Discovering Offbeat Waters Lesser Known Island Destinations in India for the Perfect Dose of Tranquility

Lesser Known Islands in India: The salty sea, windy coastline and endless blue horizons make for a perfect escape from the chaotic bustle. These beachy vibes are the perfect blend of calm and excitement for one to explore. India has a beautiful coastline dotted with serene islands. The Andaman archipelago itself is a group of more than 500 islands. Touring the waters and land of an island is a different and healthy experience. In the myriad of islands that India boasts, there are some that have yet to be touched by commercial whiskers.Also Read – Sooraj Nahi Hua Maddham: 7 Fascinating Places Where The Sun Never Sets

Traveling the length and breadth of the Indian coastlines from Gujarat to Assam, these uncharted islands will leave you mesmerized and their phone galleries filled with enchanting scenes.

AGATTI ISLAND, LAKSHADWEEP

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Bask in the sun on the white sand beach of Agatti Island (Image: Instagram/@ethan_eclipse)

Agatti in Lakshadweep is an offbeat island destination with a colorful coral island to look at. One can indulge in exciting water sports activities like kayaking, scuba diving, deep sea fishing and much more. White sand beaches combined with a clear blue and white horizon, blue lagoons, coral reefs and glimpses of rare aquatic life, if the underwater world sounds like a universe you want to explore.

MAJULI, ASSAM

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India’s largest river island, Majuli, Assam (Image: amazingindia)

Nestled in the state of Assam, Majuli is the largest river island that offers a bit of peace amidst the bustling chaos of city life. The lush forests and green fields is what attracts tourists here. The Kamalabari Satra, the Dakhinpat Satra, the Aunati Satra, and Tengapania are some places for sightseeing here. Such is the unique heritage, culture and cuisine of this place that it provides an immersive and memorable experience.

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DIVAR, GOA

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Offbeat island in Goa, Divar (Image: Instagram/@_.discover.goa._)

Goa, a place that needs no introduction is the abode of everything that the souls of travelers would enjoy. There is more to Goa, sun-kissed beaches than one can imagine. Just like hidden beaches, there are hidden islands that are not yet known to the public eye. One of them is the island of Divar. Situated on the banks of the Mandovi River in South Goa. A beautiful getaway, this unspoiled island provides tourists with a refreshing bird-watching experience.

IUD, GUJARAT

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Diu, island in Gujarat (Image: Tourmyindia.com)

Diu is a beautiful island located near the coast of the kathiyawad region in the port of veraval. Diu is most popular as a tourist spot due to natural beaches, bold history, many other attractions and places of interest.

PAMBAN ISLAND, TAMIL NADU

This place will melt your heart with the vast horizon of the deep blue sea. It is located about 20 km from Dhanushkodi and will offer you nothing but countless memories. One has to cross the famous Pamban Bridge to reach this place. Overlooking the confluence of the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean, Pamban Island is also home to the haunted Rameswaram. He is known for his Ramayana legends.

KAVAYI, KERALA

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Emerald Backwaters of Kavyayi in Kerala (Image: Kerala tourism)

Although this is today a much less traveled destination, its name has been engraved in history by famous travelers such as Ibn Batuta and Marco Polo. Formerly known as ‘Kavil Pattanam’, the island of Kavvyavi in ‚Äč‚Äčnorthern Kerala was once a center for the spice trade in India. The serene emerald backwaters here are not yet so commercialized that they offer a pleasant recluse. Houseboat rides, kayaking and other water sports make it the perfect choice for an offbeat destination.

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So which island is at the top of your list?

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