Goa with its pristine beaches, thrilling water-sports and fabulous nightclubs and parties is a paradise for travelers. The place has become overly crowded in the recent years. So if you want to discover places that offer the same amount of fun and excitement as Goa, but still remain unexplored, you have just come to the right place. Take a look at these holiday destinations in India that are superb alternatives to Goan beaches.
Pondicherry or Puducherry as it is now named is a place in India known for its French influence. It is famously renowned for ‘Sri Aurobindo Ashram’ and is not just a place for solace seekers. The beaches in Pondicherry make it as happening a place as Goa. For the adventurous soul there is kayaking, backwater sailing and canoeing along with other water sports. Pondicherry is the one of the most happening destinations for the urban party seekers around Chennai.
2. Tarkali in Maharashtra
Far from the maddening crowd, Tarkali Beach is a quiet destination to unwind in the company of blue waters and white sands. It is one of most striking beaches of Maharashtra that is sure to spell bound you with its beautiful coastline and tiny islands hamlets. There are plenty of activities for the adventure sports lovers and the delectable Malvani cuisine will keep you salivating.
3. Gokarna, Karnataka
If you are tired of the over-crowded beaches of Goa, this place is a perfect retreat for you. Located at just 190 kms to the south of Goa, you can peacefully relax in the unexplored and unspoiled beaches in Gokarna, Karnataka. This place is also known for the famous Mahabaleshwar temple and is definitely worth a visit.
4. Alleppey, Kerala
Kerala is known for its exotic beauty and attracts travellers from all parts of the world. If you are vary of crowded Goan beaches and looking to idly spend your day by the beach side head to Alleppey, a small district in Kerala. You will surely be mesmerized by the enthralling beauty of Marari Beach.
5. Havelock, Andaman
Tranquillity, crystal-clear waters, colourful coral reefs and sparkling white sand are the attributes that define the beauty of Havelock in Andaman’s. Head to the Elephant Beach or Radhanagr Beach to enjoy some exciting water sports and activities like snorkelling and scuba diving. Havelock is indeed an ideal place in India that is equivalent to Goa.
These offbeat destinations across India offer travelers very much the same experience as Goa. Which of these places have you visited? If not, what’s holding you back, plan your next vacation to any of these wonderful destinations now! Happy Traveling.
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