P.C: Sam Hull
It's summer and if you are looking for that perfect summer retreat, head to these undiscovered sprawling oasis of peace and tranquility. With spectacular seaside views, savoury seafood, live music and nothing but the sound of crashing waves lulling you to sleep, these relatively unexplored beaches that stud the Eastern Ghats make for some of the most charming seaside retreats.
Soak in the lazy summer sun or go for a stroll on the sunny shores or while away your evenings listening to live music and sampling fresh seafood, the beaches of Eastern Ghats are there to greet you with a warm hello. Feel buoyed by the music of the waves singing a lullaby as they kiss the shore as you set forth to explore the waterfront cities and the relatively less- discovered pristine beaches of the Eastern Ghats.
1. Ramakrishna Beach, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
P.C: Dahee Son
Based on the name of the highly esteemed institution, Ramakrishna Mission, the Ramakrishna Beach makes for one of the most scenic and picturesque beaches of Visakhapatnam. If you are looking for a relaxed and peaceful vacation by the shore then this is the place to be! The picturesque setting of the beach where lush rice paddies dilly dally with tropical coconut trees is sure to take your breath away.
2. Rushikonda Beach, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
P.C: Johnny Chau
Visakhapatnam being adorned with many beautiful beaches, the Rushikonda Beach is undoubtedly a dazzling paradise of azure blue waters and pristine shores. A relatively more secluded beach than the Ramakrishna Beach, the Rushikonda Beach is elegantly strewn with an abundance of wild flora. Garlanded with lush green palm and mango groves, the golden shores of the beach are set against the alluring backdrop of soaring mountains. For all the parasailing and surfing enthusiasts, the Rushikonda Beach is a great place to visit.
3. Gopalpur Beach, Gopalpur, Orissa
P.C: Sam Wheeler
With a spectacular golden coastline, the Gopalpur Beach in Orissa presents you with incredible panoramic vistas of picture-perfect environs. This relatively unexplored beach is a tropical paradise and a favourite among the adventure sports enthusiasts. From watersports like scuba diving, wind surfing to paddle boating and rowing, the Gopalpur Beach is there to entertain your adventure bug. Head to this laidback beach for an exceptional experience of witnessing dreamy sunsets along the horizon.
4. Elliot's Beach, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
P.C: Florian Klauer
Looking for a much- needed city break? Head to the Elliot's Beach in Chennai for that perfect summer retreat. With an incredibly scenic locale, the beach offers everything from solitude to parties. Get away from the wonted tourist trail and explore the less populated beach of Chennai. Locals and college-goers are often seen hanging out unhurriedly on the golden sunkissed shores of this beach.
5. Chandipur Beach, Chandipur, Orissa
P.C: Toa Heftiba
A secluded seaside haven, the Chandipur Beach in Orissa witnesses a unique phenomenon where the water recedes up to a few kilometres during the low tide and rhythmically disappears, making it a grand spectacle every day. With its disappearing sea, the Chandipur Beach also catches your attention for its mesmerising plethora of ecological organisms. The beach is home to the alluring horseshoe crabs, so go explore the beach of the disappearing sea and have fun chasing the scarlet crabs!