|The coast of India
has some of the most pleasant beaches in the world. Listed
below are both renowned resorts, such as Goa, and several
lesser-known beaches. Accommodation and facilities are also listed.
Additional information may be obtained by consulting the main Resorts
& Excursions sections.
Main beaches include:
5-star hotels with peaceful private
Fort Aguada Beach Resort
Oberoi Bogmalo Beach
Cidade de Goa
It has good valued hotels,
pleasant cottages, a tourist resort and youth hostels.
Crowded 5-star hotel residence.
5-star hotel residence, including beach cottages:
Ashok Beach resort.
Halcyon Castle and
Kovalam Palace Hotel.
Kerala Tourism Development Corporation is moderately priced. Kovalam
Beach gets crowded during the peak tourist season (November through
Cove at Covelong beach resort
Beachfront cottages by the shore temples at Mamallapuram (which
also has a beach resort).
3 and 4-star hotels, tourist bungalows, youth hostels. Main Hindu
Daman (UT), Diu (UT), Hajira, Tithal, Ubhrat, Dahanu and Dwarka. Reasonably priced hotels and holiday residences.
Maharashtra: Off Mumbai – Madh, Manori and Marve. Low-priced
hotels – Murud Janjira. Holiday residences– Erangal.
Ankola, Bhatkal, Gokarna, Honnavar and Karwar.
Karnataka: Mahe (UT), Mangalore, Udupi (Hindu pilgrim centre) and Ullal (smaller beach resort, summer sands, cottages).
Tamil Nadu: Kanya Kumari, Karikal (UT),
Pondicherry (UT), Rameswaram and Tiruchendur.
Andhra Pradesh: Bheemunipatnam, Machilipatnam, Maipadu and Mangiripundi.
Golpalpur on Sea, Oberoi Hotel.
West Bengal: Digha – moderately priced hotels,
UT = Union Territory.
||beaches and beach resorts