful Digha

End your trip at peaceful Dighasource: flickr-tataimitra

The sea at Digha is mostly calm and shallow upto a mile off the beach, which makes its makes it safe for various marine activities like swimming, scuba diving, jet ski-ing and surfing. HolidayIQ Connoisseur Soumitra says, "Only four hours journey (approx) from Kolkata. One can enjoy this sea-side town with family or friends. My advice is to avoid weekends and holidays because of mad rush."

Find the best Digha hotels for your next trip to this relaxing destination.

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