India boasts of one of the longest coastlines in the world with some finest stretches of beaches. The palm-fringed beaches, clear blue waters, underwater adventures with stylish and luxurious resorts make India a perfect destination for any beach lover.
For a laid-back end to a busy Indian holiday, we recommend heading to these beaches for relaxation before heading home. The most popular Goa has developed into a beach destination with a wide range of hotels and resorts, trendy restaurants and well-maintained beaches.
If you are interested in something more than just sun and sand, head towards Old Goa for its cathedrals, north for some interesting flea markets or go for a walk in the villages. Further south the state of Kerala with loads of tropical sunshine has some breezy beaches with caramel sand slipping into crystal clear waves.
Apart from the busy beaches of Kovalam and Karkala, there are small and beautiful villages of Marari or Neeleshwar with idyllic beaches. For a off the beaten track beach experience Andaman Islands and its secluded beaches are excellent for snorkelling ad relaxation both.
We are here to suggest a relaxing finish to your holiday for every part of the country.
SUGGESTED BEACH & RELAXATION HOLIDAYS IN INDIA:
Kochi /Munnar / Thekkady / Alappuzha / Mararikulam
Tropical Kerala is India's most tranquil and unhurried state. The region has an abundance of tea plantations, forested hills, swaying palms and backwaters. The southern state is an excellent introduction to India. This classic journey begins in the historic city of Cochin with its colourful spice markets to the rolling hills and tea plantations of Munnar. From here travel to the spice plantations of Periyar, where some rare wildlife can be spotted. Explore the backwaters on a rice barge before staying on one of the most famous beaches for relaxation.
KERALA - A FAMILY ADVENTURE
Kochi / Kerala / Kumarakom / Alappuzha / Mararikulam
This holiday to tropical Kerala meanders slowly through the lush countryside. From the port city of Cochin, to the lovely homestay in rural Kerala run by a local family, you will visit farm lands, visit villages, enjoy cooking demonstrations and much more. Head to the backwaters to stay in a village, before boarding your private houseboat to experience the unhurried life along the banks. Finally relax on the sandy beaches of a fishing village.
KARNATAKA & NORTH KERALA
Mysore / Wayanad / Kabini Forest Reserve / Coorg / Nileshwaram
The South Indian states of Kerala and Karnataka have a lot to offer including some very less visited parts. This tour combines these two fascinating states, their culture, wildlife and natural scenery at a leisurely pace. Start with the historical Mysore to the tranquil plantations in Wayanad before stopping in Nagarhole to chase leopards and trek in the hills in and around Coorg. From here, a journey down the hills to the beautiful coastal village of Neeleshwar is a perfect finale.
SOUTH INDIA - TOY TRAIN, BACKWATERS & BEACHES
Mysore / Kabini Forest Reserve / Ooty / Coonoor / Kochi / Alappuzha / Mararikulam
Travelling through one of the most historic & beautiful regions of India, this is a memorable journey from princely Mysore to the beautiful spice town of Kochi. Start in Mysore exploring the palaces before spending time chasing wildlife in the Nagarhole National Park - arguably the finest in south India. From here drive up in the hills to the charming colonial settlement of Ooty. Wander through the tea estates that surround the hill station before travelling on the famous ‘Toy Train’ down the western ghats. From Cochin head towards the tranquil backwaters to cruise on your private houseboat and finally relax beside the Arabian Sea on the beautiful Keralan coast.
CITY OF MUMBAI & BEACHES OF GOA
On this twin centre holiday explore Mumbai - financial capital of India and see a different city with our passionate explorers. Travel to the golden sands in Goa for plenty of relaxation and good food.
KERALA & THE MALDIVES
Kochi/ Munnar/ Thekkady/ Alappuzha/ Maldives
Travelling across the most beautiful state of Kerala, followed by a relaxing stay on the pristine beaches of the Maldives this holiday is perfect for both exploration and relaxation. Start your travels from the bustling port city of Cochin, head up to the hills of Munnar with its rolling tea estates to explore the tea plantations and beautiful valleys. From Munnar drive down the western ghats to Periyar Tiger Reserve and its spice gardens. Next stay on a private houseboat on the backwaters and witness some of the spectacular scenery. The last few days are spent on the white sandy beaches of the Maldives.
CLASSIC GOLDEN TRIANGLE & KERALA
New Delhi/ Agra/ Jaipur/ Kochi/ Thekkady/ Alappuzha/ Kumarakom/ Mararikulam
This classic Golden Triangle and Kerala holiday combines the unforgettable cities and sights of the celebrated Golden Triangle in the north, with exploration of one of the country’s most beautiful and lush states, Kerala, in the south.
Build Your Tailor-Made Holiday to India
As well as luxury holidays, we've also built many different India itineraries for families and honeymoon couples who want to see the best parts the country has to offer.
The holiday itineraries above are examples of ones we have created previously in India, and give you a good idea on the time needed to see many of the idyllic places mentioned above. If you would like more information on a specific area, or a certain hotel, please get in touch with us.
Adventure, culture, cities, beach, family
GMT+ 4.5 hours
When to go:
October to March
8 hours approx
Some are recommended or required by the Centres for Disease Control and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
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