On the southernmost stretch of India’s eastern coast, changing topography, soil scape and bustling tourism have converted sandy spots into must-visit beach destinations. Across Tamil Nadu, beaches narrate history through kingly constructions, colonial ruins, scrumptious local delights and nature’s raw escapades. From fishing villages and pilgrim sites to quaint finds or sporty beaches, Tamil Nadu surely offers vacationers a wide array of adventures. Our mix of remarkable destinations round up seven beaches that tick all the boxes: think local haunts, activities for solo travellers, families and friends and unique offerings to experience the best of the state.
Muskaan Gupta travels with a camera that doesn't fret to capture touristy pictures and believes visiting local markets is the best way to unearth a city's gems and jewels. She is Junior Writer (Native Content) at National Geographic Traveller India.