Offbeat Indian Beach Vacations Instead of Goa

Every year when summers roll around, most of us are guilty of planning a Goa trip (even if it doesn’t always materialize in reality). And there is nothing wrong with that! Goa is one of the premier beach destinations in India. It is also one of the very few Indian states that allow gambling in actual physical casinos (casino boats, ya’ll!)

But now, Goa has started to feel a bit “too done”, especially where summer vacations are concerned. India has a lot of other “off-beat” beach destinations that are mostly unexplored but are full of potential. 

You can get the Goa “feels” in any of these places listed below - you just need a nice beach, a summer-y cocktail, and a safe and trusted online casino app on your phone. Let’s take a closer look at some of these beach towns you can visit instead of Goa this year. 


Gokarna is an increasingly popular Goa alternate nowadays. Nestled in the west's favourite coast district of Uttara Kannada in Karnataka, Gokarna is a small temple town that’s known for its idyllic beaches and pristine waters. Gokarna is rapidly turning into a favourite among travellers who seek a peaceful vacation. It is a more laid-back and less commercialized version of Goa.


Pondicherry is a paradise of beaches and offers beautiful seashore ambience and views. The old-timey French town feel makes the place seem right out of a classic movie. In Pondicherry, you just don’t feel like you’re in India anymore. The place is also rich in cultural diversity, arts, crafts, and historical value. 


Take a walk on pristine white beaches or go snorkelling in the clear waters of Andaman, one of the best beach destinations in India. You can also indulge in the many exciting water sports that the beautiful island offers visitors. If you like sunny beaches that are less crowded than Goan beaches, you will love Andaman. 

Daman and Diu

The southern coastline of India may be dotted with a number of magnificent beaches, but the West also has a beachy paradise in the Union Territory of Daman and Diu. Located near Gujarat, Daman and Diu are famous for clean beaches and export surplus shopping. This union territory was under Portuguese occupation for more than 450 years and there seems to be a lot of cultural influences from that period still.

Visakhapatnam (Vizag)

A scenic port city in the Eastern Ghats, Visakhapatnam (or Vizag) is an industrial town that boasts an unsullied shoreline and lush greenery dotted with temples and caves. The city has been ruled by Ashoka, Andhra kings of Vengi, Chalukyas, and Pallavas, and so it boasts a rich history. With its diverse culture and ancient heritage, Vizag is one of the most sought after destinations for nature lovers, animal lovers, and pilgrims seeking peace and serenity. 

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