Thursday, February 20, 2014

India's Beautiful Beaches

Sun, sea and sand are an irresistible combination for photographers. So we challenged our Flickr shutterbugs to share the best pictures from India's long coastline. From the staple Goa seascape to little-known beaches in the Andamans and Odisha, we received a tsunami of submissions. Here are the best, handpicked by our travel team.

Vijaynagar Beach, Havelock Island, Andamans


Chandrabhaga Beach, Konark, Odisha, is one of the cleanest beaches of India, with its long shoreline stretch and serene horizon. It is 4 km from the World Heritage Site of Konark.

Sunset at Cherai Beach, Kerala

Shankarpur Beach in Digha, border of West Bengal and Odisha

Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island, Andaman.

Sunrise at Kanyakumari

Kovalam Beach

An evening at Muzhapilangad beach, Thalassery, Kerala. The beach is special as it is the only drive-in beach on the continent, all of four kilometres long. It is one of the main tourist places in Kannur.

Vagator Beach is the northernmost beach of Bardez Taluka, Goa. It is located on the opposite bank of the Chapora River from Morjim in Pernem.

Rameshwaram Beach at dawn

Besant Nagar Beach, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Miramar Beach, Goa

A white sand beach in South Goa, Colvá beach is one of the longest in the world (24 km).

Lonely beach at Tajpur, West Bengal

Udaipur Beach on the border of West Bengal and Odisha

Fishermen at Thiruvanmiyur Beach in Chennai, India


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