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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Best Islands of India to Visit

Best  Islands of India
Nature has blessed the Indian subcontinent in every possible way with swaying palms lining the untouched beaches, awe-inspiring ocean views that appear to stretch into eternity. There is something about the Islands of India that captures the attention of travelers across the world whether it is honeymooner, backpackers or families. Island vacations give you a tropical and relaxing vibe. For some people, the island is for water sports, beach parties, and making friends. For some, it is a place to laze around, hanging hammocks, and a nice book. India is a tropical country with beautiful places to visit. It is not just Hawaii or Bali where you can have one of the best vacations of all times. India has plenty of options for us to explore, each with its unique attractions, cultures, and beauty. Islands are a perfect getaway from the hustle-bustle of the fast-moving life in the city to provide a sense of belonging and peace to oneself.

Some of the best Islands of India: 

Diu Island is a small island having traces of Portuguese culture. The architectural beauty and serenity will make you astonished. The beaches and tropical sea-food having some flavors of Gujarati influence makes it different from other islands in India. Alcohol is legal here unlike in Gujarat.
Best time to visit: October-January

Stay at sugati beach resort, kostamar beach resort, and Krishna park resort.

Activities: go around the village and island by renting a scooter or a bike. For sightseeing visit the Diu fort, Gangeshwar temple, Seashell Museum, and St. Paul’s Church.

Majuli Guwahati is one of the largest river islands in India. The entire Island is very unique. This island is located in the Brahmaputra River. Majuli Island is one of the natural wonders of the north-eastern state of Assam. This island offers a taste of Assamese culture. Do experience the beautiful sunset and sunrise on this island.

The Best time to visit: October-December

Where to Stay: La Maison de Anand, Yggdrasill Bamboo cottage or government accommodation.
Activities: Rent a motorcycle to explore the island, try your hand at local meshing and mask making, try local cuisine.

To reach the island you should take a boat ride from Jorhat which is open only two times a day.

 Chorao Island in Goa India

Chorao Island Goa: the largest island of Goa. The Chorao Island is a tribute to the former colonial rule of the Portuguese with their influence seen all over the quaint island. If you are a bird lover then this is the island you have to visit. It houses Goa’s largest bird sanctuary.

Best time to visit: November to February

Where to Stay: Villa Terra Rosa and many other hotels are also available.

Things to do and see: visit churches, temples and ancient Portuguese style homes. Don’t miss out the flora and fauna.

 Havelock Island, Andaman

Havelock Island, Andaman: this island is the perfect place for your typical beach holiday with your family. The gushing blue waters come right up to meet the soft sand of the coast. You can live your movie dream of lazing on a beach chair by the picturesque beaches of the island as you sip your drinks while getting engrossed in the magnificence of the view and ambiance.

Best time to visit: October to May

Where to stay: the Taj Exotica Resort and Spa and Silver Sand Resort

Activities: trekking, scuba diving, and sea walks.

 llha Grande Goa

llha Grande Goa is an amazing place with spotless clean pristine beaches and heavenly natural beauty. If interested in adventurous sports then this island is the best place to visit. There is a provision for all your adventurous needs with all kinds of water sports including snorkeling, scuba-diving and you can even try fishing. This island is also known for its dolphin sightings.

Best time to visit: October to March

Where to stay: there are plenty of places in Vasco Da Gama to stay.

Activities: water sports like a Motorcycle ride, diving, snorkeling, swimming, boating, and bait-fishing, scuba diving, trekking, and others.

 Lakshadweep Island

Lakshadweep Island is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations of India, boasting of unmatched natural beauty. It has unspoiled beaches and blue waters. This island is often visited by honeymooners. These islands are famous for beautiful coral reefs and an enchanting tropical landscape.

Best time to visit: September to February

Where to stay: eco-friendly cottages, Resorts, and homestays.

Activities: scuba Diving in Kaipeni Island, Canoeing at Minicoy Island, snorkeling at Kavaratti and kite surfing at kadmat.

Islands of India

 Coral Island in India: Pigeon Island

Netrani Island is also known as Pigeon Island. Netrani is a beautiful coral island located off the coast of Karnataka. The scenic island with its fascinating cliffs and jagged rock are perfect for those looking to spot exotic marine life like whale sharks and butterflyfish. Adventure lovers will love visiting this place. Permission is required to be taken to visit this place.

Best time to visit: November to January

Where to stay: Sagar kinara Beach Resort, KSTDC Mayura Gerusoppa, and Kairali Residency.

Activities: diving, snorkeling and wildlife viewing

 St. Mary’s Island- River Island in India

St. Mary’s Island is a set of four small islands in India. These islands are famous for their basaltic rock formation cut into a peculiar hexagonal shape. The rocky beach and clear blue water attract many tourists. If you are looking for a serene and secluded romantic vacation do visit this island.

Best time to visit: October to January

Where to Stay: Udipi is the best place to book your hotel to have a comfortable stay when visiting st. Mary Island.

Activities: Photography, boat ride and plan a picnic

 Ponnumthuruthu Island in India

Ponnumthuruthu Island at Kerala is nick-named as Golden Island. It is surrounded by the beautiful backwaters of Kerala. If you are a nature lover, this is the ideal spot to choose as one gets to hear the voice of chirping of birds here amidst the red laterite cliffs and pleasant mineral springs.

The Best time to visit: October to March

Where to stay: Gateway Varkala, Hindustan Beach Retreat, Varkala Marine Palace, cliff Stories, True Blue Beach Resort

Activities: watch out for the sunset; explore Varkala Lighthouse, Kappil Lake, Varkala Beach, kaduvayli Jama Masjid.

One should surely pay a visit to these beautiful and well-known Island of India. Be free from the noise and pollution of the city and find some peaceful moments amongst the waves of the sea. These Indian Ocean will never fail to give you a relaxing and refreshing vacation.

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