Wednesday, 20 February 2013

India’s Best Beaches Go beyond Goa


TripAdvisor reveals the best beaches in India & the World

India tied with Thailand as country with most winning beaches in Asia


NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 21, 2013TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced the winners of its 2013 Travellers’ Choice Beaches Awards.  Based entirely on reviews and ratings from millions of TripAdvisor travellers, the awards recognize travellers’ favourite beaches in India and around the world. The list includes 276 winning beaches across 40 countries

BEACH COUNTRY

Goa reiterates its position as the beach capital of the country with 12 of the top 25 beaches coming from the state. Agonda beach in Goa, also known as the silent beach, tops the list in India followed by Radhanagar beach in Andaman & Nicobar.
This year travellers’ favourite beaches go beyond Goa to include blissful stretches of sand and surf and coconut-lined waterfronts from across the country.  Goa is followed by Kerala & Maharashtra as states with most number of winning beaches which also includes the unique, Muzhappilangad in Kerala - India’s only drive in beach.  This year, beaches from Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu make their debut on the Travellers’ Choice list.  

“While Goa shines again this year and is undisputedly the most popular Indian beach retreat for domestic and foreign tourists, India’s rich coastline stretching halfway around the country is dotted with other beautiful beach destinations which are not as well explored or famous. Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka & Andhra Pradesh - all boast of gorgeous beaches and the Awards list has put them on the map for beach lovers” said Nikhil Ganju, Country Manager, TripAdvisor, India. 

Winning beaches of 2013 : India List 
  1. Agonda Beach,Goa
  2. Radhanagar Beach, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  3. Cavelossim Beach, Goa
  4. Varkala Beach, Kerala
  5. Lighthouse Beach, Kerala
  6. Mandrem Beach, Goa
  7. Baga Beach, Goa
  8. Candolim Beach, Goa
  9. Cola Beach, Goa
  10. Rishikonda Beach, Andhra Pradesh
  11. Benaulim Beach, Goa
  12. Ganapatipule Beach, Maharashtra
  13. Tarkarli Beach, Maharashtra
  14. Morjim, Goa
  15. Yarada Beach, Andhra Pradesh
  16. Cansaulim Beach, Goa
  17. Utorda Beach, Goa
  18. Palolem Beach, Goa
  19. Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, Kerala
  20. Dhanushkodi Beach,Tamil Nadu
  21. Marari Beach, Kerala
  22. Malpe Beach, Karnataka
  23. Diveagar Beach, Maharashtra
  24. Varca Beach, Goa
  25. Kashid Beach, Maharashtra
INDIA NECK & NECK WITH THAILAND TO LEAD ASIA LIST
8 beaches from Kerala and Goa make it to the list of Top 25 Asia beaches, tying India with Thailand for country with most number of winning beaches in Asia. Agonda beach, ranked number 1 in India also ranks No. 2 on the Asia list. 

India beaches shines on the Asia List
  1. Agonda Beach,Goa
  2. Radhanagar Beach,  Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  3. Cavelossim Beach, Goa
  4. Varkala Beach, Kerala
  5. Lighthouse Beach, Kerala
  6. Mandrem Beach, Goa
  7. Baga Beach, Goa
  8. Candolim Beach, Goa
For the complete list of winners from the 2013 Travellers’ Choice Beaches Awards including a top 25 world list and 21 dedicated lists for Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Middle East, Australia, Brazil, France, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, U.K., and the U.S. ,  go to www.tripadvisor.in/TravelersChoice-Beaches.
Check out some amazing photographs of these beaches taken by TripAdvisor travellers at: http://tripwow.tripadvisor.com/tripwow/ta-075c-a8c0-6a59?lb




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