Best time to visit India

Beach Season in India

India's long coastlines make for an amazing tourist paradise. Find a beach perfectly suited to your own style!

Best time: November–March

Beach Season
Beach Season
Beach Season

Surrounded by water in three directions, India is perfect not only for a lazy, chill sojourn but also a more adventurous 'go explore' outing. Indian beaches can offer everything from action to solitude.

The calm beaches of Karnataka await with a comfortable stay from January to March. Visit the tranquil Gokarna in Karnataka with its secluded beaches and famous Mahabaleshwar Temple. It's a perfect place for sunbathing or just chilling in a hammock with a book.

Wanna party from dusk till dawn? Check out Calangute beach which is the largest in the northern region of Goa. Visit the 'queen of the beaches' from November to March for a truly fantastic experience!

Tiny Ganpatipule in Maharashtra with its magnificent beaches of red sand and shallow water can seduce even the fussiest human in the world. Above all—the right time for a visit is usually from October to March.

Another stunning holiday destination, Kovalam, was initially a fishing village in Kerala. Once famous for its coastline lighthouses, it now it includes a variety of activities including different kinds of sports. Namely, Kovalam is known as the best beach for surfing in India

If you are expecting an enormous paradise retreat, try Marari Beach in Kerala. The town is surrounded by total beauty on all sides. Although interest is growing, Marari isn't a tourist beach for now, rather a peaceful place to unwind and relax.

And as the Bay of Bengal is the largest bay in the world, welcome to its longest off-beat Mandarmani beach, situated in East Midnapore.

Practical info

When should you plan a visit to India's beaches, and why?

India's beaches are best visited during the dry season, which is between November and March. During this time, the weather is perfect for beach exploring because it's sunnier and less humid. The monsoon season, which is between June and September, can disrupt the beach experience. To make the most of your beach experience, it's best to plan accordingly and visit between November and March. Show more

What are the secluded beaches in Karnataka, India?

Karnataka boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in India. To experience a quiet and serene beach vacation, head to Gokarna, which is home to Kudle beach, Om beach, Paradise beach, and Half-moon beach. The Half-moon beach is the most tranquil of the four and is worth checking out if you want a more secluded beach experience in Karnataka. Show more

Which beach is the best for surfing in India, and what other water sports are available?

Kovalam is the premier destination for surfers in India. It's known for its adventure sports and water activities, such as parasailing, kayaking, and windsurfing. If you're a beginner surfer, there are plenty of surf schools to choose from. Experienced surfers can thrive on boat trips to remote surf spots. Kovalam is the perfect beach for those who love water sports and adventure! Show more

What makes Marari beach in Kerala, India, unique compared to other beaches in India?

Marari Beach in Kerala is renowned for its pristine beauty and peaceful atmosphere. One of the things that sets it apart from other beaches in India is that it's less crowded, providing visitors to a more relaxing and refreshing experience. Moreover, tourists can enjoy fresh catches every day, such as fish, crabs, and lobsters caught by local fishermen. The surrounding villages provide opportunities for tourists to learn about the area's local culture and traditions. Show more

Where is the longest off-beat Mandarmani beach found in India, and what activities are available?

The longest off-beat Mandarmani beach is situated in East Midnapore, West Bengal, India. This newly discovered beach is ideal for weekend trips, picnics, and friendly get-togethers, providing a glimpse of traditional fishing life. Alongside offerings for water sports, such as banana boating, jet skiing, and parasailing, it maintains its natural and peaceful environment. Pay a visit to the Mandarmani Beach to see what it has to offer! Show more

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Last updated: by Eleonora Provozin