Top 5 beaches in south India

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1. All Pondicherry Beaches

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The Union Territory of Pondicherry is one of the best beach destination in India, having so many beautiful beaches. It is a former French colony and has many French style villas, French named streets, and restaurants serving French food as well. Pondicherry has 3 beautiful beaches, namely Promenade Beach, Paradise Beach, and Aurovile Beach. The purity of the beach and the sand makes you feel relaxed and lost in its beauty.

2. Karwar Beach

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Located in the North of Karnataka, Karwar is one of Karnataka’s most popular beaches and has a 300 kilometer coastline. The beach is beautiful and the pleasant weather is an added advantage. It attracts many tourist with its serenity, natural and sublime beauty. It is one of the must visit beaches in south India.

3. Kovalam

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Located in the beautiful city of Thiruvananthapuram, the Kovalam beach is known to be the best beach resort offering the best of ayurvedic centers. The beautiful Kovalam beach has three beaches on its 17 km long coastline, the largest beach being the Light House Beach which houses the 35m high lighthouse atop Kurumkal hillock. There are a lot of water activities that take place here and is always filled with many foreign tourists.

4. Gokarna

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Gokarna is a small town with some of the most amazing beaches in India. One may say that it is a smaller version of Goa. Especially the Om Beach of Gokarna is one of the most visited beaches in the south and got its name as it looks like from two semi-crescent shapes have been joined together. Water sports like surfing, water-skiing, parasailing, and banana boat rides are some of the must do things here.

5. Mahabalipuram

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The beautiful Mahabalipuram is almost 58 kilometers south of Chennai and is one of the best south India beaches. It has many rock cut sculptures and breathtaking monuments including caves and chariots. Apart from this the beach offers many actives to the beach lovers.