It’s time to refresh the boring routine to some soothing coastal drives. Instead explore the beautiful southern India on this tour spanning the country’s amazing scenery and coastal wonders. Here are some 8 beautiful coastal drive options in store for all the travel junkies who are geared up to hit the road, reports HolidayIQ.
Never Forgettable Indian Coastal Belts You Want to Visit
A. Digha to Chandipur
From the coastal line of Digha of the West Bengal to Chandipur, Odisha is a 104.2Km, which offers an exotic journey. The Subarnarekha River flows along the whole journey and the lush greenery covers most of the road side area. If this hundred odd kilometer journey still dissatisfies, you can drive down to the heavenly beaches like Talsari, Kashafal, and the estuary formed by the Subarnarekha where it enters Orissa.
B. Muzhappilangad Drive-in-Beach
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach is a beach of 4Km in the state of Kerala in southwestern India and is located parallel to National Highway 66 (formerly National Highway 17) between Kannur and Thalassery. This beach is the longest Drive-In Beach in India as well in the whole of Asia. The best time to visit Muzhappilangad is during their annual beach festival which happens during the month of April.
C. Karwar to Mangalore
The journey between Karwar and Mangalore is of 269.3Km that sails through some of the best scenic delights. This coastal belt is combination of Western Ghats on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other. This belt signifies natural beauty and it is also a perfect place for people who love sun, sand and sea.
D. Kasargod to Kochi
For all the road trippers, a drive from hilly Kasargod to the backwaters of Velliyaparamba, passing the beaches at Kannur to the port city of Kochi, is a must. On the way of 368.5Km there are many reasons for a deviation too, like for the mosque at Kasargod, the forts at Bekal and the beach at Kappad which is famously known as the landing site of Vasco da Gama’s crew.
E. Visakhapatnam to Rajahmundry
Visakhapatnam to Rajahmundry journey via the National Highway 5, surely offers an amazing driving experience. For those who are an offbeat traveler, experiencing this coastal trail from, Visakhapatnam to Rajahmundry, is definitely a must to do!
F. Dhanushkodi to Kanyakumari
A drive of 73Km from Dhanushkodi to Kanyakumari is more like a religious journey. Travelling from one holy city to another amidst the greenery and the clouds that come down from Annaimudi hills just exaggerates the entire journey.
G. Mumbai to Ratnagiri
The drive from Mumbai from Ratnagiri is about a 335Km. This konkan belt offers a delightful experience through the Ganpatipule beach which is named after the Lord Ganesha. This journey might also satiate you with its historical heritage.
H. Chennai to Tranquebar
Tranquebar being a not so popular holiday destination is indeed a great place to spend some leisure time. This drive of about a 5 hour from Chennai to the peaceful Old Danish outpost is very eye pleasing.