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Off Beat South India Beaches

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Are you a beach lover? Are you looking for great beaches which aren’t very crowded? Yes, India still has some beaches that are serene, beautiful with not many people around.

We all have thronged Goa’s beaches from the North to the South, done Pondicherry, Mahabalipuram, Gokarna, Karwar, Ratnagiri, Dhanushkodi. But have you tried some of the lesser-known beaches mentioned below?

If you are looking for newer beaches to go to that are less frequented and haven’t been hit by the tourist bandwagon, then you must check these out!!

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TRASI

One of our personal favorites, Trasi beach is located in the Udupi region just 100kms from Mangalore. We chanced upon this place during our ride from Goa to Mangalore and were taken by the serenity, cleanliness, and seclusion on this small beach. Close to Trasi, is a small island called Coral Island that can be accessed via boats. There isn’t any boat tour and you will have to depend on the local fisherman to take you there.

At the time we visited, Trasi had two hotels, Turtleonsea Justa Hotels, and Sagar Kinara Beach Resort. If you are visiting Agumbe, it is a 2 hour drive through the Agumbe ghats down to the beach and definitely worth a visit.

MARARI

Alleppey is known for its backwaters but not many people know about the white sand beach nearby called Marari. Dotted with coconut trees along the shore, Marari is one of the best beach getaways in this region and a must visit if you are a beach lover. Located around 60kms from Kochi, Marari beach has plenty of stay options at very economical prices. Interestingly, Marari was rated as one of the world’s top five HAMMOCK BEACH by a National Geographic survey

UCHILA

Uchila is a small village located between Udupi and Mangalore and its beach is yet to see tourist footfalls. This is exactly why you need to visit before it gets commercialized. Uchila is a quaint little fisherman’s hamlet and the only accommodation closely is Akuna Matata.

We have heard rumors about an island off the coast from Uchila that has hardly been visited by people and its waters are frequented by dolphins. The only way to reach there is to convince a local fisherman!! If you do ever get to go there, tag us in your pics!

HOLANAGADDE

Another pristine beach unspoiled by the tourist crowd is Holanagadde, located in the Kumta region near Gokarna. There isn’t any development around and you will have to find accommodation in Gokarna or Kumta. Holanagadde is great for an evening trip to watch the magnificent sunrise, with the sun rays bouncing on the gentle waves of this beach.

VAKKAD

This one’s in Kerala located in Malappuram and has the Tirur river flowing into it. Flowing through the Malappuram district, this river reaches the ocean through the Vakkad beach. You can enjoy the sights through a boat cruise organized by private players and is a good opportunity to see some migratory birds from all over the world. Known for its calm environment and stunning sunsets, Vakkad should be on your next travel plans to coastal Kerala.

If you know more such places do leave a comment so that we can share it with others in our next blog post. If you have traveled to these beaches then do share some pics with us too!!!

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