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Beautiful Islands of India

Posted on 06/02/15


Hello! Holidayminers, are you looking for an island vacation ? Well you dont have to travel as far as Maldives or Hawai. All you have to do is carry your swimwear, sunscreen and a good camera to click away pictures of some stunning Islands in India, hanpicked by Holidaymine exclusively for you!  

Havelock Island-Andaman

The Havelock Island in Andaman is one of the best Islands in India, on which nature has bestowed its generous beauty. The pace of life is slow, the locals are friendly and it has a number of stunning beaches that will make you marvel at the beauty of this island. This enchanting Island is famous not only for its pristine beauty but also for its serene environs. Enjoy its turquoise waters, gentle waves, swaying trees and the vast horizon along with the sense of connecting with the nature on the spectacular Havelock Island.

Some handy tips from our mine

  1. Visit the  stunning Elephant beach
  2. Watch the sun set the sky ablaze in the evenings
  3. Snorkel with Rajan the might local resident elephant of the Havelock Island
  4. Carry your swimsuit, sunglasses, sunscreen and a good camera to capture some great pichas!

 

Havelock Island

 

 

Netrani Island-Karnataka

Netrani Island also known as Pigeon Island is a picture perfect Island located in the Arabian Sea, off the coast of Karnataka. If you view the island from a helicopter or plane it looks as though a small heart is located in the middle of the Arabian Sea. This picturesque island also has some of the best sites for scuba diving. Butterfly fish, trigger fish and shrimps are the locals in the crystal clear water of this beautiful Island.

Some handy tips from our mine

  1. The yummilicious South Indian cuisine is a must try on the Netrani Island
  2. Try out scuba diving and snorkeling as this Island will offer you some of the best diving sites.
  3. Walk along its pristine beach and let the soft sand tickle your feet.
  4. Visit the holy place called Murdeshwar, famous for gorgeous temple and the beautiful sea shore.

 

Netrani Island Karnataka

 

Chorao Island-Goa

The island of Charao in Goa is surrounded by the gently flowing Mandovi and Mapusa rivers. In Sanskrit it means “The most beautiful Diamond”. Abundant beauty and lush mangroves decorate the surroundings of this mesmerizing Island. Most of the western half of this island is today a reserved area as the Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary.

Some handy tips from our mine

  1. Look out for migratory birds, especially the Siberian cranes in the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary.
  2. Take an exhilarating ride in the motorboats that maneuver through the mangroves.
  3. Admire the ravishing sight of the sprawling Ribandar landscape across the Mandovi waters.

 

Dr. Salim Bird Sanctuary

Photo Credit: India Goa Chapora River Colony of Birds. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons 

 

Majuli Island-Assam

An island situated in the Brahmaputra River Majuli in Assam is India’s largest River Island. It flaunts unparalleled beauty and as one marvels at the stunning beauty of the Island. A unique thing about Majuli is that it entirely disappears under water every monsoon. Unexplored by tourists the virgin Majuli is a dream island for any tourist.

Some handy tips from our mine

  1. Visit this island during the three day long raas festival
  2. The Majuli village is the best place to experience the Assamese Vashnavite culture
  3. Take an amazing ferry ride to Guwahatiand let your camera do the clicking while you pose for some great pictures in the areas surrounding this island.

 

Majuli Island Assam

Photo Credit:"Majuli Island" by Kalai Sukanta CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

 

Bangaram Island-Lakshadweep

Bangaram is a bewitchingly beautiful Island in Lakshadweep surrounded by enchanting coral reefs. The sun, sand and waves work in perfect harmony on this beautiful Island which has been ranked among the best gateways in the world. It was one of the most favorite places of Rajeev Gandhi, who took his yearly sabbatical here, while he was the Prime Minister of the country.

Some handy tips from our mine

  1. Scuba diving in the crystal clear waters of the Bangaram Island is a must try
  2. Try out the beginners or advanced scuba diving courses here
  3. Let your hair down, as the wind caresses your face while you try out wind surfing and water skiing in its crystal clear water.

 

Bangaram Island

Photo Credit: Binu


Munroe Island-Kollam

The Munroe Island, Kollam is named after Colonel Munroe the British Resident of erstwhile Travancore State. It is located 27 km from Kollam by the backwaters of Ashtamudi Lake and Kallada River. This scenic island is unaffected by chaos and bustle of the outside world.

 

Some handy tips from our mine

  1. Go for the Backwater village tour at Munroe Island where you will get to see the village life at close quarters
  2. Try your hand at fishing and ravish some sizzling fish in the Keralan style
  3. Watch beautiful birds like King fisher, Woodpecker, Egret and Bee-eater
  4. Visit the houses of the locals on this Island a see the process of extracting coconut oil from the "copra"

 

Munroe Island

 

 

Kavaratti Island- Lakshadweep

The prime and most famous tourist destination, the Kavaratti Island is the most famous island in Lakshadweep. Its everlasting beauty and pristine beaches make it a striking tourist spot for all those who love nature. It is covered with lush green coconut trees that attract tourists like moths to this place.

Some handy tips from our mine

  1. Spot star fish, anemones, sea cucumbers and countless multi- hued fishes in its azure waters.
  2. Try your hand at swimming, kayaking, wind surfing and canoeing which are some of the popular activities of this island.
  3. An amazing boat ride in its crystal clear waters will give you an opportunity to view the rich marine life and an array of extraordinary corals.

Kavaratti Island

Photo Credit: Thejas. (CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons)