'Bay' is the stretch of land formed by the sea or ocean covering a large distance. We can see such bays across the world. Similarly, India also has a beautiful bay called the 'Bay of Bengal'.
Interestingly, the Bay of Bengal is the largest bay in the world. It looks triangular in shape and is bordered mostly by India and Sri Lanka to the West, the Andaman and Nicobar and Myanmar to the East, and Bangladesh to the North.
In India, the Bay of Bengal runs through various states by creating some worth-visiting coastal destinations. Some of these beaches of the Bay of Bengal are also the famous tourist destinations in India. So, let us go on a virtual tour around some of the must-visit beaches of the Bay of Bengal.
Digha Beach is one of the famous beaches that is located in East Midnapore of West Bengal. It is also one of the water sports hub in this coast.
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Mandarmani Beach or Mandarmoni Beach is situated in East Midnapore, which is around 180 km from Kolkata. Interestingly, it is known as one of the longest drive-in beaches in India.
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Shankarpur Beach is known for its quaint locals in West Bengal. It is an offbeat destination and a fishing harbour that is located at a distance of 16 km from Digha.
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Tajpur Beach is gaining popularity these days as a must-visit beach destination in the country. It is also one of the enchanting beaches that is located in East Midnapur, in West Bengal.
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Chandipur Beach is one of the beautiful beaches in Odisha (Orissa). Actually, it is known for a unique phenomenon which surprises every visitor; during low tide, the beach recedes up to 5 km and again comes back to the original shore line. Hence, it is called the 'Hide and Seek' beach.
Mythologically, the Chandrabagha Beach is considered as a holy place. This beach is located near the famous Konark Sun Temple in Odisha. Chandrabagha Beach is one of the enticing beaches to explore here.
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The holy town of Puri is also bordered by the Bay of Bengal. Yes, the Puri Beach is one of the famous beaches in Odisha (Orissa). Puri Beach is at a distance of 2 km from the Puri Jagannath Temple.
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Talasari Beach is one of the picturesque coastal destinations in Odisha. This beach is located in Baleshwar of Odisha and is also famous for red crabs.
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Andhra Pradesh is one of the states along the Bay of Bengal. The Kakinada Beach in the city of Kakinada, in the East Godavari district, is one of the coastal destinations in Andhra Pradesh.
Rushikonda Beach, or Rishikonda Beach, is one of the famous tourist attractions in Visakhapatnam. It is one of the must-visit beaches of the Bay of Bengal stretch.
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Marina Beach is one of the famous urban beaches located in Chennai. Marina Beach is also said to be one of the longest urban beaches in India.
Thoothukudi or Tuticorin is one of the port cities in the Coromandel Coast of Tamil Nadu. The Thoothukudi Beach is one of the beautiful beaches in Tamil Nadu.