Best places to visit and things to do in India and South-East Asia
Puri Beach is a beach in the city of Puri in the state of Odisha, India. It is on the shore of the Bay of Bengal. It is known for being a tourist attraction and a Hindu sacred place. The beach is the site of the annual Puri Beach Festival, which is co-sponsored by the Indian Ministry of Tourism, the city of Odisha, the Development Commissioner of Handicrafts, and the Eastern Zonal Cultural Center, Kolkata. The beach hosts sand art displays, including work by international award winning local sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik.
Agatti is one of the Lakshadweep islands open to tourism. Visitors, however, are allowed to the Island under certain restrictions. They are required to obtain Entry Permit from the Lakshadweep Administration for entering or visiting the island. Entry Permit is issued based on the visitor having a confirmed place to stay. There are only two hotels or resorts in Agatti: Agatti Island Beach Resort (AIBER) and the other is Sea Shells Beach Resort. A road runs through the island, which can be best enjoyed by hiring a bicycle available at many places.
Palolem beach of Goa is one of the popular beaches for the tourists. The stretch of sands studded with coconut palms and huts provides you with just the right amount of relaxation. You can indulge in activities like sunbathing, swimming, boat rides, dolphin watching and a lot more at Palolem beach. You can even drop in some Yoga sessions going on. Palolem beach serves you sensational seafood and delicious South Indian cuisine. You can treat yourself with spa and massage and even get your heart pounding with adventure sports all at the same place. This beach actually comes to life after the sun sets. This beach serves to be the right place for an all night chilled out party with drinks, dance and music. Dance your heart out at the silent disco and enjoy the party time making the night at Palolem, a place whose memories will shimmer forever in your heart!
The beach away from the hurly-burly of people is a place for nature lovers. As you prepare yourself for the beautiful sunset, the wind caresses your face. Soon the sky blushes scarlet with the beaming rays of the setting sun and Mother Nature plays her love song and all you can hear is the sound of waves gushing and wetting your feet. Yes, paradise do exists. The evenings at this beach are amazing. You are served with barbeque and soothing music. The delicacies are a perfect treat for all the food lovers out there. To reach this piece of heaven you can take up a boat ride or trek your way up through the forest. Sometimes, the dolphins may also pay you a visit as you take a stroll on the beach. Away from the chaos, you may find yourself enjoying the bonfire and adoring the shimmer of the silver moon on the water. It is nothing but a paradise for the visitors.
This lovely beach ideal for swimming is located on the north end of Vypeen island, one of the many small islands just off the mainland. The beach is lined by gorgeous coconut groves and paddy fields. Vypeen can be reached by land or by boat.
Light house beach
The southernmost beach in Kovalam got its name due to the old Vizhinjam Lighthouse located on a 35 meter high on top of the Kurumkal hillock. The lighthouse enjoys a height of 118 feet. The promenade, the quality of the restaurants and the beauty of the beach make it an ethereal combination
A shimmering beauty on the Arabian Sea coastline is the Alappuzha Beach. It is a blissful getaway, a mix of the sea and the Sun, waiting to take your breath away. The beach is famous for its backwater cruise, a ride to explore the artistry of the land. You can also view the ancient pier about 140 years old extending out to the sea. You can engage in various beach activities such as surfing, parasailing etc,. It is a famous picnic spot, ideal to try out some mouth watering sea food or enjoy the fine dining with your loved ones. The best time to visit would be in August when the popular Nehru Trophy Boat Race is conducted with great grandeur. Holidaying in the beach, stroll along the shore and building sandcastles makes the destination a perfect getaway. The mixture of all bewitching things makes the beach a wonderland.
Tarkarli Beach is a small stretch of beach with Devbaug beach. Tarkarli beach has the finest white sand in the entire stretch of Konkan Beaches. It is also very close to Goa. It is one of the most picturesque destinations in the country. It offers an ideal destination or a weekend stay. Scuba diving and snorkelling are popular activities here due to the beautiful coral life underwater. This place is ideal for bold adventurers and suitable for backpackers from places like Mumbai, Panjim etc. also for people looking for a relaxing getaway. Many restaurants offer tasty seafood and also vegetarian food. Some people also offer homely food, which requires prior information. Mini buses and autos are available to commute within the area
Half Moon Beach
Half Moon Beach is one of the quietest and serene beaches at Gokarna. To reach there, you have to trek your way from Om beach or you can take up a motor boat ride. The trek involves forest and hilly region. The effort you put in to reach there will be all worth when you have the breathtaking view of the horizon where the sea kisses the sky. The beach is adorned with plenty of rocks and a small patch of sand that is crystal clear. This secluded beach is an ideal place for people who want an escape from the turmoil of everyday life and have some “ME time”. The beach has a few number of shacks that serve food and basic amenities to the visitors. Sit back, relax and gaze at the scenic beauty that seems like an artistic portrait that has come to life. With every wave that reaches out and crashes against the rocks, feel the hustle of city life fading away.
New Digha Beach
Digha described as the 'Brighton of the East' is a blissful and untouched beach town in West Bengal. Known for its untouched beaches, scenic views, pleasant sunshine, roaring waves and cashew forest, the new Digha beach is now becoming one of the most popular tourist destination on the eastern bottleneck of India for weekend trips and honeymooners. The new Digha beach has something for every kind of traveler heading who is heading to it. The things to do in Digha beach you can experience sports activities like Surfing, Sun bathing, Jet Skiing, Banana Boat Rides, Bungee Trampoline, Para Gliding, Beach Football, Beach Volleyball, Beach cricket, Long Drive etc. The place is full of adventure and you make your vacation a memorable one. This seaside resort in West Bengal is becoming more popular among the love and romantic couples as you can see love in the air on the Digha beach and resort. The beach is easily connected to the other cities and Kolkata to Digha is just 187 km which can be completed in a 4-hour drive.
Om beach is one of the popular beaches at Gokarna. The beach owes its name to the Hindu sacred symbol Om due to its shape. Nature has its own ways to amaze us, isn’t it? Due to the easy accessibility, you may find tourists enjoying their holidays at this beach. No doubt that it has best beachside shacks that serve tasty food at affordable rates. You can spend a night at accommodation available at Om beach. The glistening rays of the sun will wake you up with the view of the fireball rising up from the blue water leaving the trails of crimson hue all over the sky. The panoramic view of the early morning is breathtaking. You can take up a ferry ride from here that takes you to the other beaches at Gokarna. You can catch up the glimpse of dolphins too if you are lucky enough. Truly, this beach has enough for the visitors to make them happy.
Sand of the Paradise beach is soft in nature. Thus making them a perfect ground for sports and having fun. The sand at the Plage paradiso appears as a mixture of golden reflection over silvery sheet beside a turquoise water vessel. The vividness of the colors and the peace are a treat to our soul. The beach is truly paradise in the sense that the watercolor is really blue; sand is golden and silvery.
The Mandarmani Beach
The Mandarmani is the main attraction in Mandarmani. It is emerging as one of the most popular and preferred tourist attraction in West Bengal. The sea beach is very clear due to the high and low trend every day. The Mandarmani Beach has a 13 km long motorable beach, probably the largest beach road in India where you can enjoy some high-speed driving experience in a motorbike. You can roam anywhere bare bodied and even naked. It is unlikely that anybody will disturb your privacy. The Mandarmani Beach is a perfect destination for water sports lovers and adventure seekers. You will find everything that will thrill you with an amazing experience. It offers ATV bike rides, Jek skiing, Banana Boat Rides, Bumpy Rides, Bungee Trampoline and much more that will make you skip some of the heartbeats. The Mandarmani beach is also famous for its nightlife. The beach is perfectly affordable for a summer trip with your spouse, family or loved ones.
Varkala beach is a beautiful beach along two cliffs,north and south. The beach is clean and clear and is flocked by foreigners and local pilgrims. The sun, sand and sea beach wonderful for a lazy stroll and a sun bath, the water ideal for swimmers in the safe stretch marked by flags
Kudle beach has gained some popularity at Gokarna due to its cleanliness, available services and easy accessibility. You can take up the transport available at the town or resort to a ten minutes walk to reach there. Often full of foreigners, this beach is a perfect one to spend some amazing time and family and friends that will be worth cherishing. Evenings at this beach are wonderful. You may find yourself surrounded with the smell of campfire and people singing and dancing their heart out. Chilling atmosphere, blazing campfire roasting the marshmallows and immortal memories to treasure. Doesn’t it sound just so perfect? The beach has some cafes for you that serve delicious food to satiate your tummy and beers to get you dizzy. You can use the accommodations available at the beach to spend the night after having a memorable evening with friends.
Kozhikode Beach is a beach on the western side of Kozhikode, situated on the Malabar Coast of India. The beach is accessible through four road overbridges in the city. The beach has paved stones and illumination. There is one Lions Park for the children and an acquarium. Kozhikode beach has always been a prominent place for conducting public meetings.
Talasari is a beautiful beach town in the Balasore district of Odisha just 10 km away from Digha. You will find this beach the least exploited. The Talasari beach is pristine, serene and has been bestowed with a spectacular panorama. This virgin beach has sand dunes, calmer waves and several palm trees, coconut trees and several secret beaches. The beaches that you will find here are the beaches which are beyond the reach of contamination and these beaches will refresh your senses. Talasari from New Digha is a 10 km drive which you can cover easily. You can also drive down 190km from Kolkata to Talasari beach in your car to reach here. The main places to visit near Talasari beach include Chandaneshwar Temple, the beach, the Bhusandeshwara Temple and Udaipur beach. You can move around the beach, listen to the melody of the breeze, walk along the river and also take a boat ride in the high tides in the Talasari Beach.
Rock beach or Promenade beach or Gandhi beach known by all these names the beach perfectly placed in the heart of the city. Situated in a busy, vibrant part of the city which makes this beach irrestible to visit. It is an amazing experience to sit on the mighty rocks and let the waves drench you with water when they hit against the rocks. The blue water turns whitish and sprayed all across. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the shore line, we are pretty much sure this beach won't let you down. From a tourist point of view the beach is easily reachable from primary transport stand by shared autos.
An Bang Beach Vietnam
Think casuarina-lined white sandy beaches, just the right balance of great restaurants and bars, green lawns, island views and year round swimming in the tropical East Sea and you’ve got An Bang Beach in Hoi An.
This is the ultimate getaway to Konkan, and a place for leisure and fun. While on route to Devbagh, you can find breath-taking waterfalls on the way, and surrounded by lush green forests. People here are simple and sweet, and engaged in fishing, art, culture, etc. While on the beach, we can feel the sound of waves and get refreshed. Activities like scuba diving, snorkelling, rappelling, flying fox, parasailing etc. are available. A nearby hill station called Amboli must also be visited as it is cool throughout the year. Privacy is reserved at this beach. Other boating activities include banana ride, kayaking, canoe ride, water scooter, etc. Fruits like jackfruit, coconut, berry and mango must be tasted as this place has the best of them. People here are also present kathputli shows and dramas as it is a part of their culture