Imagine this: you are ankle-deep in the warm sand of a tropical island. In any direction, all you can see is soft blue ocean waves gently sliding along the shoreline. As your gaze sets on the horizon, the blue water blends seamlessly with the sky. As you close your eyes and dig your toes into the sand, you feel a cool breeze drifting off the sea and wonder to yourself how heaven compares.
If you really want to have an unforgettably romantic travel experience, you should visit some of these unbelievably beautiful and quiet islands off the coast of India.
Agatti is a small island located in the Lakshadweep territory of India – off the southwest coast. Though it’s only about 4.5 miles long, it has it’s own airport and is a favorite destination for honeymoons for it’s lack of traditional tourists. As you witness the mesmerizing view as you land on this tiny island, you will almost feel like landing onto the water itself! The thrill of starting your vacation with such an unforgettable landing continues throughout the stay.
Agatti features fun water sports such as snorkelling, glass boating, and scuba diving and is the perfect combination of thrill, peace, and breathtaking beauty.
2. St. Mary’s Islands
St. Mary’s Islands is a group of 4 small islands off the southwest coast of India originally formed by basaltic lava – which gives it truly unique hexagonal rock formations akin to the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland and a handful other locations across the globe.
The island is isolated and has no shops or buildings of any kind. So pack your day bag, reach these islands early in the morning, and experience the raw beauty of these volcanic islands.
Majuli is one of the biggest river islands in the world in the world and is located on the river Brahmaputra in Assam. Head out on the river in a small boat and witness the golden rays of the sunset make each and every drop of the water shine – the beauty of that moment can’t be described in words.
Majuli is also home to many migratory birds and is the perfect place to experience Assamese culture during festivals like Raas Purnima or Majuli. Overall, Majuli island is one of the truly must-visit places in India.
4. Suheli Par
Suheli Par is a group of 2 islands – Suheli Valiyakara and Suheli – hidden in the lush cover of coconut trees. The islands are surrounded by a rich variety of marine fauna and is a perfect holiday destination for those who enjoy seclusion from busy city life.
You can sit back and relax on the pristine white sand beach without any disturbances and listen to the tranquil sounds of nature. A long sand bar between the two islands is used by many indigenous species for breeding and makes Suheli Par an attractive tourist destination for animal lovers.
5. Neil Island
Blue water soothing your eyes, waves gently touching the crystal white sand beach, serene tropical surroundings and a cup of coffee with your loved ones – sounds like an ideal getaway, doesn’t it?
You must visit this small island in the Andaman Islands to experience the enthralling beauty of nature. Local people here are very friendly and the lifestyle has an unhurried, calm pace. Riding a bicycle along the beach early in the morning will fill your body with fresh air and your mind with positive thoughts. A trip to Neil Island can surely give you a rejuvenating break from the routine of modern life.
All the islands in India have been gifted with mesmerizing beauty. Once you visit any of these amazing places, you will definitely wish to visit it again and again!
Rohit Agarwal is a traveller and a blogger at Trans India Travels. A bit introvert by nature, he keeps his passion for travel alive by exploring many famous as well as unknown places in India.