What can be a better way to wind up a hectic year than relaxing on an island destination and that too, without burning a hole in your pocket? End your year on a high note and plan a travel to some less-crowded lesser-known yet exotic locations.
And if you are in love with sea and sand, then it’s your lucky day as Ourtitbits has come to with a list of some awesome Indian beach and island destination that are no less than the internationally acclaimed ones:
- Majuli Island:
Formed by the Brahmaputra in the south and Subansiri in the north, Majuli is India’s largest river island. This is a perfect place to relax and calm down your nerves. The place hosts several festivals, events and prayer meet around the year and you will definitely be left enchanted with the place.
- Bangaram Island:
Forget Maldives, Bangaram is India’s own ring-shaped coral reef island that comes under Lakshwadeep. The quite scenic island will not fail to surprise you. Its rich water life complete with fishes, turtles, and seahorses as well as amazing species of birds will leave you spellbound.
Do you know Kovalam beach was the first topless beach in India? Although topless bathing is now banned except in some private coves, Kovalam still has much more to offer and must fall in your must-visit bucket list. Climb till the lighthouse atop the Kurumkal hillock for the amazing 360-degree view, watch the sun go down in fascinating beaches, get Ayurveda massage or just chill- Kovalam will rejuvenate you like never before.
- Diu Islands:
Located on the south coast of Gujarat’s Kathiawar peninsula and separated from the mainland by a tidal creek, Diu Island is another amazingly exotic place. Apart from the love of sun and sand, you can also satisfy your wanderlust by exploring historical sites like Diu Fort, Diu’s lighthouse, Naida Caves, St. Paul’s Church and Gangeshwar Temple.
- Havelock Island:
Largest one in the east of Great Andaman in the Andaman Islands, Havelock Islands will mesmerize you with its transparent blue waters. Scuba diving, snorkeling, deep sea diving- you can have it all here and that too, in a virgin unadulterated surroundings.